PlayPosit is an interactive video learning platform that sits on top of video content. Faculty can launch PlayPosit in Blackboard or Canvas and then build a “bulb” on top of video content hosted in Youtube, Vimeo, or Mediasite. Once the content is ready, faculty can create questions or point out important concepts, as the student is viewing the content.
Features & Benefits:
- Build Interactive Video
- Differentiated Delivery
- Control Watching Habits
Getting Started Questions:
How do I get started? PlayPosit is already integrated into Blackboard and Canvas and you can refer to the PlayPosit Getting Started Guide. Additional materials, including Using PlayPosit in Blackboard and Using PlayPosit in Canvas, as well as How to Create an Interactive Video may also be helpful.
Are there additional resources and training available? Yes! PlayPosit has a detailed Knowledge Base for reference, including Video Tutorials, as well as the PlayPosit for Students guide. Additionally, more details about the new PlayPosit 3.0 Experience are also available.
Faculty can register for training through the PlayPosit Webinar Series. Training can also be arranged through Instructional Technology Services.
In the Fall of 2018, ITS Faculty Fellow and Television, Film, and New Media faculty member Stuart Voytilla, began to add questions within the video content in his Cinema as Art course (TFM 160). The technology, PlayPosit, enables faculty to share media content, and to embed questions within the video environment. In Voytilla’s class, students would take “A Closer Look” to learn about nuanced film techniques in: “Rear Window,” “Silence of the Lambs,” and the classic, “Citizen Kane.”
The evaluation that accompanied the PlayPosit pilot is underway, but early findings demonstrate that students who engage with the video content throughout the semester are ultimately more successful. Further, we found that instructional design strategies can be employed to optimize how and when those videos and quizzes may have the greatest impact on students’ success in the course.