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|Features make sure students watch the whole video
|You can’t upload videos from iPads
|Complies with YouTube copyright terms
|Video ads may appear
|Teachers filter and assign content – students can’t search for videos randomly.
|Timing questions in the video may require several attempts.
"Educator must have" What do you like best about PlayPosit Interactive Video? Playposit allows learners to have to stop and process what they are watching through interactive questions. There are many different types of questions that can be added to your video! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com. What do you dislike about PlayPosit Interactive Video? It will provide a score for students even if some have to be graded by teacher. This can upset a student who sees a score of a 30% for example who really will have a 100% once i grade the fill in the blank. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com. What problems is PlayPosit Interactive Video solving and how is that benefiting you? I am solving the problem of students not watching a video. Playposit forces them to actually watch it and not skip ahead through the questions. It provides formative data as well!
- Allison G.
PlayPosit is an interactive video platform. It allows instructors to overlay engagement questions on videos so that every video has enforced pause points that require some action from the viewer. Since the questions are overlaid on the video, they are “separate” from the video file and can be overlaid on your own videos or others. This allows you to easily revise questions, recycle videos, and pull in content created by other people. Engagement questions can take many forms in PlayPosit, but I typically use close-ended auto-graded questions (like true/false, multiple-choice, or multiple answer). Although PlayPosit does allow for asynchronous polling and open-ended responses, those questions require “hands-on” grading, and I find those questions are better suited for other activities (such as discussion boards or synchronous class sessions).
- Leslie Abell
When it comes to the software available to faculty in the Digital Backpack, the sky’s the limit on what can be accomplished, says Diana Fordham, an instructional designer in the Distance Learning department. “There’s so much available digitally now,” she says. “If you want to take a virtual tour of the Louvre, you can. These tools are game-changers for online education.” With students making use of virtual and HyFlex courses during the pandemic, the Digital Backpack – made possible through CARES Act funding – allows instructors to use programs such as Yellowdig, VoiceThread, Nearpod, EdPuzzle, Camtasia and others to create engaging and productive learning environments during this challenging period. Another tool available is PlayPosit, an interactive video platform which Fordham has used to administer authentic assessments in Southern courses. The company recently spotlighted her experience with their product and the opportunities she saw for use in a writing-intensive course. During a Western Civilization course she taught last fall, she utilized PlayPosit to present documentaries on historical figures along with supplemental resources, which students then used to create short essays. The interactive session, called a “bulb,” gave students everything they needed to complete the assignment. “These authentic assessments have students really engage with the material,” she says. “No one can cheat, and it enhances the integrity of the course.” Fordham says she received positive feedback from her students, and the company recently reached out to interview her about her experience with the platform. “PlayPosit is great,” she says. “We meet with them monthly to create new things and troubleshoot … we’re being proactive instead of reacting,” she says. “We have training and support and if there’s something I don’t know how to answer or how to fix, I know I can immediately call them for help on the technical side.”
- Diana Fordham
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