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How PlayPosit increases learner dialogue in online courses

Located in beautiful Fort Collins, CO, Colorado State University (CSU) is one of the states largest public universities. Offering 150+ across eight different colleges, including several graduate programs, CSU is known and a leading research university.

The College of Business recently got ranked 19th in the world for its online MBA program, and 12th in the nation. The college provides a top tier business education to all of its learners taking courses, whether in person or remotely. 

The Challenge Professors needed a way to actively engage and monitor students who were viewing extended lectures via an online course.
The Solution PlayPosit allowed instructors to embed questions and access data analytics, but more importantly it enabled the incorporation of discussion forums to mimic traditional classroom dialogue and encourage asynchronous student participation.
The Result Student engagement has grown resulting in an increased rate of lesson completion and material retention. Furthermor…

Why Enterprises Use PlayPosit

Active Video is personalized, captivating, and effective   Interactive video and comprehensive analytics for the most engaging learning experience.
User feedback Research shows that immediate user feedback increases long-term retention of information and changing the learning experience from passive to active triples efficacy.

Deeper engagement PlayPosit's interactive video and comprehensive analytics allow companies to offer their employees and/or customers the most engaging learning experience by taking static modules and converting them into interactive learning experiences.

Support teams Support teams use PlayPosit to elevate their customers' experiences through enriched video that uses proven academic strategies to increase retention and investment. With customizable pathway learning, our partners can deliver differentiated, personalized learning experiences that real-time feedback to measure the impact of interactive learning on customer satisfaction.

HR Teams and Empl…

Effectively Engage Students in an Online Course with PlayPosit

Transform your course into an interactive experience El Centro College is a community college of the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) in Dallas, Texas. The College offers over 100 unique, fully online courses in a variety of core educational courses along with continuing education and workforce education courses. 
The Challenge The instructional technology team at El Centro Community College is focused on achieving 2 big goals this year.  The first is to move as many instructors as possible to OER (Open Educational Resources) to make courses affordable and accessible for all students.The second is to promote hybrid/flipped learning in a way that allows instructors not only to offer these types of courses, but excel at structuring them.    Christina Jones, Instructional Designer and Educational Technologist expressed, "Students do not have money to buy $180 textbooks, and when all students don’t purchase the textbook because it is too expensive, you are teaching at…

PlayPosit for Employee Training: Management and Tracking

Transparently track usage and understand impact in real-time.Cherry Creek is one of the highest-achieving districts in Colorado. The Challenge Assigning, managing and tracking federal and state compliance trainings for Cherry Creek’s 9,000+ employees was an exceedingly time intensive and complex process for their HR team—as it had been administered through emailing series of videos and online quizzes.
The Solution With PlayPosit, Cherry Creek is able to easily deliver one-click, single sign-on training assignments to each employee while leveraging our API to get comprehensive data on staff usage and completion into their HR System.
The Result PlayPosit allows for staff trainings to be managed with a fraction of the effort while providing richer analytics that better validate completion and compliance.

How PlayPosit Empowers Student Agency

Kevin Murray, Educational Technology Facilitator and Former Teacher for Poudre School District, Fort Collins, CO. Poudre School District is the 9th largest school district in Colorado. It is recognized as a top-rated school district with a strong commitment to student, staff, and district excellence.

The Challenge Our EdTech team goal is to motivate teachers to innovate. Innovative instructional methods using robotics, science probes, video, blended learning and much more have been the focus of our professional development classes and school based study groups.

With most teachers using video we want teachers to use it more effectively. We also want students to create high quality video projects that show what they have learned, how they are learning or to initiate action in our communities.

The Solution PlayPosit is interactive, [therefore] students can create incredibly powerful videos (in our case using WeVideo) and then punctuate those videos with reflective pauses, actionable step…

PlayPosit for Flipped Professional Development

The Challenge At Hudson ISD Middle School, administrators struggled with finding a way to have productive and powerful professional development sessions. Workshop leaders found that no matter what the content, there was no way to guarantee teacher attentiveness, engagement, or absorption of material. Misty Mitchell, the Media and Educational Technology Specialist, mentioned that, “If you are only using lecture style teaching, it doesn’t matter whether you are teaching students or the most experienced teachers, it is simply not effective.”
The Solution The rich data monitoring of PlayPosit offered a solution to  Misty and other coachers as it allowed them to deliver professional development content and see information on how the teacher responded. Not only were they able to see if a teacher viewed a particular assignment, but they could also embed questions into the material and see teacher responses to it.  It was easy to organize who “passed” material and who needed one-on-one follo…

PlayPosit Within High Tech Usage High Schools

The Challenge Juan Diego Catholic High School (JD Catholic) in Draper, Utah is a BYOD school: students bring their own devices to school to use during class, and they have their device(s) of choice with them at all times during the school day. In short, JD Catholic has no shortage of technology in its classrooms.

With this much technology in an academic setting, however, teachers consequently face the challenge of not only learning how to best implement a variety of technologies within their classrooms, but also of finding which technology or platform best suits their specific classes’ needs. It often takes a substantial amount of time to train teachers to become familiar with these new technologies as well, often slowing instructors down in their efforts to make their classrooms as effective and useful as possible through academic technology.
The Solution Several instructors at JD Catholic chose PlayPosit to fulfill their classrooms’ tech needs --  they wanted an easy-to-implement s…

A Case Study on Interactive Video and Distance Learning

The Challenge North Carolina State University offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate online and distance courses in a range of subjects, from Accounting and Animal Science to Social Work and Sociology. John, a teaching assistant professor in the Poole College of Management at NCSU, was having trouble keeping his distance education students engaged -- he found that a lack of interactivity within his lectures prevented his courses from being as effective as they could be.
The Solution John decided to use PlayPosit to increase his students’ engagement with his online classes. While he initially chose PlayPosit because he thought the interactions would help students engage more with his lessons, he was pleasantly surprised by PlayPosit’s game-changing analytics.

PlayPosit lets John “see and confirm that students have completed the lessons. It then gives [him] great metrics regarding ‘got it’ topics and ‘trouble’ topics, allowing [him] to spend extra time on the latter with [his] …

Customize your question point values

Customize your question point values Now you can adjust the point values for any question you insert into a PlayPosit bulb. Want to increase or decrease the weighting of a particular item? Not a problem. Simply open up your question settings and change the point value in just a couple of clicks.

Have your learners make rich, interactive bulbs

Have your learners make rich, interactive bulbs  With our latest release, learners can create bulbs with the upgraded PlayPosit builder.* Encourage them to add multiple video clips into each bulb, chain questions together, customize student playback with advanced options, add in discussions, and much more. Need help getting started with Student made Bulbs? Check out our guide.

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Upload videos directly into PlayPosit

Upload videos directly into PlayPositAny mp4 video you own can be turned into an interactive video lesson with our new uploader. No need to upload your video to a third-party host before bringing it into PlayPosit.   

Simply hit "Design video bulb" and choose the mp4 uploader option. More detailed instructions here

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Create rich discussions with PlayPosit

The discussion element is a great way for viewers to interact with each other about what's happening in a video. 

Instructors prompt students to share their thoughts and learn from each other's opinions. Students further observe how thoughts change because each comment is linked to a moment in the video, while instructors collect information about which parts of the lesson are most engaging.

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