Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Canvas @ Yale Tool Series: PlayPosit for Increased Learner Engagement

Event Series 

Audience 

Faculty, Staff, Postdoctoral Fellows

Event Time 

Monday, November 11, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Location Name and Address 

CTL 120A
301 York Street
New Haven , CT

Event Topic: 

Canvas @ Yale Tool Series: PlayPosit for Increased Learner Engagement

Event Description 

Learn more about PlayPosit, now fully integrated into Canvas! PlayPosit is a tool that allows you to transform passive video into interactive, learning-focused experience. We’ve all been there: We integrated videos into our program because we’ve read that they work. They’re supposed to lead to better learner performance and success. But how can you tell if students are actually learning from the video? Are they engaged in the assignment? Or are they just hitting the play button and then opening another tab? PlayPosit’s platform allows you to transform passive video into interactive, learning-focused experiences. PlayPosit provides a flashlight into the “black box” of the learner’s mind when consuming or creating video-based lessons. (That is why we call our interactive video lessons “bulbs” – a lightbulb!) Did you know that Yale has a pilot with PlayPosit and has arranged a demo of PlayPosit – an instructional design platform that permits the addition of interactions right in the video – commenting boards, layered videos, overlays, and hotspots, branched learning, interactive student notepads and more.