2 Checking comprehension

In this section:

Auto-graded quizzing – Multiple choice and Check all

WHY THIS ACTIVITY WORKS

Screenshot of a PlayPosit Select All question. The question appears in a pane on the left 1/2 of the screen and a YouTube video is on the right.
PlayPosit Select All question

At its most basic, video engagement can ask, “Did you get that?” Auto-graded questions reinforce key concepts while simultaneously breaking-up a video by asking students to take action. Within these basic frameworks, you have numerous Advanced options, such as randomizing answer order, allowing users to rewind, or jumping to another part of the video.


  1. Create a new bulb and add the source video(s).
  2. Choose when you’d like to ADD AN INTERACTION and select MULTIPLE CHOICE or CHECK ALL.
  3. Enter the question and answer(s). Notice that questions and answers use the rich text editor (RTE), so you can include text, video, audio, images, and/or formulas (LaTeX)
    Note: (optional) Select the gear icon to ADD FEEDBACK, which will appear if students select that response.
  4. (optional) Select any “Advanced” options for this interaction. For example, if this is the first time students are being introduced to this topic, you might want “Learners can rewind after reaching this interaction” and “Allow more than one attempt” to give students practice.
  5. Select DONE.
  6. Add other interactions (approximately every one-to-three minutes) to cue in learners to important concepts or differentiate evidence.
  7. Click REVIEW at the top-right of the Interactions screen once you have finished adding interactions.
  8. (optional) Click PREVIEW to see your bulb from the student view.
  9. Click SAVE then CLOSE and you will be returned to the “My Bulbs” page you accessed from Canvas.
  10. Click the red circular Canvas logo just to the right of the thumbnail for your new bulb – it should be at the top of the list.
  11. Ensure the “Learner Experience” is Self Paced. Click LINK then click the blue SELECT button.
  12. Complete the Assignment settings (e.g., point value and due date) and Save it.

TECHNICAL GUIDES

Asking free response questions

WHY THIS ACTIVITY WORKS

Screenshot of a PlayPosit Free Response question. The question appears in a pane on the left 1/2 of the screen and a YouTube video is on the right.
PlayPosit Free Response question

Free response (i.e., open-ended) questions invite students to respond more deeply than multiple choice or fill-in-the-blank questions. Students use the same rich text editor (RTE) that instructors do, so their answers can include text, video, audio, images, and/or formulas (LaTeX). Summarizing and individual reflection questions are best implemented with free response.


  1. Create a new bulb and add the source video(s).
  2. Choose when you’d like to ADD AN INTERACTION and select FREE RESPONSE.
  3. Enter the question.
  4. (optional) Select the gear icon to ADD FEEDBACK, which will appear after students respond.
  5. (optional) Select any “Advanced” options for this interaction. For example, for questions that require specific details from the video, you might choose “Learners can rewind after reaching this interaction.”
  6. Select DONE.
  7. Add other interactions.
  8. Click REVIEW at the top-right of the Interactions screen once you have finished adding interactions.
  9. (optional) Click PREVIEW to see your bulb from the student view.
  10. Click SAVE then CLOSE and you will be returned to the “My Bulbs” page you accessed from Canvas.
  11. Click the red circular Canvas logo just to the right of the thumbnail for your new bulb – it should be at the top of the list.
  12. Ensure the “Learner Experience” is Self Paced. Click LINK then click the blue SELECT button.
  13. Complete the Assignment settings (e.g., point value and due date) and Save it.

TECHNICAL GUIDES

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