Last Updated: 10/01/2019

What is PlayPosit?

PlayPosit is an interactive video tool that allows instructors to layer your own custom lesson (quiz questions, text prompts, images, etc.) over video content. Using video from YouTube, Kaltura or other sources, instructors can add images, text, or a variety of quiz questions, share the lesson with their students for completion, and then monitor student activity and engagement through the analytics collected by the platform. PlayPosit also allows instructors to incorporate feedback and can be an excellent platform for formative assessment.

New Features

PlayPosit is migrating to version 3.0 on August 22! The updated version of PlayPosit will have many new features including:

  • Interactions: New options for interactions, and modular format to easily swap one question type for another.
  • Adjustable Speed: Speed up to watch videos faster, or slow down to focus on more complex content.
  • Searchable Transcripts: Users can easily search, navigate, and export PlayPosit video transcripts.
  • Analytics: Monitor each bulb to see how many learners have watched a video, see completion status and performance.
  • Download Materials: Users can download notes and/or slides to reference while not watching the video.

How to get started

Faculty, staff, and students can access PlayPosit by logging in with their IdentiKey at Faculty can also integrate PlayPosit within their courses in Canvas. Review the following tutorials for more information.

PlayPosit Use Cases


CU Boulder has a campus wide license of PlayPosit. PlayPosit is a common-good service for the campus, which means there is no direct cost to an individual or department.


Support for PlayPosit is provided by the vendor. Submit questions or concerns to Schedule a consultation with Kathryn Sabanos, CU Boulder's PlayPosit Account Manager. You can also review tutorials/guides in PlayPosit's Knowledge Base. Live chat is available between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. MST within PlayPosit.

PlayPosit Accessibility

CU Boulder is committed to providing help information and assistance with campus services for all users, including those with accessibility concerns. PlayPosit accessibility considerations, information for content creators, alternatives/workarounds, and more can be found on the PlayPosit Accessibility page.