How do I Combine Different Resources into a Playlist?

Jason Liu -

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Playlist provides a great way for instructors to create a comprehensive interactive learning experience with Bulbs, documents, websites, and other supplemental materials. Instructors will have full control over the playlist's structure and learners' learning pace. Please see more information on how to create a playlist in this article.

 

Playlist Page Overview

Click the Playlists tab on the sidebar to navigate to the playlist page. Users will find the following information on this page.

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  • Create Playlist: Open the playlist designer and start building a new playlist. Please follow the instructions in the next section to create a playlist.
  • Search: Search playlists based on keywords and tags.
  • Playlist’s title
  • Tags
  • Playlist’s last update date
  • Actions button: Expand the menu with more action options. Instructors can take the following actions to the playlist.
    • Edit: Open the playlist in the playlist designer and continue editing it.
    • Assign: Assign the playlist to classes for learners.
    • Share Link: Access the assigning link for this playlist.
    • Preview: Preview the playlist.
    • Copy: Create a copied playlist in the instructor’s account.
    • Delete: Delete the playlist.

Create a Playlist

Click the Create Playlist button on the playlist page to launch the playlist designer.

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Edit the playlist title and change the theme color with the slide bar or enter the HEX code.

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Click Add Module to create a module to host content in the playlist. There must be at least one module in the playlist, and the users can create multiple modules for a playlist if needed.

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Click the module title to rename it.

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Click Add Bulbs to import Bulbs from My Bulbs page.

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Select the Bulbs by clicking the import icon in front of them. Once all the desired Bulbs are selected, click Add Bulbs on the top right to import those Bulbs. You can also import Learner Made Bulbs to the playlist for learners to create their own Bulbs as activities in this playlist. Please see this article for more information about Learner Made Bulbs.

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Users can also create new Bulbs by clicking the Create New Bulb button on the top, which will open the Bulb Designer for users to build a new Bulb. Please see this article for more information about creating Bulbs in Interactivity.

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Click Add Other under the module to import other supplemental resources to the playlist.

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Users can add the resources in the following formats to the playlist:

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  • Attachment: Upload a file in PDF, DOC, CSV, or image format to the playlist. The image file name will be the alternative text for the image and will be read out by the screen reader.
  • Web Embed: Paste the URL to the input section to embed the website into the playlist. Please note the URL must be in “HTTPS://” format to be embeddable. Also, some websites might block the ability to be embedded. Please try alternate resources if the website is not embeddable.
  • Text item: Enter the title and text description that will be displayed in the playlist. The title will also show on the table of contents.

Edit or Remove Contents in the Playlist

Reorder each item in the playlist by dragging and dropping them on the table of contents.

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Bulbs

Click on the gear icon. There will be three options:

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  • Bulb Settings: Adjust the Bulb's tags, playback options, and privacy settings.
  • Edit Bulb: Open the Bulb in the Bulb Designer to edit it.
  • Remove Bulb: remove the Bulb from this playlist. The Bulb will still be in the instructor’s My Bulbs library.

Text

Hover over the text, and click on the gear icon. Edit the title and description on the slide-out window, or click Delete Text to delete it.

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Web Embed & File

Hover over the item and click on the remove icon to remove the item from the playlist.

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Adjust Playlist Settings, Tags, and Certificate Settings

Playlist settings

Lock progression: If the toggle is on, the items in the playlist will be locked, and learners will need to complete the item in the order set by the instructor to unlock the next item in the playlist.

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Tags

Enter the keywords/tags, target audience, and subject for this playlist to help you organize the playlist.

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Certificate Settings

Toggle on the Enable Playlist Certificate option to allow learners to download a certification of completion after completing the playlist. Users can also upload a customized badge, signature, and message to the certificate. You can also click the Preview Certificate button to preview the certificate for this playlist.

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Preview and Assign the Playlist

Preview the playlist

There are two options to preview the playlist:

  1. In the playlist editor, toggle the edit mode to preview mode with the toggle on the top right.
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  2. On the Playlists page, click the triple dots button, and select Preview.
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Please note that lock progression will not have an effect in the preview mode.

Assign a playlist

Click Assign on the top right in the playlist designer or select Assign from the action menu.

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Select the Assign preferences for the playlist. There are four different options:

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  • Assign to students: The user with a student account can access this playlist.
  • Assign to professional learning: The user with a teacher account can access this playlist. Please see this article for more information on using Interactivity for professional learning. This option is available for the users with the district plan.
  • Assign to people outside the organization: Anyone can access this playlist with the link. Users will be asked to enter their first and last name before starting the playlist. This option is available for the users with the district plan.
  • Assign to anonymous participants: Anyone can access this playlist with the link. No user information is required to start the playlist. This option is available for the users with the district plan.

 

Set the start and end dates for this assignment. The assignment will appear in the class after the start date, and the playlist link will not work until the start date. The end date is the due date for the assignment, and the assignment will be blocked after the end date. If no end date is assigned, the playlist will always be available to learners.


Select the classes you want to assign this playlist to and click Assign on the top right of the window.

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Copy the playlist link and share it with learners or copy the embed code and embed it to the desired website. Click Done to close the window and go back to Interactivity.

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If you need to acquire the playlist link or embed code again in the future, please click on the Actions button, and select Share Link to view the playlist link and embed code.

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Monitor

On the Playlist monitor page, you can find the following information:

  • Learner’s name
  • Playlist score: This is the average score the learner acquired from all the Bulbs in this playlist.
  • Time spent on this playlist
  • Score and status for each item in the playlist. You can click on the Bulb title on the top to view the learners’ progress in the individual Bulb.
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