Student Engagement Tools

Do you want to understnad how students doing in the topics, encourage students’ participation in the class, or integrate activie learning methods into your class?

The student engagement tools in this section may not be supported by the university. If you’d like to explore a tool for pedagogical use, but it is not supported by SJSU, please consult with your department first before using it with your students. Or, contact eileen.chen@sjsu.edu if you have questions.

Student participation tools - polling or a quick quiz

iClicker and Zoom Poll are available tools provided by the university. The chart below indicates the features throughout a list of teaching tools. Y is available and N is not applicable.

Participation tools chart

Puzzle question: This question type sends an image to students, and students answer by clicking or tapping a location on the image. Target questions are ideal in disciplines where visual understanding is required.

Word Clouds: Word clouds are visual representations of words that give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently. 

Social Engagement Tools - online whiteboards

The chart below indicates the features throughout a list of teaching tools. Y is available and N is not applicable.

Social Engagement Tools chart

Number of collaborators: How many people can work on the same board at once.

Zoom Whiteboards is a new visual collaboration solution integrated with Zoom. You will need to update your Zoom version in order to use it.