Student engagement tools

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.