When asking a question in class it can be useful to show students how much time they have left as well as the current question.
One option is to put the computer in “mirror” mode, where the second display/projector just copies what is on the screen.
However, if you use an “extend monitor” function during your lecture to display different information on the projector than what is on your computer, ClassQuestion now has a way to show students the timer and question information in a separate window!
Clicking the popup button on the top-right of the timer will now open a window with the current question and and time remaining left on the question. This window is also automatically updated! Whenever the question or timer is changed this window will instantly show the new information.
This now allows you to drag the question popup window over to your second screen (the projector) while you manage the question/lecture from your screen!
New features have recently been added to ClassQuestion.com so I thought I’d take some time to talk about them over the coming weeks!
As a teacher I’ve seen first hand how much students appreciate getting their scores back for assignments as quickly as humanly possible! With clicker questions this was always difficult because scores had to be manually uploaded to a course gradebook website.
This is why real-time score feedback has been added to ClassQuestion! Now when a questions ends, participation and correct answer points will be calculated and automatically displayed on their screen.
This feature is opt-in, meaning that you have a choice for whether you want students to see their scores or not (maybe because you are using a complex scoring system and want to avoid confusion).
When setting up a new class (Menu -> Class/Account Settings), enable score feedback by clicking yes on “Allow score and question viewing”
You can also enable this feature for an existing class by clicking on the class and toggling the feature, as shown below:
The gradebook just got a new Quick Export option! If you want a quick and easy way to download total participation and correct answer points for your class, just navigate to the Export tab in gradebook and Quick Export is now the default export option.
Do you use Canvas (https://canvas.instructure.com/) to manage your class? Say goodbye to tediously editing excel files because Quick Export now has a Canvas formatting option!
We plan to add more online gradebooks to Quick Export in the future. Please email us at [email protected] to let us know which ones you use.
The gradebook still has a Custom Export option for those times when you need to export specific dates or combine participation and correct answer scores into a single file. Just click Custom Export at the top of the Export panel.