Starting this week we are happy to announce that ClassQuestion.com is a completely free service for both teachers and students!
You and your class can now register and have access to the full ClassQuestion website without any kind of payment. Unlike using iClickers and other polling websites, you no longer have to worry about price being a barrier for students to participate and start answering questions in your class! Any student can simply register at classquestion.com/students and start sending you their answers immediately.
So how can this all be free? We’ve moved to a donation based model of running the site. Members can help support us by visiting our Patreon page and donating any amount they’d like. Don’t want to donate? You don’t have to! You and your class can always use the full classquestion website entirely for free without donating. Donating comes with benefits such as rewards such as fun reward icons for students and the removal of a small google banner ad on the student page.
A couple of updates on some site updates (redundant I know..)!
- Folders now automatically resort questions after a question is moved or deleted. Previously moving a question created a hole where the question used to be, now the questions shift to fill the gap
- Students now get a reminder to bookmark their class login page when they first create an account. The goal is to remind students they don’t have to remember/type/ask for the full website address each time they want to log into the website, instead they can just click a bookmark on their phone or laptop.
- On another note, there has been a little more server downtime than usual and this because our hosting service (Digital Ocean) has been updating to protect against Meltdown/Spectre. Those updates are now complete, just in-time for Spring!
A new question history page for students added to ClassQuestion!
This page allows students to review previous questions and answers, as well as see what the correct answer was for the question (if there was a correct answer) and what their response was. When studying for an exam students often ask where they should be focusing their attention. Being able to review what they know and where they went wrong gives them a natural starting point!
Don’t want student see previous questions? Don’t worry because this feature is completely optional. You can enable/disable it by going to Menu -> Class/Account Settings and clicking on your class. Use the toggle for: “Allow score and question viewing” to turn this feature off and on.
Keep in mind that disabling this toggle will also prevent students seeing their participation and correct answer score (for more information on score viewing, see: https://blog.classquestion.com/2017/12/11/score-feedback/).