The Use of a ClassPoint Tool for Student Engagement During Online Lesson

Conference: The Asian Conference on Education (ACE2021)
Title: The Use of a ClassPoint Tool for Student Engagement During Online Lesson
Stream: Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis
Presentation Type: Live-Stream Presentation
Eng Ying Bong, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Chandrima Chatterjee, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore


The use of a classroom quiz tool has been a popular teaching strategy to facilitate student engagement during class. Its rapid feedback on students’ response allows instructor to monitor and access students understanding on the content delivered. At Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Learning Catalytics has been used to facilitate learning of some undergraduate courses. While this interactive response tool has been quite effective in monitoring students’ attendance and class participation. It requires instructors to access an additional platform to upload and deliver the questions which can be quite inconvenient during classroom recitations. This challenge escalated further as the Covid-19 pandemic evolved with the sudden shift from face-to-face teaching to virtual lessons. With the aim of minimizing some of these challenges during online teaching, an alternative classroom quiz tool called ClassPoint was used for some first-year undergraduates courses at SUTD together through live video conference platforms. This tool enables the interactive quizzes to be embedded in the existing Microsoft Powerpoint slides. This wonderful feature has enabled instructors to seamlessly deliver quiz questions without the hassle of switching to another application during teaching. It also provides real-time analytics and allows instructor to adjust instructional strategy to enrich student learning experience during class. This paper will share some of the benefits and drawbacks of using the Classpoint tool compared to other interactive response tools such as Learning Catalytics and its operating system compatibility. Instructors’ and students’ experience in using this application in both physical and virtual set-ups will be discussed.

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