Making Your Lecture Presentations Interactive with Lecture Tools
If you have a large lecture section, it is sometimes difficult to know which concepts are confusing to students and if they are actively engaged with the material during class. Using LectureTools can be an effective way to directly involve students and solicit their feedback while you are teaching. Accessed via your CTools site, this tool allows you to ask multiple choice or free response questions, and lets students flag slides they find confusing, submit questions, and take notes that are synchronized with the lecture slides.
This demonstration is a broad overview of the tool, focusing on why and how you could use it in your classes and what pedagogical impact it could have; later on in the semester there will be “hands-on” workshops that will get you ready to use LectureTools during the Winter Term.