Using Classroom Response Systems to Encourage Student Engagement and Learning

August 15, 2018, 11:30am to 1:30pm
Intended audience: 
Academic Support Staff, Faculty, Graduate Students

Have you considered using classroom response systems (such as iClicker) in your classes? Are you looking for new ideas and best practices for using these technology tools to support student learning? Want to get connected to a community of faculty interested in teaching with technology?  

This event is designed for faculty from across campus who are past or current classroom response system (CRS) users, who are thinking about using CRSs or who just want to learn more.

The agenda includes:

  • First hour: panel featuring experienced CRS users, to discuss: How to get started, logistics and classroom management strategies, and incorporating CRSs into your teaching. 

    Featuring Martha Olney (Economics), Robin Ball (Molecular & Cell Biology), Crystal Chang (Global Studies), Dan Acland (Public Policy), Maryann Robak (Chemistry) and Jules Winter (Integrative Biology)
  • Second hour: Lunch and ongoing discussion: Writing good questions and demonstrations of innovative approaches to using CRSs in large and small classes, from a range of disciplines including economics, chemistry, global studies, and neuroscience. Brief wrap-up: overview of ongoing support, resources and activities for fall semester.
  • Post-event (1:30-3:30pm): Flexible time to ask questions, install and test out iClicker tools, set up individual consultations, and learn more about classroom response systems. Representatives from iClicker, as well as campus staff, will be available to answer questions and provide support.

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be held in 212 Wheeler, not 117 Dwinelle.  

Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly.


See event details for participation information.

Series description

Get personal advice from experts from the Center for Teaching and Learning on how to improve your course(s), from rethinking your course design, fostering student engagement, and infusing technology into your teaching. If you can't make it to a workshop or program, you can find resources online or schedule a consultation by emailing