Engageli supports both on-site and online learners in blended classrooms.
Specialized technology features were developed for on-site learners (i.e., picking up the on-site learners’ microphones for off-site learners to hear them, but not playing the audio in the physical classroom speakers, which could cause an audio-feedback loop or echo).
Engageli recreates the engaging small group learning of an in-person setting with
the tools and analytics of online technology.
Collaborate with peers and instructors through persistent Q&A with support for anonymous mode, as well as communicate through chat messages (private, instructor, tablemates, everyone). View learner / co-instructor feedback from several channels, including chat and emoji-based thermometers.
Based on active learning principles, Engageli’s most unique feature is its virtual tables of up to 10 learners each. Learners can be assigned to a table by the instructor or self-select one to join. When not at tables, learners can be addressed and seen as one large group similar to a lecture hall. While seated at a table, learners can converse amongst themselves to discuss class lecture concepts or group project assignments. Engageli also supports collaboration tools, such as Google Docs or whiteboards, both native and Miro.
Learner engagement and participation are captured across class sessions.
Detailed analytics are available in a dashboard for instructors to view and download.
Interactive polls and quizzes (i.e., single choice, multiple-choice, text-based) can be integrated into standard lecture presentation materials to gauge learner understanding and participation.
An Engageli virtual classroom is created for each class section.
Each class session is recorded with closed captioning for interactive and collaborative, asynchronous access via an Engageli Playback Room. The same secure URL is used for the class sessions and Playback Room.
Engageli Playback Rooms provide:
Engageli did everything I hoped for in terms of ability for students to easily and authentically engage with each other online but did not add any barriers or complexity that technology can often introduce.
"The first time I used Engageli all I had to do was look at the animated faces of my students as they were sitting at their tables to know it was working. It allowed them to connect and interact with each other as naturally as they may have done if we were in person.