There are many ways to track engagement in Engageli, both as a full class and individually. These metrics can help keep a pulse on how the class is engaging with and learning the content so you can adjust as needed.
Please Note: At this time, outside of thumbs up/down all other in-class engagement metrics are only available if you are teaching on the application. However, you will still have access to engagement data post-class.
1. Emojis: The Emoji Thermometer measures learner sentiment. Learners have four emoji options: red, orange, yellow, and green. As learners answer, the thermometer will move up and down. All answers are anonymous, so you will get the aggregate of the responses.
Some example questions to use with Emojis are:
- "How are you feeling today?"
- "How confident are you in the material we just covered?"
2. The Bowtie Thermometer measures aggregate class engagement. As learners interact with the platform, the engagement bar will move up and down.
Examples of platform engagement are: raising hands, chatting, asking questions in Q&A, answering polls/quizzes, giving thumbs up or down, etc.
In addition to tracking full class engagement with the engagement thermometers, you can also track individual learner engagement.
1. Thumbs up/down: You can ask learners to give you a thumbs up or down. The thumbs will show up on the instructor gallery and will not be seen by other learners.
Thumbs up or down can be used to get quick feedback, check understanding, or check if learners are paying attention. Some example questions to use with thumbs are:
- "Do you understand the material we just covered?"
- "Give me a thumbs up if you can see my screen."
Pro Tip! Use thumbs up or down to check engagement for learners with their cameras off. When coming back after a break, if many learners turned off their cameras, ask for a thumbs up if learners are back and then look at the class gallery to see how many thumbs up there are.
2. Engagement Markers
Each learner has an engagement marker next to their video feed on the gallery view of the instructor application.
- The green dot marker represents when a learner is "active," meaning that they have recently interacted in the classroom in some way. The green dot resets to the maximum size (5) each time a learner does one of the following:
- Writes a question or answer in Q&A
- Responds to a poll question
- Raises a hand
- Shares screen with their table
- Shares screen with their class
- Uses thumbs up/down
- Uses emojis
Note: The green marker decays and appears smaller after some time. The decay is linear, from maximum (5) to the minimum (0) over three minutes. Hovering over the indicator in a learner’s video feed shows an engagement value out of 5 (Engagement - 5/5). Any form of activity listed above will turn the marker green.
- The gray dot marker replaces the green markers when a learner who was previously active has not recently interacted in the classroom. In general, a green marker will turn gray after three minutes. The gray marker corresponds to an Engagement rating of 0/5.
- No marker simply means the learner has not interacted in the classroom at any point.
- The perforated (dotted) marker indicates that a learner who was seated at a table has left the class. They are still represented in the class by what's called a reservation, explained in this article.