There are many ways to track engagement in Engageli, for individual learners as well as the entire class. These markers can help you keep a pulse on how the class is engaging with and learning the content so you can adjust as needed.
(Note: At this time, class markers are only available if you are teaching on the instructor application.)
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.
Individual Engagement Markers
In addition to tracking full class engagement with the engagement thermometers, you can also track individual learner engagement.
1. Thumbs up/thumbs down: You can ask learners to give you a thumbs up or down. Everyone will see the thumbs appear instantly on the screen, but only instructors and TAs will see individual thumbs up/thumbs down on the learners' video feeds in the Class Gallery.
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. Green Dot marker
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
- Initiates audio activity (speaking, unmuting microphone)
Note: The green marker decays and appears smaller after some time. The decay is linear, from maximum (5) to 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, as explained in this article.
You can also see the green dot marker in the LISTS view.
3. Table Engagement
In addition to the learner’s video feed and LISTS view, the individual engagement markers trigger an engagement indication at the table level, which you can see in the TABLES view.
Similar to the green dot marker, the green table ring decays and fades away after some time due to inactivity. The decay is linear, from maximum (5) to minimum (0) over three minutes.