Center for Teaching and Learning
Introduction to QizBox
Are you interested in using technology to engage your class without having to jump through a lot of hoops? Get to know QizBox, a social learning environment for the lecture classroom. If you teach from slides or Powerpoint, this new web application will enhance your classroom learning environment without requiring any dramatic shifts in your teaching style! QizBox is a web application that uses game mechanics to create a social learning environment. Students need only their laptops, tablet devices, or smart phones to participate. Created to enhance the real-life classroom lecture and presentation experience, QizBox offers the presenter the ability to share slides, quiz the audience, and provide real-time feedback (no clickers needed!). Robust features allow the audience to discuss the lecture in a chat room, ask and answer questions, and even take notes that are accessible for review at a later time. QizBox also includes a dynamic award system that honors audience engagement with the presentation. Users can accumulate, create, and distribute awards that contribute to a collaborative and cooperative learning environment.
This workshop will cover all the features of QizBox and include discussion on ways it can be integrated into your classroom experience. It will be taught by Anthony Fontana, Learning Technologies for the Office of the CIO and Instructor of Art at BGSU. Anthony is the inventor of QizBox and Lead Designer.
Facilitator: Anthony Fontana