One of the most frequent comments Markus and I have heard since COVID-19 forced a shift toward remote learning involves the disconnect many faculty feel from their students. Ziplet (previously know as Loop) is an easy-to-use technology tool that can help fill this void.
Ziplet allows instructors to instantaneously solicit student feedback in a safe and secure environment. Instructors can either use the existing Ziplet library of questions or create their own. Whether using Ziplet for exit tickets, course material review, student reflections, or student wellbeing check-ins, Ziplet gives all students a voice and helps build the instructor-student connection that can be missing in a distance learning environment.
Ziplet Free allows instructors to create up to three groups (courses) with up to 50 students and two instructors per group. Instructors can add students to a Ziplet course using the student’s email or students can self-register with a course group code. Ziplet Free also provides data storage for future access and analysis.
For a nominal annual fee, Ziplet Plus provides several enhancements, such as allowing instructors to schedule questions in advance, send out announcements, review announcement read receipts, and export data for additional analysis. Ziplet Plus also lets instructors reply to students individually or as a group to gain a better understanding of their responses.
Furthermore, all versions of Ziplet provide instructors with ongoing data that can be utilized to adjust teaching plans, detect learning trends and focus on continuous course improvements.
If you are looking for a better way to connect with your distance learning students and receive instantaneous feedback to enhance courses learning outcomes, Ziplet may be the technology tool you need in your teaching and learning toolbox. To get started, you can sign up for your free Ziplet account at https://ziplet.com/. Once you register for a Ziplet account, be sure to check out Ziplet’s free resources, including their Help Center, Guides, and Blog.
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