Dear KlickerUZH community,
Over the past few years since our relaunch as an open-source project in 2018, the KlickerUZH and its usage as an interaction tool has steadily grown both in- and outside the University of Zurich. As part of our ongoing project on improving classroom interaction and the digital skills of lecturers, we are currently working on a complete redesign of the KlickerUZH, have scheduled a new release, and are seeking your feedback on our new ideas and functionalities.
The new KlickerUZH v3.0 will be released in February 2023 as a beta version, with the current KlickerUZH being available until the end of September 2023 (specific information will be announced separately). The beta label signifies that the documentation and design of the new KlickerUZH might not be finalized and that not all features of the current KlickerUZH might have been transferred yet. However, all features that are offered should be usable in a large-scale live lecture setting, as we are already applying these features in a first-year course with 700 students. A migration from the current version to the new KlickerUZH will be possible throughout the Beta phase and will be required for continued usage of the KlickerUZH during the fall term 2023.
Based on collected feedback and ideas, as well as best practices in teaching, we have implemented a set of new concepts in the next version of the KlickerUZH. We are currently testing these concepts and have already received primarily positive feedback from our students. To gather feedback from you, our users, before we finalize and release these features, the new concepts will be described in detail in several upcoming community posts. You are more than welcome to give us your opinion on any of the topics that interest you, and we thank you in advance for any feedback that you provide.
We will look at the following concepts and functionalities in more detail:
- Overview of KlickerUZH v3.0
- Learning Elements and Microlearning with KlickerUZH v3.0 (coming soon)
- Gamified Live Quizzes with KlickerUZH v3.0 (coming soon)
- Group Activities with KlickerUZH v3.0 (coming soon)
- Sustainability and Funding of the KlickerUZH Project (coming soon)
- Evaluation of Student and Lecturer Surveys (coming soon)
By publishing our concepts for the future of KlickerUZH, we hope to involve you directly in the development process and want to address your feedback and concerns as part of the upcoming releases (v3.0 and following). Our roadmap on Roadmap | KlickerUZH will always show a current state of our ongoing developments. The KlickerUZH v3.0 will include many often-requested improvements like Running Sessions in Parallel, Managing tags, or a Rich-text editor for SC/MC options and will lay the foundations for future work on sharing questions and other elements. These “small” improvements will be included in the detailed release post once we publish the KlickerUZH v3.0 Beta.
- Gamified live quizzes
- Group activities
- Learning elements
- Course-level gamification across all activities
- Just live quizzes without gamification
- Learning analytics