KlickerUZH v3.0: Integration with Microsoft PowerPoint

Integrating a classroom interaction tool like the KlickerUZH with a presentation tool like Microsoft PowerPoint enables lecturers to control everything related to their lecture from a consistent place. We are planning to develop an add-on for PowerPoint that allows users to start and execute a prepared KlickerUZH session (e.g., switch to the next block) and to display the evaluation results within PowerPoint (e.g., embedded on a slide).

This will address the following roadmap item:

Have you used classroom interaction tools with PowerPoint integration before (e.g., Sli.do)? What are your experiences and needs in this regard?

This post is part of a series on our new KlickerUZH v3.0 concept. See KlickerUZH v3.0: Concept and Request for Feedback for more information on the overall concept.

Our new Add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint (current prototype shown above) for the upcoming KlickerUZH v3.0 will be available for testing in the upcoming spring term. If you participate in the beta testing of the KlickerUZH v3.0 at the University of Zurich, you will also be able to test the PowerPoint Add-in (if you wish). For more information on the beta test, see KlickerUZH v3.0: Concept and Request for Feedback.

The PowerPoint Add-in allows you to:

  • Start and control sessions (i.e., activate next block) from within an integrated sidebar
  • Embed the evaluation view of questions directly on slides (e.g., question 1 on slide 3, etc.)
  • Embed the leaderboard of a specific session on slides
  • Embedded evaluations display the results in real-time, also while in presentation mode

To use the PowerPoint Add-in, you will need to create questions and session within the browser version of the KlickerUZH v3.0 and can then log in to your account within the PowerPoint sidebar. Only session control and evaluation can be performed from within the Add-in.

We are currently working on finalizing the Add-in for publishing in the internal catalog of the University of Zurich. We are also still investigating the possibilities of publishing the Add-in for users outside our home organization (i.e., not @uzh.ch).

This thread will be updated when we are closer to publishing the Add-in. If you have any specific requests that you do not see within our current implementation, please let us know.