Real time feedback (Online event)

Date and time: September 24th 2020, 12:15 – 13:15
Location: Online Event

Real-time feedback – How can we get immediate feedback during remote teaching?

Zoom Meeting room:

We cordially invite you to the first exclusively virtual Refresh Teaching event. This will take place using Zoom, an online videoconferencing system (more information about Zoom below).

Effective teaching is based on constructive collaboration between students and teachers. Feedback in both directions is key. But what are good ways to get feedback from students fast, how can teachers assess if their students have understood a concept? Real-time feedback is needed so that teachers can constantly shape and adapt their teaching to achieve an optimal impact. Now in times of Corona and online teaching the challenges are even bigger as nonverbal signs are hard to observe.

The speakers will present their approach to get real-time feedback from students – both live and with online teaching.


  • Réka Mihálka (Language Center of UZH and ETH Zurich) will briefly introduce a few tools with which feedback can be gathered from students online and in the classroom, such as Mentimeter, Kahoot!, Miro, and the Zoom Feedback feature. Attendees will see for themselves what students may experience when these tools are employed.
  • Dr. Elvan Kut (D-CHAB) shares her experience using the “Knowledge Network Online Whiteboard” KNOW ( in the course “Scientific Concepts and Methods” in the Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences. KNOW has been developed at ETH Zurich and funded by an Innovedum Grant. Elvan will illustrate how they used the online tool as a platform to collect, visualize, share and archive students’ inputs during class room and remote learning settings. She will also share her attempts in using the collaborative platform to facilitate lively discussions between students and lecturers during the course.
  • Jeff Grabill, serves Michigan State University as the Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, where he remains a Professor of Rhetoric and Professional Writing. Grabill is responsible for facilitating innovation in learning via his role as Director of the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology. His research focuses on how digital writing is associated with citizenship and learning. Grabill is also a co-founder of Drawbridge, an educational technology company.


Chat protocoll

Von DM: Any comments about Slido? As compared to Mentimeter, for example.
Von RN: Feedback is also well treated in a chapter in the (great) book of James Lang (Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons From the Science of Learning).
Von SS: I have used Slido too.
Von AG: Another tool: Creates nice graphs in the end!
Von MZ: Alternative to KNOW is MURAL:
Von JG:
Von PS: . You just have to register once and
Von KG:
Von PS:
Von JG: Yes, Lang’s book is very good. As is Visible Learning into Action by John Hattie and his co authors
Von RM: another alternative whiteboard app is


Recording of the Zoom event