Classroom Response Systems in Teaching

You want direct feedback from your students during your courses?

Classroom Response Systems (CRS) enable you to increase the activation and participation of your course participants by receiving direct feedback from the lecture hall during the course of a lesson. This enables you to obtain your students' opinions, assessments, knowledge levels and feedback and subsequently respond. The use of CRS can promote the examination of learning subjects and stimulate discussions among students and with the teacher. CRSs are particularly suitable for courses with many participants.

Particify is a browser-based and DSGVO-compliant classroom response system. The most important functionalities, such as live Q&A and live feedback as well as different types of quizzes and surveys are available to add to the interaction between teachers and students.

Access to Particify is possible by logging in using your Leuphana account.

Scenarios for the Usage and Application of CRS

Taking into consideration time limits, number of participants, teaching/ learning goals, event content, competence levels, etc., which influence the use of CRSs, there are numerous possible ways to use and apply them. These include...

  •  summative assessment
  •  formative assessment
  •  comprehension checks
  •  preparing/initiating discussions
  •  answering repeat questions
  •  answering application questions
  •  Question marathon/ rallye
  •  peer instruction
  •  course management
  •  speed regulation of teaching efforts
  •  reflection of course content
  •  promotion of group work
  •  mutual anonymous assessment
  •  feedback questions

Range of Functions of Particify

Particify works with so-called rooms in which polls are organized.
The teachers inform their course of the room number or the link to their room and the students vote, e.g. on their mobile devices. In addition to live polls, which can be implemented on the spot, so-called question series can be prepared in advance and used in due course.

Functions in Particify:

  •    Live Q & A (questions are asked in real time and can be answered)
  •     Live feedback (ad hoc query e.g. for approval in four levels)
  •     Question series with different content
    • Multiple Choice
    • Yes/No
    •  Likert scale
    •  Open questions
    •  Flashcards 
    •  Word clouds
  •     Presentation of results
  •     Export of results
  •     Moderation of the voting

Here's a quick guide to Q&A and live feedback, which are quick and ad-hoc to set up.


Further Literature on CRS

  • Derek Bruff (2009): Teaching with Classroom Response Systems: Creating Active Learning Environments, San Francisco: Jossey Bass.
  • Mazur, Eric (1997). Peer Instruction: A User’s Manual. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall.