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Using the Groupme App to Increase Student Engagement in Online Courses

Total Credits: 0.1 CEUs

David L. Toye
1 hour
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Jun 15, 2023


This webinar demonstrates how the free GroupMe app helps engage online students in weekly chat sessions. Students can interact with one another and the instructor through text messaging, a communication format they are comfortable using. The GroupMe app has a polling feature, which can be used to ask students questions about weekly assignments. Using the app, the instructor can post links to a Google Jamboard or a Padlet where students can post written responses to the instructor's questions. Instructors can also post links to Kahoot and Quizizz and encourage students to compete for points by answering multiple-choice questions. Such activities enable students to assess their understanding of course material on a weekly basis and remain engaged in the course.

By the end of this workshop, participants know or be able to:

  • Identify the main features of the Groupme app.
  • Identify and access different online programs (Padlet, Jamboard, Kahoot, Quizizz) which can be deployed in a Groupme chat session.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the Groupme app for stimulating student engagement.

Certificate, Digital Badge, and CEU

All webinar participants can obtain, at no additional cost:

  • A digital badge and certificate that provide a web-enabled, verifiable documentation of your professional learning experience.
  • CEUs, which are awarded by passing the post-webinar learning assessment with a score of 80% or better.


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