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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
Product Type:
On Demand


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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