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R-MC Faculty Teaching Toolkit: Engaging Students


Engaging with Students

Engaging Students with Readings is a tool that encourages active reading, collaborative annotation and discussions around texts (PDFs and public webpages). It is integrated into our Canvas LMS. Technical and pedagogical details are on



socrative logoEngaging Students with Socrative


Socrative is an online tool that allows instructors to create effective quizzes and other assessments in order to quickly check their students' understanding and provide feedback right away. It's great for engaging students while also doing formative assessment of their understanding. Socrative is browser-based (no downloads are needed) and works with mac and pc computers, tablets, and mobile phones.

To get started:

  1. Navigate to and sign up for a free account. 
  2. Use the teacher dashboard to create quizzes, polls, and exit tickets

socrative dashboard

Learn more about how to use Socrative in class (video Text)

About Quizlet

quizlet logoEngaging Students with Quizlet

Quizlet is a free website providing learning tools for students, including flashcards, study, and game modes on a variety of subjects like Foreign Languages, History, Math, and Philosophy. It can be assigned outside of class or used in synchronous sessions to enhance interaction and student engagement.

To get started:

1. Navigate to and click Sign Up to create an account

quizlet homepage with sign up button highlighted

2. Register for an account, ignore their attempt to up-sell you to the Teacher Pro account, and click continue to free Quizlet.

highlights continue to free quizlet link


3. Create Study Sets for your students that they can study any time, anywhere, on the web or on their phones. 


Learn more about how to use Quizlet for class (video | text)