Teaching & Learning


Students ask questions

Overview of how to design a digital learning activity in which students ask questions.

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29 April 2021

About this activity

Create opportunities for students to ask questions – of their peers or lecturer or to start discussion.

Why use it

  • Enables students to reflect on their learning and helps indentify any misconceptions or gaps in knowledge.
  • Allows  time for students to ask questions about pieces of work helps open up assessment and eliminate abiguity. 

When to use it

  • Questions can be sourced before, during, after class 

Digital tools that might be used

  • Mentimeter  
  • Forum 
  • Chat 
  • Hot Questions 

Speed of set up time 

5 minutes to15 minutes, depending on tool used and number of question opportunities.


Creation of Moodle activity or Mentimeter presentation.

Other resources


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