Countdown Game

Countdown Game

Have you heard of LTI tools? If not, they’re add-ons that you can install in your Canvas course for extra functionality. These tools can serve a variety of purposes, including easing administrative tasks, improving interaction among students, providing specialized assessments and activities, and more.

Faculty Innovation Center has recently launched a new LTI tool called the Countdown Game, and here’s how it works. Below, the student sees that he is currently ranked #1 out of 7 with a score of 442. The student can try the “Thermodynamics” round again to improve his score.

The student enters a round and attempts to match terms to definitions. The faster the student completes the round, the higher his/her score. As the student advances in the game, missed terms might reappear multiple times.

The instructor is given a snapshot of commonly missed terms that can be used to inform future instruction.