5-minute chats before or at start of class

Activity type:  Communication

Tool(s) used:  LumiNUS Chatroom

A five-minute chat before or at the start of a class gets EVERYONE talking right away and gives the faculty member a quick sense of students’ understanding of a topic
The chat could be done based on groups with the facilitator joining in different chats
Chats could make references to a specific assignment due that day

The chat sessions can be easily archived and enables the facilitator to revisit the chats