Clickers are not great for students. They are expensive, and not useful outside of class. Why not utilize the super computer in your pocket to do the same thing? We decided to create a clicker site and backend, so that students can take professor polls.
What it does
This site allows both professors and students to login, and professors can create polls, which the students then answer. We (will) be using GPS to force students to answer from their classroom, providing the benefit that clickers give.
How we built it
We used a ReactJS front end, with a Java and Postgres backend, hosted with Heroku.
Challenges we ran into
Integrating the front-end and backend was difficult, as we've never done that before. In addition, serving dynamic content was quite a challenge! It was also the first time we used Postgres and Java, so the whole backend was a new learning experience
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We tackled a (too) large project and got a significant amount of work done in a short period of time
What we learned
What's next for Inclusive Click
We would like to do a lot of cleanup and quality checks, that we didn't have time to do during the hackathon! Also, it would be good to make the system more user friendly, including graph displays and options for professors to more easily create polls and give grades. Finally, some of our security needs to be patched, so that is a TODO item.