Student engagement software is used by educational institutions to monitor and increase student participation in the classroom through real time communication and metrics. This type of software is used to measure engagement in the classroom which helps teachers to identify students who are at risk of falling behind or dropping out of school. It enables teachers to apply interventions for at-risk students as well as to improve their teaching methods to boost overall student outcomes.

The software enables teachers to maintain measures of engagement such as a student’s participation levels, both individually and in groups, to see, for example, whether they ask or answer questions in class and whether they participate in student discussions. By systematizing the tracking of such information the software enables teachers to identify students that are at risk of becoming disengaged and take appropriate action to help them.