This study focuses on the progression of a prototype, named KlassBase, aimed at improving generally low student engagement and compensating for shortcomings of currently-employed engagement methods. The prototype is a smartphone application designed to incentivize honest, frequent sharing of feedback between students and professors, and provide insight into the areas of a course which need improvement. We tested our assumptions about which features of the prototype would positively impact engagement, first with interviews to refine our approach, then with online surveys to measure the performance of our prototype against one currently utilized method for enabling students to provide feedback -- traditional end-of-course evaluations. The results of the survey indicate that participants generally believed KlassBase would have a greater impact on a course’s instruction, and more importantly, it would make them more engaged and active in the classroom.