This multigroup qualitative study used chat-based focus groups to gather and analyze data about student and faculty perceptions regarding recitation courses at the University of Utah. As part of a curriculum update, the University of Utah college of Pharmacy made large changes to its class structure in 2016. One of these changes was the implementation of a “recitation” course. However, addressing how well the course if performing is a challenge. Class surveys give some insight into how well the course is meeting is goals but are insufficient. A qualitative study using focus groups consisting of both students produced themes such as the course being graded vs. non-graded, student/faculty involvement, etc. These themes were then able to be translated into concrete suggestions to be implemented in the course.