Using Polling Tools to Keep Students Engaged
Polling allows instructors to ask a question and instantly receive responses from students during class. Instructors can poll students to check their understanding or gather views on a particular topic. Polling can change students from the passive listeners to active participants who provide feedback and converse with peers and instructors. There are two polling tools available for face-to-face and online classes:
- Poll Everywhere: a web-based polling tool that offers a variety of question types and activities—multiple choice, word cloud, clickable image, open-ended, competition, etc.
- Advanced Polls in Zoom: a polling tool for a Zoom meeting with multiple choice, matching, ranked choice, short answer, and long answer options
Dahlgren Memorial Library’s Instructional Technology Design and Development (ITDD) division is offering a workshop to learn how to use the polling tools for classroom activities to engage students, such as icebreakers, class discussions, and competitions. This workshop will offer demonstrations of the main features of the tools, including how to create and launch polls, and hands-on activities.
Registration and participation require a georgetown.edu, gunet.georgetown.edu, or medstar.net email address. The Zoom link for this workshop will be provided in your registration confirmation email.