Themes

Voting

Introduction

Do you wish to have more interaction with your students during a lecture? Do you want to know if your students understand what you’re explaining? Do you want a handy & user friendly tool for starting a discussion? Choose an online votingtool to involve your students more during lectures!


By occasionally taking a test or quiz during educational meetings, students are actively involved in the subject. More interaction between teacher and students in general have a positive impact on the learning process, and simultanously you will get informative feedback yourself on how you are doing.

Educational use of online voting

In what way and to what purposes can you use a voting tool as an educational tool? Some suggestions for inspiration:

  • Audience Survey
  • Inventory of opinions
  • Quiz/test

You can use a voting tool:

  1. At the start of lecture to activate prior knowledge or measurement to indicate level
  2. During the lecture for concept testing
  3. Completion of lecture to test understanding or a diagnostic test

Votingtools have also an adaptive function. As a teacher your can continue, repeat or just skipping instruction or themes when test results make this evident.

Tools for voting

There are several voting tools available which can be used in class. Click on the solution to see more information about each tool. Below you find a short summary of each tool.

Shakespeak

Unlimited group size (after account request), integrated with Powerpoint, open and closed questions. The default option for the UT. Windows only. Find more information.

Socrative

Audience <50 students, free, no integration with powerpoint. More information.

VoxVote

Online tool with unlimited audience size for users in an education setting. More information.

Mentimeter

We are piloting this tool for non windows users with more than 50 students. Limited test accounts available. See more information.

Support

Please contact us for support, account requests for Shakespeak or questions at: voting@utwente.nl