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Poll Everywhere is a classroom response system (CRS) that allows you to create real-time polls with a number of different response options, including open-ended responses, multiple choice, and more. Students can respond through its app, the mobile web, a laptop, or via text messages, and you can see responses from all your students in real-time.
DePaul has a limited license for the premium version of Poll Everywhere. If you are interested in using Poll Everywhere, we recommend you set up a free account, try it out, and if you like it and are interested in advanced features like unlimited responses per poll or graded questions, let us know using the form linked below.
With Poll Everywhere, you can:
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The following sections have been adapted from Vanderbilt University's Center for Teaching under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Many instructors see multiple-choice questions as limited to testing students’ recall of facts. However, multiple-choice clicker questions can actually serve many other purposes in the class, including assessing students’ higher-order thinking skills. Since clicker questions can be used not only to assess students but to engage them, some very effective clicker questions are quite different than multiple-choice questions that might appear on exams.
Teaching with a CRS can take a number of directions. Teachers will want to match activities to course content, time constraints, learning objectives, and their own teaching styles. Some possibilities for CRS activities include the following, listed more or less in order of increasing levels of student engagement.