Assessment and Evaluation,  Educational Technology,  Instructional Strategies

USask Moving to Poll Everywhere for Student Response System

Beginning this month the University of Saskatchewan will be transitioning to Poll Everywhere as the integrated polling tool at USask, replacing Top Hat. This decision was made after extended consideration and demonstrations from vendors.

Instructors will be able to use Poll Everywhere to:

• Gather information from formative assessments, such as polling questions or open-ended responses, from their classes
• Embed polls in PowerPoint presentations, including shared ones
• Ask questions of an audience in a regular conference presentation
• Gather information about student preference

Poll Everywhere allows for:
– Results to be updated live as more answers come in
– A variety of types of poll questions including multiple-choice, clickable images, open-ended, and others
– Students voting on answers
– Competitions
– Embedding the live results chat into PowerPoint or another slide creation applications
– Integration with Canvas