Polling allows instructors to quickly ask a question and instantly receive responses from each student during class. Polling is used in class while presenting course material. Power Point or KeyNote are popular choices, but any method of presenting course content can be used – MS Word documents, PDF documents, and web pages.
Polling may be either:
- conventional with student using purchased clickers remotes and the instructor using software to collect and display the responses
- mobile/web, which uses online software or mobile app with your students’ web-enabled device (e.g. a cell phone, smart phone, iPad, tablet or laptop).
For more information on polling visit Classroom Polling at the Center for Teaching Innovation.