ATS Continues Pilot of Poll Everywhere

Academic Technology Solutions (ATS) will continue piloting Poll Everywhere, a student response system, in a limited number of courses for the Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 quarters. Instructors can use Poll Everywhere to promote discussion among students, quickly gauge their knowledge, and receive and provide feedback instantaneously. By effectively using student response systems in the classroom, faculty can promote greater student engagement.

Students can reply to a question or prompt from a device such as their smartphone, laptop, or tablet — wherever they have an internet connection. Instructors use the same online tools and can integrate these apps with PowerPoint lectures, Keynote lectures, and the University’s learning management system (LMS), Canvas. The Poll Everywhere application tallies those responses, and the instructor can view or present the data in a variety of ways.

If you are interested in learning more about the Poll Everywhere pilot, email ATS at academictech@uchicago.edu.

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