Personal Response Systems

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere is a web-based personal response system (PRS) that can be a useful tool to engage students during synchronous teaching sessions both in-person and online. You can integrate Poll Everywhere into your slide deck and give students various prompts to respond to in order to spur discussion or check for understanding. You can also collect Poll Everywhere responses asynchronously—this could be a great way to survey your students about a topic, or collect information that will be used to structure a class activity.

Poll Everywhere is free for students and does not require students to purchase an additional device such as a “clicker.” Students can use their own internet-connected device to respond to polls.

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If you would prefer to use a system that relies on clickers rather than student devices, the CTE also supports iClicker. Clickers can be ordered through the BC bookstore for students to purchase, and scores can also be integrated into the Canvas gradebook. Learn more about using iClicker.