Departments such as Psychology and Health Sciences have been using voting ‘clickers’ in class for some time as a way to encourage equal participation in large lecture theatres. The voting clickers come with software that enable you to programme in questions to ask to a large audience and gauge responses without the need for people to shout out answers – users simply press a key on the clicker to cast their vote.
The E-Learning Development Team do not support clickers but do provide access to Mentimeter, a centrally-supported tool for interactive voting and questioning. It is fully web based and operates within the ‘Bring Your Own Device’ model of polling and questioning. Participants can respond to polls or questions using their smartphones, laptops or tablets
Find out more about the approaches to in-class engagement in 4.2.2 In-class technology for active learning.
- Please see the following link for information on how to create and log into your unlimited University Mentimeter licence.
- The following page provides guidance on Getting started with Mentimeter: creating and deploying questions within and between teaching sessions.
- Take a look at the following section of the York TEL Handbook: 4.2.3 Electronic Voting Systems