Exploring Classroom Polling

Thursday, January 16, 2020:  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The registration period has closed for this event.


Polling technologies make use of web-based software and mobile devices (e.g., laptop, tablet, smartphone) that provide instructors with the opportunity to pose a variety of question types to collect real-time feedback in the classroom. Gauging prior knowledge of concepts, determining perspectives on challenging issues, collecting formative feedback about learning, identifying opportunities for clarification and further discussion can be facilitated by the use of polling technology. This session will introduce participants to two freely available web-based tools (PollEverywhere and Google Forms), and consider potential instructional uses that can enhance engagement and learning in the classroom. It will be discussion-based and include hands-on practice.



Session Outcomes


  • Have awareness of possible instructional uses of polling in their courses.

  • Understand the web-based polling tools available at Colgate.

Target Audience
  • Teaching faculty

  • Staff with teaching / training responsibilities

Workshop Length

1 hour

  • Overview / perspectives of the instructional use of polling

  • Demonstration of polling sequence / model peer instruction approach

  • Discussion of possible polling items / approaches

  • Demonstrate uses of PollEverywhere and Google Forms


Jeffrey Nugent
Director of Learning and Applied Innovation


Registration open through 1/16/2020 3:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Learning & Applied Innovation Lounge (355 Case-Geyer)


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