Related technologies

Monash has two university wide licenses for polling; Poll Everywhere and Flux. There are also a few free polling tools you could explore. Zoom is also capable of running simple in-meeting multiple choice polls. Consider the table below to decide which tool best fits your needs.

Poll Everywhere (guides)

Flux (guides)

Mentimeter

Kahoot

License

Monash supported

Monash supported

Free option

Free option

Brief description

Real-time polls with a number of different response options

Interactive polling tool with multiple question types and visualization options

Interactive polling tool with multiple question types and visualization options

A game-based learning tool that assigns points for correct answers as well as quick responses

Student access

Students respond using a range of digital devices and platforms

Students must be signed into Flux and questions are accessed through a link

Students respond by entering in a unique code at menti.com

Students respond by entering in a unique code at kahoot.it


Primary use cases for teaching

Ice-breakers, gauge student comprehension, solicit open-ended feedback

Ice-breakers, gauge student comprehension, solicit open-ended feedback

Ice-breakers, gauge student comprehension, solicit open-ended feedback

Ice-breakers, quick checking of learning, gamification of learning

Question Types

Multiple Choice

Word Cloud

Paid version

Open-ended

Paid version

Q&A with upvote

no

Rank order

no

no

Clickable images

no

no


Unique features

Set up teaching teams, import students, competition mode, live moderation, Powerpoint/ Google Slides integration

Countdown timer, leaderboard, select audiences, live moderation

Use directly in PowerPoint presentation

Embed videos in questions, leaderboard, background music, automated user alias


Potential challenges

Each poll must be reset individually

Difficult to share responses

Free version does not include import options, student responses are anonymous

Free version limits participant numbers to 8


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