About Classroom Polling

Classroom polling technologies allow instructors to pose a range of questions to collect real-time feedback and enhance learner engagement in the classroom.

Potential Uses

  • Encourage participation that includes perspectives from all students.
  • Check for student understanding during class.
  • Facilitate peer instruction.
  • Use prompts that promote discussion and collaboration among students.
  • Enhance active student engagement during a lecture.
  • Make student thinking visible in real-time during a class session and adapt instruction as needed.

Poll Everywhere

Colgate University provides faculty with access to Poll Everywhere.

Poll Everywhere is a web-based audience response technology that allows instructors to pose questions to collect real-time feedback and enhance learner engagement in class. Poll Everywhere can be used to embed interactive activities and questions in slide presentations and during lectures to check understanding. When the instructor starts a poll (question), students may respond online from a computer, smartphone, or via SMS texting. Responses are collected and can be displayed in real-time. Individuals can request a licensed PollEverywhere account by emailing itshelp@colgate.edu.

Support Resources:

A free Poll Everywhere account is available to all Colgate faculty and staff. To request an account, contact the Colgate Service Desk at itshelp@colgate.edu.

Ask for Help

If you are unable to find the information you need in the documentation available online, the ITS Service Desk is available to assist.