Through these you can pose questions or other tasks to students to which they can respond individually. You can then use their responses to provide feedback and direct your teaching. Traditionally they would have been popular in lectures with large cohorts but are also a useful way to keep people engaged and interested in remote teaching sessions. If you are using live remote teaching sessions, bear in mind that not all students will be able to log in so you may also like to think about how you can make use of these tools or their benefits asynchronously.
The main tools we’ve seen used for polling are listed below in the attached PDF, including Poll Everywhere for which we now have an institutional license for. You can use different platforms based on their specific strengths, your L&T approaches, and your audience. Make sure you test them before your session!
Polling and Interaction Tools for Teaching by Laura Blundell, Will Moindrot & Dr Shaghayegh Tya Asgari is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.