- Students may find it hard to say how they really feel in class.
- We often focus too much on covering content without leaving time to consider the students.
- In-class polling is fast, simple and popular.
Use Vevox to add simple welfare checks into you lectures, to get a sense of the overall state of the students. Questions to assess if they are: physically comfortable in the teaching space; happy with the social aspects of the group; emotionally engaged with learning; etc. You can add Vevox questions into a normal PowerPoint. Students respond anonymously using their own devices (phones, tablets, computers). You can hide the responses, or show them on the screen immediately.
- Follow the link to Vevox in the tools section below for comprehensive guidance and support in using Vevox.
- You will need a Vevox account for this. You can get a free account for groups up to 100, but with limited functionality. Or you may be able to get a fully licensed account from the Academic Technology team.
- You then need to decide if you will embed the questions into PowerPoint using the Vevox add-in (Windows only), or use the browser-based interface. Design your questions so that they give you diagnostic information to check that the students really do understand what they need to understand. Don't over-do the questions, use them sparingly and effectively.
- Create your questions in a Vevox meeting, and run them in your session. As the students respond, you all get to see their responses on the main screen, and can respond appropriately.
- You can review the student responses after the lecture.