This currently only works on Windows. An Apple add-in is being developed. Instead, use this approach.
Please read Section 1 (Polling in PowerPoint) first.
This builds on the PowerPoint based approach described in Polling in PowerPoint using the Vevox add-in. You can have a Q&A channel open during your session, or just for parts of your session (which is recommended if you are teaching on your own without help). Students can use this to ask questions and share comments. They can "like" each other's questions. You can list the questions in order of popularity, and respond to the most popular (verbally to the whole class). Or you can get the students to respond to them in this way. If you have an assistant, you can moderate the questions before they appear for everyone else to see.
You can also just use Q&A on its own, without poll questions and PowerPoint.
You access Q&A for a meeting through the Vevox dashboard. Q&A is on by default, but you can switch it off (or just ignore it if you are not using it). You can also switch on moderation, meaning that you have to approve messages from students before they appear to the whole class. Don't forget to start the Vevox meeting before you begin teaching, so that the students can connect to it.
When using Q&A and PowerPoint, you will need to have the Vevox dashboard open in a web browser, with Q&A showing. You can switch between the two applications. This will, however, mean that Q&A is displayed on the main screen (unless you mute the screen on the lectern control unit).
If you want to use Q&A continually during a session, you might want to view and control it from a separate device - this could be a laptop or tablet (phones are a bit small). Or if you are presenting on your laptop, use the computer in the room to run the Q&A. If you are moderating the questions, you definitely need to do this on a device that is not displayed to the students via the big screen.
All student messages will automatically appear on the devices that the students are using to connect to the meeting (unless you are moderating, in which case you have to approve them first).
When you switch on moderation, you will see that you have a series of tabs in the meeting in the Vevox dashboard (under the Q&A section). New messages will appear in Needs Review. You can accept or reject them.
You can download and analyse the Q&A messages from the Data section in the Vevox dashboard.
- Introduction to managing course participants
- Make your course visible to students
- Check participants
- Enrolment methods and managing access permissions
- Enrol participants using Warwick auto-enrolment
- Enable Warwick Guest Access
- Manually enrol participants onto a Moodle space
- Roles and their functions in Moodle
- Switch to another role
- Create groups
- Create groupings
- Using group mode with activities
- Enable activity completion
- Mark activity completion manually
- Track activity completion
- Course completion
- Course participation
- Introduction to structuring your course
- Choose or change the format of your course
- Add a course header
- Add a course description
- Add a block
- Move or delete a block
- Manage sections within a Moodle space
- Add, move, delete or hide a section
- Restrict access to sections and activities
- Using tags in Moodle
- Introduction to assessment and feedback
- Grant extensions for assessments in Moodle
- Create a custom certificate
- Create and manage badges
- Create an assignment
- Create an assignment for group submission
- Create a fail / pass scale
- Create and grade a submission using a rubric
- Use a marking workflow for assignments
- Blind marking
- Allocate markers to specific submissions
- Provide grades and feedback for individual assignments
- Set up Turnitin within an assignment
- Check the status of submissions
- Hide or show grades and feedback
- Introduction to eStream
- Access your eStream content
- Uploading videos to eStream
- Edit videos in eStream
- Edit video thumbnail
- Uploading a closed captions (subtitles) file to eStream
- Add eStream videos to Mahara
- Sharing eStream videos to Moodle
- Sharing an eStream video with a link
- eStream mobile app
- Setup a video assignment in Moodle