Appy Monday –

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What is is a web-based polling tool, that enables participants to be polled in real-time by a presenter. Participants can also  anonymously ask questions which can then be voted on (“liked”) by other participants. The “ask a question” feature could also be used to gather opinions of participants and enable popular opinions or answers to be “liked”.

What can it do? 

  • Pose different types of questions such as multiple choice (single answer), multiple choice (multiple answer), free response, scale/rating.
  • Receive responses from your audience (3 polls per event for free version).
  • View the results in real-time.
  • Participants can pose their own questions to the presenter (these can be moderated in the paid version).
  • Participants can vote on other participants questions.
  • There is an add-on so can be used in prezi.
  • Mobile app enables participants to follow presentation on their mobile devices.

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How could it be used for learning, teaching and assessment?

  • To check understanding of teaching content within a live session.
  • Gain instant feedback from students during a live session on their learning experiences.
  • Encourage reflection around the topics covered within a session.
  • Ask students to discuss their answers in pairs before revealing the correct response.
  • Encourage students to ask questions, and “vote up” areas of interest/need more support in.

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Important note

Before using any mobile application or online service please check the terms and conditions to ensure you are aware of the implications of using the service. In particular, look out for items covering data security, ownership of content and public/private sharing options.

Further support

If you would like further support to get an idea of how you could use Sli-do within learning and teaching, please contact the Technology Enhanced Learning team on or ext 1865.

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TEL me more – December

The Solitude of WinterDecember’s TEL Me More was attended by several people and rather than presentations a general discussion was held.

We talked about media based scenarios which can be used for formative and summative assessment. For example we had a demonstration of the Substance misuse videos that were created for Health and Social Care students by the TEL team.  These videos allow students to explore carefully constructed scenarios that help them build up an understanding of a case study.

We also discussed a range of apps that could be used to support learning and teaching such as OneNote and The TEL team will be promoting a wide range of apps in the New Year, look out for our ‘Appy Mondays campaign.

This month’s TEL Me More also coincided with our first College based TEL Me More session, where Socrative was demonstrated by an academic in the College of Life and Natural Science, who had been using it with her students after seeing it demonstrated at a previous TEL event. Socrative was used to poll the group on a range of TEL related topics as part of the demonstration on how to set it up and was then use to tie in an important question raised by the College Dean as part of Dean’s Question time.