- Learn how to run a polling session in the classroom using any digital exam materials you may already have.
- The simplest method is to create a PowerPoint slideshow with questions and multiple-choice answers that your students can view on the classroom projector.
1. Select a course and then click Start New Session.
2. A toolbar will appear at the top of your screen. Open a previously created PowerPoint presentation.
3. Begin your presentation as usual until you arrive at the first slide with a question.
4. When you are ready to begin your session, select the type of question:
- Multiple Choice (Default)
- Numeric (Numerical responses accepted only)
- Short Answers (Not advised)
Click Multiple Choice (default) to begin polling.
5. The frequency code that your students must select on their remotes will be displayed in a window. Click Close to start your polling session.
- This window can enabled or disabled under Settings > General > Show frequency alert message.
- If you need to change the frequency on a remote, hold down the power button until the remote screen displays SET FREQ and type the code using the remote buttons (A,B,C,D,E).
6. The toolbar will start a timer and indicate the number of responses so far.
- Click Multiple Choice (default) to stop polling manually.
- If you set a countdown timer, polling will automatically stop once the timer ends.
7. Click the graph icon or press the B (Show Results) remote button to show the results chart.
8. The results chart will show a bar graph of all the submitted responses.
9. “Grade on the fly”
- Click the correct answer with your mouse cursor and the correct answer’s bar graph will turn green.
- This will automatically assign the correct point values to each student.
- You can change the correct answer at any time while you have the results chart displayed.
10. Once you are finished with a question, click the graph icon or press the B (Show Results) remote button to close the results chart. Move onto the next slide or questions and repeat steps 4 – 9 until you are done polling.
11. When you finish your polling sessions or presentation, close the toolbar to exit.