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  • Faculty Workshop

Using Polls to Jumpstart Student Engagement and Collaboration


Dr. Sally Wu, Assistant Director for Educational Technology

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Danforth Campus
  • Lunch is provided

Event Description

Polling is an instructional strategy that faculty can use to anonymously or semi-anonymously engage students in answering questions from background knowledge to personal opinions or experiences with course content and progress. The anonymity of these tools allows students to reflect on their own understanding, feel more comfortable participating in discussion, and answer honestly. Furthermore, polls serve as a formative assessment to help faculty gauge where students are in their learning at different points during a course and respond more directly to student needs. This workshop will introduce different types of polling questions as well as low-tech and high-tech approaches to run polls in your classes. Participants will leave with polling questions that they can implement in their class.

For questions about this workshop, please contact Dr. Sally Wu.