Engaging content - polling

Students provide responses to questions or surveys. Polling can be synchronous or asynchronous. Synchronous or real-time polling in class allows you to display and analyse the results immediately. Asynchronous polling can be used prior to a teaching session where you collect and analyse results to inform delivery of your class.





Active Quiz icon

FLO Active Quiz

Active Quiz is designed for in-class quizzes. The quiz uses questions from the question bank, questions can be timed/not timed, grades are reported back to the Gradebook. You can view student responses in real time to offer in-class discussion about the results. Students can use any device. Group quizzing is supported.

Good for

  • Delivery of time-boxed questions (synchronous)
  • Multiple poll questions in one session where the availability of each question is controlled by the teacher
  • Use in-class to check understanding of materials during presentations to allow for clarification
  • Use in-class to explore class views on issues for discussion

Useful features

  • Active quiz is a synchronous (real-time) timed quiz
  • Multiple choice (MCQ) and True-False questions will generate a dynamic histogram of answers, making them good for polling
  • Functions in group mode
Cautions

  • In a live classroom setting, be careful what your screen is displaying – questions other than MCQ and T/F will display identified student answers
Tips

  • Create a QR code of the Active quiz URL. Insert into your lecture presentation to make it quick and easy for students to access
  • Advise students in advance to have a suitable device. Have students log into FLO at the beginning of the class
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Choice iconFLO Choice

The Choice activity allows you to ask a question and set up radio buttons which learners can click to make a selection from a number of possible responses. They can choose one or more options, and they can update their selection if you allow them. Choices can be useful as a quick poll to stimulate thinking about a topic, to allow the class to vote on a direction for the course, or to gauge progress.

Good for

  • Asynchronous use (eg asking a question pre-class to explore class views on issues for discussion)
  • Single in-class question where time-boxing of answer is less important
  • Use at beginning of class before presentation commences
  • Use at end of class to determine comprehension

Useful features

  • Designed as a single question asynchronous (not real time, students working on it individually at own pace/time) polling activity
  • Can be used in a live setting (synchronous/real time)
  • Can display a histogram of responses
  • Results can be exported
  • Can be run in group mode
Limitations

  • Teacher will need to refresh their screen to display the choice results
  • Limited layout and styling control
  • Only one question per choice activity
Tips

  • Generate a QR code form the choice URL. Add to lecture slide to take students directly to the poll
  • Advise students in advance to have a suitable device. Have students log into FLO at the beginning of the class
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Feedback iconFLO Feedback

The Feedback activity allows you to create and conduct surveys to collect feedback. Responses can be anonymous. There are a number of question types including MCQ, True/False and free text.
Good for

  • Asking multiple questions, including free text
  • Asking the class what material they would like further clarification on in tutorial or revision sessions

Useful features

  • Can deliver more than one question
  • Designed for surveying, responses can be anonymous
  • Can be used as a live activity in class
  • Results of some question types can be displayed as a histogram
Limitations

  • Teacher needs to refresh the results page to see incoming responses
  • Limited layout and styling control
Tips

  • Create a QR code from the feedback activity's URL. Place the QR code into a lecture slide to make it efficient for students to get to the activity on a mobile device
  • Advise students in advance to have a suitable device. Have students log into FLO at the beginning of the class
Help resources

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