Polling and Low-Stakes Assessment Tools
Class response systems provide a way for you to quickly assess your students’ understanding of course subject matter, demonstrate important course concepts, and spur class discussion.
- Poll Everywhere: This ITS-supported class response system allows students to participate using their own personal devices. ITS-Teaching and Learning offers free Poll Everywhere accounts for faculty members and graduate instructors listed as instructor of record.
- iClicker: Students must purchase devices (available at the UNC Student Store) and iClicker provides instructors with free receivers; several UNC departments have adopted this brand; good fit for “lap-top and cellphone free” classes.
- Sakai quizzes: Sakai’s quiz function offers a quick way to gauge student knowledge.
- Exam Scanning: Exam Scanning provides a computerized scoring and analysis service for true/false and multiple-choice tests, based on the NCS “General Purpose Answer Sheet”. The Exam Scanning offices are located inside the Classroom Hotline, Peabody 08.