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Offer instructors the ability to assess the teaching methodology, student comprehension, and more.


Polling allows for engagement, interaction, and real-time instructor feedback to ensure students are retaining information. It allows instructors to ask questions and assess student understanding. 

pomtsolutions - add polling in your content or use quick informal polls with your students/participants. Results can be automatically uploaded to your Blackboard Grade Center. 

Zoom - allows users to create and launch single or multiple-choice polling questions during or prior to a Zoom session to gather responses from the students/participants. 

Teams - you can poll to gather feedback from students or participants. 

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra – users can poll to give their attendees opportunities to participate, be engaged, and provide feedback.

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Intended Audience

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

Using this solution


24/7/365 [*Standard outages]


University-funded: no charge.


Must be a campus supported product

Getting Started

Getting started will vary by the product selected. Review specific products for starting point.

Best Practices

  • Include polling information in your syllabus describing the purpose and how it can improve student engagement and learning. 
  • Inform students of any technology they will need to participate. 
  • Be sure to identify the learning goals you plan to achieve. 
  • Think about the questions, activities, and discussions that will best help you achieve your desired student learning goals. 
  • Review the technology requirements for your course 
  • Follow instructor provided instructions 
  • Use a vendor supported and updated browser

Learn More/How To's:


  • pointsolutions Technologies (Coming soon) 
  • Zoom (Coming soon) 
  • Teams (Coming soon) 
  • Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (Coming soon)

Use Cases

  • Assess students’ understanding in real time 
  • Delayed scheduling allows students to take polls at a later time (Echo360) 
  • Facilitate discussions 
  • Encourage students to reflect on course material 
  • Actively engage students in the learning process

Universal Design/Accessibility

Ensure that any product that is used is accessible for all students. Offer alternatives to meet the needs of students following guidelines of Universal Design for Learning

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Keywords:service, polling, Echo pointsolutions, echo360, collaborate, voting, inputs, quiz, active learning, poll, engage students, discussions, interactive classes   Doc ID:114416
Owner:Sharley K.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2021-10-20 15:21 CSTUpdated:2022-08-15 07:47 CST
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