Tools for engagement: Mentimeter and Padlet now available

Mentimeter and Padlet are two new platforms for the University which encourage engagement and support active learning in live teaching sessions and asynchronous activities.

Mentimeter – An audience response system

Mentimeter is an audience response system which allows you to pose questions during a live session and then display the answers back to your audience through various visualisations. This can be used as diagnostic tool to understand the level of knowledge in the group, to get feedback and opinions, to let your audience (students or staff) steer a session or for fun trivia questions to use as ice breakers and bring in gamification. Audience response systems are particularly powerful for large cohorts where less confident students have the opportunity to make their voice heard.

  • Access the Mentimeter guidance for further information on setting up your account and using the platform.

Padlet – For collaboration and co-creation

Padlet works like an online sheet of paper where individuals and groups can post text, images, videos and also vote, comments and rate on each other contributions. A range of different Padlet ‘boards’ are available to prompt different sorts of activities, whether it’s developing ideas, organising resources or creating timelines, the visual design of Padlet makes it fun to use and quick to communicate ideas. Padlet may be used with large cohorts or setup for students to use in group tasks from break-out rooms, or can just as easily be used asynchronously.

  • Access the Padlet guidance for further information on setting up your account and using the platform.

Workshops and support

FLIE are currently delivering workshops on Mentimeter and Padlet which are available to all staff. View our workshop information and schedule to join a session.

For further information contact your Faculty Learning Technology Technologist or email if you are from a professional service.

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