Use polls and surveys

There are several polling tools available at Princeton.

  • For live, in-class polling you might want to consider the use of clickers
  • For asynchronous polling, you can use the Assessment tools in Blackboard, or the WordPress plugin, Pinion, which is available on the University’s enterprise WordPress installation
  • For advanced asynchronous polling, you can use the survey tool Qualtrics. (Some surveys require IRB approval.)
  • There are also live word cloud tools that can be used to capture real-time text entry. Words are sized according to frequency of use

For more information about these options, contact Janet Temos (

Posted by October 12, 2015