What is it?

Socrative is an online tool that lets you quickly create simple quizzes and polls that you can use in our out of the classroom. Sometimes these types of tools are called Learner Response Systems.

What’s it for?

It’s a great tool that lets you easily test your student’s comprehension, gather feedback or ask questions.

Is there an app for it?

Yes, two apps in fact, Socrative Teacher and Socrative Student. You create your quiz or poll via the Teacher app and your audience takes part via the Student app. But don’t worry, even if you (or your audience) don’t have the apps installed you can still access all of Socrative online in a web browser at https://www.socrative.com

How long does it take to set up?

You can be up and running with Socrative in minutes. Either download the Socrative Teacher app or go to https://www.socrative.com and create a free Teacher account. Once you’re logged in you can create an unlimited number of quizzes. Socrative only has 3 questions types to choose from, Multiple Choice, True/False or Short Answer, so it’s really simple to start creating content. You can add an image to each of your questions and you can also add an explanation to each one as well. When you’re ready, you deploy your quiz and direct your students to a virtual “room” to take part. Responses are stored in Socrative and are available for you to export or share with students.

Are other people using it?

Yes, Socrative is part of the Future Facing Learning toolkit and has been used across the University for a number of years. Socrative’s simple interface sets a really low barrier to entry, you really can be up and running with it in a few minutes even if you’ve not used a Learner Response System before.

You can read how Kate Byrnes, a Graduate Tutor in the School of Health and Life Sciences has been using Socrative to enhance her lectures.

Do you have any more resources available?

We’ve also looked at how Learner Response Systems such as Socrative can help increase engagement in the classroom. If you have any questions or if you would like some support around using Socrative or other tools in the Future Facing Learning toolkit, please get in touch with the Digital Learning Team.

Support for Students

Dedicated iPad support for students is available from Nicki Wise who is based on the ground floor of the Library. Nicki’s role is to help and support students to get maximum benefit from their devices and the toolkit.

Nicki is available to students for drop ins between 09:00-16:00, Monday to Friday throughout Semester 1 in the Library. Students can also book a 1 to 1 session with Nicki.

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