How can I use quizzes and polls in my classes?
Quizzes and polls provide your students with opportunities to give you feedback, interact with course materials, and demonstrate knowledge.
What applications should I use?
The University of Maine System currently supports two applications that you can use to create quizzes, polls, and surveys.
Blackboard has tools for creating exams, quizzes, and surveys, including options for randomized pools of questions.
With Google Forms, you can create surveys, polls, and ungraded quizzes and share them securely via Maine.edu email addresses.
Want to try some other options for quizzes and polls?
- Poll Everywhere is interactive polling software that you can embed in a Blackboard content item or announcement. It’s also integrated with Microsoft PowerPoint and Google Slides, so you can add live polls to your presentations.
- Kahoot is a mobile app that you can use to create quizzes. It allows you to upload both images and video with your questions.
- Quizlet is a web-based application you can use to create flashcard games.
- ProProfs is a web-based application you can use to create online quizzes.
Be aware that CTEL staff can consult with you on using these applications in your classes, but they aren’t integrated with Blackboard, and the University of Maine system doesn’t support or provide resources for them.