Audience Response & Backchannel Tools

Last updated: February 23, 2017 at 11:58 am

Tools used to gain live audience responses and/or build a backchannel. Listed in alphabetical order


AnswerGarden
AnswerGarden is a new minimalistic feedback tool. Use it for real time audience participation, online brainstorming and classroom feedback.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Download


Class Pager
Engage your classroom with polls, exit tickets, after-class reminders, and more — delivered to each student on their own phone or tablet.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted


Clikapad
Lightweight, credit card-sized CLiKAPAD handheld voting device is used in audience participation as an effective polling system
Cost: Commercial. Hire/purchase devices  |  Available: Download software


Dialoog
Unique technology to engage your employees and your successful events and trainings
Cost: Commercial |  Available: Installed


Google Slidesaward-128
Presentation software with live Q&A.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2016: 5
See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/google-docsdrive/


Go Pollock
A solution for teachers that complements in-class teaching with immediate feedback on students’ level of understanding.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted


Kahootaward-128
Kahoot is a game-based classroom response system – for schools, universities and businesses.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2016: 15 
See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/kahoot/


Mentimeteraward-128
Mentimeter is a cloud-based tool that lets you engage and interact with your audience in real-time.
Cost: Free and premium plans |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2016: 122
See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/mentimeter/


OMBEA
Our audience response system displays live feedback on people’s opinions and knowledge. It’s super-easy to use with your Microsoft PowerPoint slides for voting, engagement and assessment.
Cost: Commercial  |  Available: Hosted


Poll Everywhereaward-128
Poll Everywhere is an easy way to gather live responses in any venue: conferences, presentations, classrooms, etc –  using SMS, web, or Twitter.
Cost: Free and premium versions  |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2016: 68
See more at  http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/poll-everywhere/


Shakespeak
Let your audience vote and ask questions with their mobile phone.
Cost: Free and premium versions  |  Available: Hosted


Sli.do
Live Q&A, polls and slide-sharing for events.
Cost: Free and premium versions  |  Available: Hosted


Socrativeaward-128
Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2016: 55
See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/socrative/


The Answer Pad
A Student Response System Together With A Grading Solution for Your Quizzes!
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted


TodaysMeetaward-128
TodaysMeet lets you set up a backchannel. for an event. It gives you a private chat room where you and your audience can have a conversation together.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2016: 94
See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/todaysmeet/


Twitteraward-128
Twitter is useful for professional networking, for news and updates as well as a backchannel in conferences and for real-time chats using hashtags.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2016 3
See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/twitter/


Tweetchat
A tool to isolate a Twitter hashtag to view all the tweets and tweet yourself. Useful for live Twitter chats.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted


TwitterFall
Create a waterfall of tweets around a specific hashtag – useful for backchannels at events.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted


award-128Zeetings
Transform your meetings, presentations, lessons and events by empowering everyone to participate from their own device.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2016: 158
See more at http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/zeetings/