Audience Response & Backchannel Tools

Last updated: September 24, 2018 at 13:54 pm

Tools used to gain live audience responses and/or build a backchannel. Listed in alphabetical order.
means is on the Top Tools for Learning 2018.


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


Classtime
A solution for teachers that complements in-class teaching with immediate feedback on students’ level of understanding.
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


Glisser
Audience engagement software to share slides directly to smartphones. And gain analytics, via interactive features such as polling and Q&A to improve participants experience.
Cost: Free and Premium versions |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2018: 137
See more at www.toptools4learning.com/glisser/


Google Slides
Presentation software with live Q&A.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted


Kahoot
Kahoot is a game-based classroom response system – for schools, universities and businesses.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2018: 20
See more at www.toptools4learning.com/kahoot/


Mentimeter
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 2018: 91
See more at www.toptools4learning.com/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


Plickers
Plickers is a tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices
Cost: Free  |  Availability: Download app
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2018: 135
See more at www.toptools4learning.com/plickers/


Poll Everywhere
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 2017: 65
See more at www.toptools4learning.com/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
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2018: 100
See more at www.toptools4learning.com/slido/ 


Socrative
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 2018: 120
See more at www.toptools4learning.com/socrative/


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

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


Wooclap
Wooclap is a collaborative platform for your classes, conferences and training sessions. It makes your presentations interactive.
Cost: Free and paid plans  |  Availability: Online
Ranking on Top 200 Tools for Learning 2018: 186
See more at www.toptools4learning.com/wooclap/


Zeetings
Transform your meetings, presentations, lessons and events by empowering everyone to participate from their own device.
Cost: Free  |  Available: Hosted