Centre for Teaching and Learning

Centre for Teaching and Learning
Centre for Teaching and Learning

Poll Students Comprehension

Poll Students Comprehension



Best Practices

  • Maximize the use of onQ, then other Queen's supported tools before considering other technology.
  • Match your plans for student polling/surveying with intended learning outcomes and assessment needs.
  • Define a clear, attainable goal for your poll or survey and share this rationale with students when asking them to engage.
  • Preview your poll or survey before you release it. This could be with a TA who was not involved in the design or building of it.


onQ Surveys

Use the Survey tool to:

  • Conduct classroom assessment techniques (CATs) that assess comprehension for learning
  • Determine student knowledge on course subject matter at the beginning, middle, or end of the semester.
  • Solicit feedback from students on all aspects of the course.

Qlicker is a student polling and participation application.

  • Use Qlicker to ask questions, track participant progress, and receive instant feedback (synchronous).
  • Qlicker can also be used as a quiz tool (asynchronous) for self-paced review quizzes.
O365 Forms Forms allows you to quickly and easily create custom quizzes, surveys, questionnaires, registrations and more. It can be used as an alternative to onQ Surveys, and can be embedded directly in to onQ Content. 
Qualtrics As an institutionally supported survey platform, Qualtrics could be used to conduct surveys with students. 
More Tools to Consider*
Kahoot Kahoot is a game-based learning platform that makes it easy to create, share and play learning games or trivia quizzes in minutes. Can be used to review content, reinforce knowledge, break the ice and reward, or collect student opinions.
Socrative Socrative is a quiz based formative assessment. tool.  Create quizzes, surveys, or mini-competitions to assess student comprehension and keep track of their learning in real time.
Free up to 50 students.
eCampusOntario H5P Studio Create, share and reuse HTML5 content for embedding on a webpage. Content options such as interactive video, drag the words, find hotspots, and flashcards are especially useful for formative assessment. 

*Tools Not Supported By Queen's