What is an event?

What's the difference between votes and participant pace questionnaires?

Updated over a week ago

Being a teacher means impacting students, which can be difficult without knowing what they are thinking. Of course, interacting with dozens or even hundreds of students at once can feel like a daunting challenge. That's where Wooclap comes in.

Let's start with an important question:

What is an event?

An event is any gathering during which you'd like to interact with your audience, such as a class, a training session, a conference, and so on. It consists of three tabs: the votes, the messages, and the participant pace.

The three tabs

  • Votes

The votes are interactions with which you can gauge your audience's interest and knowledge in real-time. Insert these questions into presentations to maintain high attention rates and improve student learning during class.
Students (on the right) can see and answer a vote as long as it is displayed on the shared screen (on the left). In other words, everyone answers the same question at the same time.

Got it? Let's move along.

  • Messages

Students can also send you messages in real-time. The message wall allows them to send their questions, ideas, arguments, and remarks without ever having to speak up or raise their hand. In large classrooms and auditoria in particular, this gives everyone a voice.
In addition, by liking each other's messages, students can prioritise the most important questions and show you where their interests lie.

Still with us? I never doubted you for a second.

  • Participant pace

Use the participant pace to share files and questionnaires with your students, which they will consult and fill in at their own pace, respectively. These surveys are a great way to ask students to prepare for an upcoming class or to review how well they can handle the material seen in a previous one.
The participant pace is also an efficient way to gather feedback and discover your learners' interests. Use it to get to know your students in anticipation of a class or a course and structure it accordingly.

As long as a questionnaire is online, students will be able to access it, answer it, and review how well they did once they've completed it. This means every student fills in the survey whenever they have time to do so.

Student view of a questionnaire:

But wait, there's more!

Settings and useful features

Will participants answer anonymously or will they be identified? Will there be a competition or not? What should I wear on the first day of class?

Once you have created the event's content using the three aforementioned tabs, you can answer these questions (well, maybe not that last one) using the event settings. In those settings, you will find your presentations, the competition mode, the reset function, and far more!

For more information on Wooclap's many features, download the user guide here.

Glad to see you made it! That's it for the warm-up tutorial, have a look at the other (shorter) tutorials below to start creating content of your own!

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