There are many Colleges and schools in the country that own voting pads sets, and alas many of them sit in cupboards gathering dust as staff haven’t been given the time and support to learn the software and to develp the activities.
However – one of the voting pad companies (Optivote) has come up with a very clever idea – to integrate their software with Moodle.
I like the idea of this for various reasons:
- It means that a tutor has less systems to learn
- If a student misses a session they can still partake via Moodle
- It will encourage staff to use the Groups tools within Moodle which I think are excellent but about 90% of the people that I come across don’t use them
- The Moodle will hopefully have all the student names already in the system in the correct class so no problem with having multiple systems, or having to export and import CSV files etc.
There is a cost associated – which for small providers may be an issue, but for medium and large organisations it works out very cheap – so for people that have lots of sets of Optivote (green voting pads) or CPS (Blue ones – previoulsy sold by eInstruction)
Here is a video showing how it looks.