Teaching & Learning


Engaging students before, during and after f2f, online and hybrid sessions using Mentimeter

11 November 2021, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm


In this session delivered by the Arena Centre you will explore the why and how Mentimeter (and similar tools) could be used both asynchronously and synchronously to support wider engagement in student groups.

This event is free.

Event Information

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UCL Arena Centre


This event will take place online.
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United Kingdom

11 November 2pm-3pm - Online

Colleagues within the faculty and across UCL have been using Mentimeter to support their teaching/ training/ professional activity. Some started using this student voting/ interaction tool in live face to face sessions, others have used it when connecting with students online. This session is an opportunity to think about effective ways Mentimeter might support both synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning activity face to face, online or in hybrid mode with a special emphasis on how to exploit the functionality of this relatively easy to use tool as something used outside of live sessions.

The session will cover the following:

  • Experience as ‘student’ Mentimeter interaction both pre- and in-session 
  • Clarification of what asynchronous and synchronous use means in the context of Mentimeter
  • A review of question types with discussion of those that best lend themselves to asynchronous activity
  • Techniques for setting up asynchronous Mentimeter activity
  • Using Mentimenter in ‘live’ (e.g. in-person or Teams/ Zoom/ Collaborate meeting – or, indeed, both simultaneously in a ‘basic hybrid’ scenario) sessions- practicalities, potential issues and advice.
  • Opportunities and application in YOUR context- open discussion and questions. 

Who should attend

Anyone teaching or supporting learning at any level. The session would suit colleagues who have used Mentimeter before or those that are yet to try it. Please note, it is not designed to be a ‘how to’ session; the emphasis is on exploring the ‘why would you?’ and some of the often-missed features and potentials of this university-wide piece of software.