Comparison of Polling Products

There are many polling products that can be used for in-class questions to increase the students’ interaction and engagement during lectures.  A comparison of three of the most-used products at Cornell are below.

Company: i>clicker Learning Catalytics Poll Everywhere
Cost:
Instructor $0 $0 Varies:
Either $0 (allows up to 40 responses per poll)
or
$349/semester (allows up to 400 responses per poll)
Student Varies:
$15/semester for REEF Polling App
$43 for new clicker remote
~$20-$35 for used clicker remote
Varies:
$12/semester or $20/year
Varies:
Either $0 (if instructor purchases Instructor license)
or
$14/year
Operating system (for instructor):
 Macintosh Yes Yes (instructor access by web only) Yes (instructor access by web only)
Windows Yes Yes (instructor access by web only) Yes (instructor access by web only)
Web-based No (instructor access by software on computer only) Yes Yes
Student Devices:
 Clicker Remote Yes No No
Laptop Computer Yes (for REEF Polling App) Yes Yes
Smart Phone Yes (for REEF Polling App) Yes Yes
iPad / Tablet Yes (for REEF Polling App) Yes Yes
Text-Only Phone No No Yes
Features:
Question Types:

– Multiple-Choice

– Numeric

– Alphanumeric

– Clickable Image

– Other types

 

Yes

Yes (140 digit limit)

Yes (140 character limit)
No

No

 

Yes

Yes (No limit)

Yes (No limit)

Yes

Yes Click for more

 

Yes

Yes (No limit)

Yes (No limit)

Yes

Yes Click for more

Track Student Responses Yes Yes Yes
Provide Grading Options Yes Yes Yes
Integration with Blackboard Roster Yes No No
Integration with Blackboard Grade Center Yes No No
Student Response Reporting Yes Yes Yes
Company Contact:
Web Site Web Site Web Site

There are more features and considerations with each of these products than can be listed in this comparison chart.  Please contact the Academic Technologies group if you have any questions about using these or other polling products at acadtech@cornell.edu.  Full support is provided for i>clicker use. Support is also available for the other polling products listed as well as newer products, but on a limited basis.

 

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