Students: go to vevox.app, enter the 9-digit meeting code and click Join
Note that polling is anonymous and you do not need to create a Vevox account.
Staff: go to login.vevox.com and log in using your Aston email and password
Staff: join the Classroom Response System User Group for updates and online training
Vevox is now available for use by all staff at Aston. It uses Single Sign On (SSO) so you log in to your Vevox account using your normal Aston username and password.
The Vevox add-in for PowerPoint is now available for installation on all Aston PCs and laptops from the Software Centre, and appears as an icon on the desktop when you log in to a bench PC in a teaching room.
Vevox is a classroom response system (CRS) that enables students to answer their tutor’s questions using a web browser – typically on their mobile phone. The results can viewed and shared immediately, providing students with individual feedback on their answer. The tutor gains an overview of the cohort’s answers, allowing them to adapt their teaching or proceed with confidence. The tutor may also enable Vevox Q&A messages so that students can post questions and comments. Note that Q&A is turned OFF by default, and that moderated Q&A is possible.
Questions, answer options and results are presented through a web browser by the tutor. Vevox offers three question types: multiple-choice, multiple-response and word-cloud. These can also be run as a self-paced survey, for example for mid-module evaluation. Multiple-choice questions with correct answers enable an element of competition using a leaderboard.
Vevox supports large cohorts of up to 1500, and is also suitable for use by conferences, visit days and other events. Participants do not need to create an account or sign in, and polling is anonymous unless you ask people to enter their name or contact details.
As a web-based system, Vevox can also be used to enable quizzes and other learning activities during webinars and other synchronous online learning.
See also: Research evidence and good practice guides for classroom response systems
See also: Other classroom response systems in use at Aston
Creating a Vevox instructor account
Any member of Aston’s staff can log on to Vevox using ‘Single Sign On’ with their standard Aston username and password. The first time you do this it will automatically create a Vevox account that enables you to create sessions and add polling questions to them.
Log in to your Aston Vevox dashboard.
You should bookmark this link so you can easily access it when teaching.
Online support for Vevox
This Panopto recording of an Aston workshop (March 2023) offers an introduction to Vevox for new users. The first 30 minutes is a live demo of the various question types with a commentary on how tutors can engage their students using the web-based Present View. The second half shows how tutors can log in to their Vevox dashboard to create and run sessions, and outlines features such as surveys, data records, and moderation of Q&A.
Vevox provide detailed online guides and FAQs.
They also run weekly ‘getting started’ 15-minute training webinars and regular education webinars – which are recorded so you can access them later.
This site has a page that offers students a brief guide to using Vevox in-class which you could link to from your Blackboard courses.
Join the Classroom Response System User Group for updates and online training
Vevox also has a fully-featured add-in for PowerPoint (Windows only) that is available in all Aston teaching rooms and can be installed on your office or home Windows PC or laptop.
Please note that in most cases staff should contact Adam Warren for advice and support about the use of Vevox, rather than Aston’s TEL Support team, Digital Services or the Vevox support team. This particularly applies to queries about the educational use of Vevox. Technical questions can be usually be quickly answered yourself by viewing the tutorial videos and online guides.
Aston’s Legal Services have reviewed Vevox and confirmed that the service is compliant with the GDPR and does not pose any data protection concerns. Instructors should ensure that students can access information about data collection and privacy for Vevox by adding a link to that page on the relevant Blackboard course.