Vevox training day Wednesday 23rd November 2022

Vevox enables students to answer questions anonymously using their phones in class and online, and for tutors to immediately show the results and respond to those. A Q&A feature enables students to ask questions without raising their hand or interrupting the lecture.

Vevox trainers are visiting Aston on 23rd November to lead four training sessions, supported by the Education Team and existing experienced users. Hundreds of your colleagues across Aston are already using Vevox to engage their students and this event invites you to join them – or further develop your skills. Vevox continues to develop in response to feedback from users across HE, so this is also an opportunity to learn about new features.

For all sessions, please make sure you bring a phone, tablet or laptop so you can take part in polls.

Room capacity is limited, so please book your place using our online Microsoft Form (Aston login required). This will also enable us to easily contact you if we need to change to a larger room.

An introduction to using Vevox to engage students in class and online

1.00 – 1.50 in MB231 and online in Blackboard Collaborate

This session aims to get you started with Vevox and will demonstrate how it can be used. For existing users it will also introduce some of the new features, such as hotspot image questions. It will take place in-person in room MB231 and simultaneously online in Blackboard Collaborate: see below for access details.

Next steps with Vevox 1: PowerPoint, Present View, and Q&A chat

2.00 – 2.50 in MB411 (was MB415)

This session introduces the Vevox add-in for PowerPoint and compares it with the browser-based Present View. Techniques to manage the Q&A chat feature will also be covered, as well as integrations with Blackboard and Microsoft Teams.

Ask the experts

3.20 – 3.50 in MB411 (was MB415)

A break for tea/coffee (nor provided – sorry) followed by an opportunity to chat and ask specific questions.

Next steps with Vevox 2: Surveys, quizzes, and leader boards

4.00 – 4.50 in MB411 (was MB415)

This session covers anonymous surveys and self-paced quizzes and shows how you can access the data from all polls. The use of advanced question types and gamification using leader boards will also be covered.

Blackboard access for the introduction session will be in the ET_CPD Blackboard Collaborate room, open from 1pm on the day:
1. log into Blackboard and select Courses from the menu on the left
2. search for ED_CPD and click its title (Education Department CPD) to enter that course
3. click Join session > Course Room┬áin the ‘Details & Actions’ menu