Vevox (in-class polling and messages)

Vevox

Students: go to vevox.app, enter the 9-digit meeting code and click Join

Staff: go to login.vevox.com and log in using your Aston email and Vevox password

Staff: join the Classroom Response System User Group for updates and online training

Vevox is the new name for Meetoo but many support resources use the old name.

UPDATE (September 2020)

The Vevox pilot service has now ended and our licence has expired. All users still have access to the free version of Vevox which can be used with cohorts of up to 100 students. Other limitations of the free version are:

  • Only three question types are available: multiple-choice, multiple response and word cloud.
  • It is not possible to moderate Q&A comments.
  • The self-paced surveys feature is unavailable.
  • Customisation of the Presenter view is not possible.
  • Only one meeting can be open at a time.
  • You cannot download polling data.

If you use Vevox with cohorts smaller than 100 students there should be little impact on your teaching. It still works with the PowerPoint add-in. You can use Microsoft Forms for self-paced surveys.

If you want to use polling with cohorts larger than 100 students, your options include Top Hat Basic, Mentimeter (two questions and five quizzes per session only) or paying for a personal account on a system of your choice. Vevox costs £60/year, Mentimeter costs $84/year and Kahoot costs £120-£180/year). Many other good systems are available.

About Vevox

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.

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.

Watch a short video on the educational opportunities of the Vevox system.

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

Although the pilot service has ended, you can still create an instructor account by filling in this form – please also email a.warren@aston.ac.uk to remind me to authorise your request. You will receive an email from hello@vevox.com which enables you to choose a password and complete the registration process.

Online support for Vevox

Vevox provide some excellent video tutorials and lots of online guides and FAQs.

They also run weekly ‘getting started’ training webinars and regular education webinars.

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 you should contact Adam Warren for advice and support about the use of Vevox, rather than Aston’s TEL Support team 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.

Data Protection

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.