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What is Mentimeter?

Mentimeter is a tool that lets you engage and interact with your audience in real-time, either in a face-to-face or online environment. Audiences can pose questions, respond to quizzes, vote in polls or create word clouds all via their mobile phones. Mentimeter sits outside of Brightspace but can be embedded in the content area of a unit. 

Why use Mentimeter?

Using Mentimeter:

  • engages the audience as interactivity provides increased participation
  • students feel more involved when they are given the opportunity to decide the outcome
  • increased efficiency and effectiveness as collobrative working makes it faster to generate content
  • students can add unbiaised input and express their own ideas, regardless of the views of their peers.

How to use Mentimeter

To find out more about using Mentimeter visit the Mentimeter website. You can get started using the Free version with the Getting started guidance.

Please note that BU is currently assessing institutional provision for an audience response system.