Google’s answer to powerpoint, ‘Slides’ has been upgraded today with an app that allows students to send questions in real time to the presenter.
It looks like a nice feature that allows the audience to post questions via the app. Other audience members can vote the questions up if they want to hear the answer too. Anonymous questioning is possible.
Google Slides Q&A – Image from Google Docs Blog – https://docs.googleblog.com/2016/05/slidesQA.html
Google released this video which shows the system in action.
There is also a red dot function that acts like a laser pen when presenting from a computer.
You may be aware of Google Forms, you may not. As a form solution, it covers all the basics and so much more.
At Marjon, Survey Monkey has provided the benchmark for staff and students to produce online forms. Due to a change in policy and proceedure, this service is now less favourable.
Google Forms is free and (in typical Google tradition) is very intuitive, portable and extremely collaborative. The process of creating a form from scratch is quick and as simple as any other form editors. A gmail account is required. If you have one already, then you can start using forms. If you don’t, then signing up is also a quick process. A gmail account also includes cloud solutions such as Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Drive.
This video shows the process of creating a basic form. (updated to the new Google forms March 16)
More complex forms are possible like directing users to different pages depending on their answers.
Reporting is possible using smart graphs as well as CSV exporting for analysis in Excel (or google sheets!).
As with any Google product, there is a wealth of tutorials and supporting video online. If you require any assistance with finding such content, please contact the MeLT team. firstname.lastname@example.org
As staff at Marjon, we have access to the ‘Google Apps for Education’ suite. This includes all the above cloud solutions with no limitation on storage. The content within a GAFE account is held under the Marjon name and uses your Marjon email for login. If you wish to have an account, please contact Zac Gribble – email@example.com