Socrative is a web based question and feedback tool which can be with students within a lecture or session. Students can access the system from their own devices to answer pre-planned questions or to provide instant feedback. You can have up to 50 students participating in an activity at one time. Socrative can be used from a computer browser or using the specific apps for students and teachers.
Creating an Account
You can quickly and easily set up a free teacher account by going to www.socrative.com. Follow the ‘Get Account’ link and select the ‘Get Free’ option.
This will take you to the registration form where you can input information about yourself, your demographic (including the institution) and your account type (free). Socrative will automatically set you up with a teacher account, as students do not need accounts to participate.
Setting up your room
When you first sign in your will be given a default room name. Your room is the area in which you will create your quizzes and questions and the students will then use the room name to access these.
You can change the details of the default room and add new rooms using the ‘Rooms’ tab along the top of the Socrative homepage. To edit the room name (you may wish to change this to something more meaningful such a module code) click on the pencil icon next to the existing room name.
Once a room is set up you are ready to create a quiz.