Website review by Melissa Powers, Common Sense Education | Updated November 2021

Wooclap

Versatile polling/presentation tool boasts great question variety

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3–12
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Communication & Collaboration

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Pros: Question types support higher-order thinking and encourage collaboration.

Cons: Not flashy or fun, so student engagement hinges on lesson design.

Bottom Line: This tool supports student-centered teaching by pushing real-time participation/feedback beyond simple polls and multiple-choice questions.

In a traditional, all-students-in-person classroom, teachers can collect real-time opinions or check for understanding during a lesson or presentation. When using Wooclap as a short assessment or review quiz, consider turning on competition mode (located in event settings) to increase student engagement. Make sure to explore the wide range of question types; the variety far outpaces that of other platforms that focus on multiple choice. Use these unique questions to gather feedback, brainstorm, test hypotheses, rank choices, rate options, identify points on visual images, and more. Since most question types don't require correct answers,  Wooclap is great for teachers who want to encourage inquiry and discussion.

In a distance learning or hybrid classroom, use screen sharing to engage students in Wooclap. Each learner can use a computer or mobile device to participate in live response gathering as well as the messaging feature. Also check out and make use of options like the "I'm confused" feedback button, so students can let you know when specific parts of lessons have tripped them up. Use the self-paced questionnaire feature to gather responses asynchronously. Regardless of how or when students respond, teachers can access response data anytime, viewable online or for export/download.

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Wooclap is an interactive polling and quizzing platform that works with slideshows and presentations. Teachers can solicit real-time feedback from students through 20 different question types, including multiple choice, poll, priority lists, find-a-number, word clouds, image labeling, and sliding scales. Wooclap also supports messaging/chat and a brainstorming question type for more collaborative learning. Teachers can import premade presentations from PowerPoint, Keynote, and Google Slides, and then conduct live polling/quizzing during the presentation. 

Wooclap's questions can be presented asynchronously or live. For asynchronous, self-directed learning, teachers can create questionnaires and share files that students complete outside of classroom time. During live lessons, teachers can choose to present from a single screen or cast a presentation to participants' screens. To answer questions, students can scan a QR code or access a unique web link in their browser on any internet-connected device. For some question types, students can even participate via SMS message. Students can respond anonymously, with a one-time username, or by logging in with a Wooclap or school account. With the paid Pro version, teachers can integrate Wooclap with an LMS (Moodle, Canvas, Blackboard Learn, Brightspace D2L, and Sakai) and synchronize student responses between the two platforms. Note that there's a free Pro version for primary and secondary teachers, but this version doesn't include the LMS integration or single sign-on (SSO) capabilities.

Assuming that all students have access to an internet-connected device, Wooclap is a flexible feedback tool that'll enhance most classrooms/presentations. Wooclap was designed for the university lecture hall, but it works great in small classrooms too. If the focus is on sharing opinions or introducing new content, teachers can collect feedback anonymously, and then later in the same lesson require usernames to collect assessment data. The question variety is potentially best-in-class, and can be adapted to create some compelling learning experiences. Certain question types even allow students to upload images, expanding assessment opportunities. For example, students could snap a pic of their math solution or share an image that illustrates a scientific concept. Teachers might choose one of these to share back to the class.

Best of all Wooclap is really easy to use; you can set up a question in less than a minute. Teachers can pre-plan by preparing questions in advance, but also quickly create a question or solicit responses in the middle of a lesson. Each class has access to a message board, enabling students to ask questions or post additional feedback during the lesson. Teachers can customize a variety of safety and privacy features, including response moderation and user authentication. With a plethora of options and an intuitive user experience, Wooclap shines in the overcrowded field of polling software. The big drawback is that, while it does have a competitive mode, it's lacking the visual style and flash of other more game show-style tools. What you lose in "fun," though, you gain in learning opportunities that could be just as engaging with great question design.

Overall Rating

Engagement

Makes it easy to incorporate students' knowledge and ideas into lessons and presentations. It's not flashy, but there's tons of question variety.

Pedagogy

Unique question types and response options go beyond multiple-choice quizzing to support higher-level thinking and collaborative learning.

Support

There are convenient tools and advice for improving learning with Wooclap, including how to use language and accessibility supports.


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Melissa Powers Media specialist/librarian

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