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The ATUS pilot for Socrative Pro is now accepting a limited number of new licensees for the 2017-18 academic year. Contact Justina.Brown@wwu.edu to participate.
Socrative Pro is an easy, web- or app-based tool that provides instructors with strategies for posing questions and challenges to students and displaying student responses on the instructor's screen in real-time. Students can use any web-enabled device, such as a smartphone, tablet, or laptop (also available via check-out).
Socrative Pro benefits include:
Socrative can be used "live" or online using several formats:
Instructors can poll students anonymously about topics relevant to the discussion, gauge student learning via mini quizzes, complement discussions with active learning approaches, quickly execute exit tickets, and much more. Each activity generates a report that can be opened in Excel. Contact Learning Systems staff to discuss ideas or learn the basics.
We have extended the ATUS pilot for Socrative Pro through this academic year, limited to 20 additional licenses.
Who should I consult with about my ideas for using Socrative?
What is the difference between Socrative and Socrative Pro?
How do I get a one-year Socrative Pro license for free via WWU?
Do my students need an account?
No account is needed for students and students are never asked to pay for anything. Students access your activities via the "room number" that you create.
What happens to my license (and materials) after the year ends?
It can either be renewed or accessed via a regular/free account. Renewals may be at instructor cost if Western does not continue paying for licenses after the pilot.
If I have a class smaller than 50 students should I just use the Socrative Free product? How?
If my class is bigger than 150, am I out of luck?
Not necessarily. In the Pro version, you can use two Socrative spaces, called "rooms" at the same time; each is limited to 150.
Only rostered (private) rooms have a hard limit of 150. For public rooms, you can go over a bit but it isn't recommended. See: Using Multiple Rooms in Socrative Pro - video (30 sec.)
How can I limit a Socrative activity to only my students?
The Pro version supports "private" rooms that require students to enter their Student ID. Instructors set this up by downloading their student list from Canvas or Banner and uploading the list as a "roster" to Socrative. Once a room has a roster attached, activities require the student ID and cannot be anonymous. For anonymous activities, the instructor and students can switch to a different room to run/access the activity without the ID. Either way, the instructor should click "finish" to complete an activity and prevent further access.
How do I connect my student roster to a Socrative quiz/poll?
Can I use Socrative with PowerPoint?
While it does not integrate onto PowerPoint slides, it can be used at the same time.
Based upon two pilot studies in 2016, ATUS recommended a year-long pilot of Socrative Pro beginning with the Winter 2017 quarter and has extended it through August 2018. ATUS is covering the one-year licensing fee for a limited number of faculty and providing support for Socrative Pro in the 2017-18 academic year. After this third pilot, ATUS will determine whether or not to continue funding the licenses. To help in this evaluation, licensees may be asked to respond to a short survey and possibly ask their students to do so as well.
Phase 1 Study results - Spring 2016: ATUS learned that a Bring-Your-Own-Device model for Student Response Systems is viable. Nearly 90% of our students own and are willing to use their own device for these interactions. In the 10% of cases where students did not own a device, we found that the students were resourceful in borrowing a device.
Phase 2 Study results - Fall 2016: ATUS learned that cost-to-student and ease-of-use were the primary concerns by both faculty and students. Several systems were evaluated that included the basic features desired by faculty. While the various systems offer a variety of licensing options, funding an enterprise solution is not currently feasible.