Course Agnostic Discussion Poll Templates for Packback Instruct



How can you best use Discussion polls on Packback?

Use Packback discussion polls to engage students both during class and outside of class. 

 

You can post structured, asynchronous polls with Homework Polls, where students must justify their responses by sharing why they chose their answer. Student answers will be reflected in the Packback discussion grade book.

 

Alternatively, you can host engaging in-class debates and discussions with In-Class Polls, using real time data to see what the students are thinking. Students won’t be required to justify their responses and student responses to these types of polls will not be reflected in the Packback discussion grade book.

 

Below are a few poll ideas you can use to increase engagement and gather feedback from your students…

 

In the beginning of the semester use the a poll to see what students are most interested in learning about:



Poll Question

Poll Description

Poll Options

What topics are you most interested in learning about this semester?

We’re going to cover the following topics. Which are you most interested in at this moment? Please share why?

Topic 1

Topic 2

Topic 3

Topic 4

All of the above



Use a poll to see what careers or majors your students are planning on exploring:

 

Poll Question

Poll Description

Poll Options

What is your major?/What direction do you want your career to go in?

I’m curious to know what your plans for the future are. Please share your major/career aspirations. 

Major 1 / Career 1

Major 2 / Career 2

Major 3 / Career 3

Major 4 / Career 4

Undecided…



Check to see if your students have read and understood the syllabus:

 

Poll Question

Poll Description

Poll Options

What did you learn about this course by reading the syllabus?

The syllabus is a vital document for our course. Choose one of the options to show something you have learned about the course while reading it and write any additional questions you have in the +Add written response box.

Learning 1

Learning 2

Learning 3

Learning 4

I learned something else…

 

Help students reflect and prepare for an exam:

 

Poll Question

Poll Description

Poll Options

We’re approaching our first exam next week. What topics do you need to study the most or still have questions on?

These answers will help me prepare for office hours and study documents. Write any additional questions you have in the +Add written response box.

Module 1

Module 2

Module 3

Module 4

Module 5



Check for understanding of connections between concepts:

 

Poll Question

Poll Description

Poll Options

What are examples of connections between two concepts we have learned so far in class?

An important skill is seeing the connections between what we have learned so far. Think back on the past few classes and connect two concepts or compare and contrast two concepts. and write your explanation in the +Add written response box.

I found a connection between two concepts…

I can compare these two topics…

I can contrast these two topics..

 
 



Check for understanding of a reading or video:

 

Poll Question

Poll Description

Poll Options

What are some of the key findings from this week's reading(s)?

As you read this week’s reading, consider how this paper is relevant to your understanding of our current topic and write your explanation in the +Add written response box.

The reading helped me better understand the topic.

I struggle to see the relevance of this reading to the course.

It was a challenge to read and understand. 

 
 

 

Reflect on the goals of this semester:

 

Poll Question

Poll Description

Poll Options

What skills or knowledge did you gain this semester?

Let’s reflect on what we have learned and what skills we have gained this semester. Share the most vital skills or knowledge you have gained and how you plan to use it for your future classes or career.

Topic 1

Topic 2

Topic 3

I would say something different…

All of the above

 

If you would like to discuss the best way to use Discussion polls, please reach out to your Packback Experience Manager or email help@packback.co

 

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