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Guidance for the safe use of online audience response tools

This page contains the University's principles on the appropriate use of audience response tools in teaching. Its content is primarily aimed at staff but may also be of interest to students across all of the UK, China and Malaysia campuses.

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What you need to know

Following a serious incident of an anonymous racist response being submitted on an online audience response tool, the University has undertaken a piece of work to explore how such tools can be used both safely and appropriately in teaching.

The document below outlines a set of principles that must be observed by everyone that uses online audience response tools, as well as the various functionalities of the most common tools in current use. For more information, please consult the following:

If you have any problems or queries relating to audience response tools and their use, please email the Learning Technologies Section at:  Email


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If you are a member of University staff and have any other problems or queries not covered by this information, please contact our APVC for Teaching and Curriculum Leadership  Email
This page was last updated on 26 March 2021 at 15:36 (GMT)