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What is Mentimeter?

Mentimeter is an online polling, questioning and voting tool that you can use in your classes or presentations, whether they are face-to-face or online, synchronous or asynchronous. (See:  www.mentimeter.com/join/ucl).

Mentimeter falls into the category of applications called Audience Response Systems (ARS) or Electronic Voting Systems (EVS) and they are conceptually simple. The presenter poses a question on the screen, and invites  the audience to vote or respond as directed. Once polling closes, everyone can see an aggregated graphic display of the responses.

What can Mentimeter do?

An ARS can be a very powerful teaching and learning tool. It may be used for:

  • Diagnostic testing: find out what your students already know.
  • Contingent teaching: use the results of polls to change your teaching plans to deliver exactly what the audience needs.
  • Promoting class discussion: poll and ask for feedback on why different responses were chosen.
  • Peer instruction: Encourage students to discuss questions and collectively agree on an answer.

All of these uses have one common purpose: encouraging students or participants to be actively thinking about the subject being discussed or presented.

Mentimeter Essentials

Getting started with Mentimeter

No installations, no downloads - you can get started in seconds! Visit www.mentimeter.com/join/ucl and login via Single sign-on.

Creating presentations and questions

See what questions you can ask your audience and learn how to best use them.

Presenting with Mentimeter

Learn what is possible to do when presenting with Mentimeter.

Usage Ideas and Next Steps

Our best advice for successful Mentimeter presentations

Read through those articles to prepare and execute your presentations like a star!

How to vote

Prepare your polling by anticipating what your audience will experience.

After the presentation

Export, share or analyze the data efter your presentation.


Find answers to the most common Mentimeter questions.

Getting Help

If you can't login...

Follow these instructions to reset your password: ISD - User IDs and Passwords
If you are unable to do, contact the Service Desk: ISD - Help & Support

Other issues...

For other support issues please see: Advice and answers from the Mentimeter Team

Want to talk about using ARS in teaching?

If you're a member of staff and would like to discuss how you can use Mentimeter in your teaching practice, please contact the Digital Education team: digi-ed@ucl.ac.uk

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