Guest Blog: Using Vevox with MS Teams to increase engagement in online classes

Higher Education

Ben Waugh
by Ben Waugh
Guest Blog: Using Vevox with MS Teams to increase engagement in online classes

Over the last couple of months we've been in contact with our education customers and heard lots of examples of how Vevox has been used in online classes and distance learning. 

We love to listen to our users about how they are using Vevox in different scenarios so we can share these stories to other educators to give you tips or inspiration for how you can use Vevox in a similar way. 

Dr Megan Argo, who is a lecturer in Astrophysics at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) recently shared with us her article (via Twitter) on how she uses Vevox in combination with platforms such as Microsoft Teams to create engaging, interactive online classes. This is achieved by through polling and anonymous Q&A features of Vevox through MS Teams, which Dr Argo explains "some students would attend the tutorial but would purely “lurk”, not contributing much to the chat. In some cases this was due to language barriers or lack of confidence in contributing. Vevox helps to overcome these barriers." 

UCLan - Using Vevox (student response system) for online classes


Speaking out loud in any format, be that a face-to-face class, an online or hybrid class is still intimidating. Anonymity allows to overcome any issues of judgement and increases participation. Dr Argo explains "Allowing the students to respond anonymously helps overcome the barriers of shyness, language, etc. The important thing is that they are still participating in a way that is comfortable to them". In the full blog post, Dr Argo shares her tips for utilising Vevox for not only encourging more participation but for gathering live feedback on misconceptions or difficult Astrophysics concepts.

You can read the full blog post by Dr Megan Argo on the UCLan Technology Enabled Learning & Teaching wesbite

Credits: Thank you to Dr Megan Argo for sharing her experience through the blog and image and also thanks to the TELT team at UCLan. If you have any questions don't hesitate to email or visit our Vevox for Student Engagement page.