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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Teaching with Mentimeter

Logging into Mentimeter

You can log into Mentimeter by clicking here and using your Banner ID and network password as the login credentials. You may be presented with a page to select your institution or company, please select ontariotechu.ca.

Important: please read prior to logging in if you currently have a paid or free account with Mentimeter. 

Notice of Collection of Personal Information:

Please be advised that personal information may be collected when using this platform. For more information please visit Mentimeter’s Cookie Policy. Also, please note that your email address may be shared with Ontario Tech faculty, staff, and IT admins, and your account will be converted into an account under Ontario Tech’s account.

 Instructions for Use:

  • Individuals using Mentimeter should configure the platform so that survey results cannot be downloaded. Click here for instructions on configuring Mentimeter.
  • Instructors wishing to share survey results should download results themselves, then share through the respect Canvas course shell.

Teaching With Mentimeter

With Mentimeter you can build interactive presentations with an easy-to-use online editor, directly from your browser. Add questions, polls, quizzes, slides, images, GIFs, and more to your presentation to make them more engaging and fun. When you present, your students use their smartphones or laptops to connect to the presentations where they can answer questions, give feedback, and much more. Their responses are visualized in real-time, creating a unique and interactive experience. Once your Mentimeter presentation is over, you can share and export your results for further analysis.

Mentimeter has a number of different ways that you can engage your students and is compatible with Google Slides, PowerPoint and Keynote, and has the options for you to choose between the presenter and audience voting pace.  

In this video, you will discover more about Mentimeter at Ontario Tech University.

Why and how Mentimeter can enhance your teaching?

  • You can engage with all students simultaneously. Regardless of where they are located, how many there are, or if they are a bit more shy or anxious - everyone is given a voice. Everyone can share anonymously.
  • You can present content and ask questions; participate in various exercises with your students; seek feedback; brainstorm; prioritize; and understand experiences, needs, and emotions.
  • Anonymity draws out even the shyest students and can encourage the most hesitant people to share. Being able to interact anonymously makes students feel more inclined to participate and make their contributions more honest.
  • Mentimeter is suitable for both synchronous & asynchronous teaching. You can engage with your students during live sessions or send them Mentimeter surveys prior to, after a session, or anytime to collect their feedback or to assess prior knowledge.

 Mentimeter Instructor Resources

If you have any questions about Mentimeter please contact the Teaching and Learning Centre at teachingandlearning@ontariotechu.ca 

Introductory Mentimeter Tutorials

Mentimeter has a variety of different ways to engage students and great resources and videos to help get you started below.

Mentimeter Overview

In this video, you will learn an overview of navigating Mentimeter. 

Mentimeter Templates

In this video, you will learn how to use Mentimeter templates.

Q&A Feature

In this video, you will get an overview of how to use the Q&A feature.

Quick Form Questions

In this video, you will learn how to use quick form questions.  

Multiple Choice Questions

In this video, you will learn how to create multiple choice questions.  

Word Cloud

In this video, you will learn how to create a word cloud. 

Pin on Images

In this video, you will learn how to use the pin on image feature.

Quiz Your Audience

In this video, you will learn how to quiz your audience.

Quizzes Competition

In this video, you will learn how to use the quiz competition feature. 

2x2 Grids

In this video, you will learn how to use the 2x2 Grids feature.