The University is piloting Mentimeter during session 2021-2 in parallel with the existing TurningPoint service. We will be evaluating Mentimeter during this session and we would be grateful to colleagues for completing a survey which will be issued in due course.
How to access Mentimeter
Simply follow the link to www.mentimeter.com/join/edinburghnapier. Alternatively choose to Log in with SSO at the Mentimeter login page and you will be redirected to log in with your university credentials. Then type ‘edinburghnapier’ to find the University account.
- I don’t have a Mentimeter account
Follow the steps above and you will receive an email to confirm your account and enable the SSO connection. A Mentimeter account will be automatically created for you within the University subscription.
- I already have a free Mentimeter account
Make sure you’re using your university email, otherwise change your email. Follow the login steps above and you will be connected to your Mentimeter account and you will have access to the full Mentimeter feature set.
- I have a paid Mentimeter subscription
Decide if you wish to continue using your existing paid subscription until its expiry date or if you wish Mentimeter to cancel it. Contact the Mentimeter support team at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will help you join the university subscription.
How to use Mentimeter
The Mentimeter Help Center has a wide range of articles organised as follows,
- Getting started with Mentimeter describes your dashboard, how to create your first presentation and using folders for organisation.
- Creating presentations and questions describes what questions you can ask your audience and learn how to best use them.
- Presenting with Mentimeter had a range of articles covering accessibility to using Mentimeter in remote teaching sessions.
- How to vote will help you prepare your polling by anticipating what your audience will experience
- After the presentation shows how to export, share or analyse the data after your presentation.
- Top tips is Mentimeter’s best advice for successful presentations.
This quick guide to classroom voting by Derek Bruff (Vanderbilt University) suggests strategies for peer instruction, leading class wide discussion, and responding to student learning needs in the classroom.