This blog gives me a good chance to test out some of the social networking (SN) tools I’ve been exploring for my first assignment for INF506. Although I’ve examined their use in class blogs and evaluated how effectively they can be used to enhance the curriculum (which is the focus of my case study report), I haven’t tried all of them out before. So, time for a try out.
This is an application I’ve examined that’s used for creating polls or surveys. It’s called Pollmo. I can see all sorts of potential for such a tool in a class blog – everything from surveys for maths lessons on statistics and graphing, to ratings for books or movies, to stating preferences and opinions.
It’s also one of the easiest SN tools I’ve found! 3 steps and you’re there. So easy, I think a Stage 1 student could do it (with some help for the final step).
- Type your question
- Type your answer choices
- Choose a skin
You can then either link your blog to the URL created for your unique, or copy and paste the HTML code into your blog (which is what I’ve tried).
How easy is that!
Update: So much for “how easy is that”! I’ve obviously got a bit to learn about embedding HTML text in my blog. I guess it’s time to read the manual.
On a more positive note, the poll really DID display in it’s own URL. And if you click “view Qualtrics Poll”, you can get to it. It doesn’t look as pretty though 😦
Maybe I should have just linked to it. I’ll have to keep trying. You know the saying – if at first you don’t succeed …
Here is a screenshot of what my poll should look like.