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Getting started with Mentimeter

What is Mentimeter?

Mentimeter is both a digital polling and a presentation tool that can be used for your presentation, and enables you to interact with your students using real-time digital polling.

  • How to create a Mentimeter account – you can now connect with a Deakin Single Sign On (SSO) to access all of the features on Mentimeter. Use this resource to review how to join, if you have an existing account, learn how you upgrade to the SSO.
  • Your dashboard – it’s important to understand the interface that you will see when you log into Mentimeter; this resource reviews the key components.
  • Folders in Mentimeter– you are teaching in different units or want to organise your presentations; this resource outlines how to use this feature.
  • Presenting with Mentimeter– get an overview of the presentation view and know what to expect when you are presenting. This shows one question type, but this will be explored further in the next section.
  • How to enter the voting presentation – review the different ways in which your students can connect to your presentation and how easy it is to get started voting.

Create your first presentation

What are the question types? Once you have logged in, you will be able to create your first presentation. Before you get started, consider why you are using digital polling and what you want to find out.

  • Multiple choice questions – students can choose between the different options you provide.
  • Image choice questions – similar to multiple choice, you can upload images instead of words as options.
  • Word cloud questions – students can add words to create a word cloud that will grow and expand.
  • Open ended questions – enable students to type their answers freely.
  • Ranking questions – provide a list of items where students can rank them in a particular order and Mentimeter will rearrange these according to the order the students have put them in.
  • Scales questions – students can rate something using a Likert scale; this question type can be effective.
  • 2 by 2 matrix – rather than one dimension, if you would like to rate an item with two dimensions then this is the question type for you.
  • Questions from audience – enable the students to ask you questions from their own device anonymously.

Presenting with Mentimeter 

  • Change the result layout – regardless of the question type you select, you can choose the layout of the responses.
  • Hide results – if you want to avoid bias by not showing real time responses you can show results once everyone has contributed.
  • Segmentation of votes – want to show a high level analysis of votes real time based on how participants have responded in previous questions.
  • Mentimote – if you would like to present using your smartphone only then use this remote presentation app.
  • Select voting pace – learn about the difference between presenter pace and audience pace.
  • PowerPoint plugins and integrations – if you have a PowerPoint presentation; you can import this into Mentimeter or you can simply add the plug in to PowerPoint. Please note: there can be some lag time depending on your audience size, so, in this instance it is recommended that you have PowerPoint/presentation app open full screen and alt+tab between that and your Mentimeter account.

See what questions you can ask your audience and learn how to maximise engagement with them.  If you would like to showcase how you are using digital polling in your unit and the different ways in which you engage with it, please contact

Add the Deakin University Logo

To add the Deakin University logo you need to download a high resolution logo and add to your presentation in a few simple steps

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