Vevox is a web-based audience engagement tool featuring polling, quizzes, and Q&A. It can help enhance your lecture/meeting/training presentation by making it more interactive—whether it is being held in person and/or virtually.

The University of Otago is piloting Vevox until the end of November 2022. Usage and feedback during the pilot will be used to determine making a case for an ongoing licence. Please send your feedback to vevox.pilot@otago.ac.nz

Vevox can be used directly in Microsoft Teams, Zoom, or PowerPoint (Windows only for PowerPoint at this stage) and has integrations for Blackboard and Moodle. The Blackboard and Moodle integrations only provide a link to a Vevox session and are not being implemented for the pilot.

Participants can join a Vevox session from their mobile phone or computer—within Teams or Zoom, via mobile phone (by scanning a QR code or using the Vevox app) or entering the URL vevox.app directly into a web browser. You can choose to make the participants in your Vevox session anonymous or identifiable.

Getting started with Vevox

All current staff are able to access Vevox to create content and run polls, quizzes, etc.

Use your University username and password to log in to the Otago Vevox dashboard at: https://otago.vevox.com

The first time you log in there is a short tutorial to help get you started:

When creating your Vevox session the default identification setting is "Anonymous", meaning all activity by your participants in the session is completely anonymous. If you would like to know who your participants are, you can change this setting to "Identified". The Vevox helpsite explains this further.

All current University students are able to log in (as participants) using their University username and password. If you would like your students to be able to create and run polls, quizzes, etc., please contact AskOtago to request this on their behalf.

Help and Resources

Vevox has many helpful resources available via their website, including:

  • Chatbot
  • Guides
  • Vevox YouTube channel for bitesize videos
  • Webinars
  • Blog
  • Ready to use resources for polls, surveys and quizzes
  • Participant user manual

You can also:

and a support agent will be in contact with you within 48 business hours.

Last updated 17/03/2022 10.28 AM

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