Wooclap is an "Audience Response Tool. Both students and teachers may use this tool during a presentation/class to present questions or statements to the audience.
Attendees can respond to these via their smartphones or laptops. The results can be displayed directly on the presenter's screen. The tool can be used in the classroom, as well as online.
All UvA staff and students can log into Wooclap with their UvAnetID and create and start a session themselves.
Watch the promotional video of Wooclap to get an idea of what the application does.
After you have successfully logged in you will be directed to the My events page in Wooclap.
When you are logged into Wooclap you can select your language in the upper right corner.
Questions in Wooclap are part of an Event. Creating a new event goes as follows:
Questions asked to the audience in Wooclap are called interactions. There are several question types you can add to the event. Click here to learn more about the different question types available, or try them out yourself in Wooclap.
Watch the DEMO: How to create an event to see how to create the questions, or follow the instructions below:
When using Wooclap during teaching or presenting, you will often want to alternate the interactive slides with questions with informational slides (for example, from a PowerPoint or a PDF file).
You can do this in two ways:
It is recommended to use the web application. This has the only disadvantage that PowerPoint animations are not available. If it is really important to be able to show animations we advice you use the PowerPoint add-in.
Always test your presentation before using Wooclap live while presenting. This is especially true if you use the PowerPoint add-in on a different computer than the one you used to create the Wooclap presentation.
In this case, you present from the online Wooclap environment (via wooclap.uva.nl). Watch the DEMO: How to create an event to see how to add informative slides to your Wooclap session, or follow the instructions below:
In the online environment of Wooclap, animations (moving elements in PowerPoint) cannot be used. If it is important to show animations, we advice you use Wooclap via the PowerPoint add-in. This is available through the Microsoft Office store, for users with a UvA MS 365 license. Using the Wooclap add-in is slightly more complicated and limited in functionality, compared to the web application.
Important: The Wooclap add-in is linked to your personal MS 365 profile. Because of this, it cannot be pre-installed on computers in classrooms. When using Wooclap via the PowerPoint add-in, it is advised to run the presentation on the same laptop that was used to create the presentation. If you do want to present on another computer, please test in advance whether Wooclap is also installed on it and works properly in combination with your PowerPoint file and your MS 365 profile.
If you use the PowerPoint add-in you still have to create the questions in the web environment of wooclap (wooclap.uva.nl). To do this, follow the instructions under the headings Create new event and Create questions earlier on this page.
You will now have access to the questions you created in Wooclap via the web environment.
Please note that participants' answers are stored online on Wooclap's servers. The UvA has a processing agreement with the supplier for this purpose. Never ask your audience to share sensitive personal data and allow participants to participate in the session anonymously whenever possible. Click here for more information about the possibilities to let students participate anonymously or not.
There may be reasons for not allowing students to participate anonymously. As a teacher you may want to introduce a game element (gamification), where students compete against each other and a winner must be determined. It is also conceivable that a session is disrupted by an uninvited guest. By asking students to log in you can keep them out. If you ask students to log in, always use the SSO / University login method, so students log in with their student number and password. Never use the Email and Social login methods.
If after a session you find that students have entered (too) personal answers that should not be stored, delete these results after the session. Click here for instructions on how to delete the results after a session.
In Wooclap you can also make exports of events that have taken place, with the responses of individual students. As a teacher, you need to be careful sharing this data. Do not share the exports with others, unless you have a good reason to do so.
Do you want to get even more out of Wooclap? Then take a look at the additional options.
When you are logged into Wooclap you can click on the question mark in the right bottom corner. You might find the answer to your question. In the Wooclap Help Center you can also find a lot of information.
If you cannot find the answer yourself, please contact the education desk at your faculty.