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Getting Started with Mentimeter

This article will explain how to access Mentimeter, an easy to use audience response tool that lets you engage and interact with your audience in real-time, either in a face-to-face or online environment.

What is Mentimeter?

Mentimeter is an easy-to-use online platform for voting and collaborating. It’s primarily used to support engaging presentations and to quiz audiences via a range of different question types.

When you present, your audience use their smartphones, tablet, or laptop to connect to the presentation where they can answer questions, give feedback and much more. Their responses are visualised in real-time, creating a unique and interactive experience.

Once your Mentimeter presentation is over, you can share and export your results for further analysis and even compare data over time to measure the progress of your audience and sessions.

Why Mentimeter?

You can use Mentimeter to:​

  • Check student comprehension – find out what the students already know and adapt your teaching (and online resources) to their needs.
  • Recall previously covered materials and reinforce concepts and ideas through regular formative assessment.
  • Promote and facilitate peer discussion around important teaching topics and key concepts.
  • Gather and evaluate feedback on teaching sessions.

How can I get started?

Both the University of York and the University of Hull have a site-wide license for Mentimeter. Each institution has created a guide to help users get started:

University of York: Getting Started with Mentimeter
University of Hull: Getting Started with Mentimeter

Please note: You will need to use a either University of York IT account or a University of Hull IT account to access Mentimeter

How to create your first Mentimeter presentation

This short video tutorial shows you how to create your first Mentimeter presentation.

Further resources

In terms of ‘HowTo’ guides, Mentimeter’s own help pages are very comprehensive and well categorised. Individual guides contain step-by step instructions with screenshots and/or video walkthroughs. You will also find a range of useful resources on the Mentimeter’s YouTube channel (see below).

Research papers and blogs


Mentimeter blog: Teaching strategies for the remote classroom

Mentimeter blog: Tips and tricks for teaching with Mentimeter

Updated on 25/09/2023

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