Want to wake up your students? Give them pop-quizzes or just get discussions going in smaller groups? Theres is no need for expensive clicker devices anymore! Use UCLA's Online Polling Tool OPT to shake things up in your classes!

OPT (Online Polling Tool) is a polling tool developed by UCLA! OPT is a FREE polling service that is available for all UCLA faculty, staff and students. Poll creation is available upon login for all UCLA Faculty and Staff! Login and get started today on making your courses, meetings and speaking engagements more interactive and engaging!

The functionality available in the Online Polling Tool (OPT) includes:

  • Full Course roster integration for all of your courses
  • Six different types of questions
  • Mobile & Responsive enabled BYOE Polling Interface
  • Poll Creation and Management from class to class
  • Poll Cloning for easy poll replication

OPT has been architected to create a device-agnostic and user-friendly solution for real-time poll response collection and instant data analysis both inside and outside the classroom environment. OPT is useful for in-class interaction, public forums, conferences, speaker events and even sporting events.

The OPT system will have impact in two areas. The first impact will be an increased availability of an in-class interactive system which will be able to be used in any classroom setting as there is no need for special receiver hardware to be installed. OPT eliminates the need to purchase third-party hardware for integrating classroom learning with response systems. The second is a relief of financial impact for students, who will no longer need to purchase a specialized "clicker" device, as long as they have an internet enabled wireless device (phone, tablet, laptop…).

Save your students $$! OPT eliminates the need for expensive and clunky clickers that your students have to buy!

If you would like a demo of OPT for your department, or more information, please contact Rose Rocchio at rrocchio@oit.ucla.edu.