GoSoapBox is an online classroom response system and a flexible tool for interacting with the audience before, during or after a lecture or presentation. A presenter can pose a question, run a poll or get text responses from the audience in real time. It is a cloud-based software which runs through a web browser and uses your audience's mobile devices.
GoSoapBox is very easy to use and you can get started in less than 10 minutes.
GoSoapBox is web-based tool – this means that both the presenter and audience parts run in a web browser (Microsoft Edge, Safari, Chrome, Firefox) and need an internet connection. It is compatible with lots of different devices, meaning that students can use what is already available to them in class. This can be any laptop, tablet or smart phone, and students can work in a group if they don't have their own device.
GoSoapBox allows for active participation by all students and provides immediate feedback to the instructor. It is used to keep students engaged and to gain real-time insight into student comprehension.
The presenter sets up the questions ahead of time and controls their release during the presentation. Once responses have been collected, the presenter can view them and display the results to their audience, generally as a bar graph or pie chart. Resources for how to write effective questions can be found here.
Victoria staff can get an account under the University licence. Being under the University license means your class sizes are not restricted and you get all the features available.
GoSoapBox offers various tools:
Using Gosoapbox in class
This page was last updated March 2022