Following successful trials with seleted first year classes in 2016-17, from mid August OMBEA Response became the University's online polling system, replacing the InterWrite PRS system. For a basic video introduction to OMBEA see:

The OMBEA Repsonse plug-in is avaialble for PowerPoint from Microsoft System Centre on University PCs. Once you have downloaded the software register with Media Services to be able to use OMBEA on clasroom enabled PCs. The CAD eLearning Quick Guide 72: OMBEA Response -Getting started will help you with downloading the software and converting any PRS questions for use in OMBEA Response.

OMBEA have a series of usesful resources which include a YouTube channel and text based reources in the Guide, which is spit into three sections:

  • Learn to Walk - covers the basics, although for advice on installing the software see CAD's eLearning  Quick Guide 071 OMBEA - the basics
  • Learn to Run - covers detailed settings and advanced slide types
  • Learn to Fly - covers pedagogical issues of creating good questions, tips for running smooth sessions and accessibility advice.

With OMBEA Response students can use their own portable / hand-held devices (phones, tablets, laptops etc.) to interact in class or remotely in pre-determined time periods. Because the system is browser based any internet enabled device will work with OMBEA. With this system students can read the questions on their own devices as well as on the main lecture theatre display and only select options which are available for eash particular question. The system can be made anonymous, and with a sutiably designed question included enable a class register to be taken for attendance if required. Detailed analyis of reponces is available for the tutor both during and following the session which can be made available to students, or kept hidden.

Selected help resourcres are available from the OMBEA Links section of this website.