Using the Timer in PollEverywhere

PollEverywhere has some features you may not know exist. The timer is a good example of a feature that could be really powerful in the classroom setting where students need to think fast in order to demonstrate their understanding of material.

In this Quick How-to Webinar I will demonstrate to you how to use the timer with various example questions.

Getting Started with iClicker: An Introduction

iClicker is a dynamic solution for engaging, assessing, and keeping students involved in any classroom material. The law school has a department set of 80 clickers available for you to use in your class.

In this Quick How-to Webinar I will demonstrate to you how to get started using iClickers, how to request to use the Law School’s department set, how to submit iClicker as a course material to the bookstore, and how to make sure your Polls are up and running in anonymous mode.


Click here for the i>Clicker Guide

Control the Animations of Open Ended Polls

Open Ended Polls can be a lot of fun to use with a live audience, but on occasion you may want to stop the animation to speak to a particular response or moderate responses that you are receiving.

In this Quick How-to Webinar I will demonstrate to you how to edit this animation feature if you would like or how to moderate responses to your polls in real time.

Why people ignore security alerts up to 87% of the time

19 Aug 2016

8 Security threats


by Lisa Vaas

Developers, your security warnings are messing with people’s brains, and not in a good way.

In fact, given the poor timing of security warnings popping up, most people – we’re talking about up to 87% in some cases – ignore them.

Ignore, as in, researchers have found that scarcely any brain activity shows up when they measured test subjects via FMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) as security warnings interrupted those subjects while they were trying to do other things, such as input their login or enter a validation code.

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SSA: Ixnay on txt msg reqmnt 4 e-acct, sry

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 11:58 am

The U.S. Social Security Administration says it is reversing a newly enacted policy that required a cell phone number from all Americans who wished to manage their retirement benefits at The move comes after a policy rollout marred by technical difficulties and criticism that the new requirement did little to prevent identity thieves from siphoning benefits from Americans who hadn’t yet created accounts at for themselves.

In an announcement last month, the SSA said all new and existing ‘my Social Security’ account holders would need to provide a cell phone number. The SSA said the numbers would be used to send recipients an 8-digit code via text message that needs to be entered along with a username and password to log in to the site.

But sometime in the past few days, apparently, the SSA decided to rescind the cell phone rule.

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How-to Create Your First Poll in PollEverywhere

Poll everywhere is a fantastic platform to engage your audience and assess their knowledge of any given topic. It hosts a wide variety of question formats and your polls are available anywhere at any time. Just insert your poll into your powerpoint presentation or display them from your favorite web browser. Participants only need their mobile device or laptop to respond via the internet or text message.

In this Quick How-to Webinar I’ll demonstrate how to create your first poll in PollEverywhere.

IT & Classroom Technology Overview

Welcome Back! This fall we will see a few things that have changed in the classroom technology arena.

In this Webinar we will review the most important things you need to know about Information Technology and Instructional Technology at the Law School including a brief overview of the classroom podium and Desktop Computer

For any assistance with technology at the law school please email

This webinar is accompanied by Overview Documentation.

IT & Classroom Technology Guide 2016 – Faculty

Identity Theft Hits Home


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In lieu of several recent incidents of identity theft affecting various members of The School of Law and The University of South Carolina’s community as a whole, we felt it extremely important to remind you to take every precaution to protect your identity and that of your family’s. Continue reading Identity Theft Hits Home