Nearpod for Higher Education

Elevate instruction by empowering faculty and transforming the student experience.

Nearpod for Higher Education: Turning Adult Learners into Active Learners
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Engage 100% of your students with interactive activities delivered live or asynchronously on any device.

Draw It

An interactive whiteboard where students can draw, highlight, type, and add pictures to illustrate understanding.

Open-Ended Question

Challenge learners to demonstrate deeper understanding with free-form text responses.


Instant feedback regarding individual and class-wide understanding of important concepts. Quiz grades provide results to student and instructor in real time and can populate to some LMS gradebooks.


Gather opinions, check for comprehension, and share live results.

Collaborate Board

Create collaborative learning opportunities where students can share and upvote ideas in real time.

VR Field Trips

Immerse students in locations worldwide from the palm of your hands.

Fill in the Blanks

Challenge students to quickly recall important terms.

Matching Pairs

Test student knowledge by matching pictures and/or text.

  • Draw It
  • Open-Ended Question
  • Quiz
  • Poll
  • Collaborate Board
  • VR Field Trips
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Matching Pairs

Transform teaching. Together.

Join hundreds of postsecondary institutions elevating instruction worldwide.

  • Texas A&M University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Maine
  • University of South Carolina
  • Columbia University
  • Boise State University
  • University of Groningen, Netherlands
  • Manchester University, United Kingdom
  • Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
  • Higher Colleges of Tech, UAE

Limit Distraction, Improve Performance with Nearpod.

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Independent research from Dakota State University shows that during live instruction Nearpod prevents digital distraction and multitasking while contributing to better learning outcomes.

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Dr. Nicole Arrighi
Open quote Nearpod is the bridge to engagement utopia! Close quote
Dr. Nicole Arrighi, Professor at Tennessee State University
Amy Mackos
Open quote I teach a very large class of nearly 200 students and they tend to be very quiet. I find that when I use a Collaborate Board at the beginning of class it sets the tone for a more active class Close quote
Amy Mackos, Asst. Professor at Ohio State University School of Nursing
Aixa Perez-Prado
Open quote I find it difficult to get my adult university students to stop looking at their phones. Nearpod has helped me to integrate their love for the small screen with the content we are learning. It has helped me to make both my in person and my online classes more interactive and fun. Close quote
Aixa Perez-Prado, Faculty at Florida International University