Nearpod for Higher Education

Elevate instruction by empowering faculty and transforming the student experience.

Nearpod for Higher Education: Turning Adult Learners into Active Learners

Engage 100% of your students with interactive activities delivered live or asynchronously on any device.

Draw It Open-Ended Question

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

Draw It Quiz

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.

Draw It Poll

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

Draw It Collaborate Board

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

Draw It VR Field Trips

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

Draw It Fill in the Blanks

Challenge students to quickly recall important terms.

Draw It Matching Pairs

Test student knowledge by matching pictures and/or text.

Draw It Draw It

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

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

Transform teaching. Together.

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Limit Distraction, Improve Performance with Nearpod.


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

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
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