How Many Responders Do I Need?
Simple. What is the largest class/group you work with? If all of your classes have less than 35 students than a 35-responder account would be adequate.
How Many Concurrent Sessions Do I Need?
How many concurrent sessions you need depends on how you plan on using QuestionPress.
A single session? Many presenters will find that one single session works just fine. For example, Mr. Jones teaches five science classes. At the end of each class he closes down the session and then opens a new one for the next class. You may wish to start with just a single session, as you can always add more later.
A few sessions? A strong case can be made for having two or three concurrent QuestionPress sessions. Having a few concurrent sessions would allow you to continue on live with a whole class while other students could work on another assessment (ie. make-up quiz). Perhaps you wish to assign an "A" version and "B" version question set to prevent cheating or to accommodate special needs students. If you are interested in polling, having more than one session would allow you to conduct the poll over a long period of time while still being able to run sessions in your classroom.
One session per class/group? There are a few reasons why you might want to have different sessions for each class or group. One is organizational - easier to keep track of data this way. The other reason is homework. If you plan on using QuestionPress regularly for homework assignments then you would need one session per class. For example, one evening Mr. Jones assigns a set of questions via QuestionPress in all five of his science classes. Mr. Jones would need five concurrent sessions to accommodate this. Honestly, we wouldn't recommend going this way until you are sure this is how you want to use QuestionPress. Remember, you can always add more sessions later.
Do I Want Live/Asynchronous or Asynchronous Only for My Additional Sessions
Live sessions mean you are live in front of your class or audience interacting with them. It is unlikely that you would be live in front of multiple audiences at the same time. For this reason, we recommend that you stick to one live session with the rest as asynchronous. Asynchronous sessions are also less expensive because they are less resource intensive.
What does Asynchronous Mean?
Asynchronous sessions mean that the responders are provided a question set and move through that question set at their own pace - without interaction from the presenter. Examples may include tests, quizzes, homework checks, checks for understanding, and post-activity surveys.
What is Polling?
Polling allows you to survey a large group of people - 10 times your normal limit. The difference is that Polling does not keep track of each individual responder's data. Polls, as with all QuestionPress Sessions, can be embedded into your website so that visitors can easily participate. Examples of Polling might include voting or soliciting feedback.
Why are Live Session More Expensive
Live Sessions are considerably more resource intensive.
Why are There so Many Choices?
In education, one size does not fit all. Likewise, all budgets are not created equal. QuestionPress has be modularized so you only pay for what you need. And you can always add on as necessary.