Thomas Jefferson University


Nearpod is a student engagement platform that allows instructors to easily add interactive features to lectures and courses. You can add polls and quizzes, drawings, virtual field trips, and more to your lessons to keep students engaged and test their knowledge. Nearpod is entirely cloud-based, no special software or AV equipment is needed.

Nearpod is licensed individually to each instructor or event presenter. Jefferson's license supports up to 300 participants in each session. Students are encouraged to download the free Nearpod application to their iPads during orientation.

How-To Guides

How to Use Nearpod (a guide for faculty)



For assistance with using Nearpod, contact Educational Technologies Support at or call 215-503-2830. 

Check out our upcoming workshops on educational technology tools, teaching and learning, and more.