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Who is this training for?

For staff looking to deliver more interactive, engaging presentations.

The information below aims to guide you through the different ways to use Mentimeter and how it can help you make your teaching more engaging and interactive.

You might have already attended our Introduction to Mentimeter training. If you haven’t and would like to, please check our Training page for details of upcoming sessions and to sign up.

What is Mentimeter?

Mentimeter (opens in new tab) is a browser-based presentation tool that allows you to create and deliver dynamic interactive presentations, polls and surveys.

It’s easy to use and doesn’t require any downloads.

Step-by-step guides and information

Get started with Mentimeter

Follow our guide to sign up to Mentimeter with your University of Manchester account. It’s simple and quick!

Content slides

Learn about Mentimeter’s range of content slide types, such as ‘Heading’, ‘Bullets’ and ‘Image’.

Interactive slides

Discover Mentimeter’s interactive slides that will help you to engage your students, check their understanding, and even unleash their competitive side with quizzes and leaderboards.

Using Mentimeter with PowerPoint

While we recommend creating your content entirely in Mentimeter, we understand you may have existing content in PowerPoint that you don’t want (or have time) to remake from scratch. Explore our guide here to different options, including: importing PowerPoint slides into Mentimeter, using Mentimeter and PowerPoint side-by-side, and the Mentimeter PowerPoint add-in.

Using Mentimeter in Zoom

Present remotely from within Zoom using the Mentimeter Zoom app. Follow our step-by-step video guide to add the app to your University Zoom account, and discover how it will look for your students.

Learn more with Mentimeter Academy

Mentimeter have their own online academy, where you can take free courses to build your Mentimeter skills and improve your teaching:

Please note: Before you can access Mentimeter Academy, you’ll need to add your name to your Mentimeter account. Your name will appear on any certificates you earn from Mentimeter Academy courses.


Here are some frequently asked questions about Mentimeter. Click on each question to reveal the answer.