What is an ARS?

An Audience Response Ssystem is an interactive tool that can be used in teaching and lecturing events to improve the interactivity between the lecturer and the audience. Today, web-based ARS are used, which allow the participation on the own smartphone or notebook.

Can I use Particify for free?

Yes, the basic functionality of Particify is free and can be used at any time via our web service. This is open source software, which we make available on Gitlab under the respective licenses.

Can I use Particify in compliance with the GDPR?

Yes, Particify complies with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation, does not share any data with third parties and only uses Germany as server location. You can find detailed information in our privacy policy.

Can I use Particify only in face-to-face teaching?

No, Particify’s features are also suitable for online teaching or hybrid events. Posting comments before, during, and after the event leaves no questions unanswered. Live polling and sharing of question sets can also motivate participants to collaborate and learn at home.

Can I also use Particify in my company?

Although Particify is optimized for use in teaching, it can be used in many different ways in all kinds of areas. For example, surveys on employee satisfaction can be started or an anonymous feedback channel can be offered with the comment board.

Do I need to register to use Particify?

No, new rooms can be created as well as entered as a guest. However, the rooms will be deleted after 180 days of inactivity.

On which devices can I use Particify?

Particify works on all devices with a modern browser. In addition to using the app in the browser, it can also be added to the home screen and used standalone.

What is the pricing model?

For educational institutions, we offer separate installations with branding, single sign-on, etc. In the future, we will expand our offering to include paid subscriptions for individuals. Our web service is free for all to use.

How can I provide Particify for our university?

For the provision of your own Particify installation in the campus network or in our server landscape, we offer services around the installation, customization and maintenance of the system.

What are rooms in Particify?

A room can be thought of as a virtual lecture hall for an event. Within a room, polls can be started, question collections can be created, and a moderated comment board can be provided. Unlimited rooms can be created.

What are question series in Particify?

Question series serve as an organizational unit to manage content such as multiple choice questions, word clouds, slides, etc. Within a room, you can create unlimited question series.

Can I include formulas, tables, and images in questions?

Yes, with the help of LaTeX and Markdown, formulas of any kind, tables, images, etc. can be included in questions. Detailed information about text formatting with Markdown and LaTeX can be found in our user manual.

What is the Live Feedback in Particify?

With our Live Feedback the current mood of the audience can be determined. The anonymous feedback of the participants ensures that everyone can follow the presentation.

What is the Q&A section in Particify?

The Q&A feature of Particify provides space for anonymous questions and feedback. Contributions can either be presented live or answered in writing at any time.

How does moderation work in Particify?

To ensure that only lecture-appropriate comments remain on the list, it can be moderated live. For this purpose, the comments can be sorted out before or after publication. Whether the questions should be published directly can be defined in the room settings. Any registered person can be added as a moderator through their email address.