* About: Polling @ McGill

Overview | Who can use it | How to request & access | Cost | Availability | FAQs | Best practices & policies | Training & documentation | Support

Service overview

Polling @ McGill (formerly Student Response System or SRS) is a technology-supported questioning strategy to assess students’ learning and encourage active classroom participation. At McGill, we are using a web-based student response system, called Slido, During a course lecture with polling questions, students will use Slido to respond from their personal device (smartphone, tablet or laptop).

Who can use it

Polling @ McGill is primarily for teaching and learning.

How to request, access the service


Register your full-feature account:

  1. Go to the www.mcgill.ca/polling and click on “Register Your Account”.
  2. Sign in with your McGill Username and McGill Password.



Before class, you need to register your account. You only need to do this one time.

Non-academic use of polling

Note that Slido is only for teaching and learning. We recommend staff to use our equivalent polling system:


There is no cost to instructors.

There is no cost to students.


This service is available at all times on campus using McGill’s Wi-Fi.

The service is available 24 X 7, except during planned maintenance or outages, which will be posted on the IT Services website.

Frequently Asked Questions


FAQs for instructors using Polling @ McGill


How can I join Slido as a participant?

See Join Slido event on the Slido website.

How do I check if Slido is working?

See the Slido support site.

How do I troubleshoot Slido issues?

Find answers on the Slido community troubleshooting site.

Best practices & policies

Training & documentation

For instructors:

Go to the Create Polls with Polling @ McGill for more information on how to create polling questions, run a polling session, and much more.


Contact the IT Service Desk.