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Last updated on 5 December 2022
Here you can find information on Mentimeter and how to use it for studying

Mentimeter – What is it?

Mentimeter is an easy-to-use tool for online voting. Using Mentimeter you can ask questions during a presentation. The audience can respond using smartphones or other mobile devices. The results are displayed directly on the screen. 

Teachers can use Mentimeter to make lectures more interactive. Students also can use Mentimeter, for example for presentations, internet surveys or meetings.

Mentimeter – How to get it

Mentimeter is available for all staff and students of the VU who have an email address ending in,,, or If you already have a free, basic or pro account for Mentimeter using one of these email addresses, you can upgrade this account to the VU campus license. If you don’t have a Mentimeter account yet, you can create a new account yourself. You don’t need an account for voting.

To create a new account:

After creating your account, login to Mentimeter using Click on "Log in with SSO", search for "Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam" and log in with your VU credentials. 

Mentimeter – How to use it

For the most up-to-date description of how to use Mentimeter, please see the Mentimeter website. We recommend all new users to read this short introduction to Mentimeter: How to create your first presentation.

Privacy Statement VU Mentimeter

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Mentimeter – Support

If you have a question about Mentimeter or if you experience a problem while using the system, go to the Mentimeter Help Center. There you will find information about the different functionalities of Mentimeter. You also can ask a question to Mentimeter's support team using the Chat button at the bottom right side of your screen. 

If you can not login to Mentimeter or if Mentimeter is unavailable, contact the IT Servicedesk. (Can't access the IT Servicedesk through this link? Contact them at (020 59) 80000).

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