A word cloud is a collection or cluster of words depicted in different sizes, or an image that visualizes the most important words. The bigger and bolder the word appears, the more often it’s mentioned within a given poll and the more important it is.
Word clouds make for excellent ice breakers or act as a fun way to get the class or meeting started.
A good example would be to ask your students where they would rather be right now. You can also ask your customers what they like or don’t like about your new product. Ask your employees to give suggestions on how your organization could improve.
Participants can send in multiple responses, by submitting a word or short phrase (max 20 letters). Results are displayed as a word cloud & the size of each word/short phrase reflects its frequency.
Example of a word cloud poll in present view:
Example of word cloud on mobile app:
Example of word cloud in present view:
Read this article on how to set up word cloud questions for your participants.
This is an example of a word cloud being used as an ice breaker in a webinar with 160 participants.
Check this short video for some word cloud ideas: