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Classroom and Teaching Technology Update

This guide looks at some of the teaching technology available for you to use.


What is CALI?

CALI stands for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction. is a non-profit consortium of law schools – of which UC Law is a member – that develops and distributes legal education lessons to the consortium members.

How to Access CALI

You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. Go to and look at the information box on the right side of the screen. Click on “Not a registered user yet?”  You will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. You can get this code from any reference librarian. Once you have entered the authorization code, you can set up your password. Have more questions? Check out the CALI FAQs.

First Year CALI Lessons

There are over 410 CALI lessons dealing with First Year topics.  You can browse descriptions of them at

Second & Third Year CALI Lessons

There are over 600 CALI Lessons dealing with upper level topics.  You can browse descriptions of them at

CALI E-Books

CALI publishes a selected number of free e-books. Of particular note are the casebooks and the Federal Rules. The e-books are available at You can even create your own casebook. See for more information on the e-book program.

Creating CALI Lesson Links

  • LessonLink is a CALI tool that allows faculty members to view student scores, completion rates and usage of CALI lessons.
  • Faculty members can share the LessonLink and Course URLs the same way any other URL is shared - via a post on a course website, by email, or any other method.
  • Additional information on CALI tools for faculty can be found at



Creating CALI LessonLINKs Video Tutorial (2:59 min.)


CALI Polling


Poll Everywhere

PollEverywhere is a website that allows you to create your own electronic polls which the audience can answer either online or by text message.

Signing Up for a Poll Everywhere Free Account

  1. Go to
  2. Select the blue Sign Up button.
  3. Complete the Free Plan Sign Up online form. Be sure to check the box next to” I am an educator” and then select “I am a Higher Education educator.”
  4. Check the box next to “I agree to the terms of service and Privacy policy.”
  5. Select the red Sign up for my Poll Everywhere account button.

Creating a Multiple Choice Poll

  1. Go to
  2. Login in with your Email and Password.
  3. Select the red Create Poll button.
  4. Enter your poll question.
  5. Select Multiple Choice under “How will my audience respond.”
  6. The answers automatically default to True or False. If you want to use other terms, delete True and False and type in your own terms. If you want to have more than two multiple choice answers, select the blue Add an Answer button to add new terms.
  7. After you have added all of your terms, select the blue Create button.

Inserting Poll Everywhere Into a PowerPoint


  1. Go to
  2. Download and install the PollEv Presenter App.
  3. Open or restart PowerPoint, locate the Poll Everywhere ribbon in PowerPoint.
  4. Using the ribbon, insert your Poll into your presentation. Start presenting.


  1. Go to:
  2. Download the PollEv Presenter App for Mac.
  3. Install PollEv Presenter App for Mac by dragging the file to your Applications folder.
  4. Open PollEv Presenter from your applications folder.
  5. In the Poll Everywhere app enter your login information.
  6. Download your polls from your My Polls page.
  7. Open the downloaded PowerPoint file and enter Slide Show mode to see your Poll.




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