A public room is automatically added when you create your Socrative account; this is your default room. Although you can change the name of this room, you won’t be able to:
Add a roster
Exclude it from the menu
Public rooms are rooms that do not contain a roster. When a student logs in to a public room, they will need to enter the room name and type in their name. Teachers can find their room name at the top of the app while logged in:
Teachers share this room name (whether public or private) with their students so that they can connect to the room and complete any activities launched by the teacher.
Once a roster is added to a room (either manually or by importing a CSV or XLS file), it becomes a private room. Students log into a private room by typing the room name and their student ID that are provided by the teacher. Students will see their name in the header of the room.
If you have a Socrative PRO account, you can add up to 20 unique rooms (a combination of public and private). You can have up to 50 students per room with the K-12 plan, and up to 200 students per room with the Higher Ed & Corporate plan. You’ll also have the ability to run multiple quizzes, polls, exit tickets, or space races at the same time.
For more information on the added features of Socrative PRO, check out our plans page.