Poll Everywhere for Faculty / Staff/ TAs

Overview

Poll Everywhere is a web-based polling tool that does not require clickers. This tool is available to instructors at the University of Pennsylvania as a pilot during the 2017-2018 Academic Year.

Instructors, TAs, or staff create a poll in their Poll Everywhere account. The poll is made in an unpublished state. Once a poll is published, students can respond to polls through text messages or the Internet. The poll can be closed manually by the instructor, TA, or staff, or it can be set to close at a certain time. Poll results appear in customized formats (graph, bar chart, etc.). Reports can be run for granular analytics and grading.

Features

Identifies main features of the tool. Identify how the tool is used with Canvas (added as an external tool, an LTI, a link, etc.

Benefits

Lists benefits of using the tool.

Instructions

Getting Started

How to get access to the tool. 

Step-by-Step Instructions

How to use the tool.

Important Information

Canvas

Currently, a Canvas integration there is no Canvas integration for Poll Everywhere at the University of Pennsylvania. Instructions for how to use Poll Everywhere with Canvas (link).

Free vs. Subscription Poll Everywhere Accounts

The 2017-2018 Poll Everywhere pilot at the University of Pennsylvania grants users in participating schools and programs access to the subscription version of Poll Everywhere.Depending one’s needs, a user may find that the free version of Poll Everywhere is sufficient. The following information will help users decide if they should use the free version of Poll Everywhere or if they should contact their Local Support Provider (LSP) about joining the pilot to use the subscription version.

Free Poll Everywhere Accounts

There is a free version of Poll Everywhere that anyone can use without joining the pilot. Sign up for a free Poll Everywhere account. 

The free version has most of the functionality available through the subscription version Penn is piloting; however, it has these limitations:

          • There is a 40-response limit per poll.
          • The correct-answers display feature is not included.
          • The reporting feature is not included.
          • Participant accounts are unavailable, which means that there is not a way to match poll responses with respondents, since doing this requires participant accounts. In a course context, the lack of participant accounts means that instructors cannot determine which students submitted which responses.

Subscription Poll Everywhere Accounts

Poll Everywhere subscription accounts offer these additional features:

          • Allows for 10,000 responses per poll (please email canvas@pobox.upenn.edu if you plan to have more than 1,000 for a poll).
          • Has the correct-answer display feature.
          • Includes reporting.
          • Gives the option to create participant accounts, which means that poll responses. can be matched with respondents. In a course context, this means that instructors who set up participant accounts for their students can identify which responses came from which student.

Join the Poll Everywhere Pilot

Contact your Local Support Provider and let them know you want to join the Poll Everywhere pilot. Contact your Local Support Provider.

Please Provide This Information to Your LSP:

            • If you have created an account using the free version of Poll Everywhere, please give your LSP email address you used to create your free account. The same email address will need to be used to create your subscription account so that the polls you created through your free account will be added to your subscription account.

          • Please let you LSP know if you will want to associate poll responses with respondents( (i.e., you will need to know the names of the people who respond to your poll).