Poll everywhere is a web-based polling tool that offers instructors a variety of polling options to interact with students. Interactive Polling allows instructors to engage with students by asking questions at crucial points of inflection that stimulate active thinking. It’s also a powerful information assessment tool for gauging student understanding.
What is Poll Everywhere?
Poll Everywhere is a classroom activity learning engagement tool, and it is a web-based polling tool that is available to all faculty/staff. Participation is easy, and students can take part by visiting a web page or downloading apps on their mobile device with reactions updating on the presentation screen in real-time or clicking the link if the instructor posts in the classroom. The poll everywhere offers instructors a variety of polling question options to interact with students. Meantime, Interactive Polling allows instructors to engage with students by asking questions at crucial points of inflection that stimulate active thinking. It’s also a powerful information assessment tool for gauging student understanding.
Why Use Poll Everywhere?
Encourage Active Learning
Create fun activities to break up lengthy lectures. Encourage active participation and help students engage with the course content. Ask interactive and meaningful questions to get students talking.
Create a Safe Space for Shy Students
Connect with all of your students; even those that are usually too shy to participate in class. Poll Everywhere provides anonymity, empowering students who may normally be afraid to speak up to contribute to the class and ask questions.
Embed Polls Directly into Your Presentation Slides
Poll Everywhere allows you to embed polls directly into Google Slides or Powerpoint so you never need to exit your presentation to conduct a poll.
Gauge Student Understanding and Monitor Participation
As students respond to polls and activities their responses instantly appear on your screen which can help you determine where there may be knowledge gaps and a need to review material. Use poll data to track student participation and receive meaningful feedback.
Guides & Resources
Getting Started Guides
Where to Find Help?
Technical Support and Consultation:
- OIT Classroom Technology Audience Response Support
(for Poll Everywhere account help)
- OIT EEE Support (for Canvas help)
- EEE Ed Tech Tools – Poll Everywhere
- DTEI Office Hours
- Poll Everywhere Support Center
- Presenter Getting Started Guide
- Poll Everywhere’s Instructor Guide
- Poll Everywhere & Canvas Integration Guide for Educators
- Integrating Poll Everywhere activities into your Slide Presentation
- Embedding Activities into Canvas