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Audience Response: Poll Everywhere

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Poll Everywhere Instructions

Interested in using Poll Everywhere at the University of Pennsylvania? Consult the Canvas at Penn Poll Everywhere guide for more info!

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What is Poll Everywhere?

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

How does it work?

Instructors, TAs, or staff create a poll in their Poll Everywhere account. The poll is made in an unpublished sate. Once a poll is published, students can respond to polls via text message or the Internet. The poll can be closed manually by the instructor, TA, or staff member, 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 analytic and grading.

How can I use it?

Here are some common Poll Everywhere uses:

  • Attendance
  • Assessment:
    • Diagnostic
    • Formative
    • Summative (minor assessments only [e.g., short quizzes])
    • Student-directed teaching
    • Social learning
  • Flipped/Hybrid classrooms
  • Online learning

How Do I Join the Poll Everywhere Pilot?

Contact your Local Support Provider and let them know you want to join the Poll Everywhere pilot. To find your Local Support Provider, please see this list.

Please provide the following 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 your 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).