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How can we improve Poll Everywhere?

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  1. Allow group members to clear response data

    In academic uses of Poll Everywhere, a lot of instructors have teaching assistants who help them to collaborate and share polls. We use the "groups" feature for this but one thing that TAs do not have access to do with grouped polls that they did not create is clear response data. This would be a great setting, for example, "Allow group members to clear response data for this poll" to enable for groups.

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      I understand completely. Yes. These sorts of Permissions and Collaboration features are really important and can also get complicated for us. The largest issue is just that it varies from presenter to presenter as to whether they want to allow others to do things like Clear Results.

      For now, we are defaulting to prevent other users on the account from clearing or performing any other permanent/destructive actions on another person’s polls.

      We have a few different initiatives in progress that should hopefully begin to address these sorts of issues, however introducing a more complex permissions system is a long project for us.

      So, please stay tuned and thank you very much for the suggestion! We appreciate it and will do our best to post here and keep you all updated as we build more toward a multi-user and collaborative world.

    • Allow text responses for competitions

      Currently, the only way my audience can participate in a competition is if they use their phones web browser. I have found the advantage to Poll Everywhere over other services is that text responses are much more reliable. Internet responses are not dependable for what I do traveling around to different venues. Most of the time everyone is on the same conference wifi and responses won't go through. so I REALLY need a text option for these competitions, otherwise, I will have to stick with the other software I use.

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      • Create teams

        For the competitions, could participates select a team they would like to be a part of, or better yet, could I assign participants to specific teams for competitions.

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        • Allow groups to be converted into competitions

          Or let us select a group of existing questions and have them copied into a competition.

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          • When I advance past an embedded poll in PowerPoint, deactivate the poll

            Basically what the title says - it's really slick that a poll activates as soon as I move to its slide in PowerPoint, but when I advance to the next slide after the poll, the poll remains active and people may still be responding. I'd like to see it where it's only active while the poll's slide is being presented.

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              This is a tough one. We’ve had a couple other folks ask for this as well. There’s a couple reasons we’ve been reluctant to make this change
              - first, we really want to make sure that the audience is able to reply. Getting that feedback is the core part of our service so we try to be more lenient in that direction vs. harder time restrictions
              - second, it’s fairly common (and easy) for presenters to accidentally skip forward a slide and then go back. And, we don’t want to

              Those are the two big ones. We could add a toggle to switch whether we default to de-activate when you leave a poll slide. However, it’s a lot more complexity and a bit risky for us to maintain two different versions for how Activation works since it is such a core part of our entire workflow.

              So, it’s certainly not…

            • In competitions, ability to make questions worth different number of points

              In competitions, instead of each correctly answered question automatically being worth 1000 points, this value should be customizable, so questions can be worth 100, 200, 500, etc points.

              Also, the option of setting incorrectly answered questions as negative points.

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              • Allow group members to copy questions to the entire group of collaborators instead of writing finding each email address one by one.

                We have faculty working with a group of TAs. The faculty regularly share a group of questions to TAs and would like to share to all of them by searching for the name of the group rather than searching and adding each group member.

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                  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thanks for the feedback! We are beginning work on a project we hope will address these sorts of collaboration issues. The goal is to allow one person to share a selection of their poll questions with a User Group who will all be able to present, but not edit, those polls.

                  There’s plenty more to it than that and lots of details, but that is it in a nutshell.

                  Thanks again for the feedback and stay tuned for more information on that project. We’ll be posting about in the next few months.

                • Restricted IP Address -- Taking Attendence

                  For using polls to take attendance, it will be great if we can add some restrictions to where they the participants located. So the users most come from certain URL to take the poll.

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                  • Respondents should be able to see their overall score upon completion of a graded survey

                    For example, if the respondent were to complete a five-question graded survey, they should see an 'overall score' page after completing the last question. This page should show their score and possibly allow them to retake the test or at least view the questions/answers.

                    Currently, after the end user completes a graded survey, there is no way for them to know what their overall score was. The administrator can view this information in a graded report, but they must manually pull the data and send it to the respondent.

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                    • Competition - set up for over time, not just for one session

                      Can Competition be set up as a loop? This way we can put up the questions on a monitor and people who walk by can answer questions as they please and over time we can see the winner on the leaderboard.

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                      • Randomize questions

                        I need to be able to randomize questions, in order to prevent biased/ unconsious choices. Like Kahoot offers

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                        • Add a sorting or categorising question type

                          I would like to suggest the addition of a sorting or categorising question type

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                          • Clearly indicate when I'm logged in on iOS

                            Clearly indicate when I'm logged in on iOS

                            I use an iPhone and intend to always be logged in to the app. For the first few weeks, I was taking polls and would check the invisible nav bar on the right to see if I was logged in, then slide it away. Last week, although I was able to answer the poll, I was shocked to see that I was no longer logged in, causing my response to not be recorded in my profile. Had there been some indication on the screen when I was taking the poll that I…

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                            • Give instructors in the same group the option to grade each other's questions

                              This would allow instructors to have TAs assist with grading, but it should be optional within a group because not all instructor groups would be sharing polls for this purpose.

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                              • Numerical responses?

                                I think this is slightly different from an earlier post about numerical answers, where as I understand, one answer is the 'correct' answer.

                                I would like students to enter a numerical response to a question, e.g. 'What is your age?'. I would then like to be able to display the mean/median of the responses, and perhaps a histogram or even scattergram (if another numerical- or categorical-response question appears in the same survey to allow for comparison).
                                My understanding is that this feature is still not available (i.e. a year after the original, similar discussion)?
                                It would be great if this…

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                                • A better "attendance tracker"

                                  Please consider a way in the Poll “Configure” options to a) Auto lock after a duration of time and then b) auto report of a particular group (as user (admin) specified) and finally, c) auto clear of results. If all three could be scripted to execute in that sequence, at the intervals specified, there would be some SERIOUSLY added value to using your approach to attendance tracking.

                                  This would be helpful because most teachers using the approach recommended on your blog are capped at 40 results…it’s yet one more step to have to remember to clear results every time classes…

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                                  • Account Delegation for Poll Execution

                                    We often have classes that utilize multiple professors. They would like to be able to share polls, powerpoint slide decks, and class data more easily for a single class. Account delegation for at least poll execution rights would probably be able to solve this use-case completely.

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                                      We are still very early in the project, however we have begun working on ways to allow one person to create a poll → share it with one or more other presenters on their account → and allow those other presents to present and receive responses (but not edit) those poll questions.

                                      We’ll post more here as we get further in the project and more details.

                                    • Edit order of groups in the Participants screen

                                      I'd like to change the ordering of the groups listed on the right side of the Participants screen. Possibly drag them up or down after clicking on the Edit button.

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                                        Thanks for the suggestion! I actually have never heard of this before, but you are 100% right we do not currently have a way to reorder or customize those at all right now.

                                        We’re generally trying to move away from drag and drop within the application to better support Tablets and mobile devices. However, I will bring up reordering the list for future enhancements to that page.

                                        Thanks again!

                                      • Unlink title font size from logo size

                                        It's great that I can upload a logo to a slide, but if I want to change the size of the logo to be small and unobtrusive, I have to also change the size of the font. So either I have a logo the size I want, but small title text, or the font size I want with a big ol' logo image. It would be nice if the logo size and font size weren't linked.

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                                          I’m sorry about the trouble you’ve had with the text sizing. I can empathize with you entirely. Text sizing is just one of those subtly tricky things.

                                          We’ve had this request before and it is something we’ll definitely look into how we can accomplish. There are some workarounds that you can do with the image itself that you are uploading as a logo. Where we can add some “whitespace” around it to appropriately size. However, that is a somewhat tedious process.

                                          Another thing that I’ve seen done as a workaround is to upload a Background Image with your logo in the corner and the rest just a white background. That can sometimes cause text to cover the logo but with proper placement and spacing/alignment you can maneuver around that.

                                          Thank you for the suggestion and bringing this up. We’ll post here as we make progress on these sorts of customization…

                                        • Ability to log me out on all devices

                                          If I log in on someone elses device - whether in the browser, PowerPoint, etc. - and forget to log out, I'd like the ability to log myself out of anywhere I'm logged in. This would improve data privacy/security as I could remove access to see my polls, and ensure that others aren't using my login for their own purposes.

                                          This would be similar to Spotify's "Log out of everywhere" option, or Google's "Log out of all sessions" ability.

                                          example: https://support.spotify.com/us/account_payment_help/account_basics/can-i-sign-out-of-my-account-if-im-signed-in-on-another-device/

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