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  1. Automatically insert replies from one poll to a new one in a presentation

    It would be great to have the possibillity to take the answers from one poll directly into another poll/question during a presentation, without having to take a break in the presentation to do this manually.
    Specifically, I have been hoping to first start out with a word cloud, and then directly switch over to another question (e.g. rank order, multiple choice or upvote) where the respondents can vote on the words reported in from the previous question (hence the replies on the first question is seamlessly added into the second).

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    • delayed response

      Is there a way to delay showing the results of a live poll so as not to influence the audiences answer? Maybe a 10 second delay or a "display answers" button?

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      • Found a bug in Q&A counting

        I posted a test "answer" and upvoted it to +1. I went on another account (where it already showed +1) and downvoted it. Instead of correctly going to 0, it went to -1.

        The same bug exists going up from -1 towards 0/1.

        Please fix this. Thanks!

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        • Allow the poll timer to activate when using the mobile app.

          For many reasons, I do not embed the poll questions in my presentation, but prefer to "push" the poll questions to the audience while showing a different presentation slide. With the embedded poll slides/desktop version, the timer for a question will activate and then lock the poll. However, when the mobile app is used, the timer for the poll will not activate. It would be nice to either have it activate the timer or give a timer start option within the mobile app.

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          • Give access only to the attending students.

            It would be great if only the attending students can response to the active survey or quiz. If a student is registered in the class, he still can take the survey even though he is not attending the class. This feature will be very helpful in taking the class attendance. I would recommend having an access code for each survey displayed on the board. Attending students only can see it and type it in to access the survey. This feature can be added to the survey setting, such as Restrict to participants with access code only.

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            • Segmentation reports

              Up until recently ( last used Dec 2017) I was able to do poll by poll segmentation reports. I have been told by your support team that this is no longer supported as you have changed to only support a graded answer system. Unfortunately unless I am planning on running a pub quiz type setup this isn’t very helpful in a commercial/conference environment. Segmentation data, or demographics as we know it, can be a really important factor in using polling. Using the polls to breakdown where people are from, what kind of organisation they work for or what size of…

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              • Insert video or url in the surveys or activities

                Insert video or URL in the surveys or activities

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                • Enhance Moodle Integration

                  Moodle integration is extremely limited. There is no point in having separate scores for Participation and Correct Responses if these cannot be also separately exported to Moodle. Furthermore, PollEverywhere is so versatile in terms of the different Poll types it can be used for multiple different types of exercise. However, there should be an option to have them imported separately into Moodle into different categories. Lastly it would be great if one could do one Moodle import every week without overwriting the previous scores. So each new Moodle import should create a new PollEverywhere Item in Moodle.

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                  • Let admins modify students' answers.

                    Every class I use PollEverywhere, someone is unable to log in, or has some other technical trouble. They then submit their answers on paper. It'd be incredibly helpful if I could then on the back end add their response manually into PollEverywhere. At the moment I can only do this after downloading the report, but it'd be much easier to do it in PollEverywhere directly. (As then the grade can be also sent to Moodle directly ... atm there is no way to modify it.)

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                    • Gradebook Reports Enhancements

                      For grading, reports are very limited currently. Here are some crucial features that are badly needed, in particular for cvs download.

                      Include information of what group the poll was part of.

                      Include information of when the poll was administered.

                      Be able to control the order of polls (columns), especially chronologically when the polls were administered.

                      Be able to group polls in sessions.

                      Use case:
                      Every class I give three polls. My students get one point per poll up to a possible total of 3. They also get one attendance point if they answered at least one of the polls (no…

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                      • Q&A enhancement

                        Add the option for a Customisable Question with a User Drop Down box options before continuing on to the page to write your Q&A, This would allow us to continue as anonymous, yet have a group identifier that allows us to tailor the response in a live Q&A. The example I have is to be able to identify the market / location where the question is being asked from. This would then be displayed in a new column during a live Q&A so that you can sort by market first, and votes second, so that each population has questions answered.

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                        • Provide options for uploading grades to Canvas LMS

                          When I export grades to Canvas, I'd like some options (checkboxes) to decide what to export. E.g., If I select a group of polls, I would like to send just the participation percent; or a total points for the polls. Often I don't want individual polls in the gradebook, just a score for the day.

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                          • Placeholder slide: rather than random shot - just have title portion. That way, won’t ‘glitch’ while waiting for server connection

                            Currently the slide you’ll see in slide deck of PowerPoint is apparently randomly generated, sometimes capturing a chart with answer from previously run poll ( the last time you presented the deck live). This leads to cumbersome need to pull out the poll everywhere slides and reinsert them fresh each time you give the talk. Or else will risk a glitchy presentation and slide deck that has answers revealed from last presentation. The ‘placeholder slides’ poll everywhere uses do not update - they are truly just ‘placeholders’. The best solution is for those placeholders to be ‘clean’ and unrevealing of…

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                              Thanks for the feedback! That’s really interesting to hear. We had a lot of discussions about whether to show or hide the results on the placeholder images. It was tough to try and decide.

                              I’ve shared this with our team and we’ll be checking in with other customers if they have a preference as well.

                            • Hello Would you please add Arabic Language?

                              Hello
                              Would you please add Arabic Language?

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                              • Do not randomize a ranked poll

                                Do not randomize a ranked poll

                                I would like to create a poll where an initial ranking is given, so that the participants can change it instead of starting from scratch.
                                Especially with a large set of answer options (around 20) a sensible starting point makes things easier.

                                So it would be helpful if a ranking poll could be configured so that it does not randomize the items.

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                                • Polls embedded in PowerPoint should save final results

                                  When I have multiple polls in PowerPoint, after the presentation is done, the results of the last active poll are saved on a slide - because that poll is still considered active. I'd like all the results collected during the presentation to be saved on the slide for each poll so that when I distribute the presentation the static results are show. Simply doing whatever you do with the active poll when the presentation is closed should be applied to the inactive polls too.

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                                    Thanks for the feedback!

                                    We do have a way to insert a screenshot with the results into PowerPoint. That would be my recommendation for right now. The tricky part for us is that many presenters like to reuse their decks and they want to have the poll slides always be empty and not show results. It’s a tough tradeoff for us.

                                    But, here’s how you can insert screenshots with the results without leaving PowerPoint for Windows
                                    1. in PowerPoint, click on the Poll Everywhere tab in the upper right
                                    2. then click the arrow icon at the bottom of the Insert button
                                    3. select Screenshot
                                    4. click the checkbox for the polls you want to get screenshots for
                                    5. then click Insert Screenshot

                                    That will insert separate powerpoint slides with screenshots for the selected polls. You may then move those to the desired spot in your deck before sharing.

                                  • Reverse display order for open-ended responses

                                    We use open-ended responses to collect questions for executive town halls. It would be great if we could reverse the order and new responses/questions would be added at the bottom instead of the top.

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                                    • Allow users to delete their account

                                      As a user of Poll Everywhere, I want to be able to delete my account if I decide that I don't want to use this product anymore.

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                                      • API Call for tabulated results

                                        The API call "/results" returns all individual responses. It would be useful to have an API call to return tabulated results for multiple choice polls. Usually an vote count or percentage is needed and not all responses.

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                                        • Allow presenting slides on iOS that were created on a PC/mac

                                          Right now the only way to present a poll on the iOS version of PowerPoint is to create the poll on iOS.

                                          Per your support article, "Only polls created on the iPad will work in PowerPoint for iPad. This means if you’re copying over a presentation to the iPad, you will need to re-create all of its polls."

                                          This seems like a gigantic oversight in functionality, or at least in letting users know about it. Presenting on iPad is one thing, authoring on it is another very different matter.

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                                            We made some recent changes to our Office 365 integration (which is the version of Office used on iOS). These changes will let you log into your Poll Everywhere account and insert polls that you created previously. So, you do not need to “recreate” poll questions, but you will need to reinsert them into your PowerPoint presentation.

                                            Office 365 for iPad works on a completely different architecture than our desktop PowerPoint app, so the two are not interchangeable for now.

                                            That said, there is a way to do this but it means using the Office 365 App from the get go. If you have Office 365 on your desktop, you can create the poll questions from our Office 365 App and then open the deck on your iPad. Here’s a bit how:

                                            1. open PowerPoint on your desktop
                                            2. click Insert → Add-ins → store → find the Poll Everywhere…

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