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  1. Option to show real-time poll results on audience devices after a web poll vote is placed

    After a web poll link is used, show the voter the real time results and keep refreshing the page like a gamecast app/page does, so the voter can see the real-time results of the poll they just participated in.

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      under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Better handling of numeric answers

      when numerical answers are required, display a histogram of the distribution of responses, so lecturer can see roughly how many get close to the right answer, and how many are far off.

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        20 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hi William,

        Thanks for using Poll Everywhere and providing feedback!

        This is an interesting idea, but it’d take quite a bit of development time away from other features we’re currently working on. I’m not an educator, but as I think through this, I wonder in how many situations this would be helpful. My concern is that when numeric answers are concerned, they aren’t often always close. For example, if students are solving a problem using a formula, they could get the formula aspect slightly wrong and get an absurd answer, even if they were just one step off. I guess my expectation is that we’d often find that answers that should receive more credit could be further from the right answer and vice-versa.

      • Display Answers to Multiple Questions

        Allow the ability to poll for question 1, then poll for question 2, and then display the answers to questions 1 & 2 next to each other.

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          12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Are you asking the same question twice as sort of a before/after comparison or are these two completely different questions you want to display?

          I ask because we are beginning work on a before/after comparison display to show how your audience has change (or not) since the first time you asked them something.

          If you are thinking of two separate questions, could you go into some more detail of what you are trying to display next to each other any why? It’ll really help us get a good idea of what we can do to help

        • Auto toggle of "show/hide" with timer

          I love the timer feature, how you can set a poll to automatically lock when the timer runs out. It would be GREAT to have the poll show/hide toggle also when the timer runs out, at the same time as the lock toggle. I use poll everywhere in my lectures and I want students to be able to answer a question without seeing the other students' answers. Then once the timer runs out the poll should lock and automatically show the results.

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          • Create a "MATRIX" poll

            Please create a matrix poll: You ask a question, have several items for which the quesiton should be answered individually in separate rows, and then have a predefined set of possible answers, where the user is asked to respond in each row. It would be perfect if you can define, how many answers are allowed in each row. This matrix could be used for ratings (e.g. "rate these 5 presentations on scale 1 to 10" with 10 different answer options; "rate these 5 movies on a scale from "poor" - "okay" - "nice" - "great") or other questions like "how…

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              under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Timed/scheduled activation of a poll

              I'd like the ability to push a scheduled poll to my dedicated page
              without the question being visible until the poll actually starts.
              Currently the question is visible, the users just cannot submit a response
              yet until the start time has been reached.

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              • Sub-users can be a member of multiple groups

                Hi there,
                We would like it if sub-users can be a part of more than one group. We have some faculty who teach graduate and undergraduate classes, and need to copy polls from other undergrad and graduate faculty. Currently users can only be a part of one group. Can you please change this so that users can be a part of multiple groups simultaneously?

                Thanks,
                Kevin

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                  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  This is something we are seriously considering. We are looking into a lot of different options to handle roles, permissions, and team structures within the application for our larger customers. It is a pretty significant project and we’ve only just begun some initial user research into what this might take.

                  If you are interested in providing feedback for sharing/copying/collaborating on polls with other people at your organization → we plan on performing user interviews in early 2018. Send us an email to support@polleverywhere.com and we will add you to our interview candidate pool.

                  Otherwise, please feel free to share any specific cases or problems you’re seeing here. I’ll route them to our user research team

                  Thanks for the feedback!

                • 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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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    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…

                  • Ability to submit an image as a response to an open ended poll question.

                    Users would like the ability to respond to a poll with an image. I think this could be best accomplished on an open ended poll question. This could function similar to the response option fields when creating a multiple choice poll, giving the participant the ability to paste the URL of an image or upload an image from their device.

                    One big catch: This should not work with word cloud poll type.

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                      under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • I would like to leave the poll up for longer than 30 days without inactivity.

                        We use Poll Everywhere as our district wide text a tip line. As you know, if the poll is inactive for 30 days, the poll shuts off. Is there a way for you to set it so it stays on ALWAYS. we need the poll to never shut off. If I forget to check it at 30 days to make sure it's on, it will shut off, and we have instituted this to help with the health and safety of our student body.

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                          4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Multiple Correct Answers in a Poll (Only allow 1 response per poll choice)

                          Allow multiple correct answers in a poll, without allowing multiple votes for the same answer.

                          16 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            We have begun working on the feature. You can actually try it out right now to see a bit of how it works!

                            Go to Settings > Labs > and click the box for “Disable duplicate responses”
                            You can also just go to this linK: https://www.polleverywhere.com/labs

                            You will then have a setting on your Multiple Choice Polls that will prevent your participants from submitting the same response multiple times when you allow multiple votes.

                            Note: currently, this beta feature only works for web responses from pollev.com. We are working on the SMS and Twitter aspects next.

                            Let us know what you think!

                          • Presenters would like to use the PollEv Mobile app remote function with the Mac Presenter

                            At the moment the remote functionality of the mobile app only works with the Windows Presenter. I have seen an uptick in requests to use the Mobile app remote with the PollEv Mac presenter. Posting this to gage interest of our users.

                            15 votes
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                              I remember when we released the Remote Control for our Windows PollEv Presenter that we looked into getting it working with Mac and there were some complications with how PowerPoint for Mac detects some of our poll settings. If there’s interest though, we can definitely look into the problem with fresh eyes and see what we can do

                            • be able to embed the "pushed" questions.

                              Each poll can be embedded with a script, however, we can't embed the live poll (except for iframe) that is being pushed by us onto our PollEv page.

                              It's nice to have the PollEv.com Page - but it's not always perfect. Maybe on paid plans you can add this feature: Embedable Push Script.

                              This is why we need it: We want to do LIVE video conferences. Underneath the video player, we want to embed our live poll. Whenever we "push" a question out - it will update under our player as well. This way the user will not have to…

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                              • "Presenter View" support in PowerPoint

                                Is there any way to support presenter view in PowerPoint? I'd love to be able to see one slide ahead instead of just mirroring my presentation when I have my laptop plugged into the projector. Currently the polls display but not in the correct location on the slide...they will be off center or even overlayed on the presenter view screen instead of on the slideshow.
                                Thanks!

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                                  8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Well, this is tough. Presenter View is not specifically supported, however we do usually work with it. We do have a workaround setting that we can apply if you are using PowerPoint for Mac. If that’s the case, please contact us at support@polleverywhere.com and we can walk you through our “Force Monitor” feature.

                                  Unfortunately, we do not currently have a similar workaround for Windows. I opened a request with our Windows Slideware team to investigate if there’s something we could do as a workaround in the short-term. Otherwise, Microsoft does not have Presenter View available in the API (integration format) that we use. So, for us to fully with Presenter View we’ll need to do some reverse engineering to figure out what kind of math the Microsoft engineers are using here. Which is just tough for us.

                                  I’ll see what the team thinks and try to get another update on…

                                • 13 votes
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                                  • Allow Q&A ideas to be combined/merged along with the votes

                                    Allow ideas to be combined/merged along with the votes in the Brainstorming / Q&A poll

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                                    • Sign in to polleverywhere with Google

                                      Have you considered allowing sign-in with Google? Next year our school will not allow us to use sites the necessitate login if they don't have sign-in with Google. We are concerned about students being asked to have too many logins between 8 teachers.

                                      12 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Well, it’s still planned for us to do but it’s been pushed back to make way for more team competition related features and an improved asynchronous polling method for quizzes and feedback outside of the class/presentation.

                                        We have included a quick Recent Presentations list that will help students and participants switch between presentations faster. You can read a little about that here: http://www.polleverywhere.com/blog/new-for-2016-updates-on-your-poll-everywhere-account/

                                        We have also added a way to import all of your students with Blackboard and Canvas LMS. So, they can log in with their Blackboard or Canvas emails.

                                        Google SSO is still planned but is not going to be tackled until at least this fall 2016

                                      • 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.

                                        12 votes
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                                        • Scale & 100 point questions

                                          I had to go with www.mentimeter.com for a conference due to not having the question types of scales and 100 points. You guys should check those 2 types out and add them to poll everywhere.

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