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  1. 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 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 →
      • 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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          under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Ability to adjust Fonts, etc within the multiple choice options

          Would like the ability to adjust fonts, colors, size, underline, etc in the multiple choice options. This would be useful in grammar type questions, when we want people to notice the differences in the multiple choice options.

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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            There is a workaround that I might suggest, let me know if this could work for you.

            Our polls support LaTeX which is typically used by math or science professors to give equations. However, LaTeX also supports way to underline, bold, italicize etc… text in general.

            You can see a bit how it works here: https://www.polleverywhere.com/support/articles/power-users/latex

            And, I usually recommend this website for examples around LaTeX (there’s a whole section on the formatting you’re describing): https://www.sharelatex.com/learn

            Would that work for you?

          • Voters count rather that votes count

            I often allow voters to vote for more than one item. When I do so, I can see how many votes have been cast, but not how many people have voted. I want to be able to see the latter, because I want to know when most people have cast a vote. This is impossible to tell from the tally of votes, since some people cast multiple votes

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              2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thanks for the feedback! I’ll bring it up to our engineers. I know this is a bit trickier for us to do than simply changing a visual setting because we have to securely pass the participant data back to the poll. This is especially difficult for our Anonymous polls. As well as keeping it crystal clear to people what we are counting. Last thing we want is to confuse folks who see that the number of responses and the count don’t match up.

              But, I can certainly understand the desire here.

            • 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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                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                This is tricky for us to do. I love the idea, but it’s subtly very hard to cover all of our edge cases.

                Have you tried our Q&A Poll before? It’s not going to give you the exact same behavior but it hits a similar need. That poll type allows your audience to reply with open ended responses and up/downvote those responses as well.

                Is that sufficient for you? You can read a bit about our Q&A polls here: https://www.polleverywhere.com/question-and-answer-brainstorm

              • 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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                • 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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                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    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.

                  • 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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                      3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                      • Insert video or url in the surveys or activities

                        Insert video or URL in the surveys or activities

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Interesting idea. Would you expect the video to load and display for your audience on their mobile devices? Or, is it more just to be able for them to link to another website?

                          There are a few security concerns because there is always some risk to linking or loading other websites but it’s a fun idea

                        • 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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                            I can definitely understand the frustration here. Our Gradebook reports were mostly designed to be exported into an LMS (Blackboard, Canvas etc..). It does break down a bit when you are looking at a larger number of polls, especially across multiple groups or multiple courses.

                            One thing that I would recommend is to instead use our Response Pivot Table Report and export that to CSV. That will include the group title, several timestamps of the responses, and more. It isn’t ideal, but would be my best suggestion for now.

                          • 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!

                            • Adding a feature that allows participants to notified when they are to answer a poll question.

                              dding a feature that allows participants to notified when they are to answer a poll question. This could be something like a push notification on the app or an email alert when using the website.

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                                2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                This could be possible for us to do with our downloadable mobile application, but gets very tricky for participants that are just using a web browser or text messaging to reply. We’ve also been very hesitant to cause any notification that might cause “buzzing” or other sounds in a large auditorium as it might be very distracting, although I believe there are some ways around that.

                                Are most of your participants using the downloadable app or are you looking for something more?

                                Thanks for the feedback!

                              • Add a spelling and grammar checker so our questions and answers don't have these errors

                                Add a spelling and grammar checker so our questions and answers don't have these errors

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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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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    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…

                                  • Hello, it would be convenient if members of a user group could see each others participant groups and that an administrator could set up and

                                    Hello, it would be convenient if members of a user group could see each others participant groups and that an administrator could set up and enroll participants in the group of other users

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                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Interesting idea, I can understand the desire of admins being able to setup or maintain participant groups. Right now, administrators may invite/add participants to an account. And, those participants (students) could then reply to the polls of any presenter on the account as a registered participant. But, Participant Groups are all based on the specific user or presenter.

                                      It’s certainly possible for us to make some architectural changes around how we store participant groups and the permissions around them, but unfortunately it’s not an easy or quick project. I don’t expect us to create this in the short term unless there’s a lot of interest from the community.

                                      Thanks for the suggestion though! We appreciate it and will definitely take it under consideration

                                    • Display multiple results simultaneously

                                      It would be nice for users to view results from multiple questions simultaneously as they are being voted.

                                      For instance, users would see multiple results tallied as users are inputting data.

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                                        This is currently possible to do if you have the correct setup. It’s a little complicated though. Here’s what I would recommend if you’re interested:

                                        - create a Survey. A survey will let your audience respond to multiple poll questions on their own time at your pollev.com/username page. For details: https://blog.polleverywhere.com/create-first-poll-everywhere-survey/

                                        - then you can use our Live Response Link to show the chart visualization for each individual poll question in the survey. You can find this link by
                                        clicking on the title of the poll question → click “Present” tab on the top right → select Share → then copy the Live Results Link.

                                        - you will need to have separate browser windows or monitors to display all of these questions at once. And, there is no way to display multiple questions with our PowerPoint integration (it will cause a conflict).

                                        All of those polls will automatically update as…

                                      • Hybrid multiple choice / free text question type

                                        It would be helpful to have a hybrid multiple choice / free text questions type. E.g. Have 3 multiple choice options and an "Other" free text field

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                                        • Interface with EMAZE at www.emaze.com as you do with PPT.

                                          Allow exporting text results through and Emaze Presentation just as you do PPT.

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