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  1. 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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    • 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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        • 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!

          • 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…

            • 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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              • 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

                • 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!

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

                      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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                      • Option to turn off "Answers to this poll are anonymous" icon and text

                        It would be nice to turn off the icon and text "Answers to this poll are anonymous" if it's anonymous and we don't care to show that on the screen. I have a client asking to not have that text on the result screen.

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          You can hide the “Answers to this poll are anonymous” on the chart. If you go to the visual settings menu (pencil button on the chart) → then uncheck the checkbox that says “How to respond”

                          That will, however, hide the response instructions as well. It’s tough because we generally do want to assure people that it is anonymous. And, because anonymous polls prohibit many of our reporting features we wanted to make it very clear to the presenter as well.

                        • Resend Participant Invite

                          We would like to be able to re-send invitations to imported participants.
                          Participants can be sent info to complete their registration through the participant import process, but there is no way to re-send the "complete your registration email" to them once they have been imported.

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                          • Voting results

                            Have a setting that only displays results after a certain amount of votes have been submitted. This way most people would not be influenced from the results as they are coming up.

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                              We do have the ability to hide the bar charts and the results while you are receiving responses: https://www.polleverywhere.com/support/articles/presenting/instructions-view

                              However, there isn’t a way right now to automatically switch from that to showing the results. It requires clicking the button while you are presenting. We’re always hesitant to add an automatic change that may take the presenter significant practice/exposure to get used to.

                              One thing we have been considering is the ability to customize a “click” or “presentation” flow that can become the default. Such as all polls would hide the results initially, then you could click the right arrow key to show the results, then the right arrow key again to move to the next poll question or slide. Would you be interested in something like that?

                            • Lock answers upon hitting the Finish button

                              Have a way to lock out further responses from a student once they hit the Finish button on surveys. As it is now they hit "Finish" but they can still go back and change answers at will until the Poll closes. I realize I could disable the ability to change answers. But I want them to be able to change answers while taking the survey/test. But once they hit Finish it locks their answers.

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                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                This is tricky. We were trying to balance this to allow people who respond to a survey and perhaps forget to reply to an option → to be able to go back and try again. As well as if the person has accidentally closed/refreshed the page → let them open the survey again without losing the data. It’s a tough balance on security and ease of use.

                                I can definitely understand the desire to prevent this from an educators perspective to prevent cheating and perhaps use PE for a more quiz or other assessment based purposes. I’ll bring this up with our engineering team and see what options we might have.

                                Thanks for the feedback!

                              • Automatically set Polls to Hide

                                Is there any way to make the default setting for the Polls the Hide option instead of the Show option? For most instructors, they want the students to respond independently first before showing the graph. Showing the graph by default sways the student responses. I know I can edit this setting once the polls have been created, but it is just one extra step in an already multi-step process that would save me a bunch of time.

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                                  I understand Amanda, I’ve heard this before and have also experienced it myself for some trainings I give for new hires at Poll Everywhere. It’s something we hope to make in-time, but there’s not a good easy solution for us.

                                  Until we build some bulk settings for this, I recommend using our Template Poll to save some time. Here’s how it works:

                                  Set up a poll to be your template. Be sure to set this to have the “Hide results” option selected. I usually recommend creating a dedicated template poll instead of re-using an existing one

                                  Then go to Settings → poll settings → and select the template poll you just made. And, click Apply

                                  That will make it so that all newly created poll questions (and pre-existing questions) will have the “Hide results” option set by default. You want to be careful though because you can override this setting…

                                • Windows Universal Platform (WUP) app

                                  Windows Universal Platform (WUP) App!
                                  No matter what windows 10 device is used, we'll be able to use the same app; computer, phone, xbox, etc.

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                                  • Allow hyperlink open on a poll

                                    I wish there is a way to allow live link on a poll page. For example, a instructor wants a student to read an article/watch a video on their own devices. He can create a poll with the link embedded. Currently, I can type in the link in the question or answer box, but the link is deal.

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                                      Does the instructor want the students to read the article before they reply to the poll or after?

                                      If it’s before, we’ll need to build something to support this. I’m a little worried if there are any security implications where someone could post a malicious link and I’d need to speak with some of our legal/security folks to make sure that’s okay.

                                      Otherwise, if the link should be shown after the students reply → we can do that today with our Custom Reply Message. This shows a small notification after the reply has been sent and you can paste a clickable link here.

                                      For details on the custom reply message: https://www.polleverywhere.com/support/articles/response-settings/custom-reply-message

                                    • Sort by group in Participant Response History page

                                      In the Participant Response History page, allow to sort by group so I can see who has answered by the classes I teach.

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                                        You can do this with our Gradebook report today. However, we didn’t add this filter for the Participant History Report. Although, I can look into what that would take for us to do.

                                        Until then, I recommend using our Gradebook report for this. Here’s how:
                                        1. Have all of your students in Participant Groups based on class
                                        2. set your poll questions to registered participants only
                                        3. run a Gradebook report on all of the polls you are using for attendance
                                        4. To the right of the Gradebook report > select the Participants menu > and chose the participant group (class) that you want to report on. It will include all students who are in this group, but did not respond

                                      • When you have registered users, a teacher should be able to see who has answered the poll while its running.

                                        When I pay to have registered users, I'd like to be able to see who has answered the poll while it is still active.

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                                          This is available today for our open ended poll questions for text wall or cluster view. However, we do not have a place right now to display the which participants have replied for a multiple choice poll. I will need to follow up with our engineering and design teams for how we may do that.

                                          In the meantime, here’s how you can display the registered students’ names on open ended polls

                                          1. select the paintbrush icon on the open-ended poll to open the visual settings menu
                                          2. click on the Message Item accordion menu to expand it
                                          3. click the checkbox for the “Show participants” option

                                          That will display the participants names on their response in real time .

                                        • Exporting results in a PPT format

                                          Add the option of expporting results into a PPT.

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                                            Are you interested in getting a screenshot of the poll results into PowerPoint? Basically the same thing that we display on the live poll. Or, a report?

                                            If a screenshot of the results, we do have a pre-built way to insert the screenshots of polls directly into a PowerPoint presentation from our PowerPoint app. Here’s how:

                                            1. install our powerpoint app at polleverywhere.com/app
                                            2. once installed, click on the Poll Everywhere tab in the top right of PowerPoint
                                            3. select Insert → Screenshot
                                            4. then select the poll questions that you would like to insert the screenshots for directly into PowerPoint

                                            We have some more info here: https://www.polleverywhere.com/blog/new-powerpoint-placeholder/

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