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  1. Develop the Liveslide app for the i-pad

    Using Apple TV and an ipad via a modulator allows us to run rolling presentations throught business premises. The ability to add a weather page, sports news pages etc is a great feature.

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    • 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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      • 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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        • Insert video or url in the surveys or activities

          Insert video or URL in the surveys or activities

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            1 comment  ·  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

          • Timer is hidden behind Google Slides toolbar

            When using the Poll Everywhere extension within presentation mode of Google Slides, the timer is actually hidden behind the Google Slides toolbar in the lower left corner of the screen. When you attempt to manipulate the timer, you cannot make any changes to it because the Google Slides toolbar covers it every time the cursor gets near the timer. If there were a setting to select the position of the timer or if it could freely be moved, that would solve the problem.

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Hi Heather,

              I’m sorry about the trouble with our Google Slides integration. Thank you for bringing this up to us. This looks like a bug on our end. We should have a fix for this with our next update to our Chrome Extension for Google Slides.

              We’ll send you an email when that is coming out.

              Thanks for bringing this up!

            • 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.

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

                      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!

                      • 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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                        • 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…

                              • Floating Toolbar

                                I would like a floating toolbar similar to what Turning Technologies offers

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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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                                    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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                                      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…

                                    • icons, lock,activate, etc together and visible on poll page with timer visible under icons.

                                      Icons and timer should be together so mouse activation easier.

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                                      • 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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                                        • Cobweb Diagrams

                                          Hi guys,
                                          have you considered offering a cobweb diagram as a way of displaying multi-dimensional responses? I would find that extremely helpful.
                                          Cheers,
                                          Michael

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