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  1. 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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    • 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.

      • Does Poll Everywhere intend to create an email-alert list for admins that announces performance issues and outages? While the status page is

        Does Poll Everywhere intend to create an email-alert list for admins that announces performance issues and outages? While the status page (https://status.polleverywhere.com/) is quite helpful, it would be more helpful to also have an email-alert list for admins when issues like this occur so we can be proactive and contact our users to let them know about these issues. Solely relying on the status page is not ideal since admins will either have to monitor it regularly to keep aware of issues, or, in the lease ideal case, admins will have to check the status page whenever a…

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          I can understand this completely Joe. We subscribe to multiple type lists ourselves. We are currently finishing up a process of changing services for all of our support and email services which has put a pause on introducing more support features until that settles down.

          This is definitely something we plan on implementing, I’ll bring this up to the team and see about when and some of the details for how.

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

              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!

              • Create a setting to disable drag-and-drop in the poll list

                I have a number of faculty who use tablet computers to interact with Poll Evferywhere. They are not allowed to install apps due to administration and security issues, so they interact with Poll Everywhere using a web browser. The problem is that they have to use the touch screen to scroll around the page, and very often they will accidentally pick up and drag a poll to a different group, or just rearrange the polls in the group.

                Is there a way to add a check box or account setting to disable this drag and drop feature when using a…

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                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Sorry for the trouble with this! I spoke with our engineering lead for our My Polls list and we should be able do something for this. We got this in our backlog of work and hopefully will have a solution soon.

                  I’m not sure if we will add a checkbox or account setting to purely disable the drag-n-drop to reorder. I expect to either add a delay that requires pressing down on a poll for several seconds to enable the drag functionality or we will make it so that dragging on happens on a specific part of the screen.

                  Thanks for the feedback!

                • 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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                  • Custom size images

                    Would like to be able to size an image so that poll takers do not have to scroll horizontal and vertically for entire image for voting

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                      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      We can look into how we determine the image size for our clickable image polls on our pollev response page. If you resize the initial image to be smaller (less tall) before uploading, that will resolve the problem. This is because we want to make the image large enough to click on and fill up the screen while keeping the same height to width ratio. So, any image that is much longer than it is tall > can result in this situation.

                      But, our engineers will investigate to see what we can do programmatically to prevent this or at least make it less extreme.

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

                        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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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  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/

                                • Add more color to word clouds

                                  I use your word cloud option regularly but find the colors quite drab which is disappointing for an option which is inherently visual. Currently I can only control the color of the two most popular responses. I don't need to be able to choose the color of individual words, but it would be great to be able to request a more vivid color palate.

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                                    I’ll run this by our visual engineering team who work on our animations (like the word cloud). I know that in the past this was difficult for us to add more customization to the word cloud responses. The technology we used only supported 20 different color options and adding our own customization threatened the loading speed. We’ve made some significant progress in our loading time, so it may be more viable today.

                                    Thanks for bringing this up!

                                  • "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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                                      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…

                                    • Change default right/wrong point assignment

                                      For teaching I give mostly multiple choice questions. For the wrong answer I'd like to assign 2 points and right answers I'd like to assign 4 points. I then use the export-to-canvas to send them all to my student's accounts.

                                      I'd like to set this up by default. Currently, for every question I turn on the "assign points", and fill in the 2 for all questions but the correct one, where I fill in a 4.

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                                      • Duplicate a question adds it as the last question. Put it after the one being duplicated

                                        Better still would be to support Ctrl+Drag so it can be placed anywhere in the list of questions

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                                          We actually very recently looked into making the Duplicate option put the new question immediately after the original, but it turned out to be much more difficult and prone to bugs than we anticipated. With how important the order polls are listed (to be able to present from the website), we didn’t want to introduce the potential errors this would cause for us. Hopefully, we’ll be able to include this in the future when we come back to improvements to the poll list.

                                          Otherwise, we do have drag-n-drop support for any poll questions you create. You can now click and hold on any poll question → and drag it to the desired location. You can read about this and other changes to our poll list here: https://www.polleverywhere.com/blog/surveys-as-siblings/

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                                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            I’m sorry that the “Clear” button isn’t obvious. We used to have all of those buttons have longer labels and it was titled “Clear responses” however we had to shorten the names for most of them for space as we added more controls recently and had some feedback that the buttons needed to be larger.

                                            I’ll get a request out to our design to see if we can get some tooltips in the short-term. I know longer-term our plan is to move more toward a dropdown menu of options where we’d have more descriptive labels.

                                            If you do want any more information about the Clear responses option you can read about it here: https://www.polleverywhere.com/guides/presenter/getting-started#clearing-responses

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