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How can we improve Poll Everywhere?

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  1. Integrate with leading mobile event apps

    Offer an integration with leading event app companies (ex. EventBase, DoubleDutch, QuickMobile) for an advanced mobile polling experience

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      4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Ira,

      Great idea! These companies can already integrate with us by linking to the voting pages. That said, we’re also open to partnerships and looking for them!

    • Multiple session conference management

      Allow unlimited subusers with access to a single poll each.

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      • Question real estate and formatting

        As a computer science instructor, I wish I had more real estate and formatting capabilities for a longer, multi-line question (I personally would use it to post code snippets). Polleverywhere could facilitate it by allowing the presenter to quickly toggle back and forth between the long question and the poll responses. It would allow the presenter to carry on a discussion with the audience/students without toggling in and out of the tool.

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        • Offer an option to include voting instructions on top of the poll title

          Currently i hide the default instructions and need to create a powerpoint text box to get voting instructions top justified

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            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            We do now have a way to align the instructions on the Left, Center, or Right of the poll display. But, they do remain immediately beneath the title of the poll question. We’re always working to expand the customization of the poll chart and we will get there someday.

            Until then, if you go to Visual Settings (the paintrbush icon at the top of the page) > then select the "How to respond’ menu to expand it > you can select to Left, Center, or Right Align the instructions.

            Otherwise, if you are using our PowerPoint integration – you can actually resize where the poll image is displayed and enter the text anywhere you want. Here’s how:
            http://polleverywhere.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/742254

          • Include group names in the searched text

            The searched text only looks at the text in the polls. If it also searched on the group names, then this would help me limit the number of polls show on the My Polls page.

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            • Customisable PollEv Page

              I think it would be really useful if users could customise the look and feel of their pollev page. It's great to be able to customise the poll page for the presenter in order for it to be brand compliant with our company. I think it would make an even bigger impression on audiences if you could customise the pollev page to have the same or similar look and feel to what they are seeing on the presenter's screen. The tool that is used to customise the polls works well and should be applied to the pollev page so that…

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                7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                We have begun working on this and should have it available later this year.

                What types of things would you like to be able to customize on the response page?

                Some possibilities:
                - background color
                - text color
                - hide the Login button
                - custom welcoming message
                - logo

                Let us know!

              • Conditional Responses

                It'd be nice to have followup questions based on the response that has been sent. For example say the first question is "do you use public transit? a) yes b) no" and only if they answer "yes" they would receive a followup question "What type of public transit do you use? a) bus b) light-rail"

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                • font size indication

                  it would be nice to have an indication of the font size when designing the poll appearance. Now I just have to guess and hope that I'm putting the slider in a consistent location. Doesn't even have to be true font sizes - just a relative number would help. Thanks

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                  • 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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                    • 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.

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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

                      • Integrate PollEv with Schoology LMS

                        Hello!

                        Next year my district is going to implement the enterprise version of
                        Schoology. I'm still in the learning process of Poll Everywhere, but
                        linking those two would be very helpful.

                        Thanks!

                        *________________________David Shumaker*
                        *Biology, Environmental Science and Anatomy/Physiology Teacher*
                        *Northwood High School*
                        School Phone: (419) 691-4651 ext. 1505
                        Cell Phone: (740) 808-6655
                        dshumaker@northwoodschools.org

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                        • set the corrections toggle to be automatic

                          I'm sure a lot of your customers would appreciate the ability to set the corrections toggle to be automatic.

                          For example: Instead of having to toggle the corrections button manually, how about setting it to toggle on after how many seconds or minutes we set.

                          Maybe even a separate timer for it be toggled off.

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                          • Add A Live Updating Leaderboard for Team Competitions

                            The current segmentation feature doesn't allow me to view a live visual of which team is in the lead. It would be nice if there was a live view that could be embedded into PowerPoint.

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                            • Segregated data collection based on which sub-user is logged in to the PPT plug-in

                              Let's say I had eight sub-users on my account and a group of questions that I want all of them to be able to ask, potentially in parallel classrooms running at the same time, but only see displayed their own results (excluding the responses gathered by the other seven sub-users). Today I have to copy the group of questions to each sub-user account and build eight separate PowerPoint decks (which is ugly, since now I'd have eight decks to maintain instead of one).

                              In a corporate environment, it would be really, really useful to build one PowerPoint deck and have…

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                                Hi Bob,

                                Thanks for the feedback!

                                It’s a pretty difficult issue to solve/account for, and we’re not sure that in all situations it would be the best approach. That said, it’s something we’ve also considered.

                                The main issue is that the way our system works is it assigns specific, unique codes to each of your multiple-choice options. If you try to use the same poll question multiple times, we would have to somehow create copies of the poll question on the fly, then serve them instantly to the new presenter’s audience.

                                This is an awesome idea, but to make something like this work at the moment, we’d have to change some of how our system works and also dedicate a lot of development time into creating this possibility.

                              • Cache Polls, Send Eventually

                                The wifi at my university is pretty terrible. However, my professor insists on using poll everywhere for quizzes everyday. Often, I miss a poll question simply because my computer or my phone cannot connect to the internet. I can't send via text because I don't have service. It would be nice if I could send the poll whenever I got wifi. Of course, this will may require a complete rewrite of your backend because a poll completely closes when the instructor decides to. And the code doesn't work afterwards. But maybe if the time the response was cached is before…

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                                • 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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                                  • Allow students to change (delete and resubmit) their answers in open-ended polls

                                    Currently, for multiple choice or clickable image polls, students can clear their response and re-submit. We would like to be able to do that with open-ended (specifically Word Cloud) types. The idea is that as participants change their answers, the cloud would morph as some responses shrink and others grow with the changes to the audience's understanding.

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                                    • Open box comment in MCQ

                                      Please include a question feature, where it has a combined MCQ and an open box for comments.
                                      So, if there is an option of "other" in the MCQ, they can write down what they meant by selecting "other" in the open comment box

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                                      • this is becoming increasingly confusing and difficult

                                        Simply understand how this works and can I use it by Wednesday?

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                                        • Edit Poll Type

                                          Once a question is created it would be ideal if the poll type could be edited directly rather than having to delete the question and recreate it. I don't understand why this isn't an option currently.

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