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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!

    • SMS & push notification to local audience of a web poll link

      partner with beacon or wifi or bluetooth technology provider to enable a push notification of the poll web links to a room full of attendees.

      what technology did vw use to get the sms sent to all moviegoers here: http://www.cnet.com/news/movie-theater-stunned-by-volkswagens-dont-text-and-drive-ad/

      would like the ability for a presenter to message out individual poll links like this, or have an API so that a 3rd party app can leverage its push notification capabilities to do so

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        We want to because this is sooo cool! But, we have to try and remain real business people (at least for now). These GPS location notifications are not yet up to our standards of consistency and there are a number of concerns for our customers who will have multiple presentations/lectures going in neighboring room that we just cannot invest in it yet. We are always looking into it and hope to have this someday soon.

      • 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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              • 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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                          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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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                                  • Polls embedded in PowerPoint should save final results

                                    When I have multiple polls in PowerPoint, after the presentation is done, the results of the last active poll are saved on a slide - because that poll is still considered active. I'd like all the results collected during the presentation to be saved on the slide for each poll so that when I distribute the presentation the static results are show. Simply doing whatever you do with the active poll when the presentation is closed should be applied to the inactive polls too.

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                                      Thanks for the feedback!

                                      We do have a way to insert a screenshot with the results into PowerPoint. That would be my recommendation for right now. The tricky part for us is that many presenters like to reuse their decks and they want to have the poll slides always be empty and not show results. It’s a tough tradeoff for us.

                                      But, here’s how you can insert screenshots with the results without leaving PowerPoint for Windows
                                      1. in PowerPoint, click on the Poll Everywhere tab in the upper right
                                      2. then click the arrow icon at the bottom of the Insert button
                                      3. select Screenshot
                                      4. click the checkbox for the polls you want to get screenshots for
                                      5. then click Insert Screenshot

                                      That will insert separate powerpoint slides with screenshots for the selected polls. You may then move those to the desired spot in your deck before sharing.

                                    • 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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                                      • when a picture is inserted into a poll, let us control the size and location of the image.

                                        when a picture is inserted into a poll, let us control the size and location of the image.

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                                        • Re the "empty the poll" button

                                          1. The button for emptying the poll is right next to the one for locking
                                          the poll. When I lock the poll I am usually in a hurry (like in a
                                          class), and I made a mistake hitting the wrong button (and the buttons
                                          look similar enough when the instructor is in a hurry). I think it would
                                          be best for the emptying button to be in a separate place (like at the
                                          bottom where the recycle bin is usually located).

                                          2. If emptying the poll is undoable (until saved?), that would be a
                                          great feature to have, I think.

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