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  1. Real-time average scoring

    Create an option so that 'average score' displays in real-time on the poll. For example, I ask participants to score risks from 1 to 5, 1 being low risk and 5 being high risk. I need the poll to show me in real time the average score.

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    • Enhanced Rich Text Editing for Questions and Answer Choices

      Add a rich text editor for questions and answer choices. Many users need more control over how text appears than the current platform allows.

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

        What sorts of text controls did you have in mind? We do have a few options right now such as using LaTeX for math or science equations and then we also have the ability to add italics, break lines, and bold characters in the questions.

        Could you give us a few examples of things you would like to add?

        For info on LaTeX:https://www.polleverywhere.com/support/articles/power-users/latex

        For info on italics, bold, and break lines: https://www.polleverywhere.com/blog/new-features-roundup-bold-italics-and-breaks/

        Thanks for the feedback!

      • Customizing poll appearance

        More customization of how the polls appear to the audience. Also improving the cloud option for brain-storming

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          2 comments  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          We have a lot of customization options for how the bar chart (and other visualizations) look on the big screen. Is there any kind of visualization option you had in mind?

          These include the sizing of the different chart elements, colors, background image, logo, side-by-side image, and a lot more. You can read about them or watch a vide of how they look here: https://www.polleverywhere.com/guides/presenter/getting-started#customizing-your-poll

        • Add tags to polls

          It would be nice if users could add tags to polls based on topics, subject matter, or organization. For example, if I'm teaching a biology course that's M/W/F this semester but T/TH next semester, I will want to re-arrange my groups to fit the new schedule. Similarly, I might have questions on a particular topic that I use in different classes. If I know that I have a question on "mitosis" but I'm not sure which group or whether that word appears in the question text, if the question was tagged with that term and the term was searchable it…

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          • Make using surveys as quizzes easier

            Expand surveys into quizzes

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              2 comments  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • ALLOW "CHECK ALL THAT APPLY"

              I need you to allow students to check "all that apply" in a single response. Telling us to tell students to "respond as many times as they would like" is not a solution because I have 35 kids in each class and you only allow up to 40 responses on a paid account. Your "solution" only allows a couple students to respond more than once!

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                1 comment  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                We do have a beta feature available that can be enabled to help address this issue. If you go to https://www.polleverywhere.com/labs and enable the option for “Disable duplicate responses” this will allow participants to respond with multiple options to a single poll question without allowing them to select the same option multiple times.

                It’s our initial foray into this type of poll type or option. It does still count toward the ultimate response limit which is the base of most of our pricing right now and is therefore tricky to change. It is part of a longer term plan to change our count limit to individual participants, however that will still be some time away unfortunately. It will be a significant project for us with a lot of risks.

                Thanks for the feedback, sorry I don’t have better news for you just yet.

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                  0 comments  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Histogram of numerical responses

                  Numerical answers with a live histogram plot on the display. This feature was available in an old clicker tech that I used in 2002!

                  I'm a professional speaker about ag, econ, and finance, and being able to poll my audience about their cost of production (farmers) or revenue growth rate (small businesses) and plot the result would be so handy I'm sort of shocked you don't have it already. I used this back when I taught basic econ, too, when I polled students on their hourly wage if they had a job--and categories will completely miss the points that are…

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                    0 comments  ·  Business  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Single Sign On

                    Single Sign On for profiles already on your website

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

                      We do offer SAML Single Sign On for our enterprise level clients, however it is not available for our retail plans. Anyone who contacts us at sales@polleverywhere.com or visits polleverywhere.com/enterprise can see some more details for it.

                      Otherwise, I suspect you would like something like a Google or Facebook SSO option. If that is the case it is something we have considered, but we don’t have any short-term plans to implement. It adds a significant risk towards people creating duplicate accounts as we need to add handling for people to connect their Gmail (or something similar) to their Poll Everywhere account. And, it can cause trouble and require a lot of merging if someone isn’t sure if they used their personal or work email and such.

                      We’ll definitely consider it though. Thanks for the idea!

                    • Who has responded

                      A way to see the number or percentage of participants that have responded/have not yet responded in order to know when you can move on from a question.

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                      • Record country clicked on image

                        Have a country image that records the country to enable creation of a data set.

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                        • Ability to size images

                          Add ability to size images. This apply to background images, answer images, and logos.
                          I find that I have to edit images to add border space to prevent images from being too large or interfere with poll data.

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                            0 comments  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Give response summary / poll control window a smaller minimum size

                            I keep PollEverywhere running in a web browser window (running a single poll with possible responses 1-9) while I deliver my lecture from another window (including occasional multiple choice "quiz questions" with up to 9 possible responses). For this arrangement, it is super-important that the PE window use as little screen real estate as possible, especially in the horizontal dimension. Could you please make it possible to resize it a bit narrower?

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                              1 comment  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              There is a workaround that might work for you. If you are creating these quiz questions ahead of time, you can actual use our mobile website to present. It’s not as pretty as our full website and lacks some features, but the core functionality is there. Especially if you are primarily using Multiple Choice Polls.

                              You can go to pollev.com/present in your web browser. Log into your account and click on the title of one of your poll questions. There’s an activation option to activate and we’ll display the results right there. That page is fully response and you can make it quite small

                              You can see a little bit of how this looks and works here: https://www.polleverywhere.com/guides/presenter/tips-and-tricks

                              Let me know if that’ll do the trick for you. And, thanks for the feedback!

                            • NATIVE LTI INTEGRATION

                              Provide native Canvas LTI Integration as the Univerity of Florida will not provide a root level “Developer Key” (https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10847-4214445806)

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                              • Allow Credit/No Credit Responses

                                Students enjoy the text wall and word cloud options, but currently cannot get points for them. Having a way to assign credit for responses given, without limiting students to specific words, would be a marked improvement to PollEverywhere's functionality. Making the innovative response patterns Credit/No Credit would really motivate and innovate the classroom.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  This is interesting. Right now we do give a Participation Score with our Gradebook report that will give credit to students who respond to our Open Ended Poll like Word Cloud and Text Wall. However, our LMS integrations with Blackboard and Canvas do not send this participation score. They only receive the Correctness score. I suspect this is what is happening for you all.

                                  I have opened up a request with our Integrations Team to look into the difficulty/complexity to send a “grade” for our open ended polls. We have to check with Blackboard and Canvas to find the best way to send this information.

                                  Does that sound like it’s describing your situation?

                                • Slide appearance

                                  More control over font, background color, etc

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                                    1 comment  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    We have a pretty extensive amount of customization options for our chart. Including background color, text color, sizing, background images, side by side images along with your chart, and six or so different fonts. We go over a lot of these and how they work in our User Guide here: https://www.polleverywhere.com/guides/presenter/getting-started#customizing-your-poll

                                    Is there anything in particular that you are looking for in customizing the slide?

                                  • Edit survey

                                    The edit screen needs adjusted. When editing a survey, you cannot see the 'correct' response. Overall very clunky.

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

                                      Unfortunately, that is the current state for our survey editor. It’s a known bug. We are updating all of our poll and survey editors to be the same both from a customer perspective and an architectural perspective from the engineering side. It’s been a process for us to unify these codebases, but we hope to be finished soon. It should be a much better and more uniform experience.

                                      Until then, if you are using a survey then setting a correct answer will need to be done at the individual question level instead of the overall survey edit.

                                      Sorry for the trouble! I’ll update this when we have it out

                                    • Multiple choise question

                                      add multiple choise questions

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                                      • Logos for Reports

                                        The ability to add logos to reports and/or to download reports into MS Word.

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                                        • KWL tags for pollev

                                          Create an online "K-W-L" chart for educators; poll takers could tag their post as either the K, W, or L category, and Poll EV would project the responses in three columns.

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