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  1. Make using surveys as quizzes easier

    Expand surveys into quizzes

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  2. For the Moodle integration, automatically send students a registration link

    Right now, the e-mail sent out to students notifies students that their account has been created, but does not explain the registration process or provide a link. It would be great if these were provided or if the e-mail was customizable by the instructor.

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    Right now (as of about August), we send an email to students who are registered via an LMS. This email says:
    “[Professor Name] has registered you as a participant with their Poll Everywhere account. To log in and complete the registration process use the following link: [password_link]”

    We’re currently working on a way to allow professors to resend this link to their students in bulk if they haven’t received it or haven’t logged in. We can definitely look into some ways to customize this message, but it is a bit larger of a project than we’d like because we need to store these customized messages, add some handling to prevent spam (in case someone is only pretending to be an educator), and then change the LMS invitation workflow to allow some handling to customize the email. It’s something we will definitely consider if we hear it requested from some…

  3. PowerPoint plugin

    allow the templates to be customizable within the presentation software tools like PowerPoint.

    4 votes

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  4. Integrate iCollege grading

    Integrate with grading book in iCollege.

    1 vote

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  5. 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.

    7 votes

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    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!

  6. 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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    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

  7. Slide appearance

    More control over font, background color, etc

    7 votes

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    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?

  8. zoom

    zoom features

    1 vote

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  9. Lock down for summative assessment

    Lock down option for simple summative assessment

    3 votes

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    I believe you’re referring to a way to prevent students from accessing other applications on their phone/device while replying to polls or surveys. Let me know if that isn’t what you all meant here.

    We don’t have any immediate plans to implement this as it is particularly invasive for us to do with our iOS and Android Apps and hurts a lot of accessibility rules.

    One thing we have been discussing, and I’d love to hear if it would work for you all. is to track any time a student leaves or closes our site/app and share that information in a report with the professor. That does involve some more work to audit the report, but helps prevent any honest mistakes for the student and keeps us out of Apple’s bad side.

    Would that be sufficient for you all?

  10. 9 votes

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    Students do have access to their response history which is automatically updated. And, this will include whether they got each question correct or incorrect.

    To get to the response history:
    - click the menu icon on the top right of the pollev.com/Username page
    - then select “Response history” in the menu
    - the students can see their complete response history and whether they were correct or incorrect.

    This is more of a workaround than giving an actual “score” in a notification or something, which I believe is more what you have in mind. We do have some other presenters who want to never show the correct answers or scores to students. So, there is some extra complexity here as well.

    Thanks for the suggestion! We’ll definitely look into what this might take

  11. Use multiple images in a clickable image poll

    Allow to upload multiple images for a clickable image poll. Like post logos of football teams for a vote.

    6 votes

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  12. Collaboration site

    Add in a function where you can post something for feed back and general comment - use as a collaborative platform.

    3 votes

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  13. Graph & matrix question types

    I recently used this clickable image question: https://www.polleverywhere.com/clickable_images/lhZODmLgvZvZhQB?preview=true I first had to create the graph image outside of Poll Everywhere. It would be great to have a question type that gave me a basic graph with axis you can label. Similarly a 2x2 matrix option would be great, as offered by one of your competitors:) https://www.mentimeter.com/guides#two-by-two

    7 votes

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    We’ve been toying around with this sort of idea a bit internally as well. Essentially, the idea is to be able to set your own labels and range for the graph > we then create a Clickable Image poll with that as the image.

    The main thing here is mostly WHEN we can make this new poll type. There’s always a lot to make. Next up for us are some more image handling and then a Donut/Pie chart poll.

    If we get enough requests though, we’re happy to switch the orders around. Thanks for the idea!

  14. Customize default invitation email to be from institution, not name

    We would like to be able to customize the invitation email to say the name of our school, not the name of the person sending the invite. We know there's a workaround of changing your name to be the name of the institution, but it would be nicer if there were a default that we could control as admins.

    4 votes

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    We do offer the ability to customize the body of the invitation email. Just click the “I’d like to customize the invitation message” and our hope was that this would be enough to give context to anyone receiving the message.

    I’m hesitant to add an option to override the name of the person sending the invite because we want to have a public audit trail of who on the account invited the new users. For example, an account that has multiple Administrators may want to have some trail of exactly who sent the invite and who to follow up with in case there are issues.

    There’s other better ways we can do this, but I don’t want to overcomplicate the invitation process with more settings.

    I will have our design team look into setting the invitation as coming from the Organization Name in a prominent place in the email. I…

  15. Better options for the iPad

    Identical utility when using an iPad

    3 votes

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    Are you mostly planning on presenting your polls from an iPad or do you use an iPad as a desktop replacement right now?

    We are actively working on an Office 365 integration with PowerPoint for iPad which will add a lot of presentation support similar to our current PowerPoint integration, but we don’t have any immediate plans to add touch support to all of our poll management features

  16. OneNote/Class Notebook Integration

    Embed Poll Everywhere polls in OneNote/Class Notebook from Microsoft.

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    Well, right now OneNote just doesn’t have an API or platform that we can build off of. If they do start to allow embedding 3rd party webpages (that are not videos) > then we should be able to work on building that. We’re pretty much just waiting on Microsoft until then

    You can see a thread about this request for Microsoft here: https://onenote.uservoice.com/forums/327186-onenote-for-windows-windows-phone/suggestions/5776804-embed-webpages-and-other-live-content-in-onenote

  17. Allow a "test mode" for audience device displays

    The ability to change the display on audience devices so that it's not obvious which answer was selected. It's almost impossible to not see what others have selected on their device. My work around suggestion was to force texting only for quizzes. Our faculty have observed rampant cheating on quizzes, especially in classrooms with raked seating. Apparently it's very interesting to watch from the back of the room and see the answers flow from the from to the back of the room.

    5 votes

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    This is tough. My suggestion as a workaround for you all would be to use our multi-page Survey features for your quizzes in class. On these surveys when you submit a response > the student will be taken to the next question in the survey/quiz instead of leaving the question displayed until the professor/teacher moves to the next question.

    Otherwise, this is a tough balance for us to fight against cheating and also abide by accessibility guidelines to allow students to know what they selected.

    I’ll pass this along to some of our design team and see if they can think of anything clever we can do to satisfy both of these needs

  18. Canvas Integration with Participant List

    The Canvas Integration for the participant lists will update the list with new users but not remove the users that dropped the Canvas course. This is causing issues because we need to send an e-mail for students to reset their password prior to the first day of class so they are registered and several students are receiving the e-mail because they dropped the course.

    9 votes

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    I can understand the frustration with students dropping the course. Destructive actions like removing students from participant groups are always a little dangerous because we don’t have a way to “undo” them. The last thing we want to do is to remove a student incorrectly and have them get zeroes or be unable to reply.

    I’ll pass this along to our Integrations Team and see what we can do. We also need to dig in a little deeper to what Canvas allows. Destructive actions like deleting often have more permissions rules with an integration and we will need to make sure that we can do it with our current method of integrating with Canvas.

    Thanks for the feedback! Sorry, I do not have a better workaround yet for you all.

  19. Data vizualization freedom

    Poll participants can create their own data visualizations. Woah.

    5 votes

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  20. PowerPoint DataSheets

    I would like a live poll, activated through PowerPoint, could publish some data back into a DataSheet in PowerPoint. I run into this is a class where I want to use demographic data to sort my results and display them as a combine graph.
    I have been able to do this with Turning Point. I can get this data from reports, I just want it to be fed back live to my PPT.

    8 votes

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