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  1. images in polls, in other formats

    Add a figure (in different formats such as .pdf, .docx, or .pptx) to a poll

    21 votes

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  2. Closed poll responses

    restricting answers to a particular group (to avoid dummy accounts with inappropriate responses)

    5 votes

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

    We recently built a way for us to restrict poll responses only to participants who are already registered with your account. It takes a bit of custom setup for us to do. If your university or organization is interested contact us at sales@polleverywhere.com and we can work it out.

    A question for anyone interested that will help us flesh this custom (for now) work to everyone – Would you want to restrict these responses to a specific group/class? Or, would restricting the poll questions to registered participants at the university/organization as a whole work for you?

  3. 3D graphic

    Have more options for graphic choices including 3D graphs

    3 votes

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  4. Insert directions on how to respond with Poll EV app

    For polling slides (below the question), directions are provided to learners on how to respond via web browser at PollEV.com and also for texting to 22333; however, most of our learners use the Poll EV app on their smart phone or tablets to respond. It would be nice if short directions were provided to use the Poll EV app as a means to respond.

    10 votes

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    I think this is a really good idea, but it’ll be a little tough for us. There is a very limited amount of screen available on our poll chart and we don’t want to overwhelm it too much.

    We’ll definitely have our design team see if they can come up with a good way to fit all of our different response instructions on the page.

  5. Availability

    Text option for MOLDOVA.

    6 votes

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    Well, I checked around and none of our preferred SMS vendors have a local Moldova number available for purchase yet. We always get new numbers as they become available and if there’s enough interest – we can go searching for another vendor.

    In the meantime, I always recommend our web response method which will work anywhere there’s internet!

  6. Visual spectrum

    Place yourself on a spectrum- say you have an idea... Like- I think the world is flat. And there is spectrum of belief- I totally agree at one end & this is the most stupid thing I have ever heard. Folks get to place themselves on the spectrum. Then during the presentation of two ideas say, BoB the rapper, and Neil de Grasse the Scientist, people can move their position accordingly- in real time...

    7 votes

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    Ha, well I really love your description of it Toby! I personally believe the world is round, but that is a pretty good song anyway….

    Way back when we actually used to have a Dial Test poll to do this sort of thing. It never quite panned out for us and we’ve put it back on the shelf. Unfortunately, I think it would take a lot to convince us to go back to a Dial Test or Spectrum poll type.

    In the mean time, I would recommend using our Multiple Choice poll to basically do this same thing. Here’s how:

    You make a Multiple Choice Poll with Agree/Disagree as the answer choices. The audience can then use our Clear Response feature to change their answer during the presentation. The bar graph will update in real-time as people agree/disagree with what’s been said. You can read a bit about the Change…

  7. 6 votes

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  8. Master Account Level Reports

    I'd like to be able to run account wide reports that give me information on all faculty usage and all student usage. I know it would be tough to run those on your servers with the massive amount of data, but I'd like to be able to download a CSV of all polls from all subusers maybe limited to a specific period of time so I can analyze usage over a semester.

    11 votes

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    Hmm, that is a good suggestion and we’ve been working piecemeal on this as we get more institution wide accounts. My first suggestion would be this – email us at support@polleverywhere.com and one of our account managers can whip that up for you. We can absolutely do that on request. It may take us a few days as time allows, but we can do that.

    Otherwise, we do have a CSV export available with some metadata for all of the Users/Faculty on the account. This is under Settings > Manage Users > Export to CSV. That will get you a report of all of the users on the account, the number of polls each created, the last time they used us, and the total number of responses each received. We have that today!

    We plan on getting this available for all registered students on the account soon. It would…

  9. Positive feedback :)

    I work as a technical writer for a small tech company. I teach a class about writing tips about once a month to all of my fellow employees. Today I used PollEverywhere to check for understanding since I was teaching a tricky concept. Seeing everyone's answers on the screen was not only great for our discussion (and reteaching), but it seemed that everyone had a LOT of fun using the tool. When I was done, everyone clapped because they had enjoyed it so much---the kind of applause that is really sincere. After the meeting, everybody raved about PollEverywhere and asked…

    7 votes

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  10. Lower cost for students

    lower costs for higher education, not more features

    8 votes

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    I’m always sorry to hear from folks that we’re out of budget. Are you perhaps using us in a smaller class setting? I always recommend to any educators with classes of 50 or fewer students to try out our Basic Business Plan for $19 a month or $120 a year. It comes with our reporting and grading features and up to 50 responses per poll question. It usually does the trick for any small classes at a fraction of the cost of our Individual Instructor Plan. You can check it out and see if it will work for you here:
    https://www.polleverywhere.com/account/plans/business-and-non-profit

  11. hmm

    sidebar that groups separate polls so that it is more clear what will happen (what questions will be asked) when the poll is started

    8 votes

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  12. Reports

    User friendly reports access.

    12 votes

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  13. x

    I used it to teach my college classes. Besides using it to engage students. I also post a question at the beginning of each class asking the students to ask a question here. I am hearing impaired, so I am able to receive feedback and questions which I would otherwise miss due to my hearing loss.

    7 votes

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  14. Shared on Google Classroom

    Google Classroom
    I wish that it could be shared with Google Classroom, now that it works with Google Slides. Then, I could post a Poll Everywhere assignment that my students could answer in the evenings or on weekends.

    14 votes

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    We are working on a big expansion to our Survey View feature which will allow for asynchronous polling/surveys that might work for you. Basically you could post a link to a survey quiz for the students to take as homework. We’ll have a big release for it when it’s available and hopefully this will work for you.

  15. Student-led blogs and polls

    Blogging capabilities? Maybe a section where students could create and host their own polls.

    11 votes

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  16. LaTeX(Beamer) presenter app

    It would be nice if it was possible to embed polls in LaTeX Beamer based presentations, which are used heavily by some educators in Computer Science, Math and Natural Sciences.

    21 votes

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    Hmm, interesting. We do have some LaTeX integration to allow formulas and equations in the answer choices for multiple choice polls. You can read about the specifics for this here: http://polleverywhere.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/163071-picture-images-and-equations-as-options

    We’ll have to look a bit more into how the API for this will work with us. We’re a company of engineers and Comp Sci people so, we’re always interested in LaTeX

  17. Edit with Mobile Devices

    Add edit feature to polls on mobile devices (android)

    10 votes

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    Sure, what sort of features or things would you like to edit from our mobile app?

    For example, are you just interested in editing the poll title and answer choices OR do you want control for other features such as maximum number of allowed responses per participant, anonymity, ways to respond (Web, SMS, Twitter), or any visual settings (colors, font size, etc…) on the chart?

    There are a low of options, so it would be great to know which are the most important for you. Thanks for the feedback!

  18. Daily rather than per poll participation

    For Gradebook, let answering one poll/day (or one in a select group of polls) to give full participation

    7 votes

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  19. Wordpress Plugin with Shortcodes

    Build a Wordpress plugin as well as a Woocommerce plugin

    4 votes

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  20. Upgrade inhibits continuity of presentation

    It was much easier to integrate the poll into PPT before your upgrade. I cannot download the program on classroom computers, so there is a break in continuity, because I have to change to the web instead of staying in PPT. I believe it was better before the upgrade.

    9 votes

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

    I believe you are referring to our old Flash PowerPoint integration where you did not need to download or install a program on the presentation computer. This method had some serious security and reliability concerns for us and Flash in general has become less and less supported by all of our providers as a result.

    This is why we’ve switched to the much more reliable and secure HTML5 version of our PowerPoint integration.

    If you have any trouble getting our PowerPoint App installed on your school computer or any other computer – feel free to send us an email to Support@PollEverywhere.com and we’ll do our best to get you sorted out. Have a great day!

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