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  1. 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.

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

        Unfortunately, we need Canvas to upgrade to support LTI 2.0 before we can change the architecture of our integration. Last I saw they had “suspended” upgrading to 2.0 back in 2016 and have yet to update https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-2040

        Once Canvas updates to LTI 2.0 we’ll be able to create a Gradebook export with them. Until then, the only way we’ve found to successfully integrate with Canvas is via the Developer Keys.

        All I can really recommend is asking Canvas for an update on LTI 2.0 we’re anxiously waiting for it ourselves.

      • Improve Grading for Multiple Polls at One Time

        Create an easier user interface for grading multiple polls on one page with the option to give a unique number of points for various answers (both incorrect and correct) without having to click on each individual poll and change the response grading from there.

        I grade all of the polling questions at the end of the week, and there can be 20+ polls for each section that I'm responsible for. Having to click on each polling question and changing the grade values for each possible response is tedious and is prone to having me make grading mistake on my end…

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

          We are actually working on a large project right now that should really help with grading polls. We are basically working on re-doing our entire poll creation process (and we’re finally close enough to talk about it).

          This will have greater customization and editing for poll questions at the creation stage (including grading). I do not believe this is currently slated to include increased support to our Weighted Grading feature (https://polleverywhere.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/799830) – which is currently in beta testing. But, this should be an easier process soon

          I will update this post when we are about to send out the new update

        • Participation grades

          My participants are students and it would be great if they had the following in their displays: 1) groups in which they are enrolled, 2) current participation rate (% of total questions responded), 3) current "correctness" rate, 4) which questions that were presented that they did not respond to. I would also like to see the ability to sync multiple emails to an account so they can respond with both their school and personal accounts.

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

            This is great, thanks for the request! We are in some of the very initial design stages for what we’re calling a “Participant Dashboard” which students would be able to easily access from their mobile devices or computers and review this type of information.

            Enrolled groups and a “correctness rate” as a proxy for their grade are both doable. The participation rate and generally displaying poll questions they did not respond to is much tougher. With faculty who use Poll Everywhere across multiple courses it is difficult for us to currently know which group/class the polls are for. And, we have some users who do not want to show questions participants did not answer to prevent any cheating or as an incentive to show up to class and answer. So, there are some business concerns as well for that.

            Would it work for you all if we had an ability…

          • Better options for the iPad

            Identical utility when using an iPad

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

              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

            • Allow formatting of font sizes in options for multiple choice questions when not displaying as graph

              Currently there is no option to determine the font size of the text that is added as the answer for multiple choice questions. The options sometimes display as single line text (although not all the time, they seem to randomly change size) when not showing the graphic display. Since some of the options are rather wordy in my polls, they display at a tiny, barely readable font.

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                0 comments  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Quick Clear button for Google Slides

                Would like to see a "clear results" button on the poll so when I do back-to-back Google Slides presentations, it would be easier to clear.

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

                  We actually have a couple different ways to clear the results to a poll question. If you are in Google Slides > when you’re in Presentation mode > on the right side of the page there are some grey control buttons > you can use these to clear the results one at a time.

                  Otherwise, you can clear your polls in bulk from our website at polleverywhere.com/my/polls – you can see some details for how to do this here: https://www.polleverywhere.com/guides/presenter/getting-started#clearing-responses

                  Those options are available now. We do plan on creating a more full Edit experience within Google Slides. But, that is still a few months out at least for us

                • Improve PowerPoint Add-In stability

                  Improvements in PowerPoint Add-In stability

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

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

                      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…

                    • Closed poll responses

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

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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?

                      • Ability for students to upload images

                        Would love for students to be able to upload images that they captured with their smartphone. I want to be able to quickly and easily sift through these images and display them as needed.

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

                          Hi Scott,

                          Thanks for your interest in Poll Everywhere!

                          This unfortunately isn’t possible with SMS, but it’s something we’d like to eventually do for web voting in the future!

                        • A widget that dsiplays my pollev.com page (not just a single poll)

                          HTML code widget that can be added to a website,blog or other platform that shows the PollEV page. That way, if I am using the platform for a web call or other web event, where attendees are looking at my page, I can push polls when the time is right, and participants can see them real time showing up for them to vote, without leaving the page or getting their cellphones. This is particularly useful when you want to poll real time at the end of each segment with minimal distraction/interruption/delay.

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                            We have some ability to do this now. It’s possible to use an iFrame and embed our pollev.com response page to display the response option AND you can then embed https://viz.polleverywhere.com/:USERNAME as an iFrame to show the responses. We want to create built in copy/paste widgets to embed this combination on your blogs/websites or LMS but there are some problems with Cookies on iPhones that we need to solve before we market this feature.

                            In the meantime, if you are interested in trying this our – contact our support team at support@polleverywhere.com for how this works

                          • Create hierarchy of groups (i.e. subgroups)

                            I would like to organize my polls with subgroups.

                            I use this in the classroom, and I would like to organize my poll by the class name then lecture name/number.

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                            • Allow variable columns for answers. 2, 3, 4 columns

                              This would allow more answers to be visible at one time before they are scrolled out of sight.
                              Thanks for a great product filling a need.

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                              • Make it possible to post a poll to Facebook

                                I have a facebook site I use with my students (enochspsych), it might be cool to be able to post a poll so that it could be seen on my status page...,maybe this is already possible, I did not try cutting and pasting a powerpoint slide

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