Math Type for math teachers
Recently, I tried using your program to quiz my students on their knowledge of the math concepts in Algebra 2. It would be much better for the students and myself if the program incorporated options for some of the symbols used in math. An "equation editor" or "math type" feature would make this program AMAZING!
Great news! We now support images, sub and superscripts, and equations (using LaTex) on Multiple Choice Poll options. More info here: http://blog.polleverywhere.com/itswhatyouwantedimagesupportmathequati
Thank you for your patience and enjoy!
Steve

Wayne Horn commented
I see no grey paintbrush as you indicate or any option to add an image to the question itself, only the multiple choice options. Please help!

Supporting LaTex in the question title is a bit different than the options (as far as the backend tech goes). We certainly plan on expanding to support this feature as well.
In the time being you could insert a logo image or background image that displays an equation. These options can be found in the visual settings. More info here: http://www.polleverywhere.com/faq#visualsettings

Anonymous commented
Glad you are allowing equations and pictures. That is great. However, as Jane mentioned, being able to insert an equation or a picture in the question field is just as important as in the answer field. For example, the first PE question I wanted to ask was: "If x^2=4 then?x=2,x=2,x=+2. So need Latex in both the question and answer.
Al

Your examples will be possible with LaTex ! When we make the official release will make sure to include some references to basic latex commands. You won't need to use another program. You'll be able to type "latex:" followed by the equation, and it will convert to a nice looking equation!

Anonymous commented
Actually, almost all K12 teachers use Mathtype or the equation editor in Word. LaTex would be less desirable. What my department really needs is the ability to enter basic mathematics symbols without using another program. In other words, just type a question such as: What does squarerootsymbol(4)=? Or Simplify (x^24)/(x2) and have it look like a fraction. Thanks for listening.
Al

Yes! We are planning to support this capability as well. Keep in mind the LaTex feature is still in Beta but should be released fully soon. Although, equations in the question may be a bit further off.

Jane commented
BIG PROBLEM when I attempted to use polls in my classroom with latex equations in the answers. When I build the poll, the site converts my equations properly, as does the Mac Presenter application I use to present the polls and display results. BUT on the student end when they go to my poll website to vote on their laptops, their choices are not converted and thus say "latex:(my equation I typed here)" with my unconverted latex text displayed, rather than the fancy math text. Now that I read the previous post, I will also send my comments as an email. I wasn't sure of the best way to get support for this feature.

Jane commented
Is it possible to put latex equations within the question box? It's good that at least I know I can put them in the answer boxes, but I can't seem to place one within my question.

Jane commented
Ok, this is good, but it doesn't seem to work when I try to insert an equation within the question field. Will there eventually be the capability to do so?

Hi Natalie,
Good news! We do have a Beta feature that supports LaTex in the options of a poll (not title currently). Check it out here: http://bit.ly/vhbRdw

Dale Buske commented
Using LaTeX for this product is awesome. However, it would be ideal to have the LaTeX compatibility in the questions as well as the answers.