Indicate Correct Response - Great Idea for Expanding your Sales in K-12 and Higher Ed!
More than a couple of paragraphs, but they're small, and it's a good idea that's worth a few minutes of your time. I promise!
For educational use - I know that you could entice a larger group of educators by adding a feature to your polls in which the following is possible:
1) The user can identify a correct answer (multiple choice and short answer)
2) The voter receives a response when using poll4.com that indicates whether or not they are correct.
I have seen this feature available in software for Student Response Systems (SRS).
As an example, say you have a math teacher that creates 5 short answer polls of math problems, then indicates the correct answer for each. His students submit answers by "voting" on poll4.com, and as soon as they submit an answer, the screen refreshes to indicate "correct answer" or "incorrect answer." A student is now led to rethink his work or ask a question of the teacher, rather than just seeing what the correct or most popular answer is and then discarding whatever work or thought process he just completed.
This would be a valuable feature for many teachers - with potential to be used not only for math problems, but for vocabulary in any subject and any other sort of short answer question.
If this were a feature of your software, classroom student response systems could not compete with your pricing. Student response systems are becoming more and more desirable to educators. By making your software more and more like the software that teachers would find in an expensive student response system, you would make a killing. Marketing it would be a breeze, and you'd be putting a valuable tool in the hands of educators who will in turn form highly intelligent young minds to become valuable assets to society that may one day be employed by your company to take you even further than you've come so far! Ok, the last part may be a bit embellished, but you get the idea.
Think about it! Check out some of those student response systems and see if you can get your system doing the same stuff. I'm betting it would be worth it.
Thanks for the reply! I hadn't realized that grading is an included feature with upgrade. Good to know!
Sean Eby commented
To the first point, we actually do have that. On all paid plans, and all paid education plans in particular, grading is enabled for polls so that you can not only grade answers that are correct and incorrect but you can now also press a button on the chart to show the class which answer was correct on-screen on the projector.
For the 2nd point, we don't have that and potentially might not have that in the future either, depending on how it would be designed. For starters, students don't always answer at exactly the same time so it becomes very trivial for the "correct" answer to leak to one's neighbor, for example.
All good ideas but you'll be happy to know we already support the first point. Just upgrade to one of our paid plans to use it.