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  1. A filter to seach for keywords

    For Q&A, open ended question type etc., it would be useful to have a filter to allow faculty to quickly search for keywords.

    Especially when there is a large group and faculty wants to quickly screen for correct response/s to bring up for further discussion.

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  2. 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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    5 comments  ·  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.

  3. Manually input/modify user responses

    One thing that is a bit irksome is when students have technical issues with their response to a poll that I use as a quiz. My current workaround is to manually adjust their score after the fact. Is there a way for me to manually input a response for a student? That would be such a useful feature.

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    Unfortunately, we do not have a way to do that right now and we’re hesitant to make one. The basic hangup is that we have to plan and account for bad actors. For a university that’s a reasonable situation, but for our corporate clients it is much more nuanced because we don’t want them to be altering each others responses.

    There might be something we can do with a larger permissions situation. I’ll bring it up to the team.

    Thanks for the feedback

  4. 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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    1 comment  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are currently working on updating all 5 of our LMS integrations (Blackboard, Canvas, Sakia, Brightspace and Moodle) to use the new LTI Advantage (LTI 1.3) standard.

    These integrations will be available for our University-wide customers. Older versions of our LMS integration will continue to be fully supported until at least June 2020.

    This LMS update is expected to be completed in the next few weeks. Hopefully, just in time for back to school

  5. Give response summary / poll control window a smaller minimum size

    I keep PollEverywhere running in a web browser window (running a single poll with possible responses 1-9) while I deliver my lecture from another window (including occasional multiple choice "quiz questions" with up to 9 possible responses). For this arrangement, it is super-important that the PE window use as little screen real estate as possible, especially in the horizontal dimension. Could you please make it possible to resize it a bit narrower?

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

    There is a workaround that might work for you. If you are creating these quiz questions ahead of time, you can actual use our mobile website to present. It’s not as pretty as our full website and lacks some features, but the core functionality is there. Especially if you are primarily using Multiple Choice Polls.

    You can go to pollev.com/present in your web browser. Log into your account and click on the title of one of your poll questions. There’s an activation option to activate and we’ll display the results right there. That page is fully response and you can make it quite small

    You can see a little bit of how this looks and works here: https://www.polleverywhere.com/guides/presenter/tips-and-tricks

    Let me know if that’ll do the trick for you. And, thanks for the feedback!

  6. ranking

    It would be great if "Ranking" polls could be graded, meaning that the initial order entered by the poll creator is considered "correct" and students can be evaluated on whether they got it right or not.

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  7. Multi-country SMS option

    I need an SMS number for South Africa.

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  8. Keep questions from appearing in User's response history (tests)

    We would like to give graded Tests & Quizzes using the Survey feature. Our concern however is that the responses then show to the students/users in their response history. This could help them in future tests to see what they said previously.

    Maybe this feature could be when the question is created, with a check box that says "restrict question and answer from showing in user's response history"

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

    We actually just released something very similar, although it does not go as far as you suggested. Our new feature will allow you to hide the Correct Answer from a student’s response history. So, while they will know what they selected previously, it does not let them know if they were correct. You can see some more details for this here: https://polleverywhere.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1130833

    I’m hesitant to hide the full question and answer however. It’s common for student’s to accidentally register under a personal email address and this response history is the only way we have to rectify the situation. We also have a number of faculty who promote using the Response History for studying and reviewing for exams.

    Do you think hiding the correct answer is enough or would more restriction help?

  9. Pictures with text caption as answers

    Mixed-format possible answers, e.g., a figure with its caption. I would find it useful to both show something to be chosen, and display a small text with some extra info for each picture/answer.

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    This has come up in some of our recent conversations about web-accessibility and the need to add captions/text for accessibility to uploaded images. There are still some outstanding questions for this, specifically with the best way to display this on the visual chart. There’s just limited available space.

    - Would you want the text to be displayed over the image or separated? Or, would it matter for you?

    Thanks for the idea!

    Brian
    Product Manager of Poll Everywhere

  10. counters for no of responses and time elapsed on the poll page

    For class room use, it would be great to have a live counter for no of responses and time elapsed on the poll page. See attached screenshot from another polling software. This would greatly enhance the in class usage.

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  11. Improve display of images in MCQ answers

    Images in MCQ answers are very small on the presentation screen as they are at the end of a bar that would usually contain text. For MCQ questions using images in the answer could the screen estate be better utilized? Example attached. Matt

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  12. Integrate iCollege grading

    Integrate with grading book in iCollege.

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  13. Location Tracking

    GPS tracking to discourage cheaters. Some stay home in their dorms/apartments and just wait for a poll to come up. We have to find clever ways to keep them from cheating.

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

    This has always been a far-off dream for us and I 100% understand the desire to limit responses to only participants within the room. We have been waiting and hoping for GeoTracking technology to be reliable enough for us to use as part of our regular workflow. I have personally used Uber or enough times where they have me one or more city blocks away from my actual location and we really don’t want the same situation to prevent a student from getting any class credit.

    That said, there are a few ways we could try to tackle the problem. Would something like this work for you?
    - you are able to set you poll questions to “Request the participants location” before they are able to respond
    - the student is then prompted to share their location on the phone/laptop
    - if Poll Everywhere is unable to determine the location…

  14. Include poll timestamp in Gradebook

    The Gradebook includes points per poll, but does not tell you what polls were taken, for example, on the same day (in academia, that would equal one class period). Including the timestamp for each poll (i.e., when it was activated) allow the presenter to easier process and analyze the data in external applications and to generate daily averages.

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  15. Have multiple clickable image icon settings

    I spoke with Sejal (vashi@hsph.harvard.edu) and she was using the clickable image (emotion one). She wanted to change up the icon (maybe to an arrow) on the clickabe image and change the color of the drop pin but there isn't a way. She would like to request these options be added to our clickable image

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    We do plan on creating a new setting to change the color of the pins (to be other than just Green). We’ll update here when that becomes available, we don’t have a specific timeline in mind.

    However, that does not include various ways of customizing the “shape” of the pin.

    Thanks for the idea!

  16. Adjustable auto-close time for survey & questions

    We're looking for a custom auto-locking survey (but could be for any question) based on time after the survey has opened. Right now it has auto-close for 5 minutes, 1 hour, or 1 day. After that the custom button lets you set a day and time. We just want to option to type in a number of minutes, specifically for us - 20 minutes. The survey will close 20 minutes after it opens to the students.

    Thanks!

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  17. Available "offline"

    Make available to view when not open

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

    We’re working on solving this through two different ways with our PowerPoint, Keynote, and Google Slides integrations.

    1. We’re working on creating a quick and easy way to insert up to date screenshots of your polls into your slide deck with a single button. This way you can easily create “Review Decks” to send out after class or to post on your LMS.

    2. This is the real interesting one (for me anyway). We’re going to change the old grey placeholder image with a screenshot of the poll. So, you’ll be able to see your poll question, answer choices, and responses in edit mode > go to presentation mode > and it will load our live polls as normal. This will be a longer project for us because we’ll need to work out how often to update these screenshots and to make sure they’ll work with all the different…

  18. Add chart to remote control view.

    Right now if you look at "my activities" in the app you can see participant responses even if they aren't displayed to the participants on the screen. However, when using the "Remote Control" option in the app you can't see the responses. It would be VERY useful for my faculty if they could use the app to both control their presentations and see the participant responses in advance

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  19. Line breaks in responses

    I really like Poll Everywhere, but a serious short-coming for me is the lack of a very basic function.

    I would like to be able to use Poll Everywhere to get students to practice their essay writing skills. My plan is to have students write or plan essay sections in groups in class time; be able to see the results as they come in; and at the end of the session be able to step through what is good/bad/otherwise about the answers on the big screen.

    This is important to me because, as a legal academic, part of my role…

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    Thanks for the thoughtful feedback. We really appreciate it. Before I get into the specifics, may I ask – about how long are the responses that you are receiving from your students? A rough word count or so would be fantastic, I want to make sure we’re on the same page about length.

    Otherwise, there is some technical concerns around adding specific HTML in responses because we don’t want to open any security holes in replies. And, I understand your point that is a large burden on students to learn anyway.

    There’s some balance we have between having Enter submit the response instead of a new line. The vast majority of the time we have shorter responses and we want to emphasize speed for real time replies. But, I can understand confusion there. We had a lot of back and forth on which is the appropriate behavior.

    Ultimately, I think…

  20. 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.

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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!

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