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  1. Integrate with webinar services

    Easy integration with webinar services. Maybe code or the like.

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    What sort of integration are you thinking of? I know some webinar services have some basic multiple choice polling where you can ask the attendees a quick multiple choice question within the webinar app. Are you thinking of something similar with Poll Everywhere?

    Or, something entirely different! Let us know

  2. Total the points in gradebook

    In the gradebook feature, include a total of the points each poll taker has earned. As I have a paid subscription for my 300+ class, it would be so much easier when a student emails to just look and say "oh, out of the last 20 in-class poll everywhere quizzes, you've earned 15 points." Right now I have to manually add this up. While I appreciate you're integrated with Canvas & Blackboard, my University does not have this function available to me yet (or you'd bet I'd be using it). I've suggested it to them, but am considering switching to…

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    Whew, 300+ class I can sympathize with that! My first recommendation is that all of our paid Higher-Ed plans (Including the Individual Instructor Plan that you are on) does come with our Canvas/Blackboard integration. So, if your university will let you, we can set that up for you with no extra cost. Just send an email to support@polleverywhere.com and we can get you set up.

    Otherwise, outside of our integrations finding all the poll questions a students DIDN’T ANSWER is a little tricky for us. We record everything based on poll questions instead of students, so finding a “null case” is hard for our system right now. If enough people are interested, we’ll definitely prioritize it. Otherwise, I suggest our LMS integrations in the meantime

  3. PowerPoint DataSheets

    I would like a live poll, activated through PowerPoint, could publish some data back into a DataSheet in PowerPoint. I run into this is a class where I want to use demographic data to sort my results and display them as a combine graph.
    I have been able to do this with Turning Point. I can get this data from reports, I just want it to be fed back live to my PPT.

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  4. Allow full LaTeX for more than just equations

    i.e., allow more than just limited / simple LaTeX

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  5. Darken Screen After Responding

    Redesign the user screen so that answers aren’t displayed more than a few seconds, and in a small box on computers. Our lecturers ask students to poll in with their individual response, then discuss with a neighbor and poll in again. With the large computer screens displaying student answers, there is no need for discussion as students will just look off of their neighbor's screen. This is a negative for our classes and it changes the way our lecturers teach, and gives cause to minimize the use of polling.

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    That’s an interesting use case. I can understand why this would be helpful in a “lab” type setting. The way you describe it, to have the screen darken after a few seconds, would go against our accessibility guidelines for ADA compliance. We might be able to get by this with an “opt-in” feature that you could select. I would need to ask our design team if they have any ideas

    One thing, have you tried our multi-page survey features at all? It’s designed for a more asynchronous teaching style to let students answer questions at their own pace. However, it does let them answer a question > click Next > and this takes them to the next poll question in the survey. At this point the students could discuss in pairs/groups about the question they just answered and then make adjustments/comments in a followup question. You can see a bit…

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    I haven’t heard of Entrada before, but we can certainly check it out. We’re always interested in more LMS integrations. If they support LTI 2.0 then there’s a good shot that we’ll be able to work with Entrada in the future

    Thanks for the idea!

    Brian
    - Poll Everywhere Product Manager

  7. Presenters would like to be able to Password protect their polling sessions

    This idea was brought to my attention by an educator. The idea is derived from the desire to ensure that students are present in class before participating. One easy way to do this is to apply a simple password or key required to access the presenter's pollev.com response page.

    My initial idea is to integrate this into the user settings, in the Poll Settings of the Personal Info page.

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  8. Different participant ID's for two (or more) presenter's under one account

    Two different professors at my university are using a polleverywhere account registered under the university's account for classes. The problem is that they each want me to use a different method of identification, but under the university's account I can only pick one special ID which ends up used for both, rather than a separate ID for each professor (unless I'm mistaken).

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    You are not mistaken. We currently have it, so that all students are registered with all of the professors on the same account. This makes it easy for you (the student) because you don’t need to register multiple times with multiple professors. Just once and your done. It’s especially good for universities which have the students pay for the license themselves.

    Unfortunately, that makes it hard for you (the students) to have specific settings just for individual professors. This is only the second time I’ve heard this, but this might be happening more and I can understand the frustration.

    I’ll bring it up to our engineering team and see the difficulty for this.

    Best,
    Brian

  9. Zapier Integration

    Please integrate with Zapier.com so we can push data to wherever we need it to go!

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  10. hide responses on Android version

    Allow the hide responses option on the Android version. I appreciate that you have an app so we can lecture from a tablet or phone, but I don't like showing the responses until after everyone has responded.

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    I’m glad to hear you’ve been able to present from our Android application! I’ll bring this up with our design team and see if we can think of a way to do this. Right now, we do have a hide/show responses control in our application, but only as a remote control for our PowerPoint integration. So, we need to find a way to distinguish this from the remote control version.

    Definitely something to look into for us. Thanks for the idea!

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

    Hi Christine,

    Could you give me a little more detail about what is happening with your Canvas Account? You should be able to export our Gradebook accounts to any Canvas Account that is integrated with Poll Everywhere. Worst case scenario it might take another user/login like a TA to upload the Gradebook to a separate Canvas account provided it is integrated on the backend.

    If this sounds like what you are having trouble with, can you email us at: support@polleverywhere.com and give us a few more details? We’ll do our best to get to the bottom of this and see what we can do

    Hope this helps!

  12. Turn off voting while generating ideas in Q&A polls

    When using a Q and A poll for idea generation/brainstorming, it's really hard to stop people voting while still in the brainstorming/idea generation phase. It would be great to be able to disable the voting feature until the ideas are all generated then turn it on for voting. It would also be good to be able to allocate a certain number of votes per respondent to limit how many ideas they can vote for. If this was a set percentage of the total ideas that the presenter can choose, that would be a really cool feature.

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    Very interesting idea! If I may ask:

    - Would you still allow people to submit new ideas after allowing the voting? Or, would it be an up/down voting phase only
    - And, would you want to just have a button the presenter can click on the chart to begin to allow voting or a different method?

    It’s a very interesting idea though! I’ll run it by the team

  13. 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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  14. I need a SMS number from India

    My audience will not be willing to send their feedback to a +61 country code number and incur international text charges!

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  15. Data Visualization of Results

    Enhance data visualization options for poll resutls

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  16. Seek version for use with Keynote on an iPad

    Need version to work directly with Keynote on an iPad

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    We do have an integration with the PowerPoint app for iPad. And, that is available today (I have the link below for installing)

    Unfortunately, we need Apple to make a few changes to their Keynote API before we can take that one on. In the meantime, i would recommend using a full desktop or laptop and our Mac Presenter App which does support Keynote (just not on an iPad).

    https://store.office.com/poll-everywhere-WA104218073.aspx?assetid=WA104218073

  17. lms

    Requests integration with LMS Jenzabar

    https://www.jenzabar.com/

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  18. Make polls close when they are not the “live” PPT slide.

    Polls should not be active at all if they are not on screen in Powerpoint.

    If you advance to a new slide without a poll, the poll is still active even though it's no longer on screen. This means it can still accept responses. This isn't very helpful if you have a lot of content to cover before the next poll slide is shown.

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    Whew, well I am going to leave this open for a while in case other people are interested, but this is going to be very hard for us to do. The reason this is difficult for us is that we have a lot of flexibility and different ways to allow people to get poll responses. For many of these different methods we use the same consistent concept of Activation. Where once you have activated a poll question or survey > that poll question or survey will remain active until you manually deactivate it, activate a separate question/survey, or a set time period passes (by default 1 week).

    Sharing this same activation concept helps make it clear for our users to know when/how a poll is active or not. It also helps keep our customer support team and engineering team a bit more sane my minimizing complexity.

    We could make it…

  19. Allow for personalized polling order output in created reports.

    When reports are created, it organizes the polls by name instead of order presented to my class. So instead of seeing my questions appear in the order that they were presented (ex: Q1, Q2, Q3, Q1, Q2, Q3, Q1, Q2, Q3) they appear to be organized by name (ex: Q1, Q1, Q1, Q2, Q2, Q2, Q3, Q3, Q3). Can we set it up so that if I wish to view my students response patterns over the course of the quarter in a spreadsheet that they appear in chronological order? Or at the very least, in the order they appear listed…

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  20. images in polls, in other formats

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

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