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    This is interesting. Right now we do give a Participation Score with our Gradebook report that will give credit to students who respond to our Open Ended Poll like Word Cloud and Text Wall. However, our LMS integrations with Blackboard and Canvas do not send this participation score. They only receive the Correctness score. I suspect this is what is happening for you all.

    I have opened up a request with our Integrations Team to look into the difficulty/complexity to send a “grade” for our open ended polls. We have to check with Blackboard and Canvas to find the best way to send this information.

    Does that sound like it’s describing your situation?

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    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…

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    This is a good start but wouldn't collecting IP addresses be a better one? Then having an option to limit poll responses to a specific subnet would allow you to geo-restrict participants to a campus region or a single large lecture hall.

    Seems like this particular data would be useful for troubleshooting and audit purposes anyway so it should be collected regardless. Canvas and other LMSs collect IP address data from users so the privacy argument is moot. Couldn't you do the same thing?

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    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…

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    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

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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…

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