Synchronizing Canvas roster and gradebook with Poll Everywhere
Poll Everywhere can synchronize with your Canvas course roster and gradebook.
Before you begin
You will need to contact email@example.com to enable Poll Everywhere in your Canvas site.
Go to Modules and Click "+ Module"
Click"+" to add an item, Select "External Tool", and choose "Poll Everywhere" from the External Tool list
Set the link to open in a new window and click "Add Item"
NOTE: Do not publish this module. This module and link are INSTRUCTOR ONLY it will not work for students.
Click on the link and log in to Poll Everywhere
You will need to log into Poll Everywhere when you use the roster and grade sync.
Click Sync roster
When you click "Sync Roster" Poll Everywhere will create a Participant Group with the list of students enrolled in the Canvas course. You can proceed to the participants page of Poll Everywhere to confirm the synchronization worked, although it may take a little time to process.
You can repeat this process as often as needed, but be mindful that this process will only add new students; it will not remove students who have dropped. It is a best practice to wait until you want the grade in the Canvas to sync the roster.
Create a Gradebook Report
NOTE: you do not need to define an assignment in Canvas. When you Export, Poll Everywhere will create a new assignment with a total score out of 100.
Open the Reports page
Click "Create Report"
Choose "Grade Book"
Navigate to the questions you want to include in your report
Rename the report (this will be the Canvas assignment name)
Select the "Participant List" for the Canvas course when reviewing the report
This is only necessary so that you can preview the data you will be sending to Canvas.
Click "Export" to send the scores back to the Canvas grade book
Choose Canvas course and Assignment type
You must create the report AFTER creating the participant link. If your course is not appearing in the drop-down, scroll up and start from the "Click + Module" step.
The Grade report will only reflect questions that have a designated correct answer (multiple choice or clickable image questions). The participation grade will give credit for all questions that the student submitted.