Instructor's Getting Started Guide
Important Note: If you have any level of administrative privileges in Canvas please reach out to Educational Technology Services (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to requesting Poll Everywhere access.
Go to www.polleverywhere.com and click "Log In"
Enter your Tufts email address in the "Email or username" field and click "Next"
Click "Log in with Tufts University"
Log in with your Tufts username and password
Enter your Tufts username and password, the same that you would use to log in to Canvas.
Start creating your questions!
You should now see the "Polls" view of Poll Everywhere. If you have any problems logging in to Poll Everywhere please contact email@example.com.
In Poll Everywhere, a question is called a "poll". Here is a quick video that shows you how to create polls.
Click the "Creating an activity" link for a step-by-step walkthrough of creating polls. Click the "Types of poll activities" link to read more information about each poll style.
Recommended question settings
Disable "Text Messages"
Unless you have students that are unable to participate via mobile app or browser, we recommend disabling text message responses because it will give students fewer options to participate. For example, they will be unable to answer image map questions.
Restrict responses to "Registered participants only"
If you want to see which students participated for grading purposes you need to require students to register and log in first. If you want to ask questions anonymously, you can enable anonymous responses for questions even though students need to log in first (anonymous questions will not associate student info with their answers).
Asking questions from the Poll Everywhere website
Click the "Presenting from the web" link below to see step by step instructions for asking questions from the Poll Everywhere website or watch the video below.
Asking questions from Poll Everywhere slides integrated into PowerPoint, Keynote, etc.
You can display a poll directly from PowerPoint by embedding your poll as a slide, to seamlessly present with your other PowerPoint slides.
To embed your polls in PowerPoint, you must install the PollEv Presenter app. In addition, the computer displaying the presentation must be connected to the internet in order for the polls to be displayed.
Poll Everywhere has several styles of reports that can analyze responses to your questions. The "Gradebook" report is the quickest way to see how your students responded to the questions asked in a lecture.