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Transferring your questions from Learning Catalytics

Drag the "LC Converter" button to your bookmarks bar

There should then be a bookmark called "LC Converter" in your bookmarks bar.

NOTE: this tool only works in the Google Chrome browser at the moment.

Log into Learning Catalytics and open the module you want to convert

Click "Edit" to change the response type from "Instructor-led synchronous"

Change Module "Response type" to "Self-Paced"

This will put all of the questions on one page. Click "Save and Finish" when you're done.

You need to be looking at the Module and use the Google Chrome browser for the converter to work.

A CSV file will be immediately saved to your computer's "Download" folder, along with any images embedded on the page.

Accepted Question types

  • Multiple Choice
  • Many Choice (imports as Multiple Choice)
  • Short Answer  (imports as "Open-ended")
  • Long Answer  (imports as "Open-ended")
  • Numerical  (imports as "Open-ended")
    NOTE: Poll Everywhere does not calculate or evaluate correctness of numeric submissions. They will be treated like any other open-ended or word-cloud question.
  • Data Collection (imports as "Open-ended")
    NOTE: Poll Everywhere does not calculate or evaluate correctness of numeric submissions. They will be treated like any other open-ended or word-cloud question.
  • Priority (imports as "Rank order")
    NOTE: Poll Everywhere does not define a "correct" order, so these questions cannot be graded.
  • Ranking (imports as "Rank order")
    NOTE: Poll Everywhere does not define a "correct" order, so these questions cannot be graded.
  • Region (imports as "Clickable image")

Question types that are not available in Poll Everywhere
These questions will need to be manually removed during the question confirmation step below.

  • Composite sketch
  • Direction
  • Highlighting
  • Sketch
  • Slide

NOTE: Poll Everywhere does not support tabes in question text, so you will need to capture screenshots of any tables in your questions and embed them as images in your Poll Everywhere questions.

Import your CSV file to Poll Everywhere

Log into Poll Everywhere and click "Import"

Drag the CSV file to the space in the browser window or select it from your desktop

Review the imported questions and make corrections as needed

Pay particular attention and make sure the following are correct:

  1. Question type
  2. Question and answer text
  3. Correct answers

Upload images

For "Clickable image" questions click the "Upload image" button to upload the image saved to your computer by the LC Converter script. If you had answer choices with images click the small image icon in the question text to upload the image.

NOTE: There is not an option to upload images to the question field at this stage, but you can do so after the questions have been imported (see below)

Remove question types not supported by Poll Everywhere

These questions wil be listed a question type "Multiple Choice" but will have "N/A" in the question field. Click the "trash" icon to the right of the question text to remove them.

Select a group for the questions (if desired) and click "Import"

If the group already exists, you can add all of the questions to the group. Otherwise, import them as "Ungrouped" and group them later.

Add question-prompt images (if needed)

To add images to a question prompt, open the question in the "Polls" view and click the "Visual Settings" button (paintbrush icon) and then go to "Instructional view settings". There you can upload an "Instruction image" which will be embedded in the question prompt.

(OPTIONAL) Check any special characters and sub/superscripts

If you have any special characters double-check that they imported correctly. If not try copying and pastin them from Learning Catalytics or another source.

You can use LaTex formatting to create subscripts and superscripts, for example:

  • $$O_2$$ = O2​​
  • $$MC^2$$ = MC2
(OPTIONAL) Clean up any LaTex equations

Poll everywhere supports LaTeX equations, but they won't import correctly. You'll need to copy the original LaTeX equation text from Learning Catalytics an put two dollar signs before and after the equation for it to render correctly. For example, the equation above looks like the screenshot below when entered likek this:

$$f(x)=\frac{1-6x}{x^2-16x+28}$$

Poll Everywhere will provide a preview below the equation so you can make sure it renders correctly.