NEW [01-28-2021] Synchronizing Canvas roster and gradebook with Poll Everywhere
Poll Everywhere can synchronize with your Canvas course roster and gradebook.
NOTE: If you have any Canvas administrator privileges (you can access other instrutor's courses without being enrolled in those courses), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before using the roster synchronization.
Before you begin
You will need to contact email@example.com to enable Poll Everywhere in your Canvas site.
Ensure the course is Published using the button at the top right of the Course home screen.
Next, go to the course Settings and on the Course Details tab make sure the course has a start date in the past, and an end date that is in the future from when you intend to use the integration.
Go to Modules and Click "+ Module" to and give it a title
Click the "+" button on the Module
Select "External Tool" from the menu and choose "Poll Everywhere" from the External Tool list
Set the link to open in a new window and click "Add Item"
NOTE: this module and link are INSTRUCTOR ONLY. Do not publish them, as they will not work for students.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 "Continue to canvas.tufts.edu"
If you get an error message after this page, make sure that the course is published and that there is a start and end date in the course settings.
Click "Import Roster"
When you click "Import Roster" Poll Everywhere will create a Participant Group with the list of studnets 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 until the end of the add/drop period, but be mindful that this process will only add new studnets; it will not remove students who have dropped.
Go to "Assignments" and click "+ Assignment"
Name the assignment and choose "External Tool" for "Submission Type"
Click "Find" and select "Poll Everywhere" from the external tool list
Also click the "Load This Tool In A New Tab" option.
Click "Save & Publish" when done
NOTE: you do not need to define a point value for the assignment. When you synchronize, Poll Everywhere will assign a score out of 100.
Click the button to launch Poll Everywhere in a new window
Click "Create Gradebook Report for Export"
Select the questions you want to include in your report
Currently the reports will only send scores for "Multiple Choice" and "Clickable Image" questions with correct answers.