Instructor's Getting Started Guide

Logging in to Poll Everywhere

Go to and click "Log In"

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 "Activities" view of Poll Everywhere. If you have any problems logging in to Poll Everywhere please contact [email protected].

Creating Activities

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 Activity style.

These are the system defaults we have configured for the Tufts University Poll Everywhere instance. We do not recommend changing these, except in special circumstances. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

Disable "Text Messages"

We have disabled the text messaging option because hasn't been used on campus, gives students fewer options to participate, and takes up valuable screen real estate.

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 have logged in. For these questions, student responses will not be associated with their names.

See more about Anonymous Responses here.

Asking questions during lectures

Asking questions from Poll Everywhere slides integrated into PowerPoint, Keynote, etc.

You can display an activity directly from PowerPoint by embedding your activity as a slide, to seamlessly present with your other PowerPoint slides.

To embed your activities in PowerPoint you must install the Poll Everywhere Presenter application on the computer you are using to present. In addition, the computer displaying the presentation must have a strong connection to the internet in order for the polls to be displayed.

All classroom computers at Tufts have the Poll Everywhere Presenter app installed.

Follow the link below for instructions specific to your operating system and presentation software:

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.

Presenting from the web

Reporting on in-class participation

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 during a lecture.