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How do I create reports in Poll Everywhere?

NOTE To Tufts users of Poll Everywhere:

On June 15th, Poll Everywhere released a major update to the instructor user interface. The new interface supports nested folders and a variety of other enhancements. We are currently in the process of developing new documentation to support you in using this new interface. In the meantime, this brief but informative overview will get you acquainted with the new Poll Everywhere design:

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

In Poll Everywhere you can generate reports and use them to grade student participation.

Go to the Activities page

The Activities page is the main page in Poll Everywhere with your questions and groups.

Check the checkboxes to the left of the questions or groups to report on

NOTE: You can generate a report on any combination of questions or question groups

Click "Create Report" at the top of the page

Click on the type of report you want, then click 'Finish'

The report view will be shown

Click "Rename" to give the report a name

Consider renaming it to something more descriptive, like "January 20, 2018 Lecture Session" or "FA18 Bio 101 Participation".

Use the options in the panel on the right side to modify the parameters of the report

Click the "Change report type" button to switch to a different type of report

Click the "Polls" tab to see a list of all your questions and question groups

You can remove a question from the report by clicking the trash icon to the right of it. You can add a question to the report by clicking "Add activity".

Click the "Participants" tab to choose which participants you want to include in the report

By default, the report will only show those who responded to the questions in the report. If you want to include the students who did not participate, click on the "Participants" section on the right and select your course from the drop-down list.

NOTE: If you do not see a Participant list for your course, you need to synchronize your Canvas roster with Poll Everywhere by following these directions: Synchronizing Canvas roster and gradebook with Poll Everywhere.

If you are not using Canvas, you can import a spreadsheet of your students' names and emails to create a participant group by following these instructions: Import a list of participants

Click "Select run" to specify which "run", or session, to report on

NOTE: A "Run" refers to a time that the question was asked.

In the "Select run" section you'll see two or three options:

  • All Runs means the report will include data from every time that the question has been asked to date. If you are filtering this report by Participant Group it will show every time the users in that group responded to those questions.
  • Current Run means the report will include data from the last time the question was asked. NOTE: If you archived responses for a question and then had students respond again, the second (most recent) response will be considered the "current" run.
  • Shared Run will only appear if you cleared the responses for the questions at once (see How to Re-Use Questions Between Terms or Sections).

Use the "Download" and "Print" buttons to download or print the report

Clicking the "Download" button will generate an Excel file with the report data.

"Gradebook" reports can be exported to Canvas

Clicking the "LMS Export" button will allow you to send score data from Poll Everywhere to Canvas as a gradebook item. Only data for questions that had a correct answer will be sent.

NOTE: You need to synchronize your Canvas course with Poll Everywhere before you can send grades back to Canvas. See: Synchronizing Canvas roster and gradebook with Poll Everywhere

Select 'Canvas' and click 'Next'

Select your Canvas course

Use the dropdown to select the Canvas course that will be the destination for the Poll Everywhere Gradebook Report. Make sure that you selected the Participant Group for this course when creating the report so that the list of students in the report matches the student roster in Canvas.

Confirm the report exported correctly to Canvas

The Canvas export process will create an assignment in the top most assignment group in the Canvas Assignments tool, and will assign grades to each student.