Poll Everywhere

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To see how Poll Everywhere compares with other supported Classroom Response Tools, visit the Classroom Participation and Polling page.

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If you already have a Poll Everywhere account, visit polleverywhere.harvard.edu and log in with your HarvardKey, and your information will be automatically associated with the new Harvard account.

Poll Everywhere is a third-party, web-based polling tool that allows participants to text their answers with their cell phones or to respond via any Web-enabled device. An Internet connection is required to author questions, but respondents only need a cell phone signal.

Capabilities

Use Cases

Simple, easy to use, yet good feature set Gauging students’ understanding of concepts during class

Integrates with presentation software (PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Slides)

Gathering class demographic data
Wide range of question types available (word cloud, “twitter-like” feed, image hot spots, etc.) Stimulating debates in class by asking opinion questions (including anonymously)
Anonymous polling Tracking attendance
Supports SMS responses  
Integrates with Canvas*  

Harvard's license for Poll Everywhere allows FAS faculty and staff to sign up and begin using it immediately! To get started, login with your HarvardKey to polleverywhere.harvard.edu. For support and assistance, please contact Academic Technology for FAS.

* Canvas integration denotes the ability to import class rosters from Canvas into the polling software (thus not requiring the creation of new accounts) and export points and grades from the polling software back to the Canvas gradebook.