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, contact us so that we can associate your account information with your HarvardKey credentials.

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.


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 to polleverywhere.harvard.edu with your HarvardKey.

Links to instructions for common tasks, like embedding polls and restricting participation, are available at the HUIT IT Help Knowledge Base. For further 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.