Poll Everywhere is a web-based polling system. Clickers are not required.
Students can submit responses via web browser, mobile app or text message.
Instructors can create polls, view student responses and download reports. Polls can be added to PowerPoint presentations, displayed in a web browser, or embedded in a Sakai course site using the Lessons tool.
CFE staff are available to consult on the effective use of Poll Everywhere. The site includes links to best practices documents and information on how to apply for an instructor account.
All students must register, even if they have used Poll Everywhere before.
You can respond to polls using a web browser or the mobile app. Check with your Instructor to find out if there is a preferred response method for the course.
Yes, it is possible to respond to polls by text. You will need to add your phone number to Poll Everywhere. Let your Instructor know that you do not have a laptop or smartphone. There are some types of polls that cannot be answered by text.
How do I add my phone number to Poll Everywhere?
How do I respond to polls by text message?
I tried to text my answer to a poll but the message was blocked.
Your phone service might not be set up to send text messages to short codes. Contact your carrier to enable this feature.
If this does not resolve the issue, try texting your responses to the Poll Everywhere backup 10-digit number: (747) 444-3548. This number should be used sparingly and only by those who cannot otherwise text to the Poll Everywhere short code.
If the problem continues, you will need to respond to polls using the Poll Everywhere website or mobile app instead.
Go to the Poll Everywhere for PowerPoint addon page for instructions to download and install the addon.
After the addon is installed, follow these steps to log in:
For more information on this exciting new feature, go to the UNC Sakai Tutorials Poll Everywhere page.
In order to share polls, a Poll Everywhere Team must be created for you and your colleagues. All team members must have Instructor Accounts.
To request a Poll Everywhere Team, please complete the following steps:
The Center for Faculty Excellence Poll Everywhere support page includes best practices and resources. CFE staff are available for individual consultations.
Yes, it is possible to respond to multiple choice and open response polls. Other question types are not available via text.
When creating a poll, the option to allow text responses is selected by default under How people can respond > Text messaging.
Students will need to add their phone numbers in Poll Everywhere to be able to respond by text message. Refer them to the Student FAQs for instructions.
Poll Everywhere provides regular updates on the Poll Everywhere System Status page.