Audience Polling

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Poll Everywhere

  • Increase student or audience engagement using Poll Everywhere, an online polling system.
  • Poll Everywhere allows participants to respond to questions, with their phone or computer, via text or on the web, whether they are in class or telecommuting. You will be free from the burden of clickers and receivers!.
  • Easy to set up and administer, polling questions can be created in seconds and integrated into PowerPoint, Google Slides, or presented on their own.
  • Integration with Canvas of tracked polling data.
  • Poll Everywhere accounts are available to instructors in the Health Sciences.

Quick start guide to Poll Everywhere:

  1. After seeing how it works, request a University of Utah login for Poll Everywhere by sending an email to ehsl-polling@lists.utah.edu. *Any Staff, Student or Faculty of the Health Sciences interested in using Poll Everywhere should have their own account.
  2. Within 48 hours, you'll receive an email from Poll Everywhere inviting you to login with your Utah credentials.
  3. Create a new poll by logging in and under the "Polls" tab selecting "Create".
    1. The most popular polls include Multiple Choice and Open-ended.
    2. Browse "Examples" to see offerings by other polls based on type.
  4. When ready to present the poll, you can do so in two ways:
    1. Present from the web using pollingeverywhere.com (recommended).
      1. Click on poll and follow instructions to present.
    2. Present using Powerpoint, Keynote or Google Slides.
      1. Click on poll and follow instructions to present, download poll as slide.
      2. Install appropriate app for Powerpoint, Keynote or Google Slides via pollev.com/app (All HSEB rooms have this installed on stations with Powerpoint).
      3. Be sure to login to your Poll Everywhere account by selecting the tab on the top of Powerpoint, Keynote or Google Slides.
  5. For more advanced polling including graded quizzes that connect with Canvas, check out the Poll Everywhere Guide on Canvas Integration for Faculty.
  6. Other resources for assistance include the Poll Everywhere presenter guide, video tutorials and a weekly training webinar for beginners at 2 PM MST every Thursday. You can also reach out to local library staff and faculty that are here to help at ehsl-polling@lists.utah.edu.


TurningPoint Cloud

Another audience response system available on campus, TurningPoint allows students to participate in Microsoft PowerPoint presentation lectures by submitting responses to interactive questions using a liensed ResponseCard (clicker) or Responseware.
TLT at the University of Utah is supporting Turning Point Cloud, which requires instructors to create an account and download the software if using your own computer, and students to use a ResponseCard (clicker) or Responseware offers:

  • Anonymous polling with Cloud works the same as with previous versions of TurningPoint.
  • Integration with Canvas of tracked polling data from TuringPoint Cloud requires faculty and student Cloud accounts, a Cloud receiver, as well as licensed clickers or responseware.
  • Note: As of August 1, 2016, Eccles Library will discontinue checkout of clickers; and will support the TurningPoint receivers in HSEB classrooms through the Fall of 2016.

TurningPoint icon Learn more and get support for TurningPoint Cloud from Teaching & Learning Technologies on campus.