Poll Everywhere has many new features
For several years at Notre Dame we have encouraged faculty to use Poll Everywhere instead of hardware-based response systems (clickers) for polling. If you haven’t checked out this gem in a while, then take another look. During 2015 the feature set has gone through a series of important upgrades.
A major update in January included:
- Familiar response formats – like ABC, 123, and True/False
- Ranking polls – drag and drop items into the correct order.
- Customizable heat maps and color schemes
- Testing panel – try responding using text messages or a smartphone; you’ll see exactly what the students would see.
- Presenters – embed polls in PowerPoint or Keynote on a Mac; embed a live web page in PowerPoint for Windows.
- Pricing – some plans went up, but not the educator rate.
Improved reporting rolled out in June:
- Thumbnails of each poll chart
- Engagement widget to help measure audience interaction from poll to poll
- You can quickly access archived results of several polls in one report.
- New reports include “Executive summary” (a big picture view of engagement and responses) and “Gradebook” (correct/incorrect responses, ranking, and participation)
Finally, just this month polling features were added to the PowerPoint app for iPad; just insert the add-in and off you go.