What is Poll Everywhere?

Poll Everywhere is an online polling platform for educators. There are several types of questions that can be used during class, including multiple choice, word cloud, open-ended, clickable images, and Q&A. There are two types of poll questions that can be used in the classroom: multiple choice or open text. Teachers can easily generate polls to be shown individually or as a series of questions. All polls can also receive submissions through a combination of devices. Students can respond via text message, browser, or app.

Accessibility & Privacy

If using this tool, including the following links in your course help meet Quality Matters (QM) Standards 6.4 and 8.6, respectively:

Additional Information

The free Higher Ed account allows up to 40 respondents and can be integrated with PowerPoint, Google Slides, and Keynote presentations. 

At a Glance

person Availability: Students, Faculty, Staff

paid Cost: Free with Limited Options

smartphone Mobile App: Yes

web Canvas Integration: Yes

dvr Supported Technologies: Computer, Mobile device, Internet

alarm Learning Curve: 30 mins - 1 hr

Practical Applications

Pedagogical Goals:

  • Create a Classroom Community
  • Have Synchronous Conversations
  • Increase Student Participation
  • Obtain Student Feedback
  • Support Research and Development
Associated Teaching Activities:
Polling Polling