Student Guides - Poll Everywhere

Students: Using Poll Everywhere in Courses

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FAQ website - Step-by-Step Instructions on Poll Everywhere

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What device do I need to be able to use Poll Everywhere?

How do I download and use the Poll Everywhere mobile app to respond to questions?

My response went to the wrong poll. How did this happen?

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What device do I need to be able to use Poll Everywhere?

You must have a wifi enabled device to be able to use Poll Everywhere in your classes that require it.  This can be a laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone.  If you do not have such a device, you will need to have one every time you attend the class that requires it, and you have several options.  The simplest option may be to buy an inexpensive tablet, such as an Amazon Fire (formerly known as Kindle Fire), which is just under $50, or you can use a (unactivated) wifi-only smart phone, which can also be purchased for as low as $20 or $30.  This list of mobile devices provides a description of possible devices (phones, tablets, and laptops) that can be used with Poll Everywhere. You can use any mobile Wi-Fi enabled device to respond to Poll Everywhere questions. Another option includes checking out a laptop or tablet from the library on a daily basis, but this method is not completely reliable, since availability is not always guaranteed. Students will be able to respond to polling questions by entering their UNC Charlotte NinerNET email address. Students will be prompted to sign in via Single-Sign On (SSO) to respond to questions. Faculty will communicate to their students where the Poll Everywhere link can be found on the question slide.

 

How do I download and use the Poll Everywhere mobile app to respond to questions?

The Poll Everywhere mobile app allows your students to respond to questions using a Apple iPhone, iPad, and a Samsung mobile device that uses Google's Android operating system. Presenters can also use the mobile app as a presentation remote from their phone.

 

My response went to the wrong poll. How did that happen?

Your faculty may have moved on to another poll just before you sent your response or used a poll account that is similar to another poll account. Additionally, you have have not joined the correct polling session. If the faculty activates a different poll in the same presenter session before your response to the first poll is sent, and the current poll allows the type of response you chose, your response will end up in the poll that is currently active.