Good News for Promethean ActivBoard and ActivInspire Users!

The latest version of Promethean’s ActivInspire software now supports the ability to embed HTML in your Flipcharts … so what? Well, that means you can now easily integrate Poll Everywhere with your Promethean interactive whiteboard!

Here’s how:

First, you want to make sure you’ve updated to the latest version of ActivInspire (1.6.47432 at the time of this post). You can do this by opening the help menu and selecting ‘Check for updates…’

Next, you’ll need to grab the necessary embed code for your poll. This can be found under the ‘Share and Publish’ menu when viewing a poll by clicking the ‘Blog or webpage’ link. You’re going to want to copy the code for the ‘Live Chart Widget.’ (Note: The width and height parameters of the poll are contained in this object. You may need to adjust these to make the poll legible when embedded in your Flipchart.)

Now, open the Insert menu in ActivInspire and select ‘Embedded HTML’ from the ‘Link’ section. Then just paste the code copied from the ‘Live Chart Widget’. Notice in this example we’ve changed the height and width parameters to be larger, so our chart won’t be too small when embedded in the Flipchart.

Success! The embedded poll will receive and display live votes as long as you have an internet connection.


You can edit the embedded object in ActivInspire by clicking the blue bar or clicking and dragging to select it. This will allow you to move, resize, and adjust the object’s properties.


  • onboardlearning

    Great post and good to know. You may want to comment on my blog post here with other ideas about embedding html into flipchart. I don’t think I included your tool in the list.

  • hghowe

    This is an extremely helpful and timely post! Thanks for the great info and explanation.