Ask your audience a question with the Poll Everywhere app
Audience answers in real time using mobile phones, Twitter, or web browsers
See your response live on the web or in a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation
When you make a poll, you choose what type of question you want to ask. You can ask people a multiple choice question or let them respond freely with any text reply.
We love simplicity. We made creating polls extremely easy.
You control when a poll is started or stopped. Stop them after you're done to prevent additional responses.
You can choose whether a poll should allow multiple responses from the same person. Poll Everywhere can tell if their computer or cell phone number is trying to vote a second time.
With text moderation for free text polls, you stay in control of approving which responses will be displayed on a public screen. This is essential when results are going to be shared in real-time with a large group or in an outdoor or public venue. Few audience response systems give you this valuable feature.
There are four ways to vote: sending a SMS text message, using a smartphone's web browser, sending a "tweet" on Twitter, or on a computer via the web. To vote with text messages, the audience follows the on-screen instructions and sends a text message with a short keyword (e.g. "242414") to our short code, 22333 (or an international number if outside the US; read more about international texting here ). When Poll Everywhere receives a response, the results are updated on our animated charts (for multiple choice polls) or our text wall (for free text polls). You may decide to project the live results on screen for some types of events, or just view the results live on your mobile phone.
People with iPhones, BlackBerries, and other smartphones can use their mobile phone's web browser to vote instead of sending text messages. Your phone's web browser can respond to polls at the convenient and short PollEv.com. Read more about smartphone web voting in Poll Everywhere.
Unlike many text message based products, we don't neglect people who may not be big "texters". Distribute the web voting link via email or a web page, and your audience can respond in a regular web browser. This is particularly useful for geographically distributed audiences such as live webcasts, or if members of the audience are using laptops and don't have a phone.
Text message, web, twitter, and smartphone responses can be instantly combined.
Use the PollEv Presenter app to insert and display live polls in your slideshow. Colors, images, and font sizes can be customized to match the look and feel of your presentation.
Free Text Polls show a live Text-To-Screen wall (which can also double as a powerful Twitter visualizer), and Multiple Choice Polls show a real-time graph (or hold the results for a big reveal).
Customers who have upgraded to a premium plan can tie together a voter's responses across multiple polls using the Reports tab. If you ask your audience "What is your name?", and later ask "What is your sales budget this year?" you can see who voted for each option.
Letting your audience identify themselves preserves their privacy.
Setup questions with one or more correct answers. This lets Poll Everywhere know how to grade responses as they are received.
Generating and downloading graded reports is a snap. If you are also using our identification or registration capabilities, you'll be able to score results against people's names, emails, or ID codes for gradebook or class credit. In multi-question grade reports, we'll also show you how many questions they attempted, and rank them by correctness and speed.
After they answer a question, it's easy to quickly show your audience the correct answer for instant comprehension checks. The chart will also show the distribution of answers. When a large portion of people answer a question incorrect, it can reveal gaps in their understanding and prompt for more discussion on the topic. Educators will commonly use this feature as an "Entrance Ticket" to begin a lesson with a clear picture of the current level of understandling.
Quickly publish the outcome of polls in web pages, blog posts, web forums, a conference website, courseware, digital signage, interactive art displays - pretty much anything that works in a web browser. Just copy-paste the HTML code.
Want people to vote right from your web page with a single click? No problem. We have a widget for that too.