Getting started

Poll Everywhere is a web and SMS text-messaging student response system. During class, instructors display a Poll Everywhere activity on-screen and students respond with their devices. The results appear live on the screen for the class to discuss or for the instructor to grade. Instructors use Poll Everywhere to take attendance, give quizzes in classes, find out how well the class has understood a lesson, and generally make learning more active and the students more involved.

Get the response apps

If you will be using Poll Everywhere on a regular basis, it’s best to download and install the mobile apps for iOS/Android, or desktop response apps for PC/Mac. With the apps, you can more quickly access activities and see your response history.

When an instructor presents Poll Everywhere activities, launch the app and type in the instructor’s username (i.e. When the instructor activates an activity/activities, you’ll be able to respond from the apps in real time.

Registration with instructors

Some instructors will want to associate your school’s email address with the responses you submit to activities in order to give a grade, assign class participation points, or just to see how you’re doing. You can see which instructors you have registered with by clicking “Registration” at the top of your screen from within your Poll Everywhere participant ( account.

Registration screen

Read more about registration

Review responses

At any point. access your response history to review a question or confirm the submission of your responses by clicking “History” within your Poll Everywhere participant ( account.

Response history screen

Read more about reviewing your response history