Import students

Import students from Moodle into Poll Everywhere

Faculty may import their course rosters from Moodle into Poll Everywhere. This will automatically register each student as a Poll Everywhere participant. Registering students with Poll Everywhere lets educators easily identify how students responded to their polls.

  1. From Moodle, navigate to the course you would like to use with Poll Everywhere. Then "Turn editing on" for that course by selecting the gear icon in the top right.


  2. To the right side of the Course view, select "Add an activity or resource."

    Add to Course

  3. This will open the "Add an activity or resource" modal. From this modal select "External tool" and then click Add.

    External Tool

  4. Now you can configure the Poll Everywhere tool for this specific course. Select the Poll Everywhere Porter from the "Preconfigured tool" drop down menu. Then navigate to "Common module settings" and set the tool to "Hide." This will prevent students from seeing the Poll Everywhere tool.

  5. Finally, select "Save and return to course."

    External Tool

  6. Once the tool is saved, click on the Poll Everywhere link in the course to open the Poll Everywhere tool. Doing so will open a new window and navigate you to a Poll Everywhere page. On that page, click the red Import Roster button and Poll Everywhere will import the student roster for the selected Moodle course.

    Import Roster

  7. When this is done, a new Poll Everywhere account will be created for each student who did not already have one.

  8. Students will automatically receive a notification email with a link to change their password. You can edit and manage the imported students at


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