Creating activities on mobile devices

The Poll Everywhere mobile app provides you a convenient way to create activities on the fly. Activities created in the mobile app are not as full featured as those created on a computer, however you can always open them on a computer later and fine tune them to your liking.

Create an On-The-Fly poll

Step 1: Open the Poll Everywhere app and tap the menu icon.

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Step 2: Tap Create activity.

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Step 3: Select the activity type you want to create.

Helpful tip: A description of each poll type appears further in the article.

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Step 4: One you have finished creating your activity tap the Show poll button. Participants can now respond to your activity on your Poll Everywhere response page (PollEv.com/[username]).

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Mobile activity types

The mobile apps activity creation feature is designed to create polls on the fly. As such, they’re not as robust as what you’ll find on the website. Below is a description of what features are available for each activity type on the mobile app.

Multiple choice

Enter your question, select the number of choices you want, the types of answers then tap Show poll.

Helpful tip: You won’t be able to type specific answers to your multiple choice questions in the app. You’ll have better results if you keep questions simple. In the example below we’ve created a simple science question.

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True / False

This is essentially a multiple choice question preconfigured for a T/F answer. Enter your T/F question and tap the Show poll button to quickly get feedback from your audience.

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Short answer

Enter your question into the text field and tap the Show poll button.

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Clickable image

Selecting Clickable image activates your mobile device’s camera. Take a picture with your device. If you don’t get the pictures right on the first take, you can choose to retake it. Once you choose to use the picture, enter your question in the text field, then tap the Show poll button.

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Q&A

Enter your question into the text field and tap the Show poll button.

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Resources

Find out more about using Poll Everywhere to delight your audience, class, or colleagues.