Inserting activities with Poll Everywhere for Windows

With Poll Everywhere for Windows you can insert activities directly into PowerPoint. You can also create new activities from within the app without having to leave your presentation and log into the website. Follow the steps below to get your presentation deck set up and begin interacting with your audience.

Inserting activities

Step 1: Open a new or existing PowerPoint presentation.

Step 2: Click the Poll Everywhere tab.

Poll Everywhere for Windows Insert Activities: Step 2

Step 3: If you are not yet logged in, click the Log in button. (If you are already logged in, skip to Step 5.)

Poll Everywhere for Windows Insert Activities: Step 3

Step 4: Sign in using your Poll Everywhere credentials. (If you do not yet have a Poll Everywhere account, the Log in window has a tab where you can sign up for a free account.)

Poll Everywhere for Windows Insert Activities: Step 4

Step 5: Click Insert then select Poll from the dropdown list.

Poll Everywhere for Windows Insert Activities: Step 5

Step 6: Select the activities you want to insert by clicking the checkboxes then tap the Insert button in the bottom right.

Poll Everywhere for Windows Insert Activities: Step 6

After all the activities you selected have been inserted, slides with mockups of your activities appear in the deck. Each activity has its own slide. Blue placeholder marks in the corners of the slide tell the system where to display your activity.

Helpful tip: The placeholder image is basically a screenshot of your activity at the moment you insert it into the presentation. It will not change if you later edit the activity. That’s okay. The activity will display correctly when you navigate to the slide during your presentation.

Poll Everywhere for Windows Insert Activities: Step 6

Important Note: The notes section for each activity slide contains the title and a link to your question that needs to stay intact for the activities to function correctly. Do not delete it. You may add information to the notes below the link if needed.

Step 7: Switch to Slide Show/Presentation mode. You can do this three different ways:

  • Press the F5 key on your keyboard.
  • Select the Start From Beginning command on the Quick Access toolbar.
  • Click the Play Slide Show command at the bottom of the PowerPoint window.

Your activities will now load and activate from within your presentation. Whichever question is displayed will be automatically activated and able to receive responses.

Poll Everywhere for Windows Insert Activities: Step 7

More useful tips

Be logged in

Make sure the app is installed and that you are logged into the Poll Everywhere tab on the PowerPoint ribbon as the poll owner.

Arranging the presentation

Activity slides can be dragged between slides or into other presentations, just like any normal PowerPoint slide. Resizing the grey placeholder image will indicate where an activity should load on screen.

Please email if you run into any issues.


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