Presenting your activities with Poll Everywhere for Windows

Poll Everywhere for Windows fits seamlessly into your PowerPoint presentation. Check for comprehension, collect live input, or host an interactive Q&A with Poll Everywhere.

After installing the Poll Everywhere for Windows PowerPoint app and inserting some activities into your presentation you’re ready to present.

When presenting with Poll Everywhere for PowerPoint, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Install the app

The Poll Everywhere for PowerPoint app must be installed on the computer you plan to present from.

If you plan to present from a computer other than the one you created the presentation on, make sure it has the Poll Everywhere app installed as well.

Log in

You must be logged into your account using the Poll Everywhere app.

While this isn’t usually an issue when using your own computer, it does come up when presenting from someone else’s. In the example above, you would need to make sure that on the other machine you were logged into your own Poll Everywhere account.


Activities are only activated and displayed while in presentation mode.

As mentioned in the article on inserting activities into your presentation, after the activities have been inserted, slides with mockups of the activities appear in the presentation deck. To use your activity during your presentation, switch to Slide Show/Presentation mode as usual to begin your presentation. 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.

An activity will remain locked and unavailable for response until you navigate to that slide during your presentation. Once you do, the live activity will be displayed and (by default) unlocked and ready to receive responses. Once you navigate away from the slide, the activity will be closed to further responses.

Activity flows

The Activity flows feature allows you to reveal multiple choice activity results by navigating through your slide deck rather than interacting with the activity tools. This is handy if you’re not standing at the presentation computer, but using a clicker to navigate through your deck. Check out the Activity flows article for more information about using this feature.


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