Import students

Import students from Sakai into Poll Everywhere

Faculty can import course rosters from Sakai 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 respond to their polls.

  1. From Sakai, navigate to the course you would like to use with Poll Everywhere.

  2. Click Site Info and select the Manage Tools tab.

  3. Once on the Course Site Tools page, add the Poll Everywhere Porter from the Plugin List at the bottom of the page.

  4. Click continue on this page and the next two pages.

    Add to Course

  5. Click the Site Info button again and select the Tool Order tab.

  6. Click the gear menu next to the Poll Everywhere Porter tool and select Make Tool Invisible to Students.

  7. Save the changes.

    Add to Course

  8. Click on the Poll Everywhere Porter button in the course to open the Poll Everywhere tool. This must be done while logged into Sakai with the same email address as a user in your Poll Everywhere account. Doing so will open a new window and navigate you to a Poll Everywhere page. On that page, click the Import Roster button, and Poll Everywhere will import the student roster for the selected Sakai course.

    Import Course Roster

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

  10. 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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