Compare online polling systems

People often ask us, "What's the difference between Poll Everywhere and (some other system)?" We can afford to answer honestly, because we make one of the best products out there.

This data was collected across 2015, and is being published in December, 2015. We don't plan to maintain it continuously, but we are open to corrections and your opinions about how to more fairly present the data.

If you’re looking for something a bit more brief, we’ve created a quick summary of our conclusions when comparing Poll Everywhere to Top Hat.

Methodology

We strive to be unbiased in this comparison. Any product comparison can be skewed based on the capabilities included in the list. It would be easy to include the functionalities we do well and exclude those we have chosen not to build out.

We avoided this bias by taking two distinct approaches. 1. Compare Poll Everywhere and the competitor based on capabilities listed on the Poll Everywhere website. 2. The reverse: Compare based on capabilities listed on the competitor site. Where possible, we tested the actual product, and did not just rely on what was listed on the website.

Caveat

Of course, we’re human. If we missed anything, it was by accident. Removing bias is really hard — we tend to see all other products through Poll Everywhere colored glasses, even if we’re trying not to. You can mention it in the comments here, or email us at hello+vs@polleverywhere.com.

For legal reasons we must disclaim the accuracy of the information below. That's unfortunate, but we still stand by our research, and we expect that we'll be called out publicly if something is incorrect. Contact us if you have an idea for improving the objectivity of this table.

We've compiled data on hardware ARS vendors too.

(2015 Data) Poll Everywhere Kahoot Nearpod Mentimeter TopHat Slido Socrative iClicker Turning
  polleverywhere.com getkahoot.com nearpod.com mentimeter.com tophat.com sli.do socrative.com iclicker.com turningtechnologies.com
Pricing
Plans Business & Non-profit
Free: 25 votes/poll
$19/mo: 50 votes/poll
$79/mo: 99 votes/poll
$199/mo: 200 votes/poll
$499/mo: 500 votes/poll

K-12 plans
Free and $50/yr: 40 votes/poll, all features but custom keywords

Higher Ed plans
Instructor/university pays: $349/semester or $649/year per instructor

Student pays: $14/year

University-wide/department-wide pricing available (contact Poll Everywhere)
Access is Free Silver : Free 50MB space
Gold : $12/month (monthly), $10/month(annualy) 3GB
Bulk Order - Contact for Price - School : 10GB District : 20GB
Free - 2 questions/event + all data is public
$7.99/Month ($6.24 - students/teachers) - Unlimited Questions - Privacy
$19.99/Month ($14.99 - students/teachers) Unlimited Questions - Privacy + more
$200 - Custom - All features but for large events/enterprises
Free - Professors
$24 - 4 Months students
$36 - Annual
$72 - Lifetime
Basic - $0/Event upto 1000 people, 3 polls
Private - $199/Event upto 1000 people, 5 polls
Pro - $349/Event upto 1000 people, unlimited polls
Premium - $999/Event 1000+ people, unlimited polls
Free 1 Semester: $9.99
1 Year : $15.99
2 years: $21.99
4 years: $31.99
Response Card: $66,$49, $42
Response Ware: $19.99 (one year) $29.99 (two year) $32.99 (three year) $34.99 (four year)
Cloud: Same prices as response ware
Political : $1799/yr or $1599/yr (30 seats + 20 response systems)
Free Plan, votes per poll 40 (K-12 can request free increase to largest class, e.g. band/choir) NA 30 Unlimited Unlimited 1000 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Free Plan, votes per month Unlimited NA 50MB Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Free plan polls Unlimited NA 20MB presentation Unlimited Unlimited 3 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Poll (question) tiers Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Moderation lowest price $50/year NA $120/year NA NA $199/event NA NA NA
Payment Options Credit cards, POs for >$500 NA PayPal (Credit/Debit) Credic cards, Invoice Credit Cards Credit Cards NA PayPal, App Store Credit Cards
Web form minimum purchase period / Web form maximum purchase period 1 month / 1 year NA 1 month / 1 year 1 year 4month/12month/life per event/annual NA 1 semester 1 year
Branding
3rd party ads on SMS None No SMS - Needs Internet No SMS - Needs Internet No SMS - Internet No No SMS - Internet NA No SMS - Internet No SMS - Internet
Product name on SMS All No SMS - Needs Internet No SMS - Needs Internet No SMS - Internet Yes No SMS - Internet NA No SMS - Internet No SMS - Internet
Product name on live screens Free users only All Users All Users Free users only Yes Free Users only No Yes Yes
Product name on web response pages Free users only All Users All Users Free users only Yes Free users only No Yes Yes
Reliability
Alexa Global Traffic Rank, as of 4/9/15. Lower number (higher ranking) is better. #32,331 Global, #9,299 in US #35,201 Global, #7,665 in US - getkahoot / #10,280 Global, #2501 in US - kahoot.it (response) #41,667 Global, #12,004 US #274,921 Global, #167,679 US #89,188 Global, #25,037 US #266,809 Global, #136,849 US #27,615 Global, #11,118 U.S. #627,599 Global, #136,807 US #241,468 Global, #61,039 US
Uptime, 3 month test - 4/16 100% (measured through uptimeRobot) 100% (UptimeRobot) 100% 100% 100% 99.92% uptime 100% desktop widget desktop widget
Downtime, 3 month test - 4/16 None None - UptimeRobot None None None 1 minute None None None
Public status page http://status.polleverywhere.com None status.nearpod.com http://status.mentimeter.com/ https://tophat1.statuspage.io None None None
Security against cheating Yes, explained in FAQ None Listed None Listed None Yes (blog) None None Yes, Explained in FAQ Yes
Security of data Audited in detail by banks, defense contractors, accounting firms, and R&D departments. Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company
Underlying technology Ruby on Rails, Backbone, Websockets Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company
Experience
Number of polls created >1,000,000 >1,000,000 Unavailable Unavailable Unavailable 63,000 questios in last 15 months Unavailable 1000 colleges + 2million students
Large clients >600 of Fortune 1000 None - Mostly Educators None - Mostly educators Unavailable Schools Look below Schools Look below Schools, Military, Government
Reference customers Google, McDonalds, MIT, Accenture, Oracle, TED, Genentech, P&G. Notre Dame, MIT, UC schools. Many public K-12 districts. European Educators Teachers McKinsey, Accenture, H&M, Microsoft, Ericsson, Telefonica, Imperial College, KLM, EF Education, Harvard, Columbia, Duke 500+ schools (Harvard, Texas A&M, Waterloo, Toronto) Google, Accenture, Oracle, Tesco, Cisco, Zappos,UBM, Eventbright, George P. Johnson, leWeb, KPMG, Mci Wallstreet Journal, Edutopia, Forbes, Mashable, Huffington Post, ed Surge Universities Jimmy Kimmel Show, Martha Stewart Show, The Weather Channel, Sherwin Williams, USDA, Upenn, Harvard, Dartmouth, Military
Support
Full-time dedicated staff 30 Unavailable Unavailable 14 13 executives listed 7 executives listed 3 executives listed 2 investors/creators listed 11 executives
Contact methods Email, phone, community message board, Twitter, blog, Facebook, UserVoice Email, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest Free Version: Twitter, Web, Gold Version: web (chat), twitter, email, phone. School/District Version : dedicated Nearpod specialist. Kundo (forum), Twitter, Phone, Email Email, Phone, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin Email, Phone, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Google+, Youtube Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube Email, Phone, Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook Phone, Email, Online training
Phone support 8am - 8pm EST M-F, plus 24/7 pre-scheduled available. Dedicated remote support available. Phone number shown on informational and product/support pages. While rarely enforced, phone-based technical support is only offered for paid plans $140/month and up. No Phone Support No Phone Support Available (no timing listed) Available but no timings Available but no timings unavaible No timings listed 8am - 9pm EST
Instructional videos 32 13 (Topics) 3 None 15 23 8 14 100+
Webinar Weekly webinars for users (presenters and educators) None Yes - one hour every 3-4 days None 4 No No 20 preloaded, 24 case studies, 14 guides 4 preloaded webinars
FAQ entries 54 curated - 300 on community message boards. 72 ~130 between help content and community forum threads ~400 between help content and community forum threads 44 92 6 23-student, 93-instructor 100+
Ways to respond
Methods Text, smartphone, web, iPad, Twitter, widget Any Device with Internet Connection Internet Internet Text, Web Internet Internet Internet, App (iOS only), Android Coming soon Internet, App
Enable each separately Yes No No No No No No Yes No
Clickers No No No No Yes No No Yes Yes
SMS Text Message
Supports SMS Text Messages Yes No No No Yes No No No No
Ads on text messages No NA NA NA No NA NA NA NA
US texting (SMS) Dedicated short code they own and operate NA NA NA No short code NA NA Na NA
Countries supported (SMS) 200+ NA NA NA 200+ NA NA Na NA
Local phone numbers US, Canada - short code NA NA NA US, Canada, Australia NA NA Na NA
US, Canada, UK, Australia & Europe - long codes, local numbers for 20 countries NA NA NA NA NA NA Na NA
Full phone numbers available to poll creator No. Assigned anonymous "Voter ID" NA NA NA Yes NA NA NA NA
Yes NA NA NA Yes NA NA Na NA
Example of simplest text message voting keyword A NA NA NA 3902 a NA NA NA NA
Reserved keywords Available to $499/month business plan and $349/semester HigherEd plan. NA NA NA No NA NA Na NA
Number of reserved keywords Unlimited provided the keyword is available NA NA NA No NA NA NA NA
Custom keywords Available to all premium plans NA NA NA No NA NA NA NA
Custom keyword availability Reserved from their own inventory. NA NA NA No NA NA Na NA
Sub-keywords (everybody can grab any keyword, even if being used by other people) 1-9, A-Z only NA NA NA Auto-assigned NA NA NA NA
Web Browser Response
Supports Web Browser Response Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Types 1) Same as SMS (keywords)
2) Direct private links per-poll
3) Embedable widgets
4) Live presenter link that follows the presentation
Enters classroom Can choose from different courses Enter code to enter poll Get into classroom Enter code to enter event Classroom Desktop app that collects votes when switched on Desktop app + powerpoint add-on
Example URL pollev.com, or pollev.com/jeff kahoot.it https://app.nearpod.com/#/market?view=npInit govote.at tophat.com sli.do socrative.com app.reef-education.com app
Embedable web widgets 3 types (live, click-to-vote, Microsoft Sway) NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Optimized version for each size of screen, laptop vs iPad vs smartphone Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HTML5 charts for devices without Flash (iPads, mobile phones) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Poll functionality
Poll Types 5 1 5 6 7 4 3 3 8
Group and sort polls to organize them Yes Yes (tags) Yes (Subjects) No Yes No Yes (paid) No Yes
Ask Multiple questions simultaneously Yes. Polls may be grouped as a "survey." No Yes (Survey) Yes (100 point/rate 1-5) Yes Yes Yes (paid) No Yes
Copy your own polls Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Copy polls from searchable public community collection Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No (can use other teacher's) No No
Start/Stop polls Yes Only Start (timed) No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auto stop polls/set time Yes, and scheduled start. Yes No No Yes No No No Yes
Clear poll results Yes, auto-archived into "prior runs" Yes, auto-archived Yes, auto-archived Yes Yes, auto-archived Yes, auto-archived Yes Yes Yes
Push multiple polls to web voting page Yes No (one at a time) No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Run the same poll multiple times and save answers from multiple classes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Restrict the number of responses per person 1, set number, or unlimited 1 1 1 (more than once for open ended) 1 1 (in multiple answer mode, can choose more than one option) 1 Yes 1, or 2-10
Ability to change answer Yes No Yes No No No No Yes Yes
Countdown timer Yes Yes No No Yes No No Yes Yes
Customize the reply message Yes and with variables. No No No No No No No No
Reply message says whether student answered correctly or not No Yes No No Yes No No Yes Yes
Bulk start/stop/clear/delete Yes No No No Delete only No No No Yes
Texting graceperiod No NA NA NA Yes NA NA NA NA
Completely anonymous voting Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Weighted grading (correctness and participation) Yes No No No Yes No No Yes Yes
Ability to restrict participation to a list of pre-registered participants Yes No Yes No Yes No (anyone with code) Yes Yes Yes
Compare different sessions of the same poll No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Graded polls (right/wrong answers) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Ability to restrict participation to a sub-set of registered participants (students in a class) No No (access code may be used anywhere) Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Sharing options Link, widgets, Facebook, Twitter, email Only with others on website email, twitter, facebook, pinterest, google, link Facebook, Twitter, Link Link Twitter Link or App (needs to have code) None None
Presenter-paced broadcasting of questions to mobile devices Yes, "PollEv" pages Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Homework/review questions display correct answer after the student answers, but doesn't let the student vote again No No Yes No Yes No Yes (gives explanation) Yes Yes
Poll owner can send an SMS request for a specific poll's results Yes - "RESULTS", or "RESULTS " from your phone NA NA NA No NA No NA NA
Publisher course packs No No No No Yes No No No No
Poll types
Multiple Choice Polls
Supports Multiple Choice Polls Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Number of options allowed per poll 1000 4 8 50+ 26 Unlimited Unlimited 5 10
Length of each option text 255 characters NA 105 250 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Length of title 1000 95 250 200 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Ability to hide votes until done Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (moderation - not free) Yes Yes Yes
Show either totals or percentages Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Leaderboard sort Yes No yes Yes Yes No Yes (in competition mode) Yes (in grade book) Yes
Live chart or data visual modes Bar (horizontal), column (vertical), list, stacked series (team competitions and segmentation) Bar(horizontal) Pie chart only Bar (horizontal), Column (vertical), Dual Axis, Winner sort Bar (horizontal), List Bar (vertical), Bar (horizontal) Column (vertical), list Bar (horizontal) Bar(horizontal)
Images as votable options Yes No Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes
Math equations, subscripts and superscripts as votable options Yes (including LaTeX) Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Roll over bar feature (hover) No No No Yes No No No No No
Free Text / Message Board / Text to Screen / Open Response
Supports Free Text / Message Board / Text to Screen / Open Response Yes NA NA No Yes Yes Yes No No
Gradable answers Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Moderation Yes. Auto-censor profanity, and human No Yes No No Yes (paid) Yes, manually No No
Ability to un-moderate single messages Yes, but not live on screen. NA NA NA No Yes (free - no moderation) Yes No No
Peer upvotes on answers to open-ended questions Yes, and also downvote No No No Yes Can upvote questions sent No No No
Ability to show message source (e.g. SMS vs web) Yes NA NA No Yes NA NA No No
Message animation modes Linear, floating, marquee ticker, one-at-a-time NA NA NA No No NA No No
Text animations 9 NA NA NA No NA NA No No
Controllable scroll back in time Yes NA NA NA No NA NA No No
Partial phone numbers shown on free text walls to encourage appropriate use Optional NA NA NA No NA NA No No
Ability to specify maximum amount of responses to display at a time No. However users can make only a certain number of responses shown via font sizing No No No No No No No No
Instructor can web/text reply to student submissions No No Yes No No No No No No
Students/instructors can submit sketches No No Yes No No No No No No
Word Answer
Answer can be case sensitive No No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Weighted grading No No No No Yes No No No (can be done in LMS) Yes
Answer can be corrected for grades if needed No No No No Yes No Yes Yes (LMS) Yes
Image No No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Chart type: Text Wall Yes No No No No No No No Yes
Chart type: Word Cloud Yes No No No No No No No Yes
Chart type: Cluster Yes No No No No No No No Yes
Chart type: Ticker Yes No No No No No No No Yes
Numeric Answer
Tolerance - range for students to deviate but still be correct No No No No Yes No No Yes Yes
Answer can be corrected if wanted No No No No Yes No No Yes Yes
Image used to describe question (not as option) No No No No Yes No No Yes Yes
Weighted No No No No Yes No No No (can be done in LMS) Yes
Sorting (ranking)
Weighted No No No No Yes Yes (stars) No No Yes
Image used to describe question (not as option) No (only as options) No No No Yes (in the question but not as oprtions) No No No Yes
Answer can be corrected if wanted No No No No Yes No No No Yes
Matching
Matching (correct/dummy) No No No No Yes No No No Yes
Weighted No No No No Yes No No No Yes
Image used to describe question (not as option) No No No No Yes (in the question but not as oprtions) No No No Yes
Answer can be corrected if wanted No No No No Yes No No No Yes
Click on Target (clickable image)
Image as option Yes No No No Yes No No No Yes
Small circle, radius of target can be altered Yes No No No Yes No No No Yes
Weighted No No No No Yes No No No Yes
Image used to describe question (not as option) No No No No Yes Yes (in the question) No No No Yes
100-Point Scale
Unlimited options No No No Yes No No No No No
Highest ranked choice displayed on top No No No Yes No No No No No
Automated points (+10/-10) option No No No Yes No No No No No
Can enter score No No No Yes No No No No No
Shows how much score is left after each choice No No No Yes No No No No No
Can move around options after starting voting No No No Yes No No No No No
Must use all 100 points No No No Yes No No No No No
Dual Axis
Name axis No No No Yes No No No No No
Number of grids No No No Yes No No No No No
Low and High Labels (explain low and high values) No No No Yes No No No No No
Show trends No No No Yes No No No No No
Essay
Anonymous No No No No No No No No Yes
First Response Only No No No No No No No No Yes
Countdown Timer No No No No No No No No Yes
Response Grid No No No No No No No No Yes
Demographic Assesment
1-10 choices No No No No No No No No Yes
Demographic Grouping No No No No No No No No Yes
Use in Competition No No No No No No No No Yes
Supports Free Text / Message Board / Text to Screen / Open Response Yes NA NA Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Gradable answers Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Presenter can choose whether to display results or not Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No
Moderation Yes. Auto-censor profanity, and human No Yes Yes No Yes (paid) Yes, manually No No
Ability to un-moderate single messages Yes, but not live on screen. NA NA NA No Yes (free - no moderation) Yes No No
Peer upvotes on answers to open-ended questions Yes, and also downvote No No No Yes Can upvote questions sent No No No
Ability to show message source (e.g. SMS vs web) Yes NA NA No Yes NA NA No No
Message animation modes Linear, floating, marquee ticker, one-at-a-time NA NA NA No No NA No No
Text animations 9 NA NA NA No NA NA No No
Controllable scroll back in time Yes NA NA NA No NA NA No No
Partial phone numbers shown on free text walls to encourage appropriate use Optional NA NA NA No NA NA No No
Ability to specify maximum amount of responses to display at a time No. However users can make only a certain number of responses shown via font sizing No No No (can choose to allow to vote more than once) No No No No No
Instructor can web/text reply to student submissions No No Yes No No No No No No
Students/instructors can submit sketches No No Yes No No No No No No
Other Poll Types
Dial-Tester Yes No No Yes No No No No No
Misunderstanding counter Yes No No No No No No No No
Sorting No No No No Yes No No No Yes
Matching No No Yes No Yes No No No Yes
Numeric answer No No Yes (fill in the blanks) No Yes No No Yes Yes
Click on target No No No No Yes No No No No
Competition mode
Supports Competition Mode Yes, team scoring Yes, individual scoring No No Yes (tournaments, competitions, games) No Yes No Yes
Supports Interactive content No No Yes No Yes No No No No
Poll visuals
Technology PowerPoint add-in, Mac application and HTML5 on iPads/mobiles Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company
Slideware Integrations PowerPoint add-in for Windows, overlay application for Mac (works for PowerPoint and Keynote), Chrome extension for Google Slides No No Powerpoint Add-in Powerpoint No No Software uses presenter's screen PowerPoint Add-in
Full-screen mode from browser Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Stretch to any size or rectangle shape Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Service name (e.g. "Poll Everywhere") on free account polls Yes yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Customizable logo Yes. Left, center, right No No Yes (paid) Yes Yes (paid) No No Yes
Background image Yes. Fill, Tile, Stretch Yes Yes No No No No No Yes
Color options Yes. Background, background opacity, title gradient, message color, chart bar color, text color, highlight correct option No Yes. Complete page is customizable. (paid) Yes No 2 themes No No Yes
Independently show or hide poll sections Yes. Title, instructions, axis, percentages, keywords No No Yes (only result) Yes No No No Yes
Set text sizes for visibility Yes No Yes No (automated) No Yes No No Yes
Set text font family Yes No Yes No No No No No Yes
Can update question and options and have text update on all remote screens without reload Yes NA Yes No Yes No No No ?
Preset visual themes to choose from 7 1 1 1 1 2 1 No 1
Ability to save a set of styles and apply to other polls Yes No No No No No No No Yes
Ability to set a default style for new polls Yes No No No No No No No Yes
Reporting
Availability All paid plans Yes Only Web-based All paid plans Free Free Free Yes Free
Output HTML, CSV, image, JSON, XML, RSS Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company
Upload registration or student lists Yes No Yes No No (can invite using email) No Yes Yes Yes
Individual results Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Show results from prior runs of the same poll Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Show time a vote was received (attendance) Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Show participant identity Yes Yes Yes No No No (can type name if wanted) Yes Yes Yes
Map of responses Yes. By US area codes No No No No No No No No
Show multiple polls' summaries in one report Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Show multiple polls' detailed responses in one report Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Crosstabulation between polls (AKA "Segmentation", "Team competitions", "Pivot charts/tables", "Correlation") Yes No No Yes No No No No Yes
Use as an attendance tool Yes No Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes
Grade reports per student Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Reporting for students Yes No No No Yes No No Yes Yes
Report by class and student No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes
Grouping into teams or competitions Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes
Assign arbitrary participant identifiers (e.g. student ID) Yes No Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes
View an individual's response history Yes No Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes
Multi-user
Multi-user features available Yes. Set number of users on each paid plan. NA Yes. Set number of users on each paid plan. Only in Pro Plan (3 users) No (but teachers can share content) No No (teachers can share) NA NA
Multiple users (subusers) can share one paid account Yes NA Yes (only in school + district) Yes Teachers are free Not listed NA NA NA
Subusers can be marked as administrators to help other users with their polls Yes NA Yes (only in school + district) Yes No Not listed No (teachers can share) NA NA
Slideware Integration
Powerpoint
Create polls directly in Powerpoint Yes No No Yes (PowerPoint 2013 and above) No No No No Yes
Insert polls in deck Yes No No Yes (PowerPoint 2013 and above) No No No No Yes
Gather responses in Powerpoint Yes No No Yes (PowerPoint 2013 and above) No No No No Yes
Works on Mac or PC Yes No No Yes (PowerPoint 2013 and above) No No No No Yes
Keynote
Create polls directly in Powerpoint Yes No No No No No No No No
Insert polls in deck Yes No No No No No No No No
Gather responses in Powerpoint Yes No No No No No No No No
Google Slides on Chrome
Create polls directly in Google Slides Yes No No No No No No No No
Insert polls in deck Yes No No No No No No No No
Gather responses Yes No No No No No No No No
Works on Mac or PC Yes No No No No No No No No
Create slides in web application
Can create slides on webpage No No Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes
Can add files from Google Images No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes
Can add files from hard-drive No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes
Can add files from Dropbox No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes
Can add files from box No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes
Can add files from Google Drive No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes
Can add videos from hard-drive No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes
Can add videos from Dropbox No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes
Can add videos from box No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes
Can add videos from YouTube No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes
Can add audio from Google Drive No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes
Can add audio from hard-drive No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes
Can add audio from Dropbox No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes
Can add audio from box No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes
Can add audio from Google Drive No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes
Integrations
Single Sign On Yes (SAML, OpenAuth, LMS) Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company
Partner integrations McGraw-Hill None None None D2L, Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle, Sakai (coming soon) Prezi MasteryConnect Reef Education Academic Benchmarks, Blackboard, Bob Pike Group, Cengage Learning, D2L, Discovery Education, Image Work, Instructure, McGraw Hill, Microsoft, Performance Matters, Saba, Study Island, etc (31 partners)
LMS Canvas and exportable spreadsheets which can be imported into LMS of choice Results exported into Google Sheets or Excel No (reports page online) Results exportable D2L, Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle, Sakai (coming soon) Prezi MasteryConnect Blackboard, Sakai, Moodle, D2L, Canvas, Angel, Sapling Blackboard, Sakai, Moodle, D2L, Canvas, Acuity, Scantron, Global Scholar, Performance Matters
API
Documentation api.polleverywhere.com Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company
Formats JSON, XML, RSS, CSV Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company
Read-only API Free Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company
Poll and vote creation Paid Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company Contact Company
File upload
Instructor can upload files for students to download No No Yes No Yes No No No No
Account and course creation
Account and Course Creation Yes No Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes
Can choose University No No No No Yes No No Yes Yes
Create Course No No Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes
Course Name No No Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes
Course Description No No Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes
Course Code No No No No Yes No No Yes Yes
Course Subject No No Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes
Course content
Publisher course packs No No Yes No Yes No No No No
Load course pack No No Yes No Yes No No No No
Create course pack No No Yes No Yes No No No No
Edit existing course pack No No Yes No Yes No No No No
Creating course pack (questions,files,discussions,pages) No No Yes No Yes No No No No
Can add existing questions/files/discussions/pages No No Yes No Yes No No No No
Importing course pack No No No No Yes No No No No
Categories with over 50 topics No No Yes No Yes No No No No
Edit course pack by adding your own material to it No No Yes No Yes No No No No
Can be broadcasted to students No No Yes No Yes No No No No

Other products

We don't have enough data or proven interest from customers to include the following, but we're aware of them.

  • eZuku - dead
  • iVoted - dead
  • EnterYourVote - dead
  • LiveVote.ca - dead
  • TextCastLive - dead
  • iTextVote - dead
  • Votapedia - dead
  • MicroPoll SMS - dead
  • Touchwork
  • v5v5
  • Let'sGoVote
  • Snoozy / Excitem
  • PushOne
  • SendSteps (ShakeSpeak NL)
  • Log On / Plug 'n Poll
  • XLearn
  • SMSPoll.net
  • ClickerSchool
  • Vision Tree
  • TapPoll
  • Mobiode
  • Plickers
  • mCLK
  • GoSoapBox
  • ViaResponse
  • Educatools
  • Learning Catalytics*
  • ChimeIn
  • Balloon / Wisembly
  • Understoodit
  • Textello
  • ExitTicket
  • InfuseLearning
  • Naiku
  • Text The Mob
  • Shakespeak

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