Poll Functionality

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Ability to customize question Poll Everywhere Kahoot
Number of options allowed per poll 1000 4
Length of each option text 255 characters NA
Length of title 1000 95
Images as votable options in multiple choice polls Yes No
Math equations, subscripts and superscripts as votable options Yes (including LaTeX) Yes
Availability of open-ended questions (also referred to as free text, message board, text-to-screen responses) Yes NA
Moderation of responses to open-ended questions before they go live Yes. Auto-censor profanity, and human No
Peer upvotes on answers to open-ended questions Yes, and also downvote No
Controllable scroll back in time of responses to open-ended questions Yes No
Can update question and options and have text update on all remote screens without reload Yes NA
Features Poll Everywhere Kahoot
Poll types 5 1
Group and sort polls to organize them Yes Yes (tags)
Ask Multiple questions simultaneously Yes (Survey) No
Auto stop polls/set time Yes, and scheduled start. Yes
Push multiple polls to web voting page Yes No (one at a time)
Set the maximum number of responses per person 1, any specific number, or unlimited 1
Countdown timer Yes Yes
Customize the reply message Yes No
Bulk start/stop/clear/delete Yes No
Completely anonymous voting Yes No
Weighted grading (correctness and participation) Yes No
Ability to restrict participation to a list of pre-registered participants Yes No
Graded polls (right/wrong answers) Yes Yes
Response methods Poll Everywhere Kahoot
Methods Text, smartphone, web, iPad, Twitter, widget Any Device with Internet Connection
Live response webpage Yes Yes
Asynchronouse response webpage Yes No
Supports SMS Text Messages Yes, dedicated short codes in some countries No
International numbers US, Canada, UK, Australia & Europe - long codes No
Custom keywords Reservations available on some paid plans No
Web response pages Personalized PollEv.com/username response page PIN number
Steps required for new audience member to respond 2 3
Pre/post presentation response pages Yes No
Self-paced response pages Yes No
Ability to un-moderate single messages on open-ended questions Yes, but not live on screen. No

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