Poll Functionality

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Ability to customize question Poll Everywhere Turning Technologies
Number of options allowed per poll 1000 10
Length of each option text 255 characters Unlimited
Length of title 1000 Unlimited
Images as votable options in multiple choice polls Yes Yes
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 No
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 ?
Features Poll Everywhere Turning Technologies
Poll types 5 12 (according to Turning Technologies, February 2018)
Group and sort polls to organize them Yes
Ask Multiple questions simultaneously Yes (Survey) Yes
Auto stop polls/set time Yes, and scheduled start. Yes (according to Turning Technologies, March 2018)
Push multiple polls to web voting page Yes
Set the maximum number of responses per person 1, any specific number, or unlimited 1, or 2-10
Countdown timer Yes Yes (according to Turning Technologies, March 2018)
Customize the reply message Yes
Bulk start/stop/clear/delete Yes
Completely anonymous voting Yes Yes
Weighted grading (correctness and participation) Yes Yes
Ability to restrict participation to a list of pre-registered participants Yes Yes
Graded polls (right/wrong answers) Yes Yes
Response methods Poll Everywhere Turning Technologies
Methods Text, internet, iPad, Android and iOs apps, web widget Clicker devices in addition to the iOS and Android apps and a web browser responding option (according to Turning Technologies, February 2018)
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 Access code
Steps required for new audience member to respond 2 Clicker requires zero steps, while a mobile device with the app requires two steps (according to Turning Technologies, February 2018)
Pre/post presentation response pages Yes Yes (according to Turning Technologies, February 2018)
Self-paced response pages Yes Yes (according to Turning Technologies, February 2018)
Ability to un-moderate single messages on open-ended questions Yes, but not live on screen. No

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