Poll Everywhere

What is Poll Everywhere?

Poll Everywhere is a web-based technology that allows students to respond to class polls via text messages and a web interface. 

Unlike TurningPoint where students must buy a "clicker", Poll Everywhere is available from any device that students already have. By using their cell phones, smart phones, tablets, laptops, desktops, or any other web-enabled device students are able to participate in a new interactive way during class. Poll Everywhere promises to make classes and other events "more fun, productive, and engaging" by collecting questions and feedback from participants in real-time... and at no additional expense to them.

Thank you to Opus College of Business for their collaboration in deploying our university-wide license for Poll Everywhere. 

Getting Started

ITS manually creates accounts for faculty by an email request to the Tech Desk. You'll receive an email invitation to set up a St. Thomas-based Poll Everywhere account.

Tutorials

The User Guide also gives step-by-step instructions to get you started creating polls!

Read the online Educator's Guide for more resources and assistance for both faculty and students. 

FAQs

Do you have video tutorials?

Yes. Poll Everywhere has released this training tutorial to get started using their product!

How many participants can respond to my poll?

St. Thomas-connected accounts are limited to 1,000 participants per poll. 

I already have a free Poll Everywhere account

If you already have a free Poll Everywhere account and it is tied to your St. Thomas email address, it will be "upgraded" to the university license and your current polls will remain in place.