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.
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.
Yes. Poll Everywhere has released this training tutorial to get started using their product!
St. Thomas-connected accounts are limited to 1,000 participants per poll.
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.