Starting in the Fall of 2021, we are piloting PollEverywhere for our polling needs. This pilot will provide licenses to all students and faculty to encourage more engagement, especially in large lecture classes.
Tools like PollEverywhere allow Instructors to pose questions to students "live" during class (face-to-face or online) and to receive responses from students in real time. This can help:
PollEverywhere has a built-in tool in its PowerPoint add-in that allows you to easily convert already-created TurningPoint or other clicker-ready slides into PollEverywhere activities. Depending on the activity, the existing slides will be converted into a multiple choice or open-ended activities.
To convert your slides, first install the PowerPoint add-in, then follow the instructions linked above.
All faculty at ACPHS have a presenter account on Poll Everywhere. You will log in with your normal ACPHS login information. If you are a new instructor or are having trouble, please email the Center for Innovative Learning.
If this is your first time using PollEverywhere for a course, you need to connect to Canvas and import your course roster. This creates the students accounts in PollEverywhere and links them to your course. Once that's done for each course, you'll be able to easily view student participation, see question results, and, if you'd like, export results to the Canvas gradebook.
After you have your Poll Everywhere presenter account, log in with your ACPHS credentials and get started creating activities!
There are two ways to conduct polling with your students:
Both of these ways store all your activities in the cloud, so they can be accessed from anywhere. Creating your questions on the web and then inserting them into your slides is the best way to get started.
PollEverywhere provides a great set of bite sized video tutorials to get started creating activities and conducting polls.
Once you have created your activities, download the PowerPoint add-in for Windows to connect your activities to your slides.
Poll Everywhere has offered ACPHS faculty and staff a basic one hour training for the tool. You can view the recording for those trainings on our Professional Development page.
And check the ACPHS Faculty Resource List to see if there's someone with polling experience who might give you a hand.
Students at ACPHS will be able to use Poll Everywhere (with no license purchase required!) to respond to activities. Responses are linked to class rosters, and logging in will simply use your ACPHS information.
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