There are three main ways to register participants so that you can track participant responses.
We recommend organizing participants into specific groups by course, such as Econ 101, These groups are only visible within each account, are helpful for organizing courses, and are essential to running an attendance poll. Canvas, Blackboard, and Moodle roster import groups by course automatically.
You can import a list of participants and automatically register them to participate in your polls. This essentially creates participant accounts for your students if you have all the required information. Your participants can then simply log in with the email address and password you’ve assigned them. If a participant wants to respond via text, and you have not included a mobile phone number on their registration, they must log in and enter the phone number that they will be using to respond. They must also certify their phone number in order for text responses to be associated with their participant account.
We will validate the file and show you progress. Validation includes checking the list of participants for duplicates.
Once we’ve validated all the students in your CSV file, we’ll show you any errors we can fix, errors we can’t fix without your help, and all the lines which are crystal clean. At this point you can correct any errors in your CSV file and start this process again from the beginning or click Continue to import the validated records.
Once the import is complete, you’ll be able to see the students that were imported successfully and those that were not.
Follow these steps to finish configure your Poll Everywhere gradebook for integration with Blackboard.
This will create participant accounts for any of your students who do not already have one. The participant user login will be the email address from Blackboard and a password that you choose. Designating a password here will only apply to new student accounts. Students who already have accounts established will not be affected, they will simply be organized into the correct participant group. Please be sure to import all of your students from Blackboard, even those you may have previously imported. This may take a few minutes.
In the future, anytime you want to import participants or resync them, you can do so through polleverywhere.com/participants under this LMS button.
This will create participant accounts for any of your students who do not already have one. The participant user login will be the email address from Canvas and a password that you choose. Designating a password here will only apply to new student accounts. Students who already have accounts established will not be affected, they will simply be organized into the correct participant group. Please be sure to import all of your students from Canvas, even those you may have previously imported. This may take a few minutes.
Step 1. In order to export grades from Poll Everywhere to Canvas, a gradebook report in Poll Everywhere must be created first.
Step 2. Once you’ve created the report, select the option in the bottom right, “export to Canvas.”
Once the student has created the initial account, or registered for their initial professor, its as easy as clicking one button which won’t interrupt the class flow for more than 3 seconds. Here’s how:
Create a poll and under Configure you’ll want to:
Students trying to respond to that poll will be prompted to click a single register button. If they are not logged in or do not yet have an account, they’ll be able to login or create an account quickly. Once logged in, they may have to join the session again by typing in your username at which point they’ll see the same registration button. After a few seconds, the students will see a confirmation checkmark, and then will be able to continue with the polling session as normal. This whole process can take a few seconds to a minute depending on if the students have an account and are already logged in.