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Poll Everywhere: Surveys

Resources in support of your use of Poll Everywhere, a dynamic "audience response system"



Surveys are how you present multiple questions back-to-back. Some presenters use them to create tests or to collect feedback after their presentation. Surveys are asynchronous, meaning audience members complete them at their own pace. This is especially useful for collecting responses across several hours or days.

Step 1. To create a new survey, go to My Polls and click Create in the top left corner. In the resulting activity creator, select Survey. Use the Choose an activity box to select different activity types to add to your survey. When you’re satisfied with your questions, hit the Create button in the bottom right.

Multi-poll survey: step 1

Step 2. Now you can preview your survey and choose the way people respond to it. The blue box in the center (under Audience Devices) shows you how your survey will look on participants’ phones and other devices. If you select Presentation View you can activate your survey, enter fullscreen view, and more. You can use the menu on the right to change how people respond to your survey. Note: Any changes you make here affect all activities within your survey.

Multi-poll survey: step 2

Step 3. There are two ways to collect responses to a survey: live or remotely. To collect responses live, activate your survey and have the audience respond by visiting your response page. Additional details on how to activate an activity are located directly above this section. To collect responses remotely, send participants a share link. This link lets participants respond to a survey over several days. The survey does not need to be active for the link to work, so you can present other activities in the meantime.

To find your survey’s share link, select Present followed by Share on the survey editing screen. Alternatively, you can hover over the title of your survey on My Polls, and a Share option will appear.

Multi-poll survey: step 3

Keep in mind that surveys only accept web responses, and that SMS text messaging is not available for surveys. If wifi for participants is unstable or unavailable at your venue, you will need to present activities individually rather than as a survey.