Poll EveryWhere

Web-based polls such as Poll Everywhere is used to collect answers from students in class if you don't have access to the physical clickers or of other reasons prefer the tool to be web-based. Here are summed up different types of web-based polls you can choose.


Poll Everywhere is an application that works well for live audiences using mobile devices like phones/tablets and your students can participate mainly by sending text messages. Instructions are displayed on-screen. The poll that is embedded within the presentation or web page will update in real time. Advanced uses include texting comments to a presentation, texting questions to a presenter, responding via the web, and SMS interactivity in print, radio, and TV. 

As a poll is displayed to an audience, they submit responses by visiting the poll's web page on PollEverywhere.com or by sending text messages to the short code number (22333). In the case of text messaging, their mobile carrier routes their text message to poll everywheres web servers where the response is counted. Once counted, the response is displayed in real time on-screen. The format of your response is determined by the type of poll. More detailed information can be found in their User Guide. You can also respond via the poll's web page on PollEverywhere.com.

Web-based polls should be used as a practical alternative to clickers. The main use scenario for web-based polls is to use them for in-class quizzes and with the pedagogical objective of making students aware of conceptual conflicts between different conceptions of a topic. Brief quiz sessions in class provides an opportunity for discussions and immediate feedback on difficult parts of a lecture, and anonymous voting will furthermore motivate students to test their conceptions and take active part in the lecture.


  • Free up to 40 student votes per Poll - See other prices here.


  • Web-based polls in class will require the use of students' laptops or smartphones
    • To use the web-based services the teacher will have to register an account first

    Benefits & Drawbacks:

    • Web-based polls do not require special devices for voting (other than laptops or smartphones)
      • Many options are available for the creation, layout, publishing and sharing of polls
        • For some of the free services their limitations are not stated clearly - beware of pricing to access "advanced" features

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        Check out some example polls made by Poll Everywhere to spark your creativity. E.g. Use Myers-Briggs to get to know your audienceput together a leadership panel , or use a priority matrix to plan your next project. Or, browse them all to find what fits.

        Tips and presenter-experiences for implementation from Poll Everywhere here


        There is a number of web-based services for polls that can be used to create, layout, and publish polls on the web, and display results online. Other types than Poll Everywhere is:

        A quick guide

        The smartphone interface

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