Poll Everywhere

Classroom Response Systems

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Our former clicker system, Turning Point, has moved to a cloud-based solution that included a significant cost for both students and faculty. UW Seattle conducted a faculty pilot program, including UWB faculty, and has decided to go with Poll Everywhere as our new classroom polling solution. This service comes free, with no additional cost, to UWB students, staff, and faculty.

For more on the Poll Everywhere project, please go to the UW-IT Seattle informational page.


  • To use Poll Everywhere, students must login using UW Single-Sign On:  
    Student Login Instructions. Personal Poll Everywhere accounts are not compatible with the UW system and will prevent students from participating in graded polls.
  • Student email addresses in Canvas, under student profiles, must be set to NetID@uw.edu to participate in polls. 




When will Turning Point be phased out?

  • Turning Point will no longer be supported the start of Winter Quarter 2017. Please be aware that if you use Turning Point with Canvas integration this fall, students will need to purchase an additional user license for Turning Point Cloud. We recommend switching to Poll Everywhere right away.

What does Poll Everywhere have to offer?

  • Students can use their own personal devices; including Wi-Fi/Cell service connected cellphones, laptops, or tablets! If students do not have access to one of the devices listed above: Learning Technologies will have a list of alternatives in the Poll Everywhere for Students page.
  • Students can submit answers via text messaging, Android or iPhone application, or online via web browser.
  • Poll Everywhere offers different polling options: multiple-choice polls, open-ended, Q&A, answer ranking, and clickable image polls.
  • PowerPoint, Google Slides and Keynote integration.

How do I get started with Poll Everywhere?

  1. Poll Everywhere access is now available. To get a Poll Everywhere teaching account, please contact Learning Technologies at uwblt@uw.edu: access usually takes 24 hours.
  2. Please fill out a software request form to have Poll Everywhere installed on your UWB computer.
  3. Students are already registered in the Poll Everywhere system, so it is required that they use the UW Single-Sign On link.


  1. Logging into Poll Everywhere (UW)
  2. Please fill out a software request form to have Poll Everywhere installed on your UWB computer.
  3. If you are using a non-uwb computer - Poll Everywhere's desktop software can be downloaded for Windows and Mac.
  4. How to embed live polls in PowerPoint - Windows
  5. How to embed polls into PowerPoint or Keynote - Mac
  6. The initial rollout will include basic integration features such as importing students from Canvas into Poll Everywhere and exporting grades from Poll Everywhere to Canvas. More integration features will be added in the near future.
  7. Poll Everywhere video tutorials

Student Support

Have questions? Need assistance?
We offer one-on-one training for faculty via our Book Us Page

Last updated: 10/21/2016

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