Poll Everywhere

Post questions and polls, display dynamic updates as responses are entered, and export results to your gradebook.

This tool is also available as an integration with UVACanvas, UVACollab, Blackboard (Commerce) and Canvas (Darden). Log into a supported LMS and add the tool to use it there.

How can Poll Everywhere enhance teaching and learning?

  • By facilitating activities such as attendance items, quizzes, or polls in synchronous or asynchronous course meetings, using a web interface accessible on any desktop or mobile device
  • By displaying results in real time or immediately after responses are entered, to visualize data for rapid comprehension and reflection
  • By interfacing with various gradebook tools for inclusion in course grade calculations


Availability and Licensing


This tool is available to all faculty, staff, and students throughout the University, including the academic division and the University Health System.


This tool is available to all faculty, staff, and students affiliated with the organization that has purchased the license.


Access to this tool is available through a dedicated website or application and integrations with selected Learning Management Systems.

Student Cost:

This tool does not require any additional purchase from students.


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Poll Everywhere appears to engage my students more than asking to share with the whole group during prompts.
Adam Forbes
Excellent for collecting and upvoting questions for a speaker during a presentation!
Arlyn Burgess
Data Science
Great tool to enhance interactivity in class and to use as a check-in for stress levels prior to class.
Richard Ridge
PollEV is handy for the number of polling options it offers and for the customize-able nature of its activities. My critiques are twofold: sometimes, the nature of the interface can make it complex to use. When I want to launch an activity in class, I frequently find myself clicking the wrong buttons or accidentally closing a window/ access to student data. It's not straightforward to operate, and there are a lot of ways to go wrong / click wrong in the moment. Second, there is a "fun" factor missing in the formatting of PollEV. I often prefer platforms like Kahoot or PlayFactile, just because of the sheer number of sound effects, animations, that brighten a class activity. PollEV is more professional as a tool, but less exciting to use.
Jackie Arthur-Montagne
Arts & Sciences
I wish there was a pleasant, straightforward way to integrate response frequency/correctness directly into the Gradebook in Collab.
Chris Neu
Arts & Sciences
Polleverywhere is a bit clunky with very restrictive options. It serves a basic purpose for classroom interaction but systems like MobLab are better suited to create more engaging classroom interaction with more meaningful questions.
Stefan Ruediger
Arts & Sciences
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Specifications and Support

This tool has provided a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) or other resources that summarize its compliance with important accessibility standards.

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This tool conforms to the University’s regulations for data privacy and protection.

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Platform Requirements
  • OS: 10.13+
  • Google Chrome: 86+
  • Microsoft Edge: 87+
  • Mozilla Firefox: 78+
  • Safari: 14+
  • OS: 10+
  • Google Chrome: 86+
  • Microsoft Edge: 87+
  • Mozilla Firefox: 78+
  • iOS: 11+
  • Android: 5+


A&S Learning Design & Technology
For instructional design services and assistance with supported tools for faculty in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
UVACollab Support
For assistance adding and connecting to the tool in UVACollab
Poll Everywhere Support
For direct assistance from the tool provider
Kim Bavis
School of Education and Human Development

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