Personal Response Systems

Registering students in Poll Everywhere

Student registration allows faculty to give them credit for their responses, and provides administrators the numerical data they need to manage BC’s Poll Everywhere contract.

The first step is to create a group in Poll Everywhere into which students can register.

  1. Log in to your Poll Everywhere account and click the “Participants” tab on the top of the page [1].
  2. On the Participants screen, create a new group by clicking on the “New group” tab in the right column.

  3. In the pop-up window which opens, type in a name for your course group (e.g. the course name), and click “Create” to finish the group creation [3].

  4. Find the name of the group where it now appears in the right column and roll over it.  An Invite link will appear to the right of the name; click on this link.

  5. In the popup window which appears, click the link to copy the web address.
  6. Paste the link into an email and send it to your class.  When students follow this link, they will be able to set up a Poll Everywhere account by entering their BC email address (based on their username) and creating a new password.  You can include a link in the email to our instructions for students.

Setting questions to require registration

After creating questions in Poll Everywhere, make sure the Configure tab is open on the right, and click the Response Settings bar to reveal its options.  Select Registered participants only, and students will be prompted to login before they vote if they haven’t already.