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Medical Education
Technology Enhanced Education

Poll Everywhere

With Poll Everywhere, instructors can gather realtime dynamic feedback from their audience, using this robust web-based Audience Response System. This interactive tool replaces expensive ARS hardware (such as 'clickers') with standard web technology and hardware that students already have. Using their laptop, tablet or mobile device, students participate via easy-to-follow instructions, projected onscreen. They don't need to install a software application, or set up an account, to participate. As polling takes place, results update in real time on the projected display.
 

For School of Medicine Faculty and Staff only, Technology Innovations is offering the following:

  • Access to a full featured account. Unlike a basic (free) account, a University-level account offers additional features. This includes up to 200 responses per poll, poll results archiving, and moderation support.
  • Just-in-Time training. Workshops and drop-in support sessions that are timed to meet your needs.
  • Documentation. That's where this page comes in handy, with videos and supporting documents.

To get started, follow our Account Setup (note that part of instructions pertain only to School of Medicine faculty and staff). Once completed, review our Account Settings​ guidelines. When you account is up and running, access the Quickstart resources below.

If you are searching for ideas in how to implement Poll Everywhere in your class, we've got you covered. Read our Live Polling page to help you think about ways to deploy in your classroom.

 

Resources

 

Quickstart Step 1: Making Polls.

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Video: Watch the Technology Innovations original Poll Types  to get an overview of poll types and how to create them. Also, give thoughtful consideration to the settings for each poll.

 

Our recommended poll settings document points out the most important considerations for first-time users.

 

Quickstart Step 2: Integrating Polls into a Slide Deck.

You can deliver a seemless lecture presentation by placing your polls within your Powerpoint slide deck. Mastering this technique is guaranteed to make the classroom experience run more smoothly. Learn how by watching one of the following videos:

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Video: Presenting Polls from Powerpoint on a PC

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Video: Presenting Polls from Powerpoint/Keynote on a Mac

 

Quickstart Step 3: Presenting your polls in a lecture hall.

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Video: Watch the Technology Innovations original Lecture Hall Setup & Troubleshooting, to understand how this works. It also covers some common troubleshooting tips to be aware of when presenting this way.

 

Advanced Features

When you think you've mastered the basics, consider watching some of these videos to start delving into more intermediate- and advanced- user topics. Features such as Reports and Segmentation are some of the advantages of upgrading to our full institution-level account (available for School of Medicine faculty & staff only).

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Video: Clickable Image Polls

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Video: Using Reports

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Video: Moderation

 

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Do you have questions? Need more support? Contact Greg Gadwood in Technology Innovations via email: irocket@ucsf.edu or phone: 415-502-2800.

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