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Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere LogoPoll Everywhere transforms one-sided presentations into two-way conversations with the audience. This web-based audience response system allows you to embed interactive activities directly into your presentation. The audience responds using any web device (laptops, mobile phones, tablets, etc.) or via SMS texting on their phones. The responses are collected and presented live while the poll is open.

Use Cases

  • Gauging students’ understanding of concepts during class
  • Gathering class demographic data
  • Stimulating debates in class by asking opinion questions (including anonymously)
  • Taking class attendance
  • More use cases

To get started with Poll Everywhere:

1. Go to and Sign up for a Poll Everywhere account (free for up to 25 users per poll).

2. If you need to receive more than 25 responses:

Request access to a Poll Everywhere PRO account from ATC ( When you receive an emailed invitation, click on the link and your free account will be upgraded to a PRO account.

If you plan to use Poll Everywhere with PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Slides, Slack etc.:

  • Download and install the Add-In(s) on your computer. Work properly with a PRO account.
How-to & Documentation

How-to & Documentation

  • Helpful video: Quick start and overview of Poll Everywhere basic and advanced features
  • Getting Started Guide: Basics of getting started include: creating your first poll question, presenting live results, and customizing the look and feel of your poll
  • Video Tutorials: These include video tutorials on use cases, features and webinars
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Answers to the frequently asked questions
  • Best practices: Downloadable visual aids, advice, and tips

Need Help?

For questions or assistance please contact ATC at