In-Class Polling

Use examples:

Quickly assess student comprehension of a particular topic

Improve student engagement in your classes through participation

Ask students for questions to clarify and let them vote to pick which one to focus on

Use polling as a formative assessment tool

What is Poll Everywhere?

Poll Everywhere is a web-based software that allows audience members/students to respond to polls and surveys from their cell phones or laptops during a class or presentation, and have the results tabulated in real time on a screen at the front of the room.  It can perform similar pedagogic functions as our old “clickers” but it can also do much more.

Instructors can now create multiple kinds of polls (multiple-choice, open-ended, Q&A, Brainstorming, clickable image polls, and more) and easily integrate them in their PowerPoint, Keynote or Google Slides presentations.

Classroom with screens hanging near ceiling Poll Everywhere Interactive response map & Open-ended question



Using Poll Everywhere

  1. Download the PollEverywhere Add-on for Windows or the PollEv Presenter application for Mac.
  2. Install it and log in to your Berkeley Law Poll Everywhere account with your Calnet ID.
  3. Create new polls (from the downloaded app or directly from the web interface), and (optionally) insert those polls into your slide deck. Make sure the app is open, you’re logged in and you have a working Internet connection for your polls to work correctly when using them.
  4. Present your polls from PowerPoint (or your favorite presentation alternative) after inserting them or directly from the web browser.

If you have any questions, schedule an appointment with our Instructional Technology team so we can help you get started with Poll Everywhere.


Frequently Asked Questions

What Berkeley Law instructors are saying:

“I use Poll Everywhere to take the temperature of the class and see if I’m moving too fast”

“I urge other fellow professors to use it”

“There is a bit of a learning curve from clickers but I think it’s worth it”

“I’m always asked [by students] to do more polls”

What Berkeley Law students are saying:

“It’s a nice, anonymous way of seeing whether you are understanding the material”

It’s a good way to break up the standard class format

“I really enjoy Poll Everywhere!”

“It usually works!”