You can insert Poll Everywhere polls into Powerpoint presentations, create polls within PowerPoint or convert slides into polls.
The PowerPoint plugin is installed on every presentation Pod in the university.
See the video below for an introduction, or scroll down for full details.
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You can insert a hyperlink to polls you have already created in the same way that you add any links to a slide. Once you have opened the link, activate and run your polls as above. Or you can insert the polls as slides within your presentation using the Poll Everywhere Powerpoint plugin.
Poll Everywhere PowerPoint Plugin
Poll Everywhere supply a plugin for PowerPoint which allows you insert polls as slides in your presentation. You can also created polls within Powerpoint (although with a more limited range of functionality) or convert existing slides into polls.
Installing the PowerPoint Plugin
The plugin is installed on all presentation pod PC, but if you want to downlaod it to your won PC to prepare slides with embedded polls, follow these instructions to install it on your PC.
On a City PC:
Click on the search icon on the toolbar and type in "software center" Please note, the US spelling of "center".
In the Software Center, you can search for Poll Everywhere in the searchbox or arange the icons A-Z to locate the link.
Click on Poll Everywhere and then on Install.
On a City Mac: Open Self-Service, search for Poll Everywhere and install.
Installing the plugin on your personal device
If you want to instll the plugin on your own personal PC or laptop, go to this page.
Click on Download and then follow the instructions to install.
Once you have installed the plugin, when you open PowerPoint, you will see the Poll Everywhere tab in the toolbar. (see below)
Click the Log in button and you will be presented with the window below.
Enter your login details.
Once you have logged in, you are now ready to add a poll to your presentation. You can either:
- Click New to create a new poll within PowerPoint.
- Click Insert to insert a poll you have already made in PollEverywhere.com.
Creating new polls within PowerPoint
When creating a new poll you will be presented with the window below. Choose the type of poll on the top and add the required information, such as question and choice of answers.
To access the other poll types, click on More.
Please note, at this stage of poll creation, you do not have the access to the same functionality that you have on the website.
You can change the settings of the poll after you have activated it within the slideshow - see below.
Once you have created your poll, simply click 'insert' to add the poll to a new slide.
Inserting existing polls into PowerPoint
Open or create your PowerPoint presentation.
At the point where you wish to add your poll, open the Poll Everywhere tab on PowerPoint and click Insert.
You will be prompted to log into your Poll Everywhere account.
A window will open which shows you all the polls you have already created in PollEverywhere.com
Tick the box next to individual questions to insert them singly, or tick the box next to a group to insert all the questions in that group.
Each question will be inserted into your presentation as a separate slide.
Activating your poll within PowerPoint
When you create a poll within PowerPoint, you do not have to activate it on the website to make it live.
Start your slideshow as normal. When you reach the slide with the poll, the poll automatically activates.
If you click onto the poll while in the slideshow mode, a menu appears.
This menu allows you to:
- change the visual settings
- deactivate the poll
- hide or show results
- show the correct answer
- lock the poll
- clear results
You can make changes to the settings of the questions.
Please note: the changes you make will be saved to the online poll and to the live poll when the slideshow is run, however the thumbnail and the slide will show the original version of the question when you are in edit mode.
Converting PowerPoint slides into polls
You can create multiple choice questions from existing PowerPoint Slides.This may be useful if you want to re-use an existing presentation, or if you are creating your presentationon a PC without the plugin installed. If you do have access to the plugin or POll Everywhere website, use them to create your polls as you will have far greater functionality.
To convert a slide to a poll
The slide must be in the format of a title box and a content box.
Whatever text is in the title box will be converted to the question.
Any bulleted text in the content box will be converted into the answers.
In the Poll Everywhere plugin menu, select convert and then insert.