Reimagine engagement in classes and meetings with Poll Everywhere

Elon University introduces a new platform to increase engagement in the classroom, during workshops and digitally. Poll Everywhere is now available for Elon faculty, staff, and students to enhance presentations and create connections with a pilot program beginning during the spring semester.

Elon University is piloting Poll Everywhere, an advanced interactive engagement platform that offers real-time polling, quizzes, surveys, and live feedback for in-person, virtual and hybrid participants. This initiative aims to enhance engaged and inclusive teaching and learning environments across the university.

“We’re thrilled to launch and pilot Poll Everywhere here at Elon because it’s an opportunity to connect with each other deeper and more efficiently,” said Dhvani Toprani, assistant director of learning design and support at Elon. “Whether instructors want to further engage students in class, staff members and student leaders strive for clearer understandings from various audiences, or students aim to upgrade class presentations, Poll Everywhere aims to support and reinforce numerous endeavors.”

All faculty and staff members can now access a Poll Everywhere enterprise presenter license via their Elon email. Students can also access an enterprise license but will initially be added as participants by default. They can request a presenter account by contacting Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT).

TLT is hosting a virtual training session on Jan. 16 to explain the various ways faculty, staff, and students can utilize Poll Everywhere most effectively to find further success in their teaching and working environments. Interested participants must register prior to the event, and more training sessions are expected this February. A pilot program focused on testing the platform is planned for the spring semester.

Additionally, all faculty and staff are invited to join the Poll Everywhere User Group, a collective effort to increase campus participation and support educational technology initiatives. During the pilot phase, the user group will drive the decision-making process for acquiring and integrating an enterprise license beyond the pilot phase. Faculty and staff interested in participating in the User Group can indicate their interest via an online form, and a TLT staff member will reach out with more information.

To get started, users should go to the Poll Everywhere log in page and enter their Elon email ID. Click on “Log in with Elon University” and follow the steps to log in via the university’s single sign-on page.