Poll Everywhere Leverages Existing Tech, Saves Money
Emily Keener | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 14, 2018

Poll Everywhere Leverages Existing Tech, Saves Money

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Poll Everywhere

We adopted Poll Everywhere institution-wide after it was used successfully by one of our schools. The need arose for a less expensive, device-agnostic audience polling device for student engagement and formative assessment - Poll Everywhere met that need. Faculty use Poll Everywhere in different ways, including to gauge readiness at the start of a class, to see where concepts might need clarified, and to engage students in discussion and class decision making.
  • Stellar customer service/tech support
  • User-friendly question creation (just a few clicks)
  • Consistently making improvements based on user feedback
  • Offers pretty robust free version that we can share with our teachers in training
  • SSO integration could be a little smoother
  • LMS grade integration requires many steps, sometimes frustrates faculty
  • New quiz/gaming feature is still not as good as Kahoot - some technical issues in presentations
  • We were facing an unplanned $20k yearly expense if we had stayed with our previous clicker provider
  • Poll Everywhere made it so we did not have to increase student fees or find another way to fund the initiative; we had enough in current fees to cover the usage
  • In pilots, students preferred using Poll Everywhere to clickers
  • Turning Technologies - has its own clicker or has a mobile option, good support
  • iClicker - has its own clicker or has a mobile option, clunkier for faculty to use
  • Pearson's Learning Catalytics - has phenomenal analytics, can be used outside of Pearson, no clicker option
  • In the end, Poll Everywhere provides excellent support and offers competitive pricing
Poll Everywhere might be a good fit for institutions that have historically relied on "clicker" devices, but are now faced with financial and administrative challenges as clicker companies move to cloud/subscription-based services. Poll Everywhere helped us out of a bind by offering a less expensive alternative and allowing us to rely on the devices most students already have in hand. We also collaborated with Poll Everywhere on usage ideas for users who do not own mobile devices; they helped us consider how we might use other university technology and methods to ensure no student misses out, regardless of what device they own.