To present a PowerPoint poll using Poll Everwhere polls you must:

  • Download and install the Poll Everywhere plug-in for PowerPoint. Please visit Poll Everywhere for Windows PowerPoint for download and installation guide. 
  • If you have an SU managed computer, you will need to reach out to your departmental IT support if the plugin is not installed.
  • Log into Poll Everywhere in the Poll Everywhere plugin.

Step 1

Open PowerPoint and select a New or Blank Presentation.

Image showing blue arrow pointing left toward  New tab in PowerPoint.

Step 2 

On PowerPoint ribbon you will note the Poll Everywhere tab that is located on the far right-side of the ribbon. Select the Poll Everywhere tab.

Image showing Poll Everywhere tab in blue rectangle on PowerPoint menu ribbon.

Step 3

The Poll Everywhere tab will open a horizontal menu of items. Select the Log in icon. 

Image showing Poll Everywhere Log-In icon highlighted in blue rectangle in PowerPoint.

Step 4 

The Log in dialog box will pop up. Select the Launch log-in window button. 

Image showing Log in page and blue arrow pointing toward Launch log - in window button.

Step 5

Enter your Syracuse University credentials and click the blue Next button.  Then click the blue Log in with Syracuse University button. 

Image showing blue arrow pointing right toward log-in credentials and orange arrow pointing left toward the blue Next button in Poll Everywhere.

Image showing log in credentials, and Log in with Syracuse University blue button.

Step 6

Select your account when prompted by the Microsoft account pop-up dialog box. 

Step 7 

Select the blue Authorize button. You will note and close the Access granted window.  

Image showing the Access Requested page with blue arrow pointing left toward the Authorize blue button.

Step 8 

Your Poll Everywhere dashboard will reveal itself in another pop-up window. Here you can select pre-existing activities, and/or create New Activity to add to your PowerPoint presentation. Select your activities and click the blue Insert slides button.  A pop-up window indicates that you have 'Successfully inserted number slides'. 

Image showing My Activities page in Poll Everywhere with the blue Insert slides button  highlighted, and 3 items selected for inserting onto slides.

Step 9

Go to your PowerPoint presentation and note the inserted activities/slides from Poll Everywhere. You will also note the checkered corners of the slide. These indicate placeholders and suggest the current mode to edit, add or delete slides or activities. Once you click on the Start from Beginning icon (top left-hand), or the Slide Show icon (bottom right-hand), these placeholders automatically disappears. 

Image showing Poll Everywhere activities on PowerPoint slides. Top and bottom presentation icons are enlarged and highlighted with orange circles. Two of the four checkered corners of slide  are highlighted with orange squares.

Step 10

To present to your audience, students can join via the Web by entering your  Activity Response URL (see upper left-hand side), or they can scan (using their tablets or mobile phone) the QR code noted on the upper right-hand side.

Image is showing a full presentation slide with blue arrow pointing right toward the Quick Response or QR code at the top right of image. Highlighted in blue rectangle is the URL response link at the top left of the image.

Related Actions

To grant your audience/students access to your presentation visit Setting Up Your Response Page for more instructions. 

To insert another activity, select the Insert icon in PowerPoint. This leads you back to your My Activities page and dashboard. You can either create a new activity, or insert an existing one. Follow Step 8 instruction to add your additional activity to PowerPoint. 

To export a Gradebook report to Blackboard visit Export Activity Results to Blackboard .

To close full-screen presentations, click the Escape button on your keyboard.

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