Wildcat Computing Support

Poll Everywhere

What is Poll Everywhere?

Poll Everywhere is a web-based student response system. During class, instructors display a Poll Everywhere activity on-screen and students respond with their devices. The results appear live on the screen for the class to discuss or for the instructor to grade.

Instructors use Poll Everywhere to take attendance, give quizzes in classes, find out how well the class has understood a lesson, and generally make learning more active and the students more involved.

How do I use Poll Everywhere?

Students can either:

Using a browser on your computer or cell phone - Go to URL: PollEv.com/instructor id
(instructors will provide their Poll Everywhere id)

In the left column, click on login.
Then, click “sign in with Google.”
Then, you must log in with your username@mail.csuchico.edu
Then, click login with CSU, Chico.

Using the Poll Everywhere App
Poll Everywhere app(opens in new window)

If you would like to use the Poll Everywhere app, you can download the app from your app store. Instructions are the same as above with the exception of the login, which is located in the bottom right corner.

Make sure to sign up using your school-issued Google Login (@mail.csuchico.edu), if you have one. Using a personal email address may prevent you from receiving credit for your answers.

Be sure to connect your phone, tablet, and laptop to the Chico State Wifi.
Here are directions to connect any device.

Registering Your Account with With Instructors 

There are a few ways you can register with your instructor(opens in new window). Registering with a professor ensures they can count you in attendance checks, and award you class participation credit.

Note: Your professor already registered you for Poll Everywhere participation through the University LMS. Students must use their Google Login username@mail.csuchico.edu to log in.

Some professors do not require registration and do not grade Poll Everywhere responses. Register in class: When your instructor presents a Poll Everywhere activity, you will go to the pollev.com link provided by the instructor or that is displayed below the question. Go to that link.

If your instructor requires registration, Poll Everywhere will automatically walk you through the steps to register before you respond to the question. You can register with as many professors as you need, using your original participant account. There is no need to create more than one Poll Everywhere account.

Tutorials for Polleverywhere: