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The Poll Everywhere for Slack app allows Poll Everywhere users to create multiple choice polls and Q&A activities and collect responses all from within Slack channels.
If you do not have a Poll Everywhere account, you can sign up. An account is required to use the Poll Everywhere for Slack app, and there are free accounts available, which includes full functionality of the Poll Everywhere for Slack app.
Installing Poll Everywhere for Slack
Step 1: Start here to download Poll Everywhere Slack.
Step 2: Click Add to Slack to install Poll Everywhere for Slack.
Step 3: Click Allow on the connection page.
If the connection is successful, you’ll be directed to our Connection successful page.
Note: If the connection is unsuccessful, you’ll be redirected back to the *Add to Slack** page to try again. If the problem persists, please contact us.
Step 1: To create a Poll Everywhere activity, click the Shortcuts icon (lightning bolt) located on the left side of the Slack formatting bar.
Step 2: Scroll until you see Poll Everywhere, and select Create and publish poll. You can also begin to type in Poll in the search bar, to bring up the option.
A new window will populate for you to select what type of activity you’d like to create. Currently you can choose either a multiple choice poll, or a Question and answer.
Note: As a shortcut, you can also bring up this same activity window by typing in “/pollev create” in the Slack text box.
Step 3: After you select which activity you’d like to create, fill out the title field with the question you’d like to ask. The next screen and options will differ slightly depending if you choose a multiple choice, or a question and answer poll.
If you choose a multiple choice poll, you can change the Number of responses per person if your poll has more than one answer, or if you’d like your participants to submit multiple responses. It's important to remember that each response will count toward the total number of responses allowed by your plan.
If you choose a Q&A poll, you’ll need to enter in the question you’re asking, as well as how your participants will be identified.
Note: If you select anonymous there is no way to turn this off for this specific poll moving forward. This removes the ability to correlate any other response with the participant, as well as the ability to use specific reports.
Step 4: Click the Create button on the bottom right of the window.
Step 5: Click the drop down bar to select a specific Slack channel to publish the poll in.
Step 6: Click the Publish button on the bottom right of the window to complete the process.
Responding to a Multiple choice activity
When a Multiple choice activity appears in the Slack channel, participants can select an option from the available choices.
Once a response is selected, a participant can either Clear last response or See the live results of the poll. If See live results is clicked, the participant will be redirected to a web browser in a new tab to view the poll slide.
Responding to and voting on a Q&A activity
When a Q&A activity is posted in a Slack channel, participants can click the Respond button in the message and then enter your response in the pop-up provided.
Participants can view all responses to the Q&A activity in the thread.
From there, participants can either upvote or downvote a response, by clicking on the thumb icons directly under each response.
You can also share a previously created Multiple choice and Q&A Poll Everywhere activities in Slack.
Step 1: Navigate to your Activities
Step 2: Click on the title of the activity you’d like to share.
Step 3: Click the Present tab from the right hand sidebar
Step 4: Select the drop dropdown Share and Embed to locate the Copy response link.
Step 5: Copy the link, then enter the following
/pollev share <shareable response link> into your Slack channel.
Once you click enter, the poll is created and ready to be used.