Giving students credit for answering a question correctly is hard to manage virtually. Use Poll Everywhere to ask graded questions that students can get credit for. The Grading feature allows you to visually display the correct answers when presenting Multiple choice or Clickable image activities. It also allows you to use the Gradebook report to grade individual performance across multiple questions.
Grading can be set while creating an activity. To set multiple choice answers as correct, click the checkmark next to them. The checkmark will become green and the system will now grade incoming responses as correct or incorrect. To add grading to an existing activity, check out this article.
If you choose to use Poll Everywhere to track student participation and comprehension, then a Gradebook report is a great way to organize student responses.
The Gradebook report is a compact table with participants listed down the left and questions across the columns. It shows scores, participation, and attendance. Sort by rank to use as a leaderboard, which when there’s a tie takes speed of response into account. This report requires your activities to have Grading enabled, with the correct answers indicated. The Gradebook report only works for activity types in which you can designate a correct response: multiple choice and clickable image activities.
If you haven’t already, check out the Participant group section in the Getting Started section of the guide for a detailed breakdown of how to create and assign students to select groups. Placing students in groups is the only way to tell if a student never replied to any activities in the Gradebook report. Here is how to select a participant group in the Gradebook report:
- Run the Gradebook Report
- On the right hand side under the Participants drop down, you can select which group you wish to see grades for.
- The Gradebook report will update with the participants you selected.
A few helpful tips when running Gradebook reports:
- Export Gradebook reports as CSV files for best results
- On the first or second week of school, check your grade uploads at least once to check for any problems early on.
Integrating grading with your learning management system (LMS)
Important note: The LMS instructions in this article detail legacy methods of connecting Poll Everywhere to an LMS. This integration will be deprecated January 2021. We encourage all LMS admins and users to change over to use the new LTI Advantage standard as soon as it is convenient to do so.
Instructors can import their course rosters from LTI Advantage into Poll Everywhere. This automatically registers each student as a Poll Everywhere participant. Registering students with Poll Everywhere let's educators easily identify how students responded to their polls.
Don’t let your students’ graded responses get lost in a sea of CSV files. Exporting grades from Poll Everywhere to your institution’s LMS saves instructors time by letting them quickly record how students respond to their activities. An important note about exporting grades: for this feature to work properly, instructors must first register their students with Poll Everywhere.