Poll Everywhere – Important Update

Poll Everywhere

1. New UM users need to first register at https://account.icto.umac.mo. This requires checking a box to indicate you agree to the terms and conditions.

1 Register with ICTO
2. To complete the registration, you must visit the page polleverywhere.com/auth/umacau, login, and then provide your first and last name and UM email address.

You must click ‘submit’ at the bottom of that registration page.


2 Register with Poll Everywhere
3. UM users can log in to their Poll Everywhere account via UMPASS with their UM email address, e.g. username@umac.mo, and their PCLAN password.

  • 提交註冊頁面後,請訪問https://www.polleverywhere.com/login# 創建投票和測驗的問題。澳大教職員和學生可以使用PCLAN帳號登錄。

Login procedure:

  1. Go to www.polleverywhere.com/login
  2. Enter your email address, e.g. username@umac.mo
  3. A notice will appear: University of Macau accounts should log on via Single-Sign On.
  4. Click on Single-Sign On.
  5. You will be redirected to an ICTO log in page, UMPASS, where you can enter your username and PCLAN password to sign in.

3 Log in to Poll Everywhere

Educational researchers have shown that making predictions about materials increases students’ ability to understand that material and retrieve it later. Using Poll Everywhere, students can instantaneously respond to in class or pre-class questions and make predictions on mobile phones using WiFi in classrooms. Two easy starting points:

  • Present problems or cases and ask students to predict the outcome, when the answer is not obvious and clear cut then the divergent answers provide an opportunity for students to engage in critical thinking, peer teaching, and grapple with uncertainty.
  • Ask students to make predictions about the material that will be covered in the next class; this primes them to begin thinking about the material before class.

The basic premise of self-explaining is that learners benefit from explaining out loud (to themselves or others) what they are thinking and doing during the completion of a learning task.

Having students explain their ideas or justify their answers to peers with the help of a poll is well-documented in a teaching strategy called peer instruction which can increase students’ learning and understanding. The essential steps are:

  • Project a question that requires thinking using Poll Everywhere
  • Students answer the question on their smart device, project the results
  • Students explain their answer to a peer

Peer instruction is a documented technique that has been shown to have positive impacts on student learning and has been used in science instruction for more than 20 years. Numerous researchers have found that it is an effective approach in part because students are essentially teaching one another using language and concepts that are explained at the right level. For second language learners, this provides a significant advantage since it allows students to communicate with each other in their native tongue

A poll is a single question you present to your audience.

Step 1. To create an activity, tap the red “Create” button at the top left of your “polls” page.

Use the Create button to create an activity

Step 2. Select the activity you would like to create for the audience, multiple-choice or open-ended question, etc.

The audience can see your poll on a mobile phone after you activate the poll.

There are two ways to activate you poll.

1. Press the activate button in your list of my polls. Then, participants can see the polll at PollEv.com/your-username.

Activate your poll

2. The second way to activate a poll for participants is to open the poll and press the activate button.  Or, putting your poll in full-screen mode also activates it

Activate your poll

Students can respond to your active poll in your classroom by entering your PollEV.com/your-username into their mobile phone browser.


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