University of Redlands

10 Steps for Adding Polls and Presenting Using MS PowerPoint (Mac)

Two prepare, make sure you have downloaded and installed the PowerPoint presentation software for Mac. You do this only once for each computer you use. We also recommend that you create your polls in the Poll Everywhere website and group them, so you are ready to insert your polls in PowerPoint.

If you are grading your polls, make sure that all students login to or the PE mobile app before starting and you have imported the students from  Moodle into Poll Everywhere

In your computer, open the Poll Everywhere (PE) presenter App and log in using your UoR email address

Open your PowerPoint presentation

Select the slide right before where you would like to add the poll question. Go to the PE app, select the poll(s) you would like to add. Click the Insert button.

You will be able to see the question text in the Slide Notes area. You can also preview the poll by turning on presentation mode

Repeat this process for each poll question you would like to add

When finished, save your presentation

When you are ready to present, make sure you are logged in the PE presenter app and turn on to presentation mode in PowerPoint

Navigate the slides as you normally would. Each poll will automatically become active once it is open

There are some icons on the right side of the poll slide, you can choose to make the poll inactive, hide results, lock the poll or reset the poll activity

When finished presenting, close your PowerPoint file

To see activity reports or export graded polls to Moodle, follow the export steps provided