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With Stanford's Poll Everywhere license, Stanford faculty, staff and students have a powerful web-based, smart device and SMS text-friendly audience response system at their fingertips that can support interactive classroom instruction and real-time student engagement.

InstructorsAccess your free Stanford Poll Everywhere account
(If you do not have an instructor account to make and run polls, you can request one here. Students do not need an instructor account to take polls. See the FAQs at the end of this page.)

What can you do with Poll Everywhere?

  • Conduct instant polls
  • Run Q&As
  • Help assess student understanding of class material
  • Use anonymity during discussions
  • Create word clouds that weight audience responses
  • Check attendance or conduct live, graded quizzes
  • Share polls with Stanford colleagues

No need for physical clickers or other clumsy equipment! With this web-based tool, activities can be designed through a simple interface and embedded directly into PowerPoint, Keynote, or Google Slides presentations. You can easily generate reports on the collected responses, and even export responses directly into Canvas. 

Welcome to Poll Everywhere webinar. Join Abby Stiris of Poll Everywhere to learn the basics and take your presentations to the next level.

Support Resources

Poll Everywhere at Stanford, self-paced Canvas resource

This Canvas course addresses how and why to use Poll Everywhere to enhance your teaching. It includes two instructional modules that work in tandem to help you get the most out of Poll Everywhere: 1) Getting Started, which is primarily technical advice, and 2) Four Case Studies, which is primarily pedagogical advice.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access my Stanford Poll Everywhere account?

Go to and log in with your SUNet credentials to access your free account. Or enter your SUNet email address at and click Log in with Stanford to enter through the SUNet portal.

Are there any limitations to my account?

Staff and faculty automatically receive a full instructor account and can create an unlimited number of poll activities with unlimited respondents/responses.

Students, including TAs, graduate students, and postdocs, receive a participant account by default and cannot create or administer polls. Participant accounts can be upgraded to instructor accounts upon request. Contact for assistance.

Can anyone respond to my poll activities?

Yes. Respondents do not need to have an account or be part of Stanford to respond to a poll activity.

Students should register as participants for Poll Everywhere at They respond to polls at, which will also register their participant account if the poll is restricted and requires a login. 

Can I share my poll activities with others?

Yes. You can share poll activities with others who are in the same Poll Everywhere team. Teammates can view, activate, and generate results reports on any shared poll activity. Our staff will set up a Poll Everywhere team for you. Contact for assistance.

What are some best practices for using Poll Everywhere?

Poll Everywhere is an adaptable tool that is well-suited to engaging audiences in active learning, gathering formative feedback, and much more. Our staff will work with you to effectively integrate Poll Everywhere into your teaching practice or for your work needs. Contact to schedule a consultation.

Need assistance?

Contact us at any time to:

  • Upgrade a student account
  • Set up a team for sharing activities
  • Schedule a consultation
  • Get advice on pedagogic best practices
  • Get help with technical issues

Center for Teaching and Learning
Academic Technology Solutions
408 Panama Mall, Room 117

(650) 723-4242