September news: Competitions and Poll Everywhere for Slack

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Introducing Competitions

The cat is officially out of the bag. Earlier this month, Poll Everywhere announced Competitions, a point-based, multi-question activity with a live updating leaderboard. Audience engagement has never been this easy — or this much fun. Create your first competition in the activity creator.

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In case you missed it

It’s not too late to watch the Competitions how-to webinar. It’s chock-full of interesting tips and ideas on leveraging the unique features of Competitions for greater engagement. You can watch the Competitions webinar recording anytime.


Poll Everywhere for Slack (beta)

If you use Slack at work, you’ll recognize this situation: you need to gather feedback in a hurry, but opening a separate app and then distributing the link in slack (or email) can be cumbersome.

We’ve been there — so we built Poll Everywhere for Slack. Enter a question in Slack and a beautifully formatted Poll Everywhere activity appears like magic. Colleagues can respond right in Slack, and you can get on with your day. Install Poll Everywhere for Slack – beta version – for faster data-gathering in your favorite chat platform.

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Ensuring quality training for 300,000 managers

How do you effectively train more than 300,000 managers at 150 stores? Create interactive content and track learning with Poll Everywhere. See how it’s done.


Once-and-done placeholder preview sync

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Last month Poll Everywhere for PowerPoint, Keynote, and Google Slides gained the ability to sync placeholder previews, so you always see the latest version of your activities.

Now the sync button updates all Poll Everywhere activities in your deck, not just the one you’re viewing. Download the app, if you haven’t already done so.


How to reduce cheating with Poll Everywhere

It’s a fact of life for educators, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about student cheating. Use these tips to stay ahead of the curve.


Reminder: iOS 12 is here

This month, Apple released iOS 12 for all Apple mobile devices. The latest version of Poll Everywhere for iOS has been optimized for iOS 12. For the best performance, be sure to update Poll Everywhere to the latest version once you’ve updated your device to iOS 12.


Say hello at DevLearn and EDUCAUSE

Going to DevLearn or EDUCAUSE this year? Stop by the Poll Everywhere booth to say hi! We’ll be at DevLearn in Vegas on October 24 and 25 — and Poll Everywhere’s own Matthew Du Pont will deliver a presentation on Wednesday, October 24, at 11am. EDUCAUSE attendees can find us in Denver on October 31 and November 1.

If you’d like to discuss Poll Everywhere usage for your whole team or an entire institution, make sure to schedule a personal demo.


The future of workplace communications

Digital signage expert and Poll Everywhere enthusiast Brad Parler explains why digital signage is taking off, and how it can help organizations communicate more effectively. Check out the interview when you get a chance.


Thanks for stopping by at HR Tech!

We want to say hello and thank you to everyone who stopped by to see us at HR Tech earlier this month. We had a blast demoing Competitions. One lucky winner even walked away with a brand new Super Nintendo Classic console!

Thanks for making it a great experience. We hope to see you next year!

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