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Explore Poll Everywhere Attendance Management Tool

Enhance Grading & Attendance Practices with Key Settings



Date & Time

March 6, 2024, 12:00 pm1:00 pm


Poll Everywhere is an online audience response system that presenters can utilize in both face-to-face and online courses. This tool has been adopted broadly at UMBC with over 700 presenters. If your course includes polling with Poll Everywhere, have you ever wondered which students are responding to your polls, whether they’re responding from the classroom, or how you can display polling data in your gradebook? Are you aware of available settings that can help you uphold academic integrity?

Poll Everywhere recently launched a new Attendance Management tool, which is available to users with a presenter role in Poll Everywhere. Using geolocation, Attendance Management allows instructors to track in-person attendance when students check-in and respond to polling activities. This feature is part of a beta release for the Spring 2024 term; Instructional Technology will gather feedback from instructors and students using Attendance Management during this period.

Session Information

Join Instructional Technology in this 60-minute webinar to explore key Poll Everywhere strategies that can support academic honesty and accurate grading in your courses. 

In this session, we’ll review best practices related to polling:

  • Enable location-based Attendance Management
  • Manage participation with registration requirements
  • Adjust poll visibility with display settings 
  • Synchronize poll responses with your Blackboard course roster 
  • Generate reports to track attendance and participation
  • Export polling data to your Blackboard gradebook

This session is ideal for current Poll Everywhere presenters and instructors interested in learning more about Poll Everywhere features.

This workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Peter Ariev and Josh Abrams, Instructional Design Specialists.


To RSVP for the event, please click “Going Virtually” below and be sure to add the event to your calendar! Registered participants will also receive a calendar invitation from the event host at least one week before the event.

At least 5 registrations are needed for this session to proceed as scheduled. The session will be recorded if two or more people attend and the link will be distributed to everyone who registered.

This webinar will take place in a Google Meet virtual conference room. Enter the webinar up to 15 minutes before the start time. Select the "Join Online Event" button in myUMBC to join the session.

Please note: UMBC is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors.  If you would like to request accommodations (e.g., ASL interpreters, captioning, wheelchair access, etc.) for this event, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make arrangements for program access. Please contact the event host (instructionaltechnology@umbc.edu) with your specific request and be sure to include the event title, date, and time.