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Weekly Tip: Polling in Perusall

Perusall has a new feature that allows you to add a poll to any resources that you upload for your students.

To add your poll:

  1. Select text from a document or make a comment on a video resource.
    Screenshot: selected text example,
  2. Add instructions and your poll question in your comment, and then select the insert poll icon.
    Screenshot: Polling icon.
  3. Fill out the choices for the poll. Select “OK”.
    Screenshot: poll interface.
  4. Select “Submit” to make the poll live.
    Screenshot: submit button.
  5. Select “Show results” button to see results.
    Screenshot: Show results button.
  6. Select “Download results” to download a spreadsheet of the results.
    screenshot: download results button.

One way you could use this feature is to initiate a think pair share activity. Start with a poll, then ask students to make arguments for why they think their answer is the best response. You could then follow up with another poll based on the same question to see if your students’ answers have changed.

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