Poll Creators: Export graded poll responses to the Canvas Gradebook

Last updated: March 23, 2023
Audience: StudentsInstructors

To run a Gradebook report, polls must have at least one response marked as Correct.

  1. To create a Gradebook report in Poll Everywhere, on the left-side menu, click the Reports button.
  2. Select Create Report.
  3. From the list, select Gradebook Report then click Next.
  4. For polls you have created, select My Activities. For polls that you conducted that were shared to you by another user (see Poll Creators: Share Polls with TAs, Designers and Other Instructors) select Shared with me.
  5. If you have organized your polls into folders, open the appropriate poll folder, then select the polls for which you wish to run the report.  You can also select an entire folder.
  6. Click Finish.
    The report shows response data for each poll in the report.

    1. Once you’ve created the report, you will see the list of participants who have responded to at least one of the polls in the report. To see the entire course roster, go to the menu on the right, expand the Participants pane, and choose the participant group associated with the Canvas roster you imported into Poll Everywhere. This ensures that you are getting response data for every student in the course, not just those who responded.

    2. If you are running a report on polls you shared to another presenter or polls that were shared with you, you will need to select the appropriate presenter from the Select presenter pane on the right side menu.
    3. To update the report after any changes have been made (e.g., re-syncing the poll group tied to the Canvas course roster) click Update report.
    4. To give the report a title, click Rename

      To save the new title, click Done.

      We recommend renaming the report because when the report is exported to Canvas the report title provides the name of Canvas assignment.
  7. To push the scores directly into Canvas as a graded assignment, use the LMS Export option at the bottom right side of the page.

    If using the LMS Export option, select the course from the dropdown list that appears. Only Canvas courses from which you have imported a roster using the Add Participant process will be shown.  You may choose to use percentages or points (percentages is the default setting, points is recommended by UW-IT and Learning Technologies).

    The grades will export to Canvas as a new assignment in the Gradebook and a link to that Canvas Gradebook page will appear.

    To export response data to a .CSV file, use the Download option.


  • Students must be imported through Canvas in order for their scores to be pushed to the Gradebook. 
  • Only valid UW email addresses can be used in conjunction with the Canvas integration.  Students’ default email address in Canvas must be set to their UW email address. Otherwise no grade data for the student will be exported.
  • Poll Everywhere participant accounts and data cannot be merged with another participant account (e.g., a personal account with responses cannot be merged with the student’s UW account). Non-UW email addresses and any associated response data are purged weekly from the UW Poll Everywhere account. Once purged, this information is no longer available to users in the UW account. 
  • If you have used means other than Canvas to import students, or they enrolled in the course after your import, you will need to re-import them using the steps outlined in Import Students from Canvas to Poll Everywhere.
  • The re-importing process will not affect students already added.
  • You will need to rerun the report after re-importing students.
  • Students re-imported will show up in a new run of the report as long as they were logged into Poll Everywhere when they responded to polls.

If you have issues or questions, contact help@uw.edu with Poll Everywhere Gradebook in the subject line.