Use the poll template

Last updated: January 4, 2024
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To make it easier to use the new Poll Everywhere visual settings with your existing polls, you can apply UW-branded poll settings, or the default Poll Everywhere settings, by copying these template activities to your account and then setting one of them as the template poll in your profile.

Please note: if you copied the poll template before Thursday, 1/4/2024, the setting that shows the response link (e.g. was not enabled.  The template has since been updated; it may be necessary to recopy and reapply this template to the polls in your account to enable this setting.  You can also click on the Visual Settings button on a poll and scroll down to the “Voting Instructions” setting. Checking the box will add the presenter link to the top of the poll. If you have questions about using the template or have any technical issues with these settings, please contact with “Poll Everywhere Visual Settings” in the subject line.

To access these templates and copy them to you account, go to the Shared with me link in the Activities section of your Poll Everywhere account.  

Click on the UW Shared Template Polls folder to view the list of these polls.  Click the checkbox next to the one you wish to copy (Note: UW Branded Template 1 – original visual settings will no longer be available as of 12/18/23).

List of UW Poll Everywhere templates for UW3 polls selected in the Poll Everywhere shared activities list

Click Duplicate to add them to the root-level list of activities in your account. Or, you can choose a folder or create a new folder before clicking the Duplicate button.

View of the folder selection or creation pane when duplicating polls.

After the polls have been duplicated to your account you can set one of them as your template poll.  To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Log in, go to and, in the lower-right corner, click on the Profile icon.
    Poll Everywhere Profile Icon in menu at the bottom-left of the page.
  2. Click on Activity settings under the Profile  menu.
    Poll Everywhere Activity Settings link in the left-side menu of Profile settings.
  3. Click the  Set button under Template activity.
    Template activity Set button in the Activity settings page of Poll Everywhere.
  4. On the list that appears to the right, navigate to the folder (where applicable) and choose the the poll/activity you want to use for your template
    Poll Everywhere Folder list that appears on the right side of the screen for choosing a template activity.  Choose a template activity in a folder by checking a box, then click Select
    Click Select to set the chosen activity as the template.
  5. Check the box below the activity title to apply the settings to all of your activities.
    Check box to apply template to all activities.
    Note: Once you apply these settings to existing polls/activities the changes cannot be undone.
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save to commit the changes.
    Save activity settings or cancel all changes