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Weighted grades

The use of weighted grading for poll questions supports providing different point values to any multiple choice (true or false) and clickable image questions.

If you turn on this Beta feature you MUST enable the option for all poll questions, even those that are using 1 and zeros.


  1. Log into Poll Everywhere
  2. Click the gear icon in the top right beside your account name
  3. Click My Settings
    Account settings in poll everywhere
  4. Click Features lab in the left menu
    Features lab option
  5. Click the Beta Features tab
    Beta features in poll everywhere
  6. Click the Weighted grading feature to turn it on (go from grey color to blue color)
     Weighted grading option
  7. Click Apply lab settings at the bottom of the page to save
    Apply lab settings for polls
  8. Go to the Polls tab and select the question you want to modify
  9. Click Edit
    Edit your poll questions
  10. At the bottom of screen, below the question, select the option, Assign points to different options
    Assign different points to poll responses
  11. Fill in the desired point value for each answer option
    Weighted grades for poll questions

Status of Weighted grading

If you turn on this weighted grading option, and do not check in all of your questions the option, "Assign points to different options", your student's grades will export into the Canvas gradebook as green zeros and red zeros. A recent change (Fall 2019) to the use of this option has made checking the option mandatory  for all poll questions whether you are using varied point values or not (1 and 0).



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