EchoPoll Early Adopters program

May 2023December 2023

What is EchoPoll?

EchoPoll is a new live polling tool available to UQ staff, allowing them to elevate student engagement in classes and enhance their presentations or training sessions. EchoPoll integrates seamlessly into PowerPoint showing results live inside your slides.


The tool is:

  • Flexible: It can be used for
    • SSO or guest users to participate
    • in live and asynchronous EchoPoll sessions
    • on any device, anywhere
    • with the widest range of question types and customized reporting.
  • Connected: It can be 
    • connected to PowerPoint,
    • integrated to Learn.UQ, and other popular applications like Zoom, Teams, etc.
  • Accessible: EchoPoll delivers the highest accessibility standards that create
    • equitable, and
    • engaging learning experiences for all.
  • Dependable:  
    • EchoPoll is a SAAS solution, hosted in AWS Sydney 
    • It is highly reliable, delivering 99% uptime and offline sync for anytime access and back-up.

Question Types

A range of questions is available in EchoPoll:

  • Multiple Choice
  • Multiple Select
  • Short Answer
  • True/False
  • Numeric
  • Word Cloud
  • Hotspot

If you want to create some kind of competition in your class, you can add:

  • Participant leaders
  • Team leaders
  • Team ranking

Use cases

  • EchoPoll app for PowerPoint presentations
    • Enable EchoPoll add-ins so that each time you open your PowerPoint, you have the add-ins available for use.
    • Each time you launch your poll, it creates a session on which you will have the report (analytics) on engagement.
  • EchoPoll - Anywhere floating toolbar
    • Launch to quickly ask a poll 'on-the-fly' over anything you have on your screen.
    • E.g. show students how to do things on other applications such as over a PDF, Excel, map, etc. 
  • EchoPoll web
    • Create, deliver, and manage your presentations, polls, and results online.
    • E.g. When you teach in a lecture hall and the desktop there does not have the EchoPoll app and you do not want to save your PowerPoint and the EchoPoll app folder in a memory stick.
  • EchoPoll assignments
    • Create asynchronous polls as assigned tasks for students outside of class
    • Students' grades will then be populated back to your course Grade Centre




When will I receive more information?

Can I have access now?

EchoPoll now has UQ authentication enabled. If you try to log in with a UQ staff or student email address, it will direct you to UQ authentication SSO login. Follow the Setup your account and download the app guide to set up your account.

If you need personalised training on using the tool, please book a consultation with the eLearning Adviser team.