Can I Export Student Responses?

Yes! So long as you end your Session.

You can leave a Session running as long as you like. But to export responses, you'll need to end your Session first. You can do this at any time. You just...

1. Open the More Actions menu and click End This Session, or 
2. Click END.

Then you will have the option to name the Session. This is optional, but makes the Session easier to locate later:

Learn about Takeaways, another great tool for publishing student responses and extending the lesson after class! Takeaways are a Premium feature.

When you export responses from a Session to a spreadsheet, you will see the students' names along with their Text, Multiple Choice, and Number responses*.  You can only export responses once per Session, so be sure you are ready before you click Export. Here are the two ways to export responses to a spreadsheet:

Export from the Sessions menu
  1. Go to
  2. Open your Sessions.
  3. Click the More Actions (3-dot) button next to the Session you want to export, then click Export to Spreadsheet. Your Google Sheet will open in a new tab. 

Export from Recent Activity
  1. Go to
  2. Go to Recent Activity. 
  3. Click on the Deck.
  4. Find the Session you want to export.
  5. Click the More Actions button next to it, then click Export to Spreadsheet. Your Google Sheet will open in a new tab. 

Find your spreadsheet later

When you export responses, the spreadsheet is automatically saved to your  Google Drive in your Pear Deck > Exports folder.

*Please note: We cannot export images to Google Sheets. Therefore, Draggable answers export as coordinates, and Drawing answers do not export at all - but the spreadsheet will still tell you if the student responded to these types of questions.

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