Instructor User Guide PollsHow do I add a new poll?

How do I add a new poll?

Go to Polls.

Select the Polls tool from the Tool Menu of your site.

Note: If the Polls tool is not available on your site by default, you can add it to your site under Site Info > Manage Tools.

Click Add.

You may click the Add button or the Add a poll link to add a new poll.

Compose your poll question.

Enter the poll question in the box marked Question and add additional information in the Rich Text Editor below if needed.

Specify the poll settings.

Specify the poll settings.
  1. Specify availability time and date.
  2. Indicate limits on number of answers selected.
  3. Choose when to make the results visible.
  4. Click Save and add options when finished.

Add the first answer.

Enter the first answer option in the text box, then click Save and add options.

Add the second answer.

Enter the second answer option in the text box, then click Save and add options.

Continue this process of saving and adding options until you have added all of the options for the Poll question. On the last option click Save. This will display the Edit a Poll page with the poll options listed.

Click Save.

This displays the Polls list page. Click Save to save your poll.

Note: If you need to edit or delete an option, click on the Edit or Delete links to the right of the option text.

To view the poll, click on the poll name.

Example: Student view of Poll.

Students see a list of polls (if more than one). When they click on the name of the poll, the poll is displayed. Students make their selection then click on Vote!

Note: By default, students can only vote once per poll question.

Example: Student reference number.

Example: Student reference number.

Polls are anonymous. After a student votes in a poll, they receive a reference number to confirm that they have voted in this poll.

To view the results of the poll, click on Results.

Example: Poll Results.

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