What is the Polls tool?

From EdTech Help

The Polls tool allows instructors to post multiple choice survey questions on their site. If desired, instructors may change the tool permissions to allow students to post poll questions. Questions can be structured with one or more answer options. For each question, instructors can determine the minimum and maximum number of answers that can be selected.

Results of a poll can be made available to students immediately, after voting, after the closing date, or never. Instructors can post any number of polls.

Participants may only vote once per poll.

Responses to poll questions are anonymous.

To access this tool, select Polls from the Tool Menu in your site

To access this tool, select Polls from the Tool Menu in your site..png

Example: Student view of a site Polls list

Example- Student view of a site Polls list.png

Students see a list of poll questions (if more than one). When they click on a question, the poll is displayed. If they have already voted for a poll question, the question is no longer linked.

Example: Student view of Poll question

Example- Student view of Poll question.png

Students make their selection from the choices then click on Vote!

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

Example: Poll Results

Example- Poll Results.png

Results can be sorted by clicking on a column heading to sort by. Clicking on the column heading again reverses the sort order.

More questions about the Polls tool?


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This page is adapted from an equivalent Sakai Community help article.

The original Sakai Community help article, unedited, is available at https://sakai.screenstepslive.com/s/sakai_help