What is the Polls tool?

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.

Select Polls from your site's Tool Menu

In the target Sakai site, select Polls from the Tool Menu.

Example: Student view of a polls list

Example student view of a site's polls list

Students see a list of poll questions (if more than one). When they select 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

Students check their answer option(s) and select Vote!

Students make their selection from the choices and then select Vote!

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

Example: Poll results

Example poll results

Results can be sorted by select a column heading to sort by. Selecting the column heading again reverses the sort order.