What is the Polls tool?

The Polls tool allows instructors to post single question multiple choice survey questions on their site. Polls can be structured to elicit single or multiple responses to a question.

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. If desired, instructor may also change the tool permissions to allow students to post poll questions.

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.

Example: Student view of a 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.

Example: Student view of Poll.

Students make their selection from the choices. then select Vote.

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

Example: Poll Results.

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