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Zoom - Polls & Surveys

Polls are a great way to get students engaged in the class. They are also helpful in checking understanding of the content being discussed providing an opportunity for students to reflect and respond. Surveys are a tool available enable automated close of meeting feedback requests.

This is a step-by-step guide to creating Polls and Surveys for Zoom meetings. Polls can be created prior to and during a meeting. Poll feature for meetings allows you to create single choice or multiple choice questions. Surveys must be created prior to the start of the meetings. You can create up to 50 polls for a single meeting, with 10 questions each.


Polls: Creating, Saving & Running


Enable Polling for Zoom Meetings


First step is to enable the polling option before you are able to create a poll. In your web browser, sign in to and select Settings in the Personal section of the left-hand menu.

Poll setting screenshot

Now you are in the Meeting tab. Scroll down until you find the Polling option nearly halfway down the screen - In Meeting (Basic) section. Toggle the slider to the right to enable polling.

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With Polling enabled, it’s time to create your poll.

Create a Poll


In the web portal, select the Meetings tab in the left-hand menu.

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You can now schedule a new Zoom meeting, or select an already scheduled meeting from your meeting list. We’ll go ahead and select our scheduled meeting.

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Scroll to the bottom of the page, and you’ll find a box with text saying you have not created a poll.

Select Add.

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The Add A Poll window will appear. The first step is to give your poll a name and decide if the answers will be anonymous or not. This means that when you see the results, you’ll only see that a Guest answered the question instead of the actual user.

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Next, type your question (within 255 characters), select if it will be single or multiple-choice answer, then type the available answers. You can have up to 10 answers for each question.

Note: Ideas on type of polls to use in class as meetings – 3 Ways to Use Polls in Meetings

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You can add more questions to the poll by selecting Add A Question at the bottom of the window, and repeating the above process. Once you’re finished, select Save.

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When a Poll has been saved, you always have the opportunity to Edit the existing one and Add a new poll.

You can create up to 50 polls in Zoom with a max of 10 questions for each poll.

Now that you’ve created your poll, you can launch it during the Zoom meeting.

Start Your Poll During the Zoom Meeting


Once the Zoom meeting has started and you’re ready to launch the poll, select Polls found at the bottom of the meeting window. Only the original meeting host can edit or add polls during a meeting. If the host or co-host role is transferred to another user, that user will only be able to launch polls already created. Alternative hosts can add or edit polls, if the setting is enabled in the web portal and the host selects the option when scheduling the meeting.

Note: You must be logged in as the Host, Co-Host or Alternative Host to start a Poll. More information on Zoom Meeting Roles

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The Polls window will appear. Review the questions and answers, then select Launch Polling.

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You’ll be able to see the polling results in real time. Once everyone has voted, select “End Polling.”

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You’ll now see the results of the poll. You can either share the results of the poll with the attendees or relaunch the polling.

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View Poll Results

If you’d like to go back and view the results later, select the meeting in the Previous Meetings tab in the web portal, select Poll Report next to the Report type option, and generate the report. You can then view the results from past meetings.

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Poll Reports can be downloaded as CSV files. The file will display responses.


poll csv report

Surveys: Enabling, Creating, & Reading Reports

Meeting surveys allows the host to present surveys to participants when a meeting has ended. Surveys can be created within Zoom or a third-party service, such as Google Forms or Qualtrics.

Enabling Surveys

  1. To enable Surveys, sign into NDSU Zoom portal
  2. In the navigation panel, click Settings
  3. Click on Meeting tab
  4. Under Meeting (Basic), make sure Meeting Survey is enabled.

Creating Surveys

  1. In the navigation panel, click Meetings
  2. In the Upcoming meetings, find the meeting to create a survey
  3. Click on the name of the meeting
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Surveys tab
  5. Select Create New Survey or Use a 3rd Party Survey
  6. If, Create a new survey is selected, choose the type of question
    1. Single Choice
    2. Multiple Choice
    3. Rating Scale
    4. Long Answer
  7. Create question(s), add additional by clicking on the +Add Question at the bottom of the Create New Survey screen
  8. The three dots , next to the Save button, offer the option to allow participants to answer anonymously
  9. When completed click Save
  10. The survey will automatically send a the survey to each participant after they leave the meeting.

Survey Reports

  1. Survey reports are available the navigation panel, click Reports
  2. Select Survey Report
  3. Find the meeting and. click Generate.
For more information on Polls, Quizzes, and Surveys go to the Zoom Polling for Meetings website.

See Also

KeywordsZoom, Zoom Polls, Poll, Polling, Poll Reports, Student engagement, feedback, ice-breakers, Save Zoom polls, Survey, Survey Report, End of Meeting Survey   Doc ID105467
OwnerLori S.GroupIT Knowledge Base
Created2020-08-31 16:13:43Updated2024-07-02 13:41:31
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