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Distance Education Training Cheat Sheets

Creating a Poll or Quiz Before the Meeting

  • Go to the scheduled meeting that you wish to add a poll for.
    • Visit suffolk.zoom.us
    • Select Meetings on the menu to the left of the screen: 

    • From the list that will appear select the scheduled meeting you wish to add a poll to. Note: You can ONLY add polls to scheduled meetings (either before the meeting starts or in the meeting.)
    • From the meeting management page, scroll all the way down until you see the image below. Select Create:

  • A prompt will appear:

To Create a Poll

  • Select Poll and click Next
    • Enter a title and your first question. 
    • (Optional) Click on the three dots by the Save button. Check the box to make the poll anonymous, which will keep the participant's polling information anonymous in the meeting and in the reports. 
    • Select whether you want the question to be single choice (participants can only choose one answer) or multiple-choice question (participants can choose multiple answers).
    • Type in the answers to your question and click Save at the bottom.
    • If you would like to add a new question, click Add a Question to create a new question for that particular poll. Note: Questions added to the same poll will appear consecutively on screen, students will be able to see these questions. Solution: Create separate polls with individual questions.

To Create an Advanced Poll or Quiz

  • Select Advanced Polls and Quizzing and press Next.
    • Enter a title and your first question. 
    • (Optional) Click on the three dots by the Save button. Check the box to make the poll anonymous, which will keep the participant's polling information anonymous in the meeting and in the reports. 
    • Select whether you want the question to be single choice, multiple choice, matching, rank order, short answer, or long answer.
    • Type in the answers to your question and click Save at the bottom.
    • If you would like to add a new question, click Add a Question to create a new question for that particular poll.

    • To make your Advanced Poll and Quiz select the three dots at the bottom of the screen to the left of the Save button. Check the box that says Make a quiz and set correct answers:

    • You must set a correct answer for each question.
    • Select Please set answer underneath each question. You will be prompted to select a correct answer. Once you have selected the answer, click Done. Do this for each question.

Creating a Poll or a Quiz During the Meeting

Creating a Poll in a Meeting

  • You can also create a poll by clicking Polling during the meeting. This will open up your default web browser where you can add additional polls or questions. 

  • If you create Polls in meeting, students will not be able to see that you are creating them. Note: Make sure that you are not sharing your screen.

 

 

Launching a poll:

  • Start the scheduled Zoom meeting that has polling enabled.
  • Click Polls in the meeting controls.

  • Select the Poll you want to launch and click on Launch Poll.

  • The participants in the meeting will now be prompted to answer the polling questions. The host will be able to see the results live.
  • Once you would like to stop the poll, click End Poll.

  • If you would like to share the results with the participants in the meeting, click Share Results.

Downloading a report of poll results

You can download a report of the poll results after the meeting. When viewing a report of the poll results, take note of these things:

  • If registration was turned on and the poll was not anonymous, it will list the participants' names and email addresses.
  • If registration was not on, the polling report will show the profile names of authenticated users in the same account.
  • If the poll was anonymous, it will show "anonymous" for the participants' names and email addresses.