Polling can be used as an active learning tool within Zoom for student engagement. Staff can poll students to check their understanding or gather views on a particular topic.

Creating a poll

  1. Access your scheduled (or ad-hoc) Zoom meeting.
  2. Click on the Polls button.

polls

  1. Click on the Add a Question button.

add question

  1. This is will launch a new window in your browser.
  2. Enter a title for the question set in the title textbox.
  3. Optionally, check the Anonymous checkbox if you want anonymised student responses.
  4. Enter your question in the question textbox.
  5. Select either the Single Choice or Multiple Choice radio button. 

titles

  1. Enter at least two possible answers in the answer textboxes.
  2. Optionally, click on the Add a Question link to add another question to the current set. 
  3. Click on the Save button when complete.

answers

Launching a poll

  1. Access your scheduled (or ad-hoc) Zoom meeting.
  2. Click on the Polls button.

polls button

  1. Click on the Launch Polling button to launch your poll.

launch poll

  1. Students will then be presented with the following window where they can submit their answer to the question(s).

student window

  1. Click on the End Polling button once you have the desired response rate (i.e. 100% voted).

poll

Sharing poll results

  1. Click on the Share Results button to share the polling results with students. 

share results

  1. Students will then be presented with the following window where they can view the poll results.

student results window

  1. Click on the Stop Share Results button to stop sharing results with students.

stop share

Re-launching a poll

  1. Optionally, click on the Re-launch Polling button to relaunch the question so students can vote again.
  2. Click on the Continue button to confirm the re-launch.

Note: Re-launching a poll will clear the existing poll results.

relaunch

Multiple question sets

  1. If you have created more than one question set, click on the down arrow to select the next set.

multiple sets

  1. You can then launch the next question set for students. 

multiple question setes

View polling results report

For step-by-step instructions, refer to the Downloading a Report of Poll Results guide by Zoom.