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. Go to https://uqz.zoom.us
  2. Click on the Sign in button.

sign in

  1. Enter your UQ username and password
  2. Click on the LOGIN button.

single sign on

  1. Select the Meetings tab from the menu.
  2. Under the topic column, click on the meeting title.

meetings tab

  1. Click on the Add button to create a new poll. 

add new poll button

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


  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.


Launching a poll

  1. Access your Zoom meeting via the link (e.g. https://uqz.zoom.us/j/1234567).
  2. Click on the Polls button.

Warning: If you haven't previously created or launched a poll, the Polls button will not appear by default.

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).

Note: Only participants are able to respond to polling questions. Co-hosts and hosts will only be able to launch and share polling results. 

student window

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


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.


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.