Webex - Polling

Polling in Webex 

As the host of a meeting, you can use a poll to create and share questionnaires. Polls can be useful for gathering feedback, taking votes, or testing knowledge. 

First, make sure that the Polling panel is available. ‘Polling’ needs to be in the Current Panels box which should be a default for Cortland accounts, but you should make sure. 

PC: 

View > Panels > Manage Panels 

Select Polling > Add > OK 

 

Mac: 

View > Panels > Manage Panels 

 

Select Polling > Add > OK 

 

Creating a Poll

You can create a poll while in a meeting, but it is probably easiest to create your polls in advance

Creating a Poll in Advance

  1. Open a Personal Room meeting either by navigating to sunycortland.webex.com, logging in and starting a meeting or by choosing Start a Meeting in the Webex app.

Start a Meeting button

Or

Start a Meeting button Webex app

2.     To display the polling panel, choose the More Options button (three dots) from the menu at the bottom your screen and select Polling from the menu.

Polling button

This will open the Polling panel on the right side of your Webex window.

Polling panel

3.     In the Question Type field select the down arrow to choose which sort of question you would like to create

Polling panel question type dropdown

4.     Select the New button to add a question

Add New Question button

5.     Enter the text of the poll question in the Poll Question field

Field to enter polling questions

6.     Select the Add button in the Answer section

Button to add answers to poll

7.     Then enter the answer in the field that opens up under the question

Field to enter poll answers

8.     After entering each answer select the Add button again to add another possible answer

9.     When the poll question is finished it may look like this

Completed polling question example

10.  Select the Type of question and the New button to add another question. Repeat as necessary.

11.  To save the poll select the Save button at the top of the Polling panel

Save button on polling panel

12.  Your File Manager will open. Save the poll with a name and in a location that is easily retrievable. The poll will be saved with a .atp file extension

Poll name and file extension example

Creating a Poll during a meeting

1.     If you are the host of a meeting, while the meeting is going on, you can select the More Options button and choose the Polling button from the menu.

Poll button

This will open the Polling panel on the right side of your Webex window.

2.     In the Question Type field select the down arrow to choose which sort of question you would like to create

Question type dropdown

3.     Select the New button to add a question

Add New Question button

4.     Enter the text of the poll question in the Poll Question field

Poll question text field

5.     Select the Add button in the Answer section

Add button

6.     Then enter the answer in the field that opens up under the question

text field to enter poll answer

7.     After entering each answer select the Add button again to add another possible answer

8.     Select the Type of question and the New button to add another question. Repeat as necessary.

Open the Poll

1.     Select the More Options button and choose Polling to open the Polling panel if it isn’t already open.

2.     If you have created the poll in advance choose the Files button from the top of the Polling panel

Files button on the polling panel

3.     Retrieve your saved poll file using your file manager

4.     If you have created your poll during the meeting or in advance the poll will now be shown in the polling panel on the host’s screen.

completed poll question example

5.     The default length of the poll is 5 minutes. Select the Options button at the bottom of the polling panel to increase or decrease the length of the poll and to choose to display a timer or not.

Polling Options dialog box

6.     If the host would like individual poll results to be tallied, select the Record individual responses box

Record Individual Responses checkbox

7.     Select the Open Poll button to send the poll to all the participants of the meeting

Open Poll button

8.     While the poll is open the host will see this screen

Polling responses screen

The host will be able to see the participants responses in real time. When 100% (or an appropriate number of responses has been reached) they can choose the Close Poll button to close the poll.

The poll will close automatically after 5 minutes or the time limit chosen.

9.     Participants will see the poll, make a selection, and choose Submit

View of poll from participant view

Polling Results

Sharing

The host of the meeting can choose to share the results of the poll with meeting participants.

1.     They can select the Poll results checkbox and choose Apply, to share total results with all participants

Poll results checkbox

Participants will see this:

View of shared poll results

If the Record Individual Responses box was checked before the poll was opened, the host can then choose to share the poll results as above or they can share the individual results with all participants.

2.     After the poll is closed the host will see these options

Share options for poll

3.     If Poll results is checked the participants will see the poll results above

4.     If Individual results is checked, a shared browser tab will open with the results of the poll, where the names and responses of all the participants are visible.

Individual poll results

Saving

To save the poll results

1.     Select the Save button at the top of the polling panel

Save button

2.     A Save Poll Results As dialog box will open

Save Poll Results dialog box

3.     Change the name of the file

4.     Change the type of file to either Individual or Group result.

Or

1.     Select the New Poll button at the bottom of the polling panel

New Poll button

2.     A dialog box will open asking if you want to save the polling results

Webex Polling dialog box

If you choose yes, the dialog box above will open. If you choose No, the polling results will not be saved.

Details

Article ID: 113722
Created
Wed 8/12/20 9:06 PM
Modified
Fri 10/23/20 1:12 PM