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Zoom: Polling (Hosts Only)

Zoom web conferencing, 2020. Be aware that different versions of Zoom will vary in appearance and functionality.


Hosts can survey participants with a poll, which can be added to scheduled meetings. A Zoom Pro account is required to use the Polling feature. In order to access polling during a meeting, you must 1) have a Zoom Pro account, 2) enable Polling in user Settings (see Zoom: Settings and Enabling Features for more details), and 3) schedule the meeting beforehand (polls can't be conducted in unscheduled, on-the-fly meetings).

To create a poll for a scheduled meeting:
  1. Access the scheduled meeting. Login to the Zoom Web Portal (plu.edu/zoom), click “Meetings” from the column to the left, then click the blue name link of the meeting.
  2. Scroll to the bottom and click the “Add” button to the right of the text, “You have not created any poll yet.” A new window will appear.

  3. Enter a title, as well as question and answer text, as desired. Questions can be set to single choice, or multiple choice.
    • To add more questions, click “Add a Question” to the bottom of the window to add more questions.
    • To collect anonymous responses, check the “Anonymous” box.

  4. When done, click “Save.” The poll will appear at the bottom of the management page for the meeting. The poll will be available in the scheduled meeting.

To add additional polls to the scheduled meeting, click the “Add” button again and repeat the process.

To conduct a poll:
  1. Create a poll, as described in the previous set of instructions. 
  2. Start the scheduled meeting. 
  3. Click the “Polling” option at the bottom of the window and the Polls window will appear. In order to access polling during a meeting, you must 1) have a Zoom Pro account, 2) enable Polling in user Settings (see Zoom: Settings and Enabling Features for more details), and 3) schedule the meeting beforehand (polls can't be conducted in unscheduled, on-the-fly meetings).

  4. When ready to open the poll for responses, click “Launch Poll.” The poll will appear to attendees and they’ll be able to respond.
    • To make adjustments to the poll, click “Edit” to the top-right.

  5. As attendees respond, results will appear in the polling window. When done, click “End Poll” to close the poll.
    • To share the results with participants, click “Share Results.” Click “Stop Sharing” when done.
    • To re-launch the poll and collect new responses, click “Re-launch Poll.”


To create a poll on-the-fly during a scheduled meeting (polls can't be added to unscheduled, on-the-fly meetings): 
  1. Click “Polling” from the bottom of the window. The Polls window will appear.
  2. Click “Add a Question.” The poll editor will open in a new browser tab. 
  3. Edit as desired, and click “Save” when done. The poll will update in the Polls window in the meeting.

When the meeting is over, navigate back to the management page for the meeting (plu.edu/zoom > My Account > Meetings, and select the meeting from the list that displays). Poll results are available at the bottom of the meeting’s management page.




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Keywords:web conferencing, virtual meeting, distance learning, online, video, call, chat, remote   Doc ID:99026
Owner:Misty B.Group:Pacific Lutheran University
Created:2020-03-17 14:31 PDTUpdated:2020-10-08 12:47 PDT
Sites:Pacific Lutheran University
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