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The Poll tool allows users to set up an online vote.


Key Concepts

Vote: Users can vote for one or more of any number of answer options. The structure of the vote is governed by a maximum and minimum number of options that may be selected.

Results: You can choose when results are available to voters: immediately, after voting, after the closing date, or never.

Things to Consider

Creating a Poll

  1. To create a poll, click on Add.
  2. Enter the Poll Question and any additional instructions such as the number of answers that the voter may select.
  3. Choose an opening date and a closing date, between which participants will be able to cast their votes.
  4. Next, select the maximum and minimum number of answer options that a user may select. If you want users to only select one option from the possible answers given, set both numbers to 1. If users may select more than one option, adjust these settings accordingly.
  5. Decide how and when results will be visible from the following options:
  1. Click on Save and add options
  2. Type in the first answer option available for the question and then click on Save and add options. Repeat until all answer options have been entered, then click on Save.

Editing a poll

To edit a poll, click Edit. Adjust the settings in the form. Links will be provided to add option, edit and delete answer options. Click Save to finish.

Deleting a poll

To delete a poll, tick the relevant box in the Remove column and then click Update.

Viewing Poll results

To view results click the Results link alongside the relevant poll. The number of votes for each answer option, the percentages associated with these figures, and the total number of votes will be displayed.

Included in 2.7.X upgrade

Columns are sortable by clicking the column heading.
Poll columns are sortable

Setting permissions

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Permissions and Roles

To complete the procedures in this article, you must be assigned a role having the necessary permissions. This often excludes Students and TAs by default. To determine your role and accompanying permissions, follow the directions in Permissions and Roles.

Permissions for all tools have been set to most common usage. It is highly recommended that you do not alter these Permissions without a consultation with CLEW staff. Altering Permissions may have unintended consequences.

To control who may or may not vote, as well as who may create, edit and delete polls, click on Permissions in the options bar. Once you have adjusted the permissions by ticking the relevant boxes, click Save.

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This article is based on the equivalent Sakai help article created by Indiana University found at: http://kb.iu.edu/data/arcr.html.
Additional sources of content include Brock University's Sakai / Isaak Wiki and the University of Florida Sakai / e-Learning Documentation with thanks and appreciation for the collaboration.

All respective sources used are under a free-for-reuse license and additional permission has been obtained.

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Other articles about Sakai tools and how instructors can use them:

Core Tools: Announcements | Assignments | Email | Forums | Gradebook | Quizzes & Tests II | Resources | Site Editor | Syllabus

More Tools: Polls | Chat | Drop Box | Home | Discussions | News | Feedback | Sections | Lessons | Site Stats | Web Content | Wiki

Related articles: How to add tools to CLEW | Using the Text Editor | Manage Groups | Permissions and Roles | Contact the CTL for help

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