Element: Poll

This is a step-by-step guide for setting Poll element into your module or lesson.

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Written by Filippo Schiano di Pepe
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Hello and welcome to our step-by-step guide for setting Poll elements into your module on Teachfloor.

Poll. Create a multiple questions poll. The poll activity is a smart way to get open, honest feedback that you probably wouldn't otherwise get. Giving learners the opportunity to share their opinions will help keep your course on the road to success.

How to create a poll?

When you will come to Curriculum page on the course you want to add a poll, and edit it. You will see a (+) Add Element.

Click on (+) Add Element on the left side of the screen. Scroll down, and come to Assessment Tools section and click Poll.

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Different Settings in Poll element

Settings of poll element is divided into four major portions:

1. General Settings

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In the general settings, you can set the following settings;

  • Cover Image - Add a cover image to your poll module that will reflect the importance of the poll.

  • Name - Give a descriptive name to the poll, maybe referring to the lesson’s the poll is linked to or the topic covered.

  • Description - This space can be used to add details regarding the poll and all the information the learners might need previous to starting the poll.

  • Resources - This space can be used to add details regarding the poll and all the information the learners might need previous to starting the poll.

  • Display Description on Top - Enabling this will allow the learners to see the description and resources before the multiple choice poll content.

​​2. Requirements Settings

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What the learners should be familiar with or need to have worked on before starting the poll. Click on the pre-requirements dropdown and choose from your previous lessons or activities that you want to require. You may add multiple pre-requirement activities.

3. Visibility Settings

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You can set visibility options, making it visible to either;

  • Manually selected learners

  • To specific roles

  • To specific tags

4. Poll settings

Now, coming up to the main poll settings.

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  • Deadline - If the poll needs to be completed within a certain timeframe, the deadline can be set here.

  • Reminders - If the poll needs to have reminders for the deadline, the reminders can be set here.

  • Hide results - Enable it if you want to hide the results from the learners who answer the poll.

  • Hide Index - it will hide the automatically generated numbering of the questions.

How to write questions on a poll?

When you will click on Add Question, a new window will appeared as below;

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Once "Write question here." appears, click on it, and you will see that its options boxes will also appeared.

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Now, use the following instructions to write questions and answers of your poll.

  • Click on “Write Question Here.” to proceed, and write you questions.

  • Click on “Option” for the multiple-choice answers.

  • You may click “Add New” to add more answer choices.

You may click “Add Question” to add more questions and follow the same steps in adding answer choices.

How to add new answer?

Click on Add answer button to add new and more answers.


How to add new question?

Click on Add question button to add new and more question .

From learners account.

Below is an example view for this newly built element. It displays the description, question(s), and answer choices.

Learners must click Submit Responses once done answering the question.

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survey replies
survey results

Checking the results of responses.

There are two ways to check the results of the learner's responses. First is the aggregated results, and second is the individual results.

For aggregate results of their responses to the poll question, click Curriculum, then click the Poll element you have created. The page will display the number of respondents and the percentage of responses. See the example below.

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On the other hand, if you wish to see the individual responses of the learners, click Activities, click the Lesson where the poll question belongs, then click the Poll element you have created. The page will display the name of all respondents, the date of submission, and their individual responses. See the example below.

survey check results

If you have additional questions, please contact us on the chat box at right bottom corner of your screen (It is not a bot). We will be more than happy to help.

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