Welcome! In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a poll. Posting a poll can be a quick and easy way to review student opinions. A choice question acts as a poll. You can post any question and provide your own answers.

Step 1:

On the weekly outline, pick the relevant date that corresponds with the question. Click the “Add an activity or resource” bar, and select the “Choice” option.
 Screenshot 1: The "choice" button is found under the "Add an activity or resource" dialog box.

Step 2:

Then you will be taken to a new screen where you will be able to specify the details. First, enter a “Choice name” in the required field and post the question in “Introduction text.” Then choose if there is a limit to the number of responses each option can receive.
 Screenshot 2: You will be taken to a new screen where you must fill out the choice's name and the description of it.

Step 3:

Provide the different poll options in the fields “Option 1” through “Option 5.”
Screenshot 3: The options page can be found just under the text fields filled out before.

Step 4:

Miscellaneous Settings – This section allows you to choose between the display modes, publishing results, privacy settings, etc.

Common Module Settings – Select whether group mode is allowed and enter an ID number if relevant. When creating a poll question, you will likely leave this section blank.

Screenshot 4: The Common module settings is a dropbar that can be found just below the options page area.

Restrict Access – Decide if you’d like to restrict answering to this time period.
 Screenshot 5: The "Restrict access" dropdown bar can be found in the same general area as the "Common module settings."

Step 5:

Click “Save and display.”

For Support

If you encounter difficulty during any part of these tasks, please e-mail us at olt@iastate.edu for assistance, or stop by 306 Ross during our scheduled support hours.

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