Polling

This guide will demonstrate how to conduct a poll with members of your virtual Collaborate session.

Accessing the Collaborate Panel

To distribute a poll, you will need to open the Collaborate Panel. To open the Collaborate Panel, click on the purple button in the bottom right corner.

Setting up a Poll

image of the Collaborate panel showing the following items: 1.In the Collaborate Panel, click on the Share Content tab.2.Select Polling from the menu.
  1. In the Collaborate Panel, click on the Share Content tab.
  2. Select Polling from the menu.

Choosing a Poll Type

Choosing a Poll Type

You will now see a screen listing the available poll types: Yes/No or Multiple Choice

Setting up a Poll Question

Below are instructions on how to set up multiple choice and Yes/No poll types.

Multiple Choice Polls

To create a Multiple Choice poll:

  1. Ask a question: Type the question you wish to ask to participants in this space.
  2. Answer choices: Type in your answer choices in the spaces provided
  3. Add choice: Click on Add Choice to add additional choices (up to a total of five choices) You can click the trash can icon next to an answer choice to delete it.
  4. Click the Start button to start the poll.

Yes/No Polls

To set up a Yes/No poll:

  1. Ask a Question: Enter the question you wish to ask in the space provided.
  2. Click the Start button to start your poll.

Distributing a Poll to Users

Image of a poll in Blackboard Collaborate showing the following options: 1.Response counts will appear here for each option.2.To prevent participants from changing their answers, click the Lock Poll button.3.To end the poll, click the End Polling button in the upper right hand corner.

The poll will appear on screen similar to the poll shown in the image above.

  1. Response counts will appear here for each option.
  2. To prevent participants from changing their answers, click the Lock Poll button.
  3. To end the poll, click the End Polling button in the upper right hand corner.

An active poll can be edited if you need to correct a typo. You can edit a poll by opening the Polling option from the Share Content menu in the Collaborate side panel.