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, 2 choices, 3 choices, 4 choices, and 5 choices. Select the desired number of responses for 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. Note: Instructors cannot input labels for each option in the poll. To display options, use the text tool on the whiteboard or type the response options in the chat window.

  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.