Introduction

Zoom polls allow meeting hosts to ask participants questions with pre-defined answers in order to quickly gather and aggregate participant responses. Polls can be launched by a meeting host or co-host, but poll questions can only be made by the meeting's original creator.



How Do I Launch a Poll in Zoom in a Classroom?

StepWhat to doMore information
1

Join your course's Zoom Meeting* on your laptop/desktop computer in the classroom.

How Do I Join My Class' Zoom Meeting from My Computer?
2Do not connect your computer's audio when joining the Zoom meeting.Connecting your computer's audio will create an audio feedback loop and generate a painfully high pitched sound in the room.
3

Click the Polling option .

Note: If you don't see the Polling option , you'll need to reclaim host rights using the instructions to the right.

How to Reclaim Host Rights:

StepWhat to doHow it looks
1

Click the Participants menu option.

2Click the More option at the bottom of the pop-up window.
3Click Reclaim Host.
4Hover your mouse over the Zoom Classroom name on the participant list and click the More option that appears.
5Click Make co-Host
4

Select the drop-down menu button from the top of the Polling window and select your desired poll.

Note: If you didn't create the poll questions in advance, you'll need to create them now.

StepWhat to doWhat it looks like
1To create new poll, click Add a Question
  • Zoom will open a browser window for you to be able to create your poll(s).
2

Type a poll title, question and answers.


3

Click the + Add a Question button to add additional polls (if desired).


4Once you have created all desired polls, click Save.
  • You will be taken back to the Zoom Polling pop-up window.

5

Click Launch Poll.

6

Click the Open All Rooms button.




How to Launch a Poll from Outside a Zoom Classroom


StepWhat to doMore information
1

Join your course's Zoom Meeting* on your laptop/desktop computer in the classroom.

How Do I Join My Class' Zoom Meeting from My Computer?
2

Click the Polling option .

Note: If you don't see the Polling option , you'll need to reclaim host rights using the instructions to the right.

How to Reclaim Host Rights:

StepWhat to doHow it looks
1

Click the Participants menu option.

2Click the More option at the bottom of the pop-up window.
3Click Reclaim Host.
3

Select the drop-down menu button from the top of the Polling window and select your desired poll.

Note: If you didn't create the poll questions in advance, you'll need to create them now.

StepWhat to doWhat it looks like
1To create new poll, click Add a Question
  • Zoom will open a browser window for you to be able to create your poll(s).
2

Type a poll title, question and answers.


3

Click the + Add a Question button to add additional polls (if desired).


4Once you have created all desired polls, click Save.
  • You will be taken back to the Zoom Polling pop-up window.

4

Click Launch Poll.

5

Click the Open All Rooms button.