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Managing Polls in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace
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Managing Polls in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

Table Of Contents

Managing Polls in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace

Creating a Poll Question

Adding Questions to a Single Poll

Editing an Existing Poll Question

Selecting a Format for Poll Results

Displaying Poll Results

Clearing Poll Results


Managing Polls in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace


Release: 7.0
Revision Date: September 14, 2009 11:42 am

This section describes how to use the Poll feature in the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web meeting room.

Moderators can use the Poll tool to create questions, or polls, for participants and to view the results. Both moderators and presenters can edit existing poll questions, open or close polls, and broadcast poll results to participants. Moderators and presenters can also cast votes.

Creating a Poll Question

Adding Questions to a Single Poll

Editing an Existing Poll Question

Selecting a Format for Poll Results

Displaying Poll Results

Clearing Poll Results

Creating a Poll Question

A moderator must create a Poll tool before you can poll participants. After the Poll tool is created, the moderator or a presenter can create and edit the poll question.

Meetings that were created by using the Presentation or Webinar templates (or a template derived from one of these templates) have an Open Poll layout that includes multiple Poll tool windows.


Tip If you create a poll question during a meeting and you do not want audience members to see a blank Poll tool window while you prepare the question, either switch to Preparing mode or move the Poll tool to the Presenter Only Area. After you open the poll, switch out of Preparing mode or move the Poll tool back onto the stage.


Before You Begin

You must be a moderator.

You must be in the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web meeting room.

Procedure


Step 1 Click Tools > Poll > New Poll Tool.

Step 2 Choose a Question option:

Multiple Choice—Click to allow respondents to select only one answer from a list of questions.

Multiple Answers—Click to allow respondents to select any or all answers from a list of questions.

Step 3 Enter the text of the question.

Step 4 Click Open Poll to enable voting.

Step 5 (Optional) Check Broadcast Results to allow all participants to see the current voting results.


Note This option does not appear while the poll is in Prepare mode.



Troubleshooting Tip

The moderator or presenters can add questions to a single Poll tool by clicking New Poll in the More Options menu of the Poll tool. To move quickly between questions in the tool, in the More Options menu, click Select Poll, then click the name of the question to move to.

Adding Questions to a Single Poll

Before You Begin

You must be a moderator or presenter.

You must be in the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web meeting room.

Procedure


Step 1 Click Tools > Poll > New Poll Tool.

Step 2 Add questions.

Step 3 Click OK.


Editing an Existing Poll Question

Moderators and presenters can edit existing polls. When a poll question is in Prepare mode, multiple moderators and presenters can edit it at the same time.


Caution Editing a poll after it has been opened for voting deletes any results already received.

Before You Begin

You must be a moderator or presenter.

You must be in the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web meeting room.

Procedure


Step 1 (Optional) If the Poll tool is hidden, click Tools > Poll.

Step 2 Click the name of the poll that you want to edit.

Step 3 Click Prepare.

Step 4 Edit the poll components.

The updated question displays.

Step 5 Click Open Poll to restart voting on the poll question.


Selecting a Format for Poll Results

Before You Begin

You must be a moderator or presenter.

You must be in the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web meeting room.

Procedure


Step 1 (Optional) If the Poll tool is hidden, click Tools > Poll.

Step 2 Click the poll name.

Step 3 Click the Pod options button > Results Settings.

Step 4 Choose a format.

Step 5 (Optional) Click Show Individual Votes if you want to see how individual respondents answered.

This affects only your Poll tool display; it does not show on the Poll tool of other moderators, presenters, or audience members.


Displaying Poll Results

All moderators and presenters can see poll voting results by default. Any moderator or presenter can make results of an individual poll available to audience members.

Before You Begin

You must be a moderator or presenter.

You must be in the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web meeting room.

Procedure


Step 1 (Optional) If the Poll tool is hidden, click Tools > Poll.

Step 2 Click the poll name.

Step 3 In the Poll tool, click Broadcast Results.

The results are immediately displayed to audience members.


Clearing Poll Results

Before You Begin

You must be a moderator or presenter.

You must be in the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace web meeting room.

Procedure


Step 1 (Optional) If the Poll tool is hidden, click Tools > Poll.

Step 2 Click the name of the poll.

Step 3 Click the Pod options button > Clear All Answers.