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Showing a poll question and its results

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Creating a poll, setting options, and saving the poll file is only part one. The next part is to show the poll to the audience during the session and get them to respond. Just displaying the poll and waiting for the timer to run down might not be enough. I recommend that you start by including a poll slide or other indicator to remind you and your participants that a poll is about to be shown. At that point, you might say, "Stand by for a poll question," or "Please respond to the poll that you're about to see on your screen." You'll need to expand the Polling Panel, select the correct Poll Tab, and then click Open to display the poll question to the participants.

Showing a poll question and its results

Creating a poll, setting options, and saving the poll file is only part one. The next part is to show the poll to the audience during the session and get them to respond. Just displaying the poll and waiting for the timer to run down might not be enough. I recommend that you start by including a poll slide or other indicator to remind you and your participants that a poll is about to be shown. At that point, you might say, "Stand by for a poll question," or "Please respond to the poll that you're about to see on your screen." You'll need to expand the Polling Panel, select the correct Poll Tab, and then click Open to display the poll question to the participants.

Once you have the poll open, participants are able to see it and to start voting. At this time, you can say, "As you can see, there is a poll displayed on your screen. Please click the Option button to the left of your response or responses and be sure to click on the Submit button." You don't need to read the poll aloud, but you can if you choose to emphasize or clarify any points. You might also tell participants how the data will be used or not used.

You might say polling responses are anonymous, or maybe they aren't, or your responses will be scored, or your score will count towards your grade. Warn participants as the time runs down that they finish quickly and submit. You can close the poll before the timer ends if you choose, but you cannot extend the time. Once the timer has run down or the poll is closed, presenters can opt to show the results to participants.

Okay, I am going to go ahead and show some now. So here comes Poll Question 1. So I am clicking on the Open Poll button. This is how it looks on the participants' screen. And then say to the participants, "Please vote using the polling options that you see for Question 1, and please fill-in your formula for Question 2. So you will need to type in that little textbox and then click Submit." As the time takes down, I will say to the participants, "Please finish up and click Submit." And at this point, as you can see on the Presenter screen, I now have options to display Poll Results or Individual Results by just clicking on the checkboxes here.

When I click Apply, the data is then displayed to the individuals. There are some situations that it is appropriate to show individual poll responses. In this case, you'll want to click on that option and display the results. Notice that what's actually happening behind the scenes is your application sharing a tab in your browser that has this data collected and is available to display to your audience. I'll click on STOP SHARING to return back to the WebEx interface, where we can again see the slides on the left side.

I'd like to show another poll question at this time, so I am clicking on the tab at the top of the Polling Panel. So another type of poll question that you might choose to display would be one that has more than one right answer. So in the case of this poll question related to the order of operations, there are two questions that are correct. When I show the poll or open the poll for the participants, they will be able to select more than one answer. I am going to click on the Open Poll button now and then my participants have the opportunity to respond.

So I would say to them, please go ahead and choose any of the correct answers that you see. There might be more than one. Notice that instead of circular option buttons, we are seeing little squares that will accept checkboxes, so the participants can click on those buttons. And of course, remind them to click on the Submit button as well. So as they're responding to the polls on the Presenter screen, we can see a red bar chart building to show who has responded and how many people have yet to respond.

So as a presenter, I might want to say, "If you haven't responded yet, please go ahead and click on your answer and be sure to click Submit." As the timer ticks down, I might just encourage them to finish up quickly, but I can always close the poll before the timer completes if I notice that everyone is 100% complete. So I do want to show the poll results and the correct answers. So I will click on each of those checkboxes, and then click Apply.

Not much changes on the presenter screen, but on the participants' screen, the participants can now see the interface the way I was seeing in a minute ago with a bar chart to the right and the correct answer is indicated with green checkmarks to the left. So by doing this, participants can evaluate whether or not they answered the question correctly. When we are finished with the poll, remember the Poll Panel will continue to display until the participants collapse that panel and expand another panel.

So you might need to remind them to collapse the polling when you're finished using it and revert back to showing chat and participants instead of the polling panel. So as you can see, there's multiple ways to use polls, there is different types of questions that you can ask, and there's different ways that the participants can respond. There are even different ways to show the results or the data to the participants when you're finished.

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    1. Welcome
      1m 2s
    2. What you need to know
      45s
  2. 11m 25s
    1. Introducing WebEx and registering for a session
      2m 57s
    2. Joining a session
      1m 37s
    3. Setting your preferences
      3m 52s
    4. Accessing the downloadable tools
      2m 59s
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    1. Creating an instant session
      2m 21s
    2. Scheduling and setting up a training session
      1m 36s
    3. Selecting audio conference settings
      2m 22s
    4. Setting a session's date, time, and occurrence
      2m 34s
    5. Scheduling in-session hands-on labs
      51s
    6. Requiring registration
      2m 6s
    7. Inviting attendees and presenters
      2m 59s
    8. Setting session options and customizing a greeting
      3m 18s
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      1m 12s
    10. Editing email options
      3m 33s
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      1m 30s
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      1m 29s
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      1m 36s
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      2m 30s
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      1m 7s
    3. Understanding WebEx panels
      2m 55s
    4. Sending and receiving chat messages
      3m 13s
    5. Viewing preloaded content
      2m 54s
  5. 12m 59s
    1. Logging in as a host and adjusting the session
      2m 20s
    2. Creating tests
      2m 43s
    3. Modifying session settings
      4m 11s
    4. Assigning participant privileges
      3m 45s
  6. 19m 42s
    1. Understanding the Participant panel features
      3m 21s
    2. Using emoticons to engage participants
      4m 17s
    3. Activating audio and video controls
      3m 2s
    4. Changing participant roles
      2m 21s
    5. Inviting and expelling participants after the session has started
      2m 12s
    6. Using the Q&A panel
      4m 29s
  7. 40m 37s
    1. Uploading files and polls to share
      6m 10s
    2. Displaying slides and animations
      3m 2s
    3. Annotating slides and whiteboards
      6m 48s
    4. Presenting audio and video files
      2m 12s
    5. Sharing a live application
      8m 56s
    6. Enabling a user to control a shared application remotely
      3m 21s
    7. Showing a poll question and its results
      5m 51s
    8. Transferring files to participants
      1m 53s
    9. Sharing a web site
      55s
    10. Sharing web content
      1m 29s
  8. 12m 45s
    1. Understanding telephony and VoIP audio
      5m 34s
    2. Starting the audio conference
      1m 44s
    3. Testing and troubleshooting audio
      3m 20s
    4. Understanding web camera video options
      2m 7s
  9. 11m 41s
    1. Using polls to support interaction
      2m 21s
    2. Creating and saving poll questions
      4m 0s
    3. Customizing poll settings
      2m 41s
    4. Downloading the WebEx Poll Questionnaire Editor
      2m 39s
  10. 8m 19s
    1. Managing breakout sessions
      8m 19s
  11. 9m 41s
    1. Recording sessions
      5m 28s
    2. Managing network-based recordings
      4m 13s
  12. 2m 31s
    1. Ending a session and saving files
      1m 3s
    2. Reviewing the session files
      1m 28s
  13. 2m 0s
    1. Next steps
      2m 0s

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