You can create a newPollthrough thePollsarea of theActivitiestab. Just selectAdd Poll to get started!This will take you to aCreate Pollarea where you can add your question and answers, and adjust settings.
How do I create a new Poll?
1. Navigate to thePolls area of the Activities tab in your class, thenselectAdd Poll.You can also create a Poll through theAdd Content Blockmenu, under theMessages & Activitiestab by selectingPolls.
2.Write out your Question and Choices through theCreate Pollmenu.Hint:You can re-arrange or delete choices using the green arrows and red circle respectively, andAdd Choicewill allow you to add additional options to the poll!
3.Through theSettingsarea of theCreate Pollmenu, select the sub-set of individuals who can take the Poll. This may include:
Everyone in Roster: this includes Parents, Students, and Teachers enrolled in the class
Anyone: this incluse Parents, Students and Teachers enrolled in the class, as well as Guests (individuals not logged into PowerSchool Learning). Please note, this option is only available to Public classes.
4. Choose from the available optional settings listed. Please note: These settings are permanent after you publish the poll, but if you leave the poll a draft after the initial setup you can still change them until it has been published. Feel free to select any or all of the following options:
Allow selection of multiple choices: Users can choose as many or few of the answers as they'd like, like a checklist
Add "Other" to the choice list: Users can write in their answer as an optional choice
Anonymous Poll: Teacher cannot see who voted what
5. SelectNextto move on to aPreviewof your Poll. From here you can go back andEdityour settings, choices, and question. Once you've reviewed your poll, you canKeep as Draftand publish the poll later orPublishit now. This will make the Poll available for folks in yourRosterto view and vote.
6.SelectPublishto publish the poll now, and select additionalPublish Pollsettings. Choose when or whether to display the results of the Poll:
After a user has voted
After the poll closes
Never: this will restrict results such that only Teachers in the course can view them
Publishing will open the Poll, but you can choose for it to automatically end on a specific date, or to last Forever (you can always manually close it later). If you'd like users to see the poll in a popup as soon as they visit your class, checkAsk user to respond via popup.
While publishing, you can choose to create a newContent Blockfor your Poll, or substitute your Poll for a Content Block already in place. You can also title your block and choose the page and location in your class where it should appear.
7.To edit or view the results of yourPolllater, you can find the Poll on the Page where you created the block, and selectEditorView Resultsfrom the drop-down menu. When viewing results, you can print your results, orExportthem as a.csv file, and from theManage Pollmenu you canEdit, Close,orDeletethe poll.
All set! You can find your Poll in thePollssection of yourActivitiestab, and later Edit, View Results, Export, Close or Delete the Poll through theManage Pollmenu.