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Polls


Includes:

Description
Creating a poll
Editing a poll
Deleting a poll
Viewing poll results
Setting permissions



Description

The Poll tool allows you to create surveys in CTools. Users can vote for one or more of any number of answer options, and voting is anonymous. You can choose when results are available to voters: immediately, after voting, after the closing date, or never.

For information on how to add the Polls tool or any other tool after you have created your site, click here (opens in a new browser window) or click Edit Tools in the Site Info page under "Site Management" in the help table of contents.



Creating a poll

 

1... Click on the title of the activity that appears on the calendar.

 

2... To create a poll, click on Add.

 

3... Enter the Poll Question and any additional instructions such as the number of answers that the voter may select.

 

4... Choose an opening date and a closing date, between which participants will be able to cast their votes.

 

5... Select the maximum and minimum number of answer options that a user may select. If you want users to only select one option from the possible answers given, set both numbers to 1. If users may select more than one option, adjust these settings accordingly.

 

6...Decide how and when results will be visible:

Always allows participants to see the results from the open date, even if they haven’t voted.

Never restricts participants from seeing the results

To participants who have voted allows participants to see the results from the open date, but only after they have voted

After closing date restricts access to the results until the closing date, after which all participants (regardless of whether they have voted or not) will be able to view them.

7... Click Save and add options.

 

8...Type in the first answer option available for the question and then click on Save and add options. Repeat until all answer options have been entered, then click Save.




Editing a poll


To edit a poll, click Edit. Adjust the settings in the form. Links will be provided to add, edit and delete answer options. Click Save to finish.



Deleting a poll


To delete a poll, tick the relevant box in the Remove column and then click Update.



Viewing poll results


To view results click the Results link alongside the relevant poll. The number of votes for each answer option, the percentages associated with these figures, and the total number of votes will be displayed.



Setting permissions


To control who may or may not vote, as well as who may create, edit and delete polls, click on Permissions in the options bar. Once you have adjusted the permissions by ticking the relevant boxes, click Save.

 



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