Enabling or disabling webinar polling

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The polling feature allows you to create single choice or multiple choice polling questions for your webinars. You can also create advanced polls, which allow for matching, ranked order, short answer, and long answer questions. Advanced polls can also be used as a quiz by specifying which answers are correct. You will be able to launch the poll during your meeting or webinar, and gather the responses from your attendees. You also have the ability to download a report of polling after the session concluded. Polls can also be conducted anonymously, if you do not wish to collect participant information with the poll results.

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Prerequisites for enabling polling for webinars

  • Pro, Business, Education, or Enterprise account
  • Host user type must be assigned a Zoom Webinar add-on

How to enable polling for webinars

Account

To enable webinar polling for all members of your organization:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal as an administrator with the privilege to edit account settings.
  2. In the navigation menu, click Account Management then Account Settings.
  3. Click the Meeting tab.
  4. Under the In Meeting (Basic) section, click the Webinar Polls/Quizzes toggle to enable or disable it.
  5. If a verification dialog displays, click Enable or Disable to verify the change.
  6. (Optional) Select the check box to enable Allow host to create advanced polls and quizzes.
  7. (Optional) If you want to make this setting mandatory for all users in your account, click the lock icon , and then click Lock to confirm the setting.

Group

Note: If you signed up for a new Zoom account after August 21, 2021; or the New Admin Experience is enabled on your account, the Group Management page has been renamed to Groups.

To enable webinar polling for all members of a specific group:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal as an administrator with the privilege to edit user groups.
  2. In the navigation menu, click User Management then Group Management.
  3. Click the applicable group name from the list.
  4. Click the Meeting tab.
  5. Under the In Meeting (Basic) section, click the Webinar Polls/Quizzes toggle to enable or disable it.
  6. If a verification dialog displays, click Enable or Disable to verify the change.
  7. (Optional) Select the check box to enable Allow host to create advanced polls and quizzes.
  8. (Optional) If you want to make this setting mandatory for all users in your account, click the lock icon , and then click Lock to confirm the setting.

User

To enable webinar polling for your own use:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. In the navigation panel, click Settings.
  3. Click the Meeting tab.
  4. Under the In Meeting (Basic) section, click the Webinar Polls/Quizzes toggle to enable or disable it.
  5. If a verification dialog displays, click Enable or Disable to verify the change.
  6. (Optional) Select the check box to enable Allow host to create advanced polls and quizzes.
    Note: If the option is grayed out, it has been locked at either the Group or Account level, and you will need to contact your Zoom administrator.

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