Enabling polling for webinars

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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 webinar, and gather the responses from your attendees. You can download a report of polling after the session concluded. Polls can also be conducted anonymously if you do not wish to collect attendee information with the poll results.

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Prerequisites for enabling polling for webinars

  • Pro, Business, Education, or Enterprise account
  • Account owner or admin privileges

How to enable or disable 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 In Meeting (Basic), click the Webinar Polls/Quizzes toggle to enable or disable it.
  5. If a verification dialog appears, click Enable or Disable to verify the change.
  6. (Optional) Select the check boxes to enable the follow features, then click Save.
    • Allow host to create advanced polls and quizzes
    • Allow alternative host to add or edit polls and quizzes: When a host schedules a webinar with alternative hosts, they can allow the alternative hosts to add, edit, and download polls in a webinar.
    • Allow users to manage saved polls and quizzes from "Webinars": Allow users to manage a central library of polls for their webinars. When enabled, a Polls/Quizzes tab is added to Webinars in the Zoom web portal.
  7. (Optional) To prevent all users in your account from changing this setting, 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 In Meeting (Basic), click the Webinar Polls/Quizzes toggle to enable or disable it.
  6. If a verification dialog appears, click Enable or Disable to verify the change.
  7. (Optional) Select the check boxes to enable the follow features, then click Save.
    • Allow host to create advanced polls and quizzes
    • Allow alternative host to add or edit polls and quizzes: When a host schedules a webinar with alternative hosts, they can allow the alternative hosts to add, edit, and download polls in a webinar.
    • Allow users to manage saved polls and quizzes from "Webinars": Allow users to manage a central library of polls for their webinars. When enabled, a Polls/Quizzes tab is added to Webinars in the Zoom web portal.
  8. (Optional) To prevent all users in the group from changing this setting, 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 In Meeting (Basic), click the Webinar Polls/Quizzes toggle to enable or disable it.
  5. If a verification dialog appears, click Enable or Disable to verify the change.
    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.
  6. (Optional) Select the check boxes to enable the follow features, then click Save.
    • Allow host to create advanced polls and quizzes
    • Allow alternative host to add or edit polls and quizzes: When scheduling a webinar with alternative hosts, they can allow the alternative hosts to add, edit, and download polls in a webinar.

How to use webinar polls

After enabling webinar polls, you can do the following:

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