The Polling feature makes your Webex Events live stream an even richer experience for your attendees! Create, manage, and post polls easily to keep your attendees engaged with your sessions — no third-party tools required.

Screenshot of the Polling tab in an agenda session on the Web App.

Add polling individually for certain Agenda sessions or the Live Stream feature, import several at a time, or have a dedicated Polling feature.

Add a Polling feature

If you want a general poll for your event, add it as a feature that attendees can access from the event's main navigation. If you simply want to add polling to certain sessions, skip to the next section.

On the Edit Event page, click Add Features. In the modal that appears, click Add under the Polling feature, then close the modal.

Screenshots showing the process just described.

To rename the feature, give it a custom icon, or restrict it to certain Groups, hover over the feature and click the Settings (⚙️) icon. Click Save Changes when you finish editing settings.

Screenshot of clicking the settings for a feature.

Now that you've added the feature, you can start adding polls. Before you can create polls, you must publish your event to gain access to the management tools.

Add a poll to a feature

From the Edit Event page, click the Event Name on the page's breadcrumbs, then click Q&A and Polling. On the next page, click the Polling tab, then click New Poll.

Screenshot showing the process just described.

In the modal that appears, use the Link to field to search for the Polling feature, Agenda session, or Live Stream feature you want to link this poll to.

⭐️ Keep in mind, before linking a poll to a feature, you must first add the Polling feature, Live Stream feature, or Agenda session you're creating the poll for.

Screenshot of the New Poll modal with some sample information filled in.

Next, fill in the following fields:

Poll Status

Set the Poll Status to Active, Inactive, or Scheduled.

  • Active - The poll is visible and available within the linked feature on the Event App.

  • Inactive - The poll isn't visible to users.

  • Scheduled - Select Scheduled to set the date and time the poll will activate and become visible to users in the Event App.

If you want the poll to stay hidden until a specific point in a live stream, and you can't schedule the poll ahead of time, you can select Inactive for now. When it's time, select Active to enable the poll for the live stream.

Question

Enter the question text that users will respond to, then enter the text for possible answers to choose from. If you want to add more than two options, click Add New Option as needed.

Share poll results after voting

If you check this box, attendees will see the existing poll results immediately after they submit their votes. Otherwise, they'll see only their own submitted answer.

Click Save Changes when you're done.

Manage polls

Polls you create appear in a list on the Q&A and Polling page under the Polling tab. Click the Settings (⚙️) icon next to each poll to View Results, Edit, Export results, Deactivate, or Delete a poll.

You can also multi-select polls to take actions in bulk. Check the Poll Question box to select every poll in the list, or check the boxes next to the individual polls you want to modify, then click the three-dot icon next to the search field to Export results, Deactivate, or Delete them.

Screenshot of the Polling tab. Several Polls are selected and the three dot icon is expanded.

Polling in Practice

If you add a Polling feature, attendees in your Event App can click on it to see questions and submit their answers.

Screenshot of a Polling feature on the Web App.

When attendees join your Agenda session or Live Stream, they'll see the Polling tab in the engagement panel.

Screenshot of the Polling tab in an agenda session on the Web App.

If the polls in your Polling tab aren't active yet, the Polling tab shows a message that says, "No Polls yet".

If you unchecked the 'Share poll results...' option, attendees will see the answer they selected after they submit it.

Screenshot of polling results user see on the Event App when

If you checked the 'Share poll results...' option, they'll see the percentage of all votes that each poll answer received after they submit an answer.

Screenshot of polling results user see on the Event App when

Metrics

When you export polls from the Polling tab as mentioned above, an Excel file labeled 'Polling' downloads. You'll see a notification letting you know that your file is being prepared. When the export is ready, a new notification appears. Click the Click here to download link to download the file.

If you missed seeing the notification, don't worry! Simply click the bell icon next to the Help tab at the top right corner of the screen to see all your past notifications.

Screenshot of the Polling tab in an agenda session on the Web App.

The file contains Instructions, Polling, and Reference Sheet tabs related to the poll import template. It also contains separate sheets for every feature or session that contain data on the poll(s) associated with that feature.

⭐️ Keep in mind, the Instructions, Polling, and Reference Sheet tabs are related to poll import and don't include any results data.

The feature sheets show the following rows with the relevant data in columns:

  • Question

  • Options

  • Vote Percentage

  • Vote Numbers

  • Voters - includes name, title, company, and email

Screenshot of a Polling sheet open in Excel with the items listed above visible.

In addition to the in-depth export, the Metrics page provides basic polling count data.

You're well on your way to becoming a polling expert! 📊 While you're here, why not take a look at using the Poll's sibling feature — Q&A?

Questions? Chat Us or Email support@socio.events

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