How Do I Create a Poll?

Use polls to get instant feedback on a question. A poll is a fast and fun way to ask a multiple-choice question in the community.

When you create a poll, you define the question and the possible answers. For example, you could create a poll asking the community if your team should change a workflow process or create a bagel day on Fridays. A poll appears on the home page of the space it's created in. As people respond to the poll, results are shown graphically as colored bars. (A person can vote only once in the poll.)

To create a poll:

  1. Click > Poll.
  2. Give the poll a title. The title will appear above the list of options in the published poll, so you should use it as the poll's question. For example, "Where should we have the holiday party?"
  3. In the Choice 1 and Choice 2 boxes, type in answer options. For example, choices for the holiday party poll might be, "In the office," "In a restaurant," "At someone's house," and so on. You can also add choices.
  4. Optionally, add a description to provide more information about the poll. The description will show below the title, and above the options or the results, depending whether the poll is completed.
  5. Select where you want to publish the poll. To get wider participation, publish your poll to the entire community and then share it with people and groups who might be interested.
  6. Add any tags to the poll so it will show up in searches.
  7. If your poll will be published in a space, optionally select the Category to which this poll belongs.
  8. To change the publish and end dates of the poll, click Advanced Options > Change voting options. You can set the date when you want to publish the poll (immediately or a specific date) and when you want voting to end (on a specific date, in X amount of days, or manually).
  9. Click Create.