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Polls allow participants to express opinion or feedback their understanding quickly and easily.

Results can be displayed as a chart or percentage which allows the tutor to summarise them instantly.

Polls can be used for a quick gauge of understanding, confidence or opinion, or to re-cap learning. Polls can be useful to establish a starting point or provide a mini test of prior learning. They can also set the scene for the next part of your session or conclude a section.

You can use polls often throughout your session. They are easy to set up – but it's best to do that in advance.

Broadcast the results only when everyone has responded.

Give a summary of the results. You may like to take the opportunity to ask a learner why they chose a particular option. This is a good way to create a short discussion session.

Using Polls as Quizzes

Polls can also be used for quizzes or tests.

When you construct a quiz, be careful about the answer options you provide – don't make the ‘correct’ answer too obvious and don't use trick questions.