Polls are easy-to-create, one-question surveys that enable your organization to elicit quick feedback from your audience.
Once a poll has been activated, it can then be inserted on any page across your community site, though there are limitations depending on whether your organization licenses the optional Group Manager product.
NOTE: There are two versions of polls.
The "core" version of polls, included for all clients, is limited to Super Admins creating and adding polls to their Higher Logic site Home page and other interior pages; this version of polls does not allow you to have unique polls on a community-by-community basis.
Licensing the optional product, Group Manager, however, enables Community Admins (and Super Admins) to do just that; it gives Community Admins the ability to add polls Super Admins have created to their specific community. In addition, Community Admins can remove polls from their community and view poll results. Remember, even with Group Manager, only Super Admins can create polls.
What polls are...
- One-question survey that prompts quick, one-click answers from participants
- Simple and quick to create but only offer minimal customization
What polls are not...
- Highly customizable
Types of polls
Three types of polls can be created:
- Yes/No - A simple, two-choice poll. While Yes and No are the predefined answers for this poll, they are customizable (e.g., Sure/No Thanks, Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down, etc.).
- Rating - A more granular, multi-choice poll providing more flexibility in answers. These polls can either have a numeric- or text-based rating scale that's fully customizable. The Numeric scale allows up to 10 customizable numerical ratings (e.g., 1, 2, 3; 1.0, 2.0, 3.0; 10, 20, 30; etc.), while the Text scale allows up to 5 customizable text ratings (I love it, Maybe, I don't like it, etc.).
- Custom - A fully custom poll with no predefined answers. This poll type is meant for those wanting full control over the answers, with those answers generally being more text-based and free-form in nature (e.g., you're asking your audience for session titles for your upcoming annual conference, requesting names for your product's upcoming feature, etc.). A minimum of 2 answers are required, with up to 10 answers possible.