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Managing Polls

Although you may archive multiple polls, only one poll will be active at a time. Leaders and moderators must be signed in before adding or managing polls.

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Create New Poll

Click on “Go to community poll admin page” to create a new poll.

Go to the poll admin page to create a poll.

Click on the Add Poll button.

Click Add Poll to begin the process.

Add a title (which will serve as your poll question), an expiration date if desired, mark the Publish field “yes”, and choose whether to allow anonymous votes or multiple selections. For the bottom section, be sure to mark Category as “Web Parts” and Section as “All Solutions”. Click Save. (NOTE: allowing anonymous votes is not recommended since we've had issues with robots "voting" on some polls, which skews the results.)

Complete the fields and click Save.

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Create Poll Responses

Your poll now appears in the list and has an assigned ID number. The next step is to create responses from which your participants will choose. Click Manage Answers to start.

Click Manage Answers to start entering poll responses.

Then click the Add Answer button. (For existing polls, you may also choose to delete an answer or export answers to Excel.)

Click the Add Answer button.

Enter your response in the Answer Title field and assign a display order to indicate the answer’s position in the list of answers. Click Save.

Complete the fields and  click Save.

Repeat adding responses until your list is complete. Then click Edit Poll.

Continue adding answers until finished, then click Update Poll.

Click Update to sync your responses with your poll question.

Click Update to sync your responses with the poll question.

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Activate New Poll

To make your new poll appear on your community home page, you must now activate or publish it. From the home page, click Edit (this page). WARNING! Be very careful what you touch when in edit mode as you could inadvertently mess up your community home page.

You must edit the home page to finish activating your poll.

At the Community Poll Voting web part, mouse over the banner and then click on the drop-down arrow that appears. Select Edit Web Part.

Click the drop-down arrow next to the poll web part and choose Edit Web Part.

Click the drop-down arrow in the Select a Poll field and choose your new poll. Click OK.

Select poll title from drop-down menu and click OK.

Your new poll now shows up in the Community Poll Voting web part.

Your new poll is now displayed.

Click Save at the top right of the home page.

Click Save at the top right of your page.

Check in your page.

Check in your page.

And then publish it. Now your page with the new poll is visible to all users.

Publish your page.

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View List of Polls

To view all of your community polls, click on the “admin” link on the front page.

Go to poll admin page to view your list of polls.

Your polls are displayed in a list. Note that, once an ID number is assigned, it does not change for the life of the poll, even when prior polls are deleted.

Your polls are displayed in a list, with associated permanent ID numbers.

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Edit a Poll

From the poll admin page, you can edit a poll by clicking on the Edit Poll button to the far right of the poll title. Make the desired changes and click Update.

Click on Edit Poll button, make your changes, then click Update.

To update a poll’s answers, click the Manage Answers button. To edit an answer, click the Edit Answer button to the right of the answer that you wish to change. Make your change and click Update. To add an answer, click the Add Answer button, complete the fields, and click Save. To delete an answer, check the box to the right of the answer and click the Delete Answer button. Since your poll has already been published, these changes take effect immediately.

Click Manage Answers, Edit Answer, make your changes, then click Update.

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Deactivate a Poll

To deactivate a poll, click Go to community poll admin page and then click Edit Poll to the right of the poll that you wish to deactivate. Change the Published field to “No” and click Update.

To deactivate a poll, click Edit Poll, change the Published field to No, then click Update.

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Delete a Poll

To delete a poll, check the box to the right of the poll title and then click the Delete Poll button. You will not be asked to confirm the delete, so be certain that you really want to delete it before clicking the Delete button.

Check the box to the right of the poll title and click the Delete button. Warning -  be sure you want to delete!

If the poll that you deleted was the one being displayed, then you will need to repeat the steps to Activate New Poll.

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Review Poll Results

To view the results of your poll to date, from the poll admin page, click the Review Votes button to the right of your poll title. The results will be displayed below the list. You will be able to see who votes (unless you allowed anonymous voting, in which case you will see the names of those who were logged in) and how they voted. You will also be able to delete a vote (not recommended in most cases) or export the list of votes to Excel.

Click Review Votes; the votes will be displayed below the poll list. You may export to Excel, also.

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