Webex Meeting - How to Start a Poll

As a host or cohost, you can use a poll to create and share questionnaires. Polls can be useful for gathering feedback, taking votes, or testing knowledge.

You can also create polls in Slido, including polls before the meeting or webinar begins.

NOTE - Polling must be turned on for your meeting or webinar in Advanced options > Scheduling options > Meeting options or Advanced options > Scheduling options > Webinar options.

How to Start a Poll

Once your meeting or webinar has started, if the Polling panel is not already open, select View > Panels > Manage Panels to add the Polling panel to your meeting or webinar.


On the Manage Panels page, select Polling > Add > OK.


Select the question type from the drop-down list in the Question section of the Polling panel.

  • Select Short answer if you want users to type short answer.
  • Select Multiple choice - Multiple Answers for a poll that allows users to select multiple answers from a list of possibilities.
  • Select Multiple choice - Single Answer for a poll that allows users to select one answer from a list of possibilities.

Click New to create a new question.


Type your question in the text box and click Enter. Type your answer in the text box and click Enter.


(Optional) Repeat these steps for as many questions and answers as you want.


Click Open Poll.

What to do next

Click Close Poll to close a poll. See Quick reference tasks for options on how to save, share, and view poll results.

This is a Cisco product- for more information see https://cisco.com/go/webex

KeywordsCisco Webex meeting, poll, polling, quiz, questions, webex, webex polls, how to start a poll, start a poll, slido   Doc ID89571
OwnerShawn T.GroupCisco Webex
Created2019-02-07 10:39:19Updated2023-02-13 09:37:29
SitesCisco Webex, DoIT Help Desk
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