How to use Polling in Blackboard Collaborate
(Note: This is for Blackboard Collaborate Original only, if you are looking for help or information on Collaborate Ultra, go here)
- You can create a poll either by clicking on the global permissions "hamburger" button on the top right of the participant's panel or by selecting "Polling" from the dropdown Tools menu at the top center of your screen (shown below). You can select one of 4 different poll types; a Yes-No option, an A-C option (3 possible answers), an A-D option (4 possible answers), and an A-E option (5 possible answers). When you create a poll, you need to either tell participants what their choices are (click A for this response, B for this one etc.), post the choices in the group chat or both.
From this same menu you can also select "Publish Responses to Whiteboard" which posts the poll results on the Mainroom Whiteboard. (Note: "Make Responses Visible" is a default setting that allows anyone to see how a particular participant voted by looking next to his or her name in the participant's panel) Participants can vote by clicking on their choice from the dropdown menu under their name in the Participant's panel. This is also where the poll results will show up for you as the moderator.