Engage, Empower, and Entertain with Meeting and Webinar Polling

You will be able to build strong relationships with your audience if you ask them a few simple questions, and Zoom Polls makes it easy for you to do so! Regardless of what kind of survey you intend to use for your webinar or meeting, whether you’re looking to use a poll as an icebreaker, to gauge participant sentiment, to run a classroom quiz, or to have a time set aside for participants to provide feedback or check-ins at the end of the meeting, polls are certain to increase engagement.

I would like to share with you how you can benefit from the use of polling in your meetings and webinars to make them more valuable and engaging for both you and your attendees.

All about meeting and webinar polling

A Zoom poll can be conducted in two ways: a basic poll and an advanced poll.

We offer hosts the possibility of creating a multi-choice poll question, a single question, or a combination of questions, with a maximum of 50 polls and ten questions per poll, as part of our basic plan.

In addition to offering additional question formats, advanced polling provides the ability to answer up to 50 questions within a single poll. It is possible to get a better understanding of the differences between the two polling options by referring to the table below.

Featured Polls Basic Polls Advanced Polls Question types and Answer Types Single Choice Polls

  • It is possible to make more than one choice
  • Choices from a variety of options
  • Comparing and contrasting
  • I have ranked them according to their importance
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Here is a short answer to your question
There are two types of vote: short ones and long ones. You can upload an image as one of the answer options X You can choose between 50 polls and 50 polls X You can select a maximum of ten questions for each poll X You can ask a question that must be answered X You can share results with participants X✓

There is a wide range of useful features offered by advanced polling across a wide range of industries and use cases. An educator conducting exams or onboarding trainers presenting knowledge checks throughout training can benefit from the ability to mark questions as optional and administer quizzes with advanced polling by marking questions as optional and assigning quizzes with advanced polling.

Furthermore, Zoom also simplifies the process of administering and organizing polls by offering poll libraries, which provide teachers with a central location to store the comments they receive from their polls during meetings. When you enable advanced polling, you will be able to use poll libraries.

Pro tip: The account administrator needs to enable the basic and advanced polls in order to use them. If you would like to begin polling your audience for meetings and webinars, then we recommend that you review our support articles on how to do so.

Extend the power of polls during and after a session  

As hosts of meetings and webinars, poll reports can be a valuable source of information not just during but also after the meeting or webinar. In order to better understand your audience and adapt your meeting or webinar content accordingly, you may want to consider using poll results during your meeting or webinar.

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You can also download the poll results after your meeting or webinar in order to gain a better understanding of what exactly people had to say and how they responded. When it comes to scoring things like classroom quizzes, the program even allows you to view the answers of each participant, which gives you a better idea of which questions were asked and how they were answered.

Snapshot: There is a scenario where you want to hold a webinar for healthcare professionals, but you don’t know which type of professionals will be present at the webinar due to the fact that you can’t identify whom this webinar will target. Your audience is polled and you find out that 33% of them are hospital administrators. This is really interesting information. In order to make sure that your conference attendees have a valuable and enjoyable experience, you should consider taking advantage of this information before planning your conference so that you can avoid the content that is not relevant to the doctors and nurses and focus on the topics that are relevant to the administrators.

Expand your live survey tools with Zoom Apps

It is also possible to enhance your webinars and meetings with Zoom Apps by adding more polling options to them. With the help of polling apps like Survey Monkey and Polly for meetings and Pigeonhole Live and Mentimeter for webinars, you will be able to use pre-populated and templated questions, word clouds, and other features to encourage spontaneous and targeted team building and engagement in meetings.

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Get polling for your meetings and webinars today

Learn more about which Zoom plans offer polling on the Zoom pricing page, as well as take a course in Zoom Learning Center about polling to better design your meetings and webinars to be engaging and more productive.