Create a Poll during a meeting in Microsoft Teams

Create a poll during a meeting in Microsoft Teams

In this post, we will learn how to Create a Poll during a meeting in Microsoft Teams step by step.

Create a Poll during a meeting in Microsoft Teams

Why do we need to Create a Poll during a meeting in Microsoft Teams?

One day, I was at a meeting, and my manager asked the meeting organizer to set up a poll or survey to gather votes for a particular question, but the organizer was unable to do so during the meeting. Instead, he added the question in the traditional format to the chat window and allowed the participant to respond with the answer letter.

Actually, the old method of conducting a poll or survey during a meeting was a horrible one, and the majority of the participants were reluctant to cast their votes because everyone in attendance would be aware of their decision.

So, to formally collect participant votes, I suggested using Teams Apps like Microsoft Forms or a third-party application like Polly, Poll.

Apps used to create a poll in Microsoft Teams

And in this article, we’ll walk you through the process of using Microsoft Forms to create a Poll while at a Microsoft Teams Meeting.

How to Create a Poll during a meeting in Microsoft Teams?

As we earlier mentioned, to create a formal survey or create a poll during a meeting in Microsoft Teams, you have to use Microsoft Forms or any other third-party app like Poll or Polly ..etc

In this section, we’re gonna demonstrate step by step how you can Create a Poll during a meeting in Microsoft Teams:

Steps

  1. As a Team organizer, click on the Chat window icon to show the conversation.
open chat window in microsoft teams
  1. At the bottom of the chat window, click on More options “...” then select “Messaging extensions“.
Create a Poll and Survey during a meeting in Microsoft Teams
  1. In the search box, search for “Forms“, then click on the Forms app.
add forms to microsoft teams meeting
  1. Click “Add” button to add the Forms app.
add forms app in Microsoft teams
  1. Wait a moment till the survey window appears for you to add your question.
  2. Once you prepared your question and its answers, click on the “Preview” button to review your question.
    • Check “Record Names of respondents (only visible to the creator)” to know the answer of each participant.
    • Check “Share aggregated results with respondents” if you would like to share the result with your attendance.
create a poll in Microsoft teams meeting
  1. Now you can send your question to all participants in your meeting or edit it before submitting it.
build poll in Microsoft Teams
  1. Once the poll is submitted, it will be shown in the conversation window and all participants will be able to set their vote.
response to poll in Microsoft Teams Meeting

You won’t be able to alter the poll once it has been submitted at your meeting, which makes sense!

How to get Poll Results in Microsft Teams?

To get the result details of your survey that you have created using Microsoft Forms in Microsoft Teams, you have to do the following:

  1. As a poll creator, open the form’s website.
  2. Provide the same account that you used during the meeting.
  3. Once you log in, you will find your poll in the recent section as shown below.
get the poll results in Microsoft teams
  1. Click on your poll to show your question as a read-only.
  2. Click on “Responses” to get the poll result details.
show responses for a survey in Microsoft Teams

Limitations of Using Microsoft Forms in Microsoft Teams as a Poll

In my humble opinion, below are some restrictions I encounter while utilizing Microsoft Forms as a Poll in Microsoft Teams:

  1. You can only add one question, multiple questions are not allowed.
create a poll in Microsoft teams meeting
  1. The user can change his selection even after the meeting ended!
check the poll after meeting end in Microsoft Teams
  1. As a poll creator, you have to open the form’s website to get the poll response details, and there is no link in Microsoft teams to redirect me directly to show it.

Conclusion

As a meeting organizer, it’s very important to get an overview of the most popular apps that would help you to manage your meeting. One of these apps is Microsoft Forms which helps you to create Create a Survey during a meeting in Microsoft Teams.

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