Canvas Guides (en)Polls for Canvas iOS Guide Instructors OnlyHow do I use the Polls app as an instructor on my iOS device?

How do I use the Polls app as an instructor on my iOS device?

Polls is the easy to way to collect student opinion and performance in your classroom. You can share the same poll with all sections of a course, or publish it for individual sections of different courses.

View Dashboard

View Dashboard

On the Polls app on your iOS device, you can:

  1. Create Polls
  2. Take Polls
  3. View Your Profile

Create Polls

Create Polls

Your dashboard defaults to the Create Polls tab and houses all the polls you create in the app. To create a poll, tap the Add icon.

View Polls

View Polls

Newly created polls are indicated with a New icon [1]. Polls that have at least one poll session are indicated by a green dot [2].

Sort Polls

Sort Polls

You can use the buttons at the top of the Create Polls tab to sort your polls by alphabetical name [1] or by the date they were created [2].

Delete Polls

Delete Polls

If you need to delete your poll, or if you are finished with your poll and all poll sessions, you can delete your poll by swiping the poll question to the left [1]. Then tap the Delete button [2].

Take Polls

Take Polls

To take a poll, tap the Take Polls tab.

As an instructor, you have access to take any polls you create for your courses if you are enrolled in the section where the poll is published. This tab displays the same view that your students see in the Polls app.

View Unanswered Polls

View Unanswered Polls

When you publish a poll for your course section, polls you have not taken appear in the Unanswered Polls section.

View Answered Polls

View Answered Polls

Once you have taken a poll, submitted polls will appear in the Answered Polls section.

If you share results for the poll, you and your students can tap the name of the poll and view poll results.

View Profile

View Profile

To view your profile information, tap the Profile icon.