Canvas GuidesPolls for Canvas Android Guide Instructors OnlyHow do I start a poll on my Android device?

How do I start a poll on my Android device?

As an instructor, you can create a poll session to publish your poll to your students.

Open Poll Question

Open Poll Question

Tap a poll question on the dashboard.

Start Poll

Start Poll

Tap the Start Poll button.

Select Course

Select Course

Tap the course drop-down menu [1] and select a course for your poll [2].

Select Section

Select Section

Tap the check mark next to the section that should receive your poll. If you have sections in your course, you can make the poll available to an individual section [1] or the entire course [2].

Note: If you do not have sections created in your course, the section will be your course name. The poll session will be created for all students in your course.  

Start Poll

Start Poll

Tap the Start Poll button.

View Poll(s)

View Poll(s)

The app displays the course and section for the poll question. A blue dot indicates a current poll.

To view the status of a poll, tap the name of the poll.

View your poll to see responses from your students. If your poll was created with a correct answer, a gray dot indicates the preferred answer response. The poll also displays a timer so you can see how long the poll has been open.

To stop the poll, tap the Stop Poll button.

Start Another Poll

Start Another Poll

To start a poll for additional courses and sections, tap the Start Poll button.

Delete Poll

Delete Poll

If you need to delete a poll session, swipe the poll session to the left.

Note: Deleting a poll session cannot be undone.