How do I use the Polls app as an instructor on my iOS device?
The Polls for Canvas iOS app was discontinued on January 6, 2021, and our guides will be removed on March 5, 2021.
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.
On the Polls app on your iOS device, you can:
- Create Polls
- Take Polls
- View Your Profile
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.
Newly created polls are indicated with a New icon . Polls that have at least one poll session are indicated by a green dot .
You can use the buttons at the top of the Create Polls tab to sort your polls by alphabetical name  or by the date they were created .
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 . Then tap the Delete button .
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
When you publish a poll for your course section, polls you have not taken appear in the Unanswered Polls section.
To view your profile information, tap the Profile icon.