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How do I automatically create a poll using a presentation in a conference as a presenter?

When used in a presentation, polls can be created automatically. If a presentation slide includes poll questions, Conferences will read the slide and automatically include the choices in the poll that match the presentation:

  • Slides with yes or no generate a Yes/No poll
  • Slides with true or false generate a True/False poll
  • Slides with answers A–F generate a letter poll with the same number of options (shown as A–F)
  • Slides with bullet points cannot be detected and have to be created manually

 

The poll will begin as soon as you click the poll type button.

Create Presentation Slide

Create Presentation Slide

As part of your presentation, create a slide with a question. Then add up to six answer choices. Export the presentation as a PDF file.

Upload File

Upload File

Add the file to the conference and upload it to your presentation.

View Poll Questions

View Poll Questions

The presentation automatically detects a poll type based on the slide content and displays it in the poll type button.

Begin Conference Poll

Begin Conference Poll

To begin the poll, click the poll type button.

Change Poll Type

Change Poll Type

If you need to change the poll type for the slide, or if the interface cannot detect a poll type, click the Start a Poll button [1] and choose the correct poll type [2]. You may have to create a custom poll type.

Note: If you have to create a new poll type, the poll will begin as soon as you select the poll type.