How to use a Poll activity in a Nearpod lesson

Poll activities allow teachers to ask a multiple choice questions without a right answer to check for understanding, take a class vote, highlight student opinions, and more.

The Poll activity can be used for multiple-choice questions that do not have a correct answer. If you'd like to create a multiple-choice assessment, you can create a multiple-choice quiz. Learn more here.

In this article, you'll learn how to:

Teach with a Poll activity

When students reach a Poll in a lesson, they see a question with multiple choice responses. They will choose one or multiple answers and submit their response.

  • Text can be read aloud with Microsoft Immersive Reader if this setting is enabled
  • If the teacher has added reference media, students can click on the media in the right corner to interact with it.


As the teacher, you can view progress in real-time for the entire class, sharing Poll results to student devices to provide immediate feedback on how the class is thinking or feeling about a topic.

You can share out responses by sharing a pie chart with the whole class. This will appear on student devices.


Add a Poll to your lesson

1. While editing your lesson, select Add Slide 


2. Choose Poll from the Activities tab


3. Enter your question and up to 8 possible answer options. If you need to add more than two answer options, use the "+ Add Answer" button.

4. You can use the toggle on the right to allow students to select multiple options, or limit their response to one option.

5. If you'd like, you can add a timer or reference media to your poll.


6. Once you're finished editing your poll, click "Save"


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