Text polls are questions that don’t just need a simple 'yes' or 'no' answer, instead it requires the participant to elaborate on their points.
When a text question is asked, the participant can click on the answer box and their mobile keyboard will appear. After they have finish typing they must press the send button. With a text poll, participants can enter a response of up to 2,000 characters including emojis.
Participant mobile device screen with a text poll.
Present view image with a text poll.
Ideas on when to use a text poll:
- In breakout sessions - identify topics for discussions & feedback.
- As icebreakers - describe your day, explain how you feel about 'X'.
- For clarification - why did you respond to the previous question the way you did, what would you change?
- Ideas generator - what should we do for our year-end function, where can we better this process, how can we better engage in the online classes?
- Feedback on training modules - gather qualitative from students on the content and the quality of lecturers.
Follow these steps to create a text poll.