Polls are used to embed polling questions into videos to create what we call "interactive media". If you have ever used Activity question slides in presentation slide decks, you may already have and be familiar with having a repository of question slides to place into class materials. Polls are specifically used to embed these questions into videos.
Once a poll is embedded, the poll itself is separate from the embedded polling question. Meaning that you can edit the polls in your library/repository without changing the questions already embedded in media. The reverse is also true; you can edit the polls embedded in media without those changes appearing in the poll used to create it.
Ultimately this means you can have a library of very specific polls to use that don't get changed after they're embedded, or a library of more generic polls to use that you edit to be specific to the media after they are embedded. Which you choose is up to you and your preferred workflows and methods.
This article addresses how to edit the polls in your repository. These are the re-usable question slides available to embed into your media. See Editing the Embedded Polls in Interactive Media for steps to making changes to a poll after it has been embedded.
Editing Polls works the same as editing any other media in your library. Find the item you want to change, and then select Edit Poll from the tile menu or from the Media Details page.
From there a pop-up window appears with the details of the poll you want to edit. This is the same as creating or editing a polling activity slide from a slide deck or presentation.
You can edit the question text, and depending on the type of polling activity it is, the response options, the correct response (if one is identified), embedded media or URL, and whether the activity response also requires a justification from the student.
For more details on working with the various polling activity types see the following help articles:
- Creating a Multiple Choice Activity
- Creating an Ordered List Activity
- Creating a Short Answer Activity
- Creating a Numerical Activity
- Creating an Image Quiz Activity