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abs_teaching
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Can the "Polls for Canvas" app be developed so it shows the total number of students who submitted answers?

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Currently, after the students have taken a poll, the Polls for Canvas app only shows the percentual fractions of students that submitted answers for each option. There is no way to know the total number of respondents during or after the pool. 

This means that there is no way of knowing how many students actually responded to the poll. If you have 100 students and only 10 of them answered, you really do not know if the class is having trouble with the polled concept or not. 

Without knowing how many students have already submitted their answers during a poll, it is also impossible lo know when one should close the poll. 

This sounds like a necessary and hopefully trivial addition to the app, which would be quite useful for polling answers to multiple-choice questions during synchronous online classes. 

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rseilham
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 @abs_teaching ‌,

I agree with your assessment. My suggestion would be to create a Feature Idea so people can discuss and vote. 

How does the feature idea process work in the Canvas Community?  

If you create an idea, please post it back to this thread. Thanks! 

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rseilham
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 @abs_teaching ‌,

I agree with your assessment. My suggestion would be to create a Feature Idea so people can discuss and vote. 

How does the feature idea process work in the Canvas Community?  

If you create an idea, please post it back to this thread. Thanks! 

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abs_teaching
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For what it is worth, I created an idea to implement this functionality in the Polls for Canvas app under https://community.canvaslms.com/ideas/17505-add-total-number-of-respondents-to-polls-for-canvas 

rseilham
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In case anyone else finds this post in the future, as of January 2021, the Canvas Polls app is no longer supported or available to users.