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trevor-templema
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Polling in Canvas

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Is there a feature in Canvas that allows me to create a poll?

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John_Lowe
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If you are talking about live, real-time, in-class polling, take a look at Canvas Polls Mobile Guides - Polls for Canvas.  Otherwise, take a look at the discussions in this feature idea - " modifiedtitle="true" title="Poll option for voting.  There is a pretty good example of using some Google services or a service called Wedgies to embed polls on a content page.

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Hi @PaulRoselli - Unfortunately, the Polls for Canvas app is no longer available. This was a change that happened in January 2021. Alternatively, you could use sites/tools with HTML embedding options to add polls to any Canvas content. Let us know if you'd like to collaborate or suggest some options.

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John_Lowe
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If you are talking about live, real-time, in-class polling, take a look at Canvas Polls Mobile Guides - Polls for Canvas.  Otherwise, take a look at the discussions in this feature idea - " modifiedtitle="true" title="Poll option for voting.  There is a pretty good example of using some Google services or a service called Wedgies to embed polls on a content page.

Hi John, 

Can you update "how to create a poll and use it in class for live polling" for the latest version of Canvas?

paul

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Hi @PaulRoselli - Unfortunately, the Polls for Canvas app is no longer available. This was a change that happened in January 2021. Alternatively, you could use sites/tools with HTML embedding options to add polls to any Canvas content. Let us know if you'd like to collaborate or suggest some options.

How sad and backward for Canvas!

naimbe22
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SOLVED!  To conduct a poll without having to leave the Canvas platform, you will embed a (free) polling site in your Page. 

1. Create a new page on Canvas. Go to the HTML Editor and paste this code:

<p><iframe src="PASTE URL HERE" width="600" height="3200" style="overflow: hidden;"></iframe></p>

2. Create your poll on a free polling platform, like BuildQuizzes or Poll Everywhere. Use the url that is used to distribute the poll and paste it into the code above, on Canvas. NOTE: You must use the secure version of the url, so make sure you use https not http

VOILA! A poll solution in Canvas that does not require students to leave the platform!