Polls

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Polls
The Polls function gives you the option to add single question, multiple choice polls to your web pages.

Polls Admin Right

Super Admins have the Polls Admin Right by default.  This right can also be added to other admins or be made a stand-alone right.  See the Content Rights section for more information.


Add a Poll Module to a Page
Select the Polls Content Module and drag and drop it onto the page where you want it to appear.  The module will be place above the area that is shaded in light blue.

Poll Module Name
The Poll Module Name serves as a title for your poll content module. It will appear to users above the poll question (unless you choose to hide it).

Audience - Specify the audience who can see this content.  You can allow everyone or only certain members to view the information.
  • Everyone - Audience does not need to be logged in to view this content.
  • Logged In - Members must be logged in to view this content.
  • Role- Only members who fit the criteria for a certain role (i.e., Class of 1992, Current Students, or Female alumni) will be able to see this content. Choose from the previously created list of roles in the dual list box and use the arrows to select. 
    • Deny Access to the following:  You may also exclude certain groups from the Audience by using this checkbox.  Then, choose from the previously created list of roles and use the arrows to select a group to exclude. For example, you could include Everyone in the Audience exceptthe Class of 2008:
      • Select Everyone in the first list box.
      • Click the checkbox to Deny Access to the following
      • Select Class of 2008 in the second list box.
Display:  Hide Poll Module Name - Check the box to hide the Poll Module Name from users.  The name will still appear to admins.

Width:  The default width of the module is 180 pixels.  Enter a larger number to make the module wider or a smaller number to decrease the width.



Current Polls

This grid shows the polls that are currently active (or paused) for this module.

Priority:  Determines which poll should appear to users, in conjunction with the audience that has been set.
Question:  The question you are asking users in this poll.
Start Date:  The date the poll started.
End Date:  The date the poll will end.
Is Active:  This column will display True for active polls and False for inactive (paused) polls.
Votes:  The total number of votes by users for the poll.


Create a New Poll

  • Click Create New Poll.
  • Start Date - Enter the date when the poll will begin appearing to users.
  • End Date - Enter the date when the poll will stop appearing to users.
  • Priority - Enter a number to determine which poll will display to users (in conjunction with any roles you have applied).  Only one poll will be displayed to a user for each poll module.  Unless the poll is role-based, the poll with priority #1 will be displayed to the user.
NOTE: Only one poll will display to a user at a time.  Users will see the highest priority poll for the audience they fit in. If you have several polls during the same time frame, a role-based poll will need to be a higher priority in order for it to show to a user who fits the roll.  For example, the user will see a poll with the audience of "Everyone" if it is a higher priority than the role-based poll they are also eligible to see.
  • Audience:  Select who you would like to be able to view the poll. (The audience for an specific poll can be different than the audience for the poll module.)
  • Poll Question:  Enter the question you would like to ask your users.
  • Answers:  Enter up to ten possible responses for users to choose from.  You must enter a minimum of two answers.
  • Click Save to save the poll you created.


Edit a Poll

  • Click the checkbox beside a poll.
  • Click Edit and make changes to the poll information. 
  • Click Save to save your changes.


Delete a Poll 

  • Click the checkbox beside a poll. 
  • Click Delete
  • Click OK in the confirmation box to delete the poll.


Pause/Continue a Poll

  • Click the checkbox beside a poll. 
    • De-activate a Poll: Click the Pause/Continue button to pause a poll (make a poll inactive). 
    • Re-activate a Poll: Click the Pause/Continue button to make a poll active again.


View Results

  • Click the checkbox beside a poll.
  • Click View Results to see the results of a particular poll.


Expired Polls

This grid shows a list of polls that are past their End Date and are no longer available to users.

 

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