If you’re using Microsoft Lync for meetings, did you know you can quickly poll your attendees to gather information? Polling using Lync can be a great way to quickly gather real-time statistics from your attendees. This post will show you how easy it is to conduct polls in Lync and quickly find out what your attendees are thinking.
Lync polls are fairly simple concept, you can have one question with seven different choices for answers and you can have multiple polls in a meeting. A limitation is that only one poll can be visible at a time on the stage. Polls can only be created and managed by the presenter of the meeting. Lync polls can be immediately displayed for attendees if nothing else is shared. When there is other sharing sessions within the meeting, you have the option to end the current sharing session or you can save your poll for the end of the session.
As a presenter you can allow attendees to see the results of the poll in real time or hide them so only presenters can view the results.
When you are finished with the poll, you can remove it from sharing, however the poll is still available to be used later if needed.
As a presenter, you can edit questions or modify answer choices of a poll. Keep in mind that when you edit a current poll, any changes made will remove answers that were previously voted.
To edit polls that is currently being shared:
To edit a poll that’s not shared:
You can save your poll results as a CSV file or as PNG image.