Conduct a ballot

Conduct a ballot

Polling is a good way to shortly collect info or compile the preferences of assembly individuals.

What do you wish to do?

Create a ballot

Present or conceal a ballot

Shut a ballot

Take away a ballot from the sharing stage

Edit the contents of a ballot

Save ballot outcomes

Delete a ballot

Create a ballot

A ballot in Microsoft Lync On-line communications software program consists of 1 query and as much as seven doable solutions. A gathering can comprise many polls, however just one ballot at a time can seem on the sharing stage, seen to all assembly individuals.

Solely assembly presenters can create and handle polls. In case you are not already a presenter, the assembly organizer or one other presenter could make you one.

  1. Within the assembly window, click on the Share menu, after which click on New Ballot.
    The Create a Ballot dialog field opens.

  2. Kind a reputation in your ballot, your query, and two or extra doable solutions.

  3. Click on OK.
    If nobody else within the assembly is sharing, your ballot seems instantly to everybody within the assembly with the phrases Polls are open on the backside of the stage.
    If different sharing is going down, you’ve gotten the choice to share your ballot instantly, which might finish the present sharing session, or save your ballot within the content material bin for later.

Present or conceal a ballot

As individuals reply to the ballot, you and the opposite assembly presenters will see the ends in actual time.

  • To permit everybody within the assembly to observe the outcomes, click on the Present outcomes to everybody button Show results to everyone button on the backside of the stage.

You or one other presenter can change again to hiding the outcomes from assembly attendees.

  • To permit solely presenters to observe the outcomes, click on the Cover outcomes from attendees button Hide results from attendees icon .

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Shut a ballot

When polling is full, shut the ballot.

  • To cease the voting, click on the Shut the ballot button Close the poll button .
    The phrases Ballot is closed seem on the backside of the stage. The ballot outcomes stay on the display.

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Take away a ballot from the sharing stage

When assembly individuals have completed working with the ballot outcomes, you possibly can take away the ballot from the sharing stage.

  • To take away the finished ballot from the sharing stage, click on Cease Sharing within the upper-right nook of the stage.

The ballot stays within the content material bin for use or saved later.

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Edit the contents of a ballot

Presenters can change a ballot’s query or decisions, both whereas polling is open (this restarts the ballot) or privately, away from the final view. In both case, enhancing a ballot erases any earlier votes.

Edit a ballot that is at present being shared

  1. On the backside of the sharing stage, click on the Edit ballot query and decisions button Edit poll question and choices button .

  2. Make your modifications, after which click on OK to make the modifications public.
    Assembly members can now start voting on the edited ballot.

Edit a ballot that is hidden

  1. If the sharing stage is not open, click on the Share menu, after which click on Present Stage.

  2. Click on Content material Listing on the high of the stage, click on the arrow subsequent to the ballot you wish to edit, after which click on View Privately.

  3. Click on the Edit ballot query and decisions button Edit poll question and choices button .

  4. Make your modifications, after which click on OK.

  5. To start out the edited ballot, click on the Open ballot for everybody to vote button Open poll for everyone to vote button

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Save ballot outcomes

It can save you a Lync On-line ballot as a CSV file. CSV information might be opened in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software program, which affords many varieties of charts for presenting the polling outcomes.

When you save the ballot whereas it’s seen within the sharing stage, you even have the choice of saving it as a PNG picture.

Save the outcomes of a ballot that is at present seen within the sharing stage

  1. On the backside of the sharing stage, click on the Save ballot button Save poll button

  2. Kind a file identify, choose the file kind that you really want, after which click on Save.

Save the outcomes of a ballot when the sharing stage is open, however the ballot is not seen

  1. Within the sharing stage, click on Content material Listing, click on the arrow subsequent to the ballot that you simply wish to save, after which click on Save As.

  2. Kind a file identify after which click on Save.

Save the outcomes of a ballot when the sharing stage is hidden

  1. Within the assembly window, click on the Share menu, after which click on Present Stage.

  2. Click on Content material Listing, click on the arrow subsequent to the ballot that you simply wish to save, after which click on Save As.

  3. Kind a file identify, after which click on Save.

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Delete a ballot

To delete a ballot that you simply not want, do the next:

  1. If the sharing stage is hidden, click on the Share menu, after which click on Present Stage.

  2. Within the sharing stage, click on Content material Listing, click on the arrow subsequent to the ballot you wish to delete, after which click on Take away.

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