One of our customers uses our polls very creatively. She creates polls before her webinars which are relevant to the content of her online webinar. She uses Webex and before she starts the session she lets the participant know that there would be mini quizes between her sessions. This keeps most of the particpants on their toes.
The chat window in Webex would be used to send the link to the poll. The main objective is to see that the participants have picked up what the key points are. She shares the results of the polls with the rest of the participants. If the results were worse than what she expected, she would simply repeat the topic where they had trouble understanding the key points. Keeping the results anonymous is good for her participants.
It is refreshing to see how this simplistic ‘quizzing’ improves the quality of her webinars progressively during the webinar.
If you folks have other ideas or places where you have used polls before or would like to use polls, don’t hesitate to post your comments.