Polls can be used to gather learner opinions, surface common misconceptions, and challenge learners to identify the best answer to a question.
Similar to random table arrangements, instructors can split learners into table groups based on dissimilar poll responses. This is applicable only for single-answer polls and table arrangements are based on heterogeneous responses.
When to use:
If most learners answer the same question correctly, it may not be worth the class time to discuss the results. If learners are split in their responses, invite them to discuss with other learners to probe for differences and clarify misconceptions. Use this feature to divide the learners into small groups. (You can even re-run the poll after learners discuss their responses with peers.)
1. Run the poll in your shared presentation or PDF.
2. Under My View, select Tables.
3. Under the Seating Arrangement drop-down menu, select Split Students by Poll Results.
4. Select the number of learners for each table.
Learners can be split into groups of 1-10 learners, depending on the number of seats at each table. Click here to learn how to change the number of seats at a table.
Note: In situations where learners do not answer the poll question, they are considered as if the poll has an additional answer possibility (i.e., “did not want to answer”), and will be split into table groups based on dissimilar responses.