Bulk Poll Management
Treating poll groups as "polls," and polls as "poll questions" would make my life easier. The ability to do bulk management, e.g., start/stop/clear results/get summary data on a whole group of polls would streamline management of polling.
In other words, what the system calls "polls" are in practice "poll questions," and what the system calls "groups" are in practice "polls" with multiple questions. We are piloting this in a classroom for test preparation and review. An instructor wants to run through a series of 10 questions in class, download the summary results (which are more useful than the detailed results), and then stop the group, purge the results, and use the poll in the following class. The current system makes this difficult and a little time consuming, unless I'm missing something.
This is now possible by using the ‘edit multiple’ button found at the tip pf your My Polls page.
Sean Eby commented
Clearing poll results on multiple polls at once is available, as-is clearing poll results for only one poll at a time.
The ability to clear the results of all polls within a selected group is not yet added. We're still working on group-level bulk functions. There's been several other things that took priority. Alas, we have no forgotten about these.
Has the ability to clear poll results been added yet?
Sean Eby commented
We know about this... ; ) The system makes it hard because it was never quite designed to do the things you're mentioning. However, the company is improving the design to better handle these things as well as the terminology you're using a (e.g. a poll being several questions and a "poll question" being a single question).
The ability to clear results and use a set of polls for another group of people is eventually going to be introduced as a feature to "archive" results so they can be accessed for reporting and historical purposes.
Please stay tuned with us as these improvements are made over the horizon of the next 3 to 4 months. Thanks for much for the suggestions and you're helping to validate our assumptions about what our users really want from the product.
Also, thanks for stretching the product out and desiring it to handle more challenging situations like the one you outlined!