Polls and votings consist of a number of questions, each offering a list of answers. A poll is open for voting either to the member group of the workspace in which it was created or to the general public. A voting is directed to certain users or persons identified by their email address. Answering the questions of a poll or voting is only possible within the time frame foreseen. An essential difference between polls and votings is that polls are answered anonymously whereas the votes of a voting by name, i.e. all participants can see how the others have voted.
Poll results may be viewed in aggregated form during and after the poll. Voting results are also visible in detail. All results may be exported for further processing, poll results also as anonymized individual responses.
Figure 27: Questionnaire of a poll
Working with polls and votings is only possible if the respective functionality has been activated for your BSCW server by the server administrator.