The polling feature in Zoom allows you to create single choice or multiple-choice polling questions for your meetings. You will be able to launch the poll during your meeting and gather the responses from your attendees. You also can access a report of your polling results after the meeting. Polls can also be conducted anonymously.

To use Polls in your Zoom meetings, follow these steps to set-up your polls.

  1. Visit and schedule a meeting, or select an upcoming meeting from your list.
  2. From your meeting page, scroll to the bottom to find the Poll option. Click Add to begin creating a poll.
  3. From the pop-up menu, enter the title and your first question. You have two additional options:
    1. Enable anonymous responses: check the Anonymous? box to make the poll anonymous will keep the student’s polling responses anonymous in the meeting and the reports.
    2. Single or Multiple Choice: select whether you want the question to be single choice (students can only choose one answer) or multiple choice(students can choose multiple answers).
  4. Type in the answers to your question and click the Save button at the bottom of the poll creation pop-up menu.
  5. If you need to add another question, repeat steps 2-4 above.

NOTE: You can create a maximum of 25 polls for a single meeting.

  1. Start the scheduled Zoom meeting.
  2. Select the Polling option from the menu bar.
  3. Select the poll that you would like to launch.
  4. Click the Launch Poll button.
  5. The participants in the meeting will now be prompted to answer the polling questions. You will be able to see the results live.
  6. Once you would like to stop the poll, click End Poll.
  7. If you would like to share the results to the participants in the meeting, click Share Results.

If ASO set up your Zoom booking, please reach out to  to request polling results.

If the meeting was set-up using your personal Zoom account, please follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your account.
  2. Select Reports. If you are an account owner, admin, or a role with the Usage Report permission, you will need to select Account Management, then Reports.
  3. In the Usage Reports tab, click Meeting. A list of upcoming and previous meetings will be generated. You can search by time range or by meeting ID.
  4. Next to Report Type, select Registration Report or Poll Report.
  5. In the drop-down menu below Report Type, select one of these options: 
    1. Search by time range: Select a time range then click Search.
    2. OR Search by meeting ID: Enter the meeting ID and click Search.
  6. Click Generate in the last column. You can also use the check boxes to select multiple meeting then click Generate at the top.

Breakout rooms allow you to split your Zoom meeting in up to 50 separate sessions. The meeting host or co-host can choose to split the participants of the meeting into these separate sessions automatically or manually. The host or co-host can switch between sessions at any time. 

  1. Start an instant or scheduled meeting.
  2. Click Breakout Rooms from the bottom menu.
  3. Select the number of rooms you would like to create, and how you would like to assign your participants to those rooms:
    • Automatically: Let Zoom split your participants up evenly into each of the rooms.
    • Manually: Choose which participants you would like in each room.
    • Let participants choose room: on their own. 
  4. Click Create Breakout Rooms.
  5. Your rooms will be created, but will not start automatically. You can manage the rooms prior to starting them by following the instructions below.
  1. After creating the breakout rooms, click Options (on Windows) or the gear icon (on macOS) to view additional breakout rooms options.
  2. Check any options that you would like to use for your breakout rooms.
    • Allow participants to choose room: Participants can select and enter rooms on their own once rooms are launched. 
    • Allow participants to return to the main session at any time: If this option is checked, the participants can move back to the main session from their meeting controls. If this is disabled, they need to wait for the host or co-host to end the breakout rooms.
    • Automatically move all assigned participants into breakout rooms: Checking this option will move all participants into the breakout rooms automatically. If this option is unchecked, the participants will need to click Join to be added to the breakout room.
    • Auto close breakout rooms after () minutes: If this option is checked, the breakout rooms will automatically end after the configured time.
      1. Notify me when the time is up: If this option is checked, the host and co-hosts will be notified when the breakout room time is up.
    • Set Countdown timer: If this option is checked, the participants will be given a countdown of how much time they have left before being returned to the main room.
  3. Follow the steps below to assign participants to rooms or click Open All Rooms to start the breakout rooms.

After manually or automatically assigning participants to rooms, you can rearrange the participants. Participants who are not assigned to breakout sessions will remain in the main meeting when the rooms are started. Hover over the participant or room for these options:

  • Move to (participant): Select a room to move the participant to.
  • Exchange (participant): Select a participant in another room to swap the selected participant with.
  • Delete Room: Delete the selected room.
  • Recreate all Rooms: Deletes existing breakout rooms and allows the host/co-host to create new ones. 
  • Add a Room: Add another breakout room.
  • Open All Rooms: Start the rooms. All assigned participants will be moved to their respective rooms after confirming the prompt to join the breakout room. If allowing participants to choose their own room, they can open the list of rooms and choose which to join. The host, or co-host that launched the breakouts and the original host, will be left in the main meeting until manually joining one of the rooms. The participants (and the host/co-host when manually joining a room) will see the following message shown when joining the breakout room.

Using Breakout Rooms

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Giving Students Recording Permission

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Meeting Setup

Zoom Cloud Recordings are available for 150 days after which they are automatically deleted. If they need to be made available for a longer period of time it's recommended that the Zoom integration be enabled in Panopto. This will allow recordings to be preserved indefinitely and allow users to access recordings without the need for a passcode. The steps below only need be completed once.

  1. Sign in to with your Queen's NetID and password
  2. From My Folder, create a new folder for Zoom Recordings and press the return key to finalize the changes. Click on the Zoom sub-folder once created.
  3. Click on your initials in the upper-right and choose User-settings
  4. In the User Settings window, check off Zoom under Meeting Import Settings and click Update
    Screenshot of the Meeting import settings in Panopto. Zoom is checked off and highlighted in a red box. The update button below it is highlighted with a red box as well.
  5. In the expanded menu choose edit to the right of Default Folder, select the newly created Zoom folder and click Save. Dismiss the window

    Once the steps above have been performed, any meeting recorded from your account will be saved in Panopto. If only a handful of meetings need to be saved, substitute Step 5 by scrolling to the bottom of the window, clicking Add New at specifying the Meeting ID and desired destination folder. This can be repeated for however many individual meetings you wish to record.

    The user settings window with a red box highlighting the Zoom Automatic Import settings

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