As an avid user of Microsoft Teams, I have discovered a powerful tool called Polly that has greatly enhanced my collaboration and communication experiences. In this article, I will guide you through the process of using Polly in Microsoft Teams, providing personal insights and commentary along the way to help you make the most out of this incredible feature.
What is Polly?
Polly is a versatile app that allows you to create and conduct polls, surveys, and quizzes directly within the Microsoft Teams platform. With Polly, you can gather valuable feedback, make data-driven decisions, and engage your team members in a fun and interactive way.
Getting Started with Polly in Microsoft Teams
Before you can start using Polly, you need to add it to your Microsoft Teams app. Here’s how:
- Open Microsoft Teams and navigate to the left sidebar.
- Click on the three-dot menu and select “Manage apps.”
- In the “Search apps” field, type “Polly” and hit Enter.
- Click on the Polly app and then select “Add.”
Once you have added Polly to your Microsoft Teams app, you’re ready to start creating and conducting polls, surveys, and quizzes.
Creating Polls in Microsoft Teams with Polly
To create a poll using Polly, follow these steps:
- Open the channel or chat where you want to create the poll.
- Type “/polly” followed by the question you want to ask in the chat box.
- Add the options for the poll, separating each option with a comma.
- Press Enter to send the poll to the channel or chat.
For example, if you want to ask your team members their preferred time for a meeting, you can type:
/polly What is the best time for a team meeting? Option 1, Option 2, Option 3
Polly will automatically create a poll with the question and options you specified. Your team members can then vote on the options and see the real-time results right within the Microsoft Teams app.
Conducting Surveys and Quizzes with Polly
Polly not only allows you to create polls, but also to conduct surveys and quizzes. Here’s how:
- Open the channel or chat where you want to conduct the survey or quiz.
- Type “/polly survey” or “/polly quiz” followed by the question you want to ask in the chat box.
- Add the options for the survey or quiz, separating each option with a comma.
- Press Enter to send the survey or quiz to the channel or chat.
For example, if you want to conduct a quiz to test your team’s knowledge on a particular topic, you can type:
/polly quiz How well do you know about [topic]? Option 1, Option 2, Option 3
Polly will create a survey or quiz with the question and options you specified. Participants can select their answers, and the results will be displayed in real-time, allowing you to assess their knowledge or gather valuable insights.
Using Polly in Microsoft Teams has revolutionized how I collaborate and engage with my team members. It provides an easy and interactive way to gather feedback, make informed decisions, and foster a sense of inclusivity within the group.
So why not give Polly a try in your next Microsoft Teams meeting or discussion? I’m confident you’ll find it as valuable and enjoyable as I have.