Online Polling and Survey Resources

Web-based Polling and Survey Tools (As with all WEB resources I mention on this site, some of these tools may go out of use and no longer be available.  The lists provided on this site are intended for exploration and not intended as a fixed list of resources that will continually be available).

MicroPoll makes it very easy to create a poll, customize it, and embed it into your blog or website. To use MicroPoll just enter your question, enter answer choices, and enter your email address. After completing those first three steps you can preview your poll, change the theme (look) of your poll, and get the embed code for your poll.

Flisti is a free and easy-to-use polling tool. Registration is not required in order to create a poll with Flisti. In fact, registering doesn’t seem to be an option at all. To create a poll using Flisti just enter your question, specify some answer choices, then click “create new poll.” Your poll(s) can be embedded into your blog, website, or wiki.

Quiz Snack offers a free service for creating polls and quizzes to post in your blog or website. To use Quiz Snack you can sign in with your Twitter, Facebook, Google, or Quiz Snack account. Then select one of three poll/quiz formats, type your question(s) and answer choices, and select a template. Then copy the embed code provided by Quiz Snack and place it your blog or website.

Pollmo is a free service offering an easy way to create and post simple polls online. Getting started with Pollmo is easy. Just head to their site, type your question, type your response choices, and select a color theme for your poll. Then just copy the embed code provided to place your poll on your blog or website. Don’t have a blog or website? Then just direct people to the url assigned to your Pollmo poll.

Urtak is a free and simple polling service that can be used on any blog or website. The polls you create can have multiple questions, but they must be “yes or no” questions. But Urtak isn’t that limited because visitors to your poll also have the option of writing in their own questions. You can get started using Urtak in seconds by registering with your Twitter or Facebook account. You can also use your email address to create an account with UrtakUrtak polls can be embedded into your blog or you can direct people to your poll by sharing the unique url Urtak assigns to your poll.

Using Yarp you can create a simple one question survey or one line event invitation. To create a Yarp survey select “survey” on the homepage, type a question, then select your answer format. All answer formats present only two options along the lines of “true or false” or “yes or no.” Yarp invitations use the same format styles as Yarp surveys.

Vorbeo is a free service for creating polls for your blog or website. To use Vorbeo just type your question, enter your answer choices, select a background color, and specify the width of your polling widget. Then copy the embed code provided by Vorbeo and paste it into the html editor of your blog or website.

Obsurvey gives you the flexibility to create multiple choice surveys or open-ended surveys. Setting up a survey with Obsurvey is an easy process. To set up a survey simply select your question format and then edit the questions and answer choices using the text editor. The video here shows you how to set-up Obsurvey.

Polldaddy is one of the most recognized platforms for online polling. The free Polldaddy plan allows you to create polls or surveys containing up to ten questions. Poll/ survey results are displayed in real-time.

Kwik Surveys is a free survey tool that offers a bunch of excellent options. Kwik Surveys gives you the option to mix and match eleven different types of questions. You can administer your survey by posting it on a blog, website, or discussion forum. You can also email your survey to the people you want to take it. If you choose the email option, you can track who has taken your survey and restrict respondents to taking the survey only once.

Using forms in Google Documents you can create a simple survey or poll, gather the data, and then select from any number of gadgets and scripts to create visualizations of that data. You can find directions for creating a survey here. If you’re a Blogger user, Blogger has a poll gadget that you can customize and insert into the sidebar of your blog.

Kwiqpoll – Simple Web Polls

Kwiqpoll is a simple tool for quickly creating and posting polls. To create a poll with Kwiqpoll just visit the site, type a question, type your answer choices, and go. Your poll can stay online for three or seven days. Kwiqpoll assigns a unique url to each of your polls. Give that url to the audience that you want to participate in your poll. Here’s the link to a simple poll that I made.

Applications for Education
Kwiqpoll could be a good tool for quickly gathering anonymous feedback from students on things like how long it took them to complete a homework assignment or how prepared they feel for an upcoming assessment.

Surveys and Polls

  • 99polls

  • Advanced Survey

  • All Rankings Create a list and let others rank the items on it. You can also participate in the public ranking polls.

  • AnswerGarden allows short answers to a single question and creates a word cloud of the top 25 words submitted. Easy to create and embed. See the feedback page in this wiki for an example.

  • AskItOnline

  • BlogPoll Custom polling tool for your website

  • Buzz Dash is a free polling service that allows anyone to create a poll to use on any blog or website. Updates are showin immediately.


  • Cool Surveys

  • Decide Already uses the web to propose a question and get input from users to help make a decision of any kind.

  • Doodle can be used to poll people about preferences: where to meet, what topics are of interest, etc.

  • Epic Decide Easy to use polling tool or group decision maker…can use images! (Which logo is best, etc.)

  • Fluid Surveys is a good tool for quickly creating surveys that offer multiple response formats. Many free survey programs only allow one type of response format, multiple choice or text. Fluid Surveys allows you to combine both formats in one survey.

  • Flisti is a new and extremely easy application that lets you create a very simple poll. No registration is required, and you can post the link to the poll on a teacher/student website/blog, or embed it there.

  • allows you to design online surveys, collect responses from the visitors of your blog or website, analyze them and finally present the survey results – all using only your web browser and for free. Add sound, images, or video to your polls/surveys; has a variety of ways to see your results; and many different formats to show your survey.

  • The Free Site

  • Free Website Polls

  • GoToPoll

  • HotPotatoes (download software, online activites)

  • JotForm is a free versatile online form creator. Create surveys, polls, anything. WYSIWYG. Tutorial available at the stie, too.

  • KwikSurveyFree tools for creating and analyzing web-based surveys. No advertising. No limits. Embeddable. Many great features, and YES! Free.

  • KwiqPoll Easy to use polling tool.

  • MicroPoll Ask multiple questions, and people taking the poll can provide multiple answers.Unlimited number of polls and questions.

  • Obsurvey Quick and easy way to collect data online. Includes skip logic, formatting, and other nice features. You can reuse the same poll with multiple audiences.

  • PollDaddy

  • PollJunkie Create a good looking poll or survey with different types of questions. No registration required.

  • PollMo Easiest to use poll creator I’ve seen. Type your question and possible answers. Done.

  • ProProfs Quiz School>

  • Poll Builder

  • QuizSnack QuizSnack is an to use online poll & survey tool, allowing you to create polls and questionnaires without having to learn complicated software. Also, the reporting is very simple and straightforward, with results being displayed in real-time.

  • SnapPoll

  • While not exactly a polling tool Spotback could be used that way. It offers a variety of “ratings” tools: sliders, stars and user-customized enhancements that allow users to rate anything while you collect fee ratings on one central site. Rating can be public or private.

  • StellarSurvey offers 25 types of questions, to choose from, including all new Star Rating and Image question types

  • Survey Gizmo

  • SurveyGold

  • SurveyMapper a polling tool that also shows real-time mapping…where did the votes come from?

  • Survey Popups

  • Survey Scholar

  • Survey Methods

  • Survs

  • Toluna

  • Tricider Ask a question. Brainstorm. Vote.

  • Urtak is a free and simple polling service that can be used on any blog or website. The polls you create can have multiple questions, but they must be “yes or no” questions.

  • Vorbeo is a free service for creating polls for your blog or website.

  • Visu Create polls, track current results of polls you’ve voted in, get email alerts for your favorite topics, and much more…

  • WUFOO a free web based survey tool

  • YacaPaca Create, share, modify polls and quizzes.

  • Using Yarp you can create a simple one question survey or one line event invitation

  • Vorbeo is a free service for creating polls for your blog or website. Type your question, enter your answer choices, select a background color, and specify the width of your polling widget.

  • Zoho Polls

  • Zoomerang

Online Review Activities & Quizzes

  • BrainFlip Make and share flashcards to help students review information. Three modes available: see question and answer side-by-side, see question but not answer (like traditional flash cards), fill in the answer.

  • ClassMarker Quiz generator with some nice options like setting time limits, randomizing the questions, and having results emailed to you

  • ClassTools.netoffers a variety of tools but includes several different game templates that you can use, such as Post It and the Dustbin game. Games can be saved and linked to, or embedded.

  • CoboCards Online flashcards – for your smartphone, too!

  • Content Generator provides templates that allow anyone to generate their own e-Learning quizzes, games and applications through their custom software.

  • Create Your Own Word Scrambleallows you to create Word Scramble puzzles using your words and share with others, too.

  • Create Your Own Word Search Puzzle from your vocabulary words and share with others or use one someone else has created

  • Crossword Puzzle Maker lets you create a simple crossword puzzle from your vocabulary words

  • Discovery Education Puzzle Maker

  • Discovery Quiz Center

  • EasyTestMaker you can create multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, matching, short answer and true and false questions all on the same test. You can also insert instructions and divide your test into multiple sections. Generate alternate versions, too.

  • Edisco Online flashcard creator. Import them. Export them. Keeps statistics for you.

  • eQuizzer

  • ESLVideo Quiz Builder Create quizzes for free videos from YouTube, Google Video,, and other video hosting websites or use quizzes designed by others. (Designed for ESL students, but useful for all)

  • Fifty Sneakers Create, Store, and Print worksheets, studysheets, exams and quizzes online.

  • FunnelBrain Create quizzes and flashcards or search the database for some that others have created.

  • Go-To-Quiz Create online quizzes with this easy to use tool. Explore quizzes–both serious and fun–created by owthers.

  • HeadMagnet Make, use and share study lists and flashcards.

  • HotPotatoes (download software, online activities) You can have a look the tutorials here.

  • Image Quiz lets you easily grab images off the web (or upload your own) and create quizzes with them. No registration is required to create or take them, and there are quite a few already there. (via @LarryFerlazzo)

  • KubbuCreate interactive activities, crosswords and quizzes and share them online.

Quiz from learning Impulse
  • Learning Impulse offers a free tool that will let you create your own interactive games and quizzes. It will keep track of your students’ scores for you, too.

  • MuchoBeets Create and share flashcards.

  • Photopeach is a slideshow presentation tool that allows you to build in quiz questions.

  • ProProfs Create free quizzes, polls and flashcards.

  • Puzzlemaker from Discovery Education helps you reate and print customized word search, criss-cross, math puzzles, and more-using your own word lists. You can’t save the puzzles and link to them – but you could screenshot them (or save the png file it creates) and insert as an image. Alternatively print them out as worksheets.

  • QuizBox Make a quiz for your blog or website.

  • QuizBuster Create your own quiz game or use one create by others.

  • QuizCreator enables trainers and educators to easily create Flash-based quizzes with images, sounds, narrations and Flash animations for online use and offers flexible results tracking and score reporting toolkit. (Free trial)

  • With QuizCentre, you can create, administer and grade quizzes online. It also provides instant feedback.

  • QuizEggmake quizzes that can be completed by your students online.You can also upload pictures, spreadsheets, excel or word documents. You can customize the background and make the quiz look more professional.Quizzes are automatically graded for you. All the quiz results are analyzed and aggregated in easy-to-read reports.

  • QuizMakerlets you create multiple choice quizzes. You can add pictures or links to your quizzes. When you finish, you simply cut and paste it to your web page.

  • QuizSnack QuizSnack is an to use online poll & survey tool, allowing you to create polls and questionnaires without having to learn complicated software. Also, the reporting is very simple and straightforward, with results being displayed in real-time.You can the looks of your poll and survey widgets, create polls and surveys in any language you wish, embed your quizzes in your website, store your data securely for an indefinite amount of time, export your data as CSV for spreadsheets.

  • Sharendipity Sharendipity lets you create custom tools and games for students and teachers to learn, explore, and collaborate.

  • SimpleVLE (Virtual Learning Environment) will help you create classes, design tests, quizzes and/or exams and assign those tests to any of the created classes or students. Students will be able to login and take only the tests, quizzes, or exams that the teacher assigns to them.

  • StudyBlue Create flashcards and study notes. Can be used on mobile phone and imported from Evernote.

  • StudyStack Students and teachers can enter flashcards on the site and then the site automatically generates other activities to help students study. Activities include tests and quizzes, matching, crossword, hangman, etc.

  • Super Teacher Tools offers a variety of review games, classroom management software, and other miscellaneous tools for educators. Home of the Jeopardy Review Game, which is very popular.

  • Timed Quiz Generator (how many x’s can you name in z minutes type quizzes)

  • That Quiz is an online quiz tool where you can write quizzes and find quizzes that your students can use.

  • YacaPaca Create, share, modify polls and quizzes.

  • YoYoBrain Create and share study notes, flashcards, outlines

  • Word Search Maker Makes those word search puzzles for you! Enter your vocabulary and choose from the options.

  • Zondle Enter information once and it gives you a variety of interactive games to play. View and play those created by others. Embed your games, too.

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