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The Polling and Survey XBlocks Will Be Installed by Default in Open edX's Cypress Release


The new Polling and Survey XBlocks, contributed by McKinsey Academy to the Open edX codebase, will be installed by default in the Cypress release –to be issued by the end of this month.

These new XBlocks enable course teams to create simple polls or complex surveys to engage their learners and obtain feedback. They can also foster greater connectivity among members who participate in cohorts by sharing results.

In McKinsey Academy’s “Women & Leadership” course, launched in May 2015, polls are inserted at key points throughout the course as a way to prompt users to think about their own perceptions of the topic, while input from participants on questions is collected.

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