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  • Hi Margaret and welcome! 

    Is it specifically Zoom Webinar (rather than Zoom Meetings)? They are different. In Meetings you can do Polls and make them anonymous, I imagine you can in Webinar too. 

    If you happen to be in Meeting (not Webinar) you could use the whiteboard as that is anonymous too.

    Let us know what you find or if you have more questions!

  • If using a whiteboard for anonymity try and get everyone to change their text colour to the same shade.

    If someone has been using red all the way through and then red text comes up it could be pretty obvious it is them, or if someone else changes to red it could look like that person.

    Having in your notes: 'Everyone set your text to blue, now answer this question.' Could help and might be something that is easily missed.

  • in zoom meetings: I send them a link to a jamboard via the chat window and they put their comments on Sticky-it notes. It is much easier for them to use than zoom whiteboard and I can set things up beforehand. 

    The down side is that as i share the screen on my computer, they open the link in their's so they see it twice and have to remember to shut the active one at the end of that bit. The major benefit is how easy jamboard sticky notes are for people to use. It is neater and much more intuitive than the whiteboard.

    On a jamboard under, the share button, is the option to share just the link to that board. They can all see what everybody else is writing in real time. 

    i have to change the link afterwards so that they don't continue to have access.

    Hope this helps


  • Hi Margaret,

    Polls and their results are anonymous to the participants. However, you can later retrieve the individual responses via the reports function in the backend.

    On Zoom's classic whiteboard, each entry is accompanied by a short blip with the participant's name, even if you get everyone to use the same color. You can suppress this by checking  "More > Hide Names of Annotators" from the host's menu pane. That's what I'm using all the time.

    The same happens when using the "new" Zoom whiteboard. Click on the three dots in the upper-right corner and choose "View > Collaborators' cursors" to disable the participants' names to show up.



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