Live poll

Activities ::: mod_livepoll
Maintained by David Castro, Open LMS LogoOpen LMS Development
This module allows having a live updating poll.
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Live poll

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This module allows having a live updating poll.

It uses Firebase to push the updates and stores the data anonymously, so no GDPR concerns there.


  1. Go to Firebase and create an account
  2. Once in the Firebase console, create a project
  3. We're using the real time database for this project. So, create a database.
  4. A popup will appear to configure Cloud Firestore, select any type of security (Locked/Test) mode.
  5. Switch from Cloud firestore to Realtime database (Top part of the page)
  6. Access Rules and set these rules firebase-rules
        "rules": {
            ".read": "auth != null",
            ".write": "auth != null"
  7. Enable anonymous authentication, if anonymous authentication is not setup, the poll will not work.
  8. From the project overview page in the Firebase console, click Add Firebase to your web app. If your project already has an app, select Add App from the project overview page.
  9. You can copy and paste the API KeyAuth DomainDatabase URL and the Project ID to add them to the Moodle plugin settings page. Site administration > Plugins > Activity modules > Live poll


You can review this blog post for usage videos and a sample use case.

Gif animation showing usage.


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This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

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  • Fri, Jan 11, 2019, 7:20 AM
    Approval issue created: CONTRIB-7595
  • Tue, Sep 29, 2020, 3:05 PM
    Great plugin - is there any way to reset the poll results after the poll has concluded? Or do you need to go to the database and delete the entries? I'm looking at running the same poll for different groups of people.
    Thanks in advance,
  • Sat, Jan 23, 2021, 6:26 PM
    Hello. Could you please let us know if this plugin works on a 3.9 installation?
  • Mon, Jan 25, 2021, 9:57 PM
    It seems it is supported by 3.9, there are many sites which use it as you can see in the Stats section.
  • Thu, Feb 11, 2021, 11:30 AM
    It doesn't work for me in Moodle 3.10.1. Can somebody help me. I do what the guide says and it doesn't work for me.
  • Wed, Mar 17, 2021, 11:10 AM
    There seems to be a problem with the way Firebase realtime databases are being auto-configured in the plugin.
    More info, here:
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    Sat, Mar 27, 2021, 4:06 AM
    The issue has been resolved, please update to version 2018071304
  • Fri, Dec 16, 2022, 5:59 PM
    Hello. Has this plugin been tested for Moodle 4.1? Regards.
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