Open our website (www.doodle.com) and click on 'Schedule an event'. Fill in a title, your name etc. and click on 'Next'. The next step is to set your desired dates and options. Either use the calendar view. Or if you want to specify more than just the date and time use the basic calendar. Here you can specify not only the time but also additional information (e.g. 13:00 Conference Room 1).
If you don't want to set up specific dates, but options such as '1st Monday of the month / 2nd Friday of the month' click 'Free Text '.
With 'Free text' you can also create a poll without dates. For example, to vote which movie should be watched at the weekend or where to go on vacation next time etc.
At wizard step 3 you can, if desired, make additional settings. Just click on "Settings" and check as desired.
The fourth and last step is to decide whether to send the invitations yourself (click on 'Finish') or whether to send the invitations via Doodle (fill in the required fields and click 'Send and finish'). Sending via Doodle requires a Doodle account. It is free and can be created here.
Inviting via Doodle also lets you track who is still missing. Check 'I would like to track whom I have invited and who is still missing.'. Be aware that using this function you will have to invite more participants again via Doodle (each participants gets his unique participation link). Those links can only be used once and can therefore not be forwarded.
The invitation system can't be changed afterwards. If you want to receive a 'general' participation link, either invite yourself or without the tracking function!
Your poll is now created.
With invitation via Doodle you get all the infos by email.
If you have decided to 'invite yourself', you will receive two links.
Copy and note down both. The admin link is needed to edit and close the poll. The participation link needs to be sent to all required participants who shall take part.
Keep your admin link save, as the poll can only be edited with this link!
Have you entered your email address at wizard step one, you will receive both links automatically via email.