Polling - InEvent Webinar

Polls can be created in your InEvent Webinar. The main purpose is to increase the interaction of users in the InEvent Webinar. 

This feature allows you to:

  • Create personalized polls
  • Enable or disable the poll whenever you would like
  • Visualize and control your attendees' answers

How do I enable the Polling function?

Whenever you want to post a poll to your InEvent Webinar, the Polling tool must be activated. 

To do this, click on  Settings > Tools > Edit > scroll down until you see the Live category and enable the Polling option.

Enable polling on the webinar tools

If you are unable to enable the toggle button, and you see a message informing you the tool is locked globally, you will need to first enable this feature at the company tools. 

Enabling Polling in the company tools

In the platform

How do I create polls?

You can create as many polls as you like in the Live Stream.
  1. To add a poll, click on: Interactivity > Polling > select an Activity > +Add poll on the left corner.
  2. Then, create the poll title and click Create.
Creating polls

Now that the poll has been created, you should add possible answers that users can choose from. 

To do this:

  1. Click on the created poll and click on +Add answer on the left corner.
  2. Type your answer(s), to create multiple options, separate each option by a line.
  3. Once you are done click on Create.
Add poll answer

You can also include an image in the reply by selecting the checkbox Add Image (optional).

How do I edit polls?

To edit polls, press Edit on the upper right. You will be able to carry out the following actions:

  • Change the polls' name and answer options, reorder the options as well as delete them.
  • Make the poll visible or invisible to attendees by enabling or disabling the Active/Visible checkbox under Settings.
  • Set if the poll's answer should be displayed or not after the attendees vote by enabling or disabling the Results display checkbox under Settings. If the Results display checkbox is activated, attendees will see the answer to the poll after they vote, if it is unchecked, the answer won't be displayed for them to see.
  • Define if the poll should appear as a pop-up on the attendees screen or not by enabling or disabling the Show as pop-up checkbox.
When you create a poll in the platform, the Active/visible and Show as pop-up checkboxes will be disabled by default and will need to be activated.

GIF showing how to edit your webinar polls

If you'd like to send a push notification to all attendees to remind them of the poll, click the Send Notification button.

Send notification
Push notifications for the Polling feature only appear on the mobile application. Attendees will see the notification under the Alerts section.
How do I activate multiple polls at once within the platform?

When you create multiple polls for the Live Stream and you would like to activate them at once, simply select the Live Stream > press Edit > check the polls you wish to activate > Activate > click on End to save the changes.

GIF showing how to activate multiple polls at once
By following this step-by-step and activating one or more polls, they will automatically be active and visible. This means that you will not have to access each poll as mentioned here in order to make them available to your attendees.
Can I reorder polls?

Yes, you can reorder polls. By default, when multiple polls are created, the first one will appear at the top of the list in the backend and inside the Polling tab of the Live stream. However, you have the flexibility to rearrange the order of your polls as needed. To do this, simply follow these steps:

  1. Click on My Webinar in the Polling tab.
  2. Click Edit.
  3. Use the drag-and-drop icon beside each poll to rearrange them according to your preference.

Re-ordering polls

How do I delete a poll?

Click on Edit > check the square beside the poll title > press Remove. 

delete poll
How do I delete all the answers in a poll?

To delete all the answers in a poll, please follow these steps:

  1. Click on Interactivity > Polling > select an Activity > select a poll.
  2. Then click on Edit, on the upper right side > A button with the option 'Clear poll answers' will appear, click on it.
  3. A pop-up window will open asking if you are sure you want to remove all the answers, to confirm that you want to remove the answers, type 'REMOVE ANSWERS' and click on the red 'Clear poll' button.
    Gif showing how to delete all poll answers
How do I remove the polling tab from the Live Stream?

To remove the Polling tab completely from your Live Stream, navigate to Webinar > Live Stream. Click on the Settings tab and locate Hide poll under the Tab Visibility > Right menu section. Click Edit, then tick the Hide Poll checkbox and press End to save your changes. The poll tab will now be removed from the Live Stream.

Gif showing how to hide poll

In the Live Stream

Creating polls

To create a poll inside your Live Stream, simply follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Create Poll button inside the Polls tab. You will then see a popup box.
Creating a poll in your activity
  1. Enter your poll's question and answer options. Click on Add option if you need to add more than two answer options.
  2. Set the visibility of your poll to attendees by toggling the Turn visible button on or off.
  3. Choose whether or not to display the poll as a pop-up notification to your attendees by toggling the Show as pop-up button on or off.
  4. Press Create.
creating a poll in the virtual lobby

The poll will now be posted in the poll tab for your audience to answer.

Besides being available in the Polls tab in the room, the polls will also be displayed in the attendees' agenda. Click here for further information.

You can see the number of votes under the poll itself, and review how many votes each option received by hovering over that option.

polls virtual lobby > votes
To know more about deleting polls, polls orders, and polls reports, click here.

Creating a poll with multiple answers.

If you wish to set a poll where attendees can choose multiple answers, you need to enable the tool

Multiple Answers - Poll in the Settings > Tools > Live section.

multiple answers settings
If attendees have user, checklog or interpreter permission, they will only be able to answer the Polls. To check which type of permission can create Polls inside the activities, click here.

After enabling this feature, go to the Poll tab in your live stream and follow these steps:

  1. Click on the + button at the top right corner of the tab and enter the title of your Poll in the corresponding field, then click Next.
  2. Enter your Poll options in the appropriate field. If you need more than two answer options, click on Add option.
  3. Choose the visibility of your Poll by toggling the Visible? button on or off.
  4. Decide whether to display the Poll as a pop-up notification to your attendees by toggling the Show as pop-up button on or off.
  5. Enter the number of multiple answers allowed for the poll
You can allow attendees to choose multiple answers in your poll by specifying the maximum Number of multiple answers allowed in the activity.
  1. Once you've reviewed your poll, click Create.
creating a poll with multiple answers
Attendees are not required to choose a specific number of answers. The range of alternatives for the poll that attendees can choose from is 1 to the maximum number of multiple answers set by the admin.
answering a poll with multiple answers

How do I edit polls?

To edit polls in the Live stream, click on the ellipsis icon beside the poll you wish to edit and select Edit from the poll options.

A window will pop up for you to edit the poll's title, change or delete the answer options or add more options. Press Done to save the changes once you are done.

How to edit a poll in the Virtual Lobby

Making polls Visible/Invisible

You can make polls visible/invisible to your attendees by simply toggling the Turn visible button on or off.

If you wish to make your poll visible, simply toggle the Turn visible button on and you will see a confirmation box. Press Yes to confirm your action and the poll will become visible to your attendees.

Polls are by default set to visible when created.

Making a poll visible

If you wish to make your poll invisible simply toggle the Turn visible button off and you will see a confirmation box. Press Yes to confirm your action and the poll will become invisible to your attendees.

Making a poll invisible

How do I send a poll pop-up notification to attendees?

To send a pop-up notification to your attendees so they can answer the poll, simply toggle the Show as a pop-up button on. A confirmation box will appear, press Yes to confirm your action.

Enabling the pop up

Attendees will see the poll pop-up notification displayed on their screen. You can press Skip to view other polls that have the show as pop-up feature enabled or you can go back to a previous poll by pressing Previous. To close the notification, simply click the cancel (x) button in the top right corner and click Yes to confirm the action.

Poll pop-up notification

To disable the poll notification for your attendees, simply toggle the Show as pop-up button off. A confirmation box will appear, press Yes' to confirm the action.

Toggling off the Show as pop-up button
Order of the polls questions in the Live Stream

Polls will be displayed in chronological order of their creation. For example, if you create 3 polls: Poll 1, Poll 2, and Poll 3, they will be displayed in the Lobby as shown below:

Order of the polls
By default, the polls' answers are sorted alphabetically. To change the order, click Edit and drag the options to their desired order. Click here for further information on how to edit polls.

How do I delete a poll?

If you wish to delete a poll inside an activity in the Virtual Lobby, you can do so by clicking on the ellipsis icon beside the poll and selecting Remove from the Poll options. A confirmation box will appear; click Remove again to confirm the action.

deleting polls at the Virtual Lobby directly
This action can be performed by the admin, staff, presenter, linked Speaker, and the room host a and room co-host. To learn more about different permissions click here.

Received and Missing answers

All the responses to your poll will be received by our platform and can be viewed at any time.

To view all poll's answers, click on the poll that you want to check the answers, and press Answers. You can view how many attendees responded and how attendees answered each question.

answers received

Similarly, to view whoever didn't answer the questions, click on Missing and check how many attendees haven't answered and their names.

missing answers for the polling

How can I show the poll results to the attendees?

In the Live Stream, results are shown in real time with bars indicating the most popular answers.

If you would like to project results on a screen, you can use the TV Mode or Big Screen.

How to show poll results.

To learn more about content projection, access the Content Projection article.

How do I generate a report?

Besides viewing the attendee responses by clicking on the Answers tab, you can also generate an excel sheet report of all the polls in your Webinar, To do this, simply click on Edit > Report in the Polling page.

You will see a notification banner letting you know that you report is being processed, and will be sent to your email once complete.

You can click on the Download button on the blue notification banner and you will be directed to the All reports > Poll page where you can preview or download your report.
Image showing the Report button that appears when you click on Edit  and the download button that appears when you click on Report button

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