Polling

Polls can be created within each activity on the agenda. The main purpose is to increase the interaction of users in the event. 

Different from quizzes, polls do not have right or wrong answers as it used to get the opinions and votes of users, but with quizzes, there is always a right answer as the knowledge of users is tested in a fun way and they can see their immediate results. To learn how to create quizzes click here.

The polling feature allows you to:

  • Create personalized polls for each activity
  • 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 event, 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.

screenshot showing how to enable Polling at the event level

If instead of seeing a checkbox, you see Click, you will need to enable this feature in the company tools. To do so, simply press Click and a new tab will be opened automatically on the company tools page.

Then, scroll down until you see the Live section, press Edit, and make sure the Polling checkbox is checked. Press End to save the changes.

shows how to enable the Polling feature at the company level

In the platform

How do I create polls?

To add a poll follow these steps:

  1. Click on Agenda > 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).

You can create as many polls as you like within each activity.

How do I edit polls?

To edit polls, press Edit on the upper right.

You will be able to change the polls' answers, options.

You will also be able to make the poll visible, and set if the poll's answer should be displayed or not after the attendees vote under Settings.

If the poll is set to Active / Visible, attendees can view and answer the poll, if it is unchecked the poll will not be visible to users.

If the Answers 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.

Press End to save the changes.

When you create a poll in the platform, by default the Active/visible checkbox will need to be activated.
Gif on how to edit polls

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

Send Poll notification to attendees

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 an activity and you would like to activate them at once, simply select the activity > 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 to make them available to your attendees.

How do I delete a poll?

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

deleting a poll in the platform
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 Agenda > 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 answers from a poll
How do I remove the polling tab from one room in the Virtual Lobby?

To remove the polling tab completely from your activity, go to the InEvent platform and navigate to Agenda > Activities > select your activity > click Edit.

Then, scroll down to the bottom to see the hide options > Tick Hide poll and press End.

The poll tab will now be removed from your activity.

How to hide the polls tab

In the Virtual Lobby

In the Virtual Lobby, some permissions (host, room host, presenter, staff, and linked speaker) can create, make (in)visible, and delete polls. To learn more about the permissions click here.

Creating polls

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

  1. Click on the Create Poll button inside the Polls tab.
Creating a poll in your activity
  1. You will then see a popup, where you can write the name of your poll, add different answer options, and select whether or not you want this poll to be visible to your attendees.
  2. When you are happy with your poll, click on 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

How do I edit polls?

To edit polls in the Virtual Lobby, press the icon highlighted in green in the image below.

A window will pop up for you to edit the polls' answers and their settings. Press Done to save the changes.

How to edit a poll in the Virtual Lobby

You can also make your polls visible/invisible to your attendees by clicking on the small eye icon.

If you wish to hide the poll from view, simply click the eye icon, and you will be presented with a confirmation pop-up to make this poll invisible.

Click Yes to make the poll invisible, and you will now see your poll depicting an eye with a strike through it.

If you then wish to make it visible, simply click on this symbol to reverse the process

Order of the polls questions in the Virtual Lobby

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.

Polls inside My Agenda

The polls created for the activities can also be displayed under the Details of the activities available on My Agenda. However, the admin can choose its visibility by clicking on the 3 dots as shown at the image below

Polls inside My Agenda

How do I delete a poll?

It is also possible to delete a poll directly from inside the activity at the Virtual Lobby. At the poll's tab, click on the Edit icon, and a pop-up will be displayed as the image below with options to remove the answers, add options, make it (in)visible or Remove them.

If you click on the Remove button a new pop-up message will appear, press 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. 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 Virtual Lobby, 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 respond to a poll through the app?

To respond to a poll through the app, you will click on My Schedule in the bottom menu, select the activity you want to respond to the poll, and click on Details and then on Quiz (you must be pinned/enrolled to the activity to view the poll)

How to answer poll in the app

After this step, you will be on the poll list of that activity. Click on the poll in question, then choose and click the desired response and submit your answer.

Second step of how to answer polls in the app

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, that can be:

  • Individually by activity by pressing Agenda > Activity, select the activity, and go to the Details tab > scroll down until you find See polling. A new tab will open and you can press Edit > Report;
  • Or a single report containing all attendees' poll answers across all activities; To do so click on Agenda > Polling > select the activity >Edit > Report.

The difference on the spreadsheet will be the last column for this second option showing the Activity name.

generating poll report


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