Incorporating polls into your event sessions helps engage your attendees and can give you insight into what they think or feel about a topic. Polls can be scheduled to be pushed to attendees at a specific time or pushed as needed and can be created from the event builder tool or from within a session on the event site itself.
This article covers the following topics:
- Who can Create a Poll?
- Creating a Poll from the Event Builder Tool
- Creating a Poll from the Event Site
- Viewing Poll Results
Who Can Create a Poll?
Polls can be created by users with the following roles:
- Event Organizers
- Speakers assigned to the session the poll appears in
- Booth reps assigned to the booth the poll appears in
For an explanation of user roles and permissions and how to assign them, check out this article.
Creating a Poll from the Event Builder Tool
To create a poll from the event builder tool, log in to the platform, click Manage Events, select a workspace, and open an event. Use the top toolbar to navigate to Content > Polls and click Click Forms > Polls and Quizzes in the left navigation panel and click Create Poll.
The Add Poll screen will appear and you can first use the Select Type dropdown to select where you would like the poll to appear: in a session, Happy Hour, or sponsor booth. Then select which session / Happy Hour / sponsor booth you want the poll to appear in. (You can select multiple of each.)
Enter your poll question and one or more response options. Add options by clicking Add Option and remove options by clicking the minus sign.
Click Create Poll to save your work and make your poll live in the session.
On the main Polls screen, you click the ellipses icon to edit or delete the poll at any time.
Creating a Poll from the Event Site
You can also quickly create a poll from within a session itself. To do this, enter a session and open to the Polls tab in the chat sidebar. Click Create Poll.
Enter a question and response options (again use the Add Option and minus sign icons to control the number of options). Unlike in the event builder tool, you will also see a Visible toggle. If this toggle is turned on, the poll will be visible to the session attendees as soon as you click Submit. If you turn this toggle off, the poll will still be created but will be hidden from session attendees. You can make it visible or invisible at any time by clicking the ellipses icon. This menu also contains a Delete option.
Viewing Poll Results
To view polls results from the event builder tool, select the Results option in the Action column. Clicking View Details will reveal how a single user responded to the poll, and clicking View Response Percentages will reveal total percentages and counts for all users who responded.
You and all session attendees will also be able to see the total poll results within the session on the event site. Poll creators can see the results of the poll at any time (without answering the poll), and session attendees will automatically be shown the poll results once they respond. These results are updated in real-time as attendees respond to the poll.
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