What are surveys?
With the help of surveys, speakers can poll the participants live during the session or take votes.
Documentation for Participants and Organizers
You are in the documentation of the SPEAKER features. Accordingly, the Participant or Organizer features are not described here.
- The Survey Feature documentation for Participants can be found here.
- The Survey Feature documentation for Organizers can be found here.
Open and close survey panel for all participants
The survey feature can be found on the left navigation bar. By clicking on the corresponding icon, the survey panel opens.
After clicking on the three dots next to the survey panel opens the options for the survey panel.
Here you can open or close the survey panel for all attendees.
In addition to that, you can open the survey panel in an extra window.
As a speaker, you can independently create a (quick) survey within your session.
Create quick survey
For quick surveys, you can determine the format (answer options) of the survey before creating it. You can choose between three formats.
Create surveys with your own answer options
You can also create your own surveys by defining questions and answers. To do this, click on the button "Create new survey" and type your question into the field with the red border.
You can define as many answer options as you like by clicking on "Add answer" and entering your answer.
It is possible to save or delete questions and answers at any time during the survey creation phase.
You can delete complete answers by clicking on the "recycle bin" next to the answer option.
Only once you have entered at least two answer options can you save the survey by clicking on the "Save survey" button.
Allow multiple choice
If you want participants to be able to select multiple answers when answering the survey instead of just one answer, tick "Allow multiple choice".
The survey is not visible to others from the time it is created until you activate the survey for participants and is in "survey scheduled" status.
The status is always visible in the upper left corner of the panel.
Example of planned survey with one response option:
Example of planned survey with multiple choice:
By clicking on the pencil symbol, you return to the editing status and you can, as when creating a survey, adjust the questions and answers as you wish.
This feature only available as long as the survey is in the planned status. Surveys that have been carried out can no longer be edited.
Click on the recycle bin symbol to delete the entire survey. This cannot be restored.
By clicking on the copy symbol, the whole survey including the question and the answer options will be copied as an extra survey below.
Show / collapse survey details
You can show and collapse individual surveys by clicking on "-" in the expanded state or on the Square in the collapsed state. In the collapsed state, only the question of the survey is visible, the answers are hidden.
Conduct a survey
When you start the survey, the voting begin and the survey appears for all the participants as a pop-up window and in the survey panel.
Several surveys can be active at the same time, in which case they will be displayed simultaneously.
For more information on viewing surveys for participants, click here.
Track results live and (optionally) make them visible to participants
After the survey has been started, the display screen changes and you can see the number of votes cast for each answer option.
If you click on the light bulb icon, you can then also make the ongoing results visible to participants while the survey is running.
If the results are currently visible to participants, the light bulb symbol is crossed out. After clicking again, you can hide the results for the participants.
An active survey can be ended at any time by clicking on the lower button with the rectangle. The participants will then see that the survey has been closed.
After you have completed the survey, the final number of votes and percentages of the answer options are visible for speakers. For participants they are visible depending on the activation (see above).
Note: If the checkmark for displaying the number of votes in the backstage is not set, participants will only see the percentage, not the number of votes.
Open & Close survey pop-up for participants
You can open the survey results as pop-up for all participants, which will show up in the lower right corner of the participant's screen.
To close the results pop-up for all participants again, click on the "X" on the pop-up.
Survey in a second window
If you need the surveys and results as a second window for a production, you can either copy the link to the survey pop-up via the context menu (Options) in the survey panel or open it directly in another window.
If you click on "Open in new window", a new browser window (shown here in the middle of the image) will open with the content of the survey pop-up (in mobile view, a new tab will open).
The content of the second window behaves analogously to the survey pop-up with the only exception that if no survey pop-up exists (because no survey is active or explicitly a closed survey was opened as a pop-up) a hint text is displayed.
If you click on the "Copy link" button in the context menu , the link will be copied to the clipboard and can be pasted into the browser of your choice.
If you are using the mobile view, you find the survey symbol on the bottom menu bar.
More information and descriptions about the user interface of speakers can be found here.