The activity pages are made up of three components. The navigation bar on the left, the activity slide on the left center of the screen, and the configuration menu to the right.
The activity slide is what you see when you present your prompt. Live responses will be displayed in real time, right here on your activity slide. The majority of the activity slide is reserved for your responses, but you will notice a number of tools around the periphery of the slide.
Helpful tip: These tools will disappear when you enter full screen. To bring these tools back up, hover over the top right corner section of the slide where they should appear. This will cause the tools to reappear.
At the top right of the question slide, you will notice a column of buttons. You can use these buttons to manipulate the slide when you are editing and presenting your activity. Here is what each of these buttons does, from top to bottom:
Visual settings: This button opens the Visual settings menu that you can use to customize your activity. You can adjust the color scheme, font, background image and more to match your presentation.
Activate: This button will activate your activity. For more information about activation, read Activation.
Show responses: This allows you to hide or show responses as they come in live on the activity slide. If you do not want to share the responses, click this button to hide the responses. This will show an Instruction slide that will tell your participants where to go to participate.
Lock: This will lock your activity, preventing anyone from responding until you are ready. The activity is still activate but unable to collect responses.
Clear responses: This clears any responses from this specific activity, allowing you to start fresh with the same activity. You can still access cleared responses in reporting. Read more: Clear responses
Fullscreen: Use this button to enter fullscreen mode to Present your activities on the Web. Entering full screen mode will automatically activate the activity.
At the bottom right of the activity slide you will see the Next and Previous arrow buttons. You can use these to navigate between questions within a folder or survey. You can use these arrows both in and out of fullscreen.
At the bottom left of the slide is a timer. The Countdown timer will not be visible by default. To reveal the timer, hover over the bottom left-hand corner of the slide. To read more about the timer, visit the Countdown timer article.
To the right of the slide, you will see the Configuration menu. The Configuration Menu has three views: Configure, Test, and Present.
Helpful tip: The Configuration menu is not available from within any of the Poll Everywhere Presentation apps. If you are creating your activities in a Presentation app, you may need to come here to finish setting them up depending on your desired configuration.
Configure: This Configure tab is used to set up response settings, including: how people can respond, managing audience restriction & identity, and timing your activities by scheduling lock and unlock times. Presenters on certain paid plans will also have access to Moderation tools for Open-ended, Word cloud, and Q&A activities in this menu.
Test: This is a test panel for Testing your activity. This is where you can see things from your participants point of view such as the web and mobile. You can submit test responses to see how it will appear on your Activity slide.
Present: The Present tab gives you options for presenting and sharing your activity. Here you will find a resources for sharing your activity via the web, shareable response links, one of the Poll Everywhere Presentation apps, and tools for embedding your activity in a web page.
At the bottom of the Configuration Menu is a bar of buttons that will allow you to Edit, access Responses history, and Delete the activity.
Edit: The Edit button will bring you to a screen where you can edit the content of your activity. Click Save at the bottom of your screen to save your changes.
Helpful tip: If your activity already has response data, you may be limited in the ways that you can edit your activity's content.
Response history: The history button will open the response history page with several different options for exporting the activity data. Depending on your plan you can access any archive’s summary table, a screenshot of the activity slide, or CSV of the responses.
Delete: The delete button will move activities to the trash page from which you may either restore them or delete them permanently. Check out the Deleting activities article for more details.
Clicking the title for a survey from your Activities page will bring you to the survey page. Survey pages are similar to activity pages in their layout, but the content is very different.
Presentation view will show you the survey slide. The first slide is a participant tracker that shows your participants’ progress as they respond to the survey. This slide has action buttons on the right side of the slide that can be used just like action buttons on the poll slides.
At the top, you can Present or Activate the survey. Present will take you to presentation view while Activate will allow responses to come in. Click Share to get a copy of the response link or embed script.
The bottom black bar allows you to navigate through your survey slides, lock or unlock the survey, and clear responses.
On the right, you will see a preview of all the activities in the survey. You can access each one by clicking on the activity slide. Click the Pen icon to edit that individual activity. Click the Trash icon to delete the activity from the survey. Click the arrow to rearrange the order of the survey.
Survey configuration menu
The survey configuration menu is very different than other activity slides. It is important to keep in mind that any changes you make here will affect all of the questions in your survey. Here is where you can change how participants respond, limit responses, allow anonymity, and more.