The segmentation feature allows you to separate your participants into distinct groups and compare their responses to your questions. This is particularly useful for demographic insights (male/female, genX/millennial, marketing/sales, students/teachers, etc.) and gamification where team competitions spur on learning.
Note: The segmentation feature is only available on certain paid Poll Everywhere plans. If you don’t see ‘Segment responses’ in the visual settings menu, that means your account doesn’t have access to this feature. Check the Plans page for more details.
How Segmentation works
The first multiple choice question divides the audience into groups or teams. For example, the first question could ask what part of the country participants are from, which department they are in, if they did the assigned reading, etc. Responses to all following questions are grouped into those categories and displayed together on the live response charts.
Note: While Poll Everywhere offers several different activity types including Clickable image, Open-ended, Word cloud, etc., Segmentation is only available on Multiple choice activities.
Helpful note: To see a video tutorial on how Segmentation works, check out our videos tutorials here.
Step 1: From your Activities page, create or select a Multiple choice question to use to split the audience into groups/teams. You will refer back to this activity later as you set future questions to use the segmentation feature.
Step 2: Create or select another Multiple choice question you wish to add segmentation to.
Step 3: Open the Visual settings menu by clicking the button in the top right-hand corner.
Step 4: Scroll down to the section labeled 'Segment responses' and select the Enable button.
Note: Any activities in subfolders cannot be selected as the activity identification when going to Visual Settings > Segment responses.
Step 5: From the dropdown menu, select the activity where people identify the group or category they belong to. This is the activity you will use to separate your audience into segmented groups.
To learn more about segmentation, including a case study about how one instructor uses Segmentation in the classroom, visit the Segmentation feature page.