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The Open-ended activity type allows the audience to respond to the question with a written answer. Just like multiple choice activities, open-ended questions can receive responses through SMS text message, the web, and the mobile app.
Responses can be displayed three different ways: Word cloud, Text wall, and Spotlight.
Setting visualization type
After creating your open-ended activity, click the Visual settings button then select the visualization you’d like.
You can freely switch between the different response visualizations in the Visual Settings of your activity.
Helpful tip: On certain paid plans you can use Moderation to manage which responses are displayed.
This is a fun way to visualize responses. The word cloud will build and shift in real time as audience responses are repeated. The most frequent responses will appear large in the middle of the word cloud. Learn more about word clouds here.
The text wall is great for accepting all types of open-ended responses. New audience submissions will appear one at a time at the top of the activity. As more responses come in, older responses will be pushed down. Text wall responses can have a maximum length of 500 characters.
Spotlight displays responses scrolling up the page. The response in the center is displayed most prominently with the one before and after grayed out. Once the list has reached the end it will start over again from the first response. The Spotlight display can accept responses up to 300 characters in length.