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Having participants enter a screen name lets the presenter identify responses from participants without requiring them to go through the full registration process. Sometimes, though, the presenter might not want participants to identify themselves. The account admin or the presenter can decide whether or not they want participants to enter a screen name before submitting a response to the activities.
Using screen names
Participants can attach a screen name to their responses by typing in their names while responding to the activity. All subsequent responses will include that name.
If you decide not to use screen names, the system will auto-generate a user ID. Choosing not to ask for a screen name can provide a bit of anonymity for sensitive subjects as participants won’t be able to identify who provided which response. Check out the Anonymous responses article for more information.
Enabling screen names on an Activity
Step 1: To show participants’ screen names on the screen with the live activity, open the Visual settings menu within the activity page.
Step 2: Scroll down to locate the Message item section.
Step 3: Expand the section and scroll down to find Show participants. Check the checkbox and then Done.
Step 4: Open-ended and Q&A activities will now showcase the screen names of the participants with their responses. Note: This does not work with other activity types such as Multiple choice or Clickable image.
Enabling screen names as a Presenter
From the Activities page, select the Profile icon in the bottom left of the screen and click Activity Settings. There will be two options below Participant screen names.
- Ask participants to enter a screen name before they respond to an activity
- Do not ask participants to enter screen names (auto-generated IDs will be used to track responses)
Helpful tip: This setting affects all activities. Selecting ‘Do not ask participants to enter screen names’ will prevent participants from using screen names on any activity you create.
This feature can also be disabled by your organization's administrators. If this is the case, and you wish to use it, contact the account administrators.
Toggling screen names settings as an Administrator
As an account admin, they can adjust how screen names can be used for all presenters in the Account admin settings.
Step 1: From the navigation bar, click the Account admin icon on the bottom left corner and then click on Activity settings.
Step 2: Within the settings, scroll down to "Default participant settings" to locate the "How do you want to identify participants?" section. Under the section, you have three options:
- Disable screen names
- Allow screen names on Competitions only
- Allow screen names on all activity types
Step 3: Select the screen name option that is desired and then click Save at the bottom.