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Activation is a very important concept for presenters. When a presenter activates an activity that allows web responses, the system will publish the activity to the presenter’s response page (i.e. PollEv.com/your-username) so participants can respond. If text messaging is enabled on a multiple choice or open-ended activity, participants can also submit responses through text messages.
As a single presenter, you can only have one activated activity at a time. This allows the presenter to control and specify which activity is available to participants to submit responses at a given time.
Note: Responses can still be received through direct response links, regardless of activation status. To learn more about these shared links, please see our article on Response links.
Activating an activity slide
The easiest way to activate an activity is by displaying it in Present mode. To learn more, refer to the article about presenting from the web.
The presenter can also click the Activate button, which will not enter full screen but will stay on the slide.
Surveys can also be activated using the Present or Activate buttons.
Note: The presenter can deactivate the activity by clicking the Activate button. Exiting out of the Present mode will automatically deactivate the activity.
Activating an activity from My Activities page
To activate an activity from the Activities page, click the Activate icon located to the right side of the activity's title bar. The presenter will see the icon turn green on your Activities page.