Live Polling with Touchpoint: Real-time feedback. No extra gear required.
- You control the process—creating and displaying rating, multiple choice, yes/no and open comment questions.
- Audience members vote and pose questions.
- Web-based moderator console allows you to view responses as they come in, choose when to lock questions and display results to a projected screen and in app.
- Go to the VIP speaker portal URL address provided to you by your conference planner. We recommend that you set up the questions using your computer browser.
- Enter your email address and password. If you don’t have a password, click on “create a password" and enter your email address to have a password setup link emailed to you.
- Once you’ve logged in, you will see a list of your assigned sessions.
- To create a new poll, select a session, then click “Create Live Poll.”
- This will create a poll attached to the session and open the poll moderator console, where you can enter your questions ahead of time or on the fly as you are presenting.
Get the Feel
- Practice by setting up your first question. Click on New Question+ in the top right on the tool bar. You may create multiple choice (yes/no), rating or open-ended questions. Create a question and save it.
- Notice the question you created shows on your screen in the moderator view area. To edit your question, simply click on the question.
- Click on Display Question on the grey tool bar.
Next to New Question at the top you'll see Supplemental Views. Here you'll find several alternative views: Participant, Projection and Speaker. The question you display will be visible on all of these views at once.
- Test by answering in Participant View. You can do this on your computer browser by clicking Participant View or on your mobile device by going to the agenda session and clicking on Participate in Live Poll. Notice how your responses appear in your moderator view.
- While in moderator view, you may close the question by clicking Lock Responses. You may also show results by clicking Display Results. Check out your Participant View and Projection View again to see what will be displayed to participants.
- If you’d like, click New Question+ again and create an open-ended question. Create a few responses by going to your Participant View. Notice that back in your moderator view, you may click on Filter Responses to delete inappropriate responses, star particularly good ones to move them to the top and check those you wish to display.
- To change the question/responses displayed, click the right or left arrows above the question, then click Display Question, Display Results, etc.
- To view your list of questions, click on Questions on the left side of the top bar. As you see, you may set up questions ahead of time or on the fly.
- Great practice! Now you’re all set to poll your audience in real time!
Decide on Your Audience Display
Attendees will see questions and results in the app on their devices. To also display your poll questions and results on a large screen, you will open the Projection View of the poll in a web browser and project it onto a large screen. You have a few options for how to moderate and display the poll:
- You may use two computers, one with the Projection View projected to the screen (likely the one you’re already using for your presentation) and another to access the poll moderator console to manage the poll.
- Or you may use a computer for the screen projection of the Projection View and a mobile device (tablet or phone) for the poll moderator console to manage the poll.
- Or you may use one computer employing “split screen projection” so that part of your screen is shared to the large display with the Projection View and part is used as a non-displaying view of the poll moderator console. Ask your audio visual specialist for assistance.
- You may also choose to embed the live poll questions and results in a Powerpoint presentation. Click here to learn how. You will still need to separately manage the poll via the poll moderator console.
If you choose not to display your poll questions and results on a large screen:
You may use one device—computer, tablet or phone to manage the poll via the poll moderator console. Your questions and results will still display on your attendees’ devices.