Polling is great way to both engage the audience, and provide yourself with insightful analytics post-event. With Glisser, usability is key and it’s easy to add a range of polls into your presentation.
Many presenters will ask a question at the beginning of the presentation and then see if the audience’s opinion on the subject has been changed by the end of the presentation by asking the same question again.
To add a poll to your presentation, log into your Glisser account, go to the presentations tab and select the presentation you wish to add polls into. At the top of the page; click the orange button titled ‘Add Content’ to see a list of the polls you can add into the presentation.
Opinion polls are a great way of gauging the audience’s thoughts on a topic, or they can be used as an ice-breaker question for a fun way to make sure the audience are familiar with Glisser at the start of the presentation.
To add an opinion poll, select ‘Opinion Poll’ from the drop down menu and type in your question. You are able to have up to 16 answers (or eight answers if using the Display Images feature), however we recommend keeping available answers to a minimum to make the questions quick to answer.
- Display images – Gives the audience image answers to select from rather than text answers. Adding an image to the opinion poll is a great way to introduce the audience to Glisser in the form of an ice-breaker question. Most commonly presenters ask how the audience is feeling and what their commute in was like. This allows the audience to familiarise themselves with using the software. Select ‘display images’ and press the upload button next to the answer to add an image. The image file must be a png or jpeg and a maximum of 2mb.
- Mandatory question – The audience members must answer the question before they can carry on interacting with the presentation.
- Allow answer changes – The audience can change their answer once it has been submitted.
- Multi-select answers – The audience can select more than one of the answers.
If you would like to reorder the answers, simply click on the three horizontal lines next to the corresponding answer and drag it into the desired position.
Quiz polls are similar to opinion polls, only they have a correct and incorrect answers. These provide the presenter with a good opportunity to test the audience. The format of creating the poll is almost identical to that of the opinion poll; only you are now able to select a green circle next to the answer to indicate it is correct. You can do this to as many correct answers as necessary.
Tip – after revealing the poll answer, press R to reveal the correct answer.
Rating polls give the audience the opportunity to answer a question in the form of a scaled rating system. The amount of stars used in the poll would typically be either five or ten (although can be set to any number between three and ten, at the presenters discretion).
Rating polls are often used to get feedback on how beneficial the audience felt the presentation was. A great way to incentivise the audience to answer the feedback question is to mandate it, which ensures they must answer the question to download slides (assuming download slides is turned on).
Free Text Poll
Free Text polls allow the audience to write a personalised response to a question. This is most commonly used to provide more detailed feedback at the end of a session or an event.