Adding polls to your event is a great way to get inside the minds of your attendees. Event polls allows you to ask your attendee's opinion and get live feedback on hot topics. It's also a good way to get your attendees engaged at your event.

To create a poll, first you need to create a session. Once you've created your session access your virtual event hub to create a poll. Click here to learn more on how to create a session.

Please note the following before creating a poll:

  • Only admins and speakers can create polls

  • Polls may only be created if you enter a session in the virtual event hub or if you access the Accelevents backstage studio link

  • Polls cannot be created in the virtual event hub if the session has not started

  • Polls can be created in advance through the Accelevents backstage studio link

  • Attendees may only answer once for each poll

  • To see poll results, the speaker or admin who made the poll must submit an answer too

  • If the poll results are hidden, this is only hidden from attendees. Speakers and admins will still see the results.

Create a Poll

  • Enter the session through the virtual event hub or access the Accelevents backstage studio link for the session

  • Click the Polls tab on the right side panel

  • Click Add Poll

  • Type in your poll question

  • Select whether attendees can pick multiple answers or just one answer

  • Type in the answers below

  • You can adjust the number of answer selection by clicking Delete or Add Answer

  • Enable Show Results to Users if you want attendees to see the poll results

  • Click Save

  • Click Launch Poll

  • Note: When a poll is published the poll button at the top of the chat pulses for a couple of times as notification and a pop up window for the poll question should appear for the attendees.

Submit a Poll Answer

  • After clicking Launch Poll, the button should change to Submit. This means your poll is ready and can now be viewed by your attendees

  • Tick the checkbox or radio button to select an answer

  • Click Submit

  • If you enabled Show Results to Users, the results will be instantly shown to the attendee after submitting

  • If you're an admin or a speaker submitting an answer, the result will be instantly shown to you even if the Show Results to User is disabled

End a Poll

  • Click the End Poll button to stop the poll

Delete a Poll

  • Click the trash icon on the poll to delete it

Disabling the Poll Feature in a Session

  • Go to Sessions | Speakers

  • Open the session

  • On session details, scroll down to Manage Session Interactivity

  • Switch on Hide Polls

Downloading the Poll Report

  • Go to Sessions | Speakers

  • Open the session

  • Select the Registrants tab

  • Click Download

  • Note: The report will show you who participated in the polls and which answers they've selected

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