Event Polls

Add polls in the lobby, sessions, and exhibitor booths to get insights from your attendees

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Written by Ariane Ramirez
Updated over a week ago

The Polls Feature

Adding polls to your event is a great way to get inside the minds of your attendees. Event polls allow you to ask your attendees' opinions and get live feedback on hot topics. It's also an excellent way to engage your attendees at your event.

When the event is accessed through a browser, attendees can find the Polls section on the right-side panel where the chat area is. They can answer polls in the lobby, sessions, and exhibitor booths. If they access the attendee app, the polls feature is only available through sessions.

Important Notes Before Using the Poll Feature

  • Only admins and speakers can create session polls

  • Only admins and exhibitors can create booth polls

  • Lobby and exhibitor polls are not available in the attendee app

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

  • Attendees may only answer once for each poll.

  • If you're an admin, speaker, or exhibitor and want to see the live poll results, submit a poll answer so you can see it. If you don't submit an answer, you may only see the results when the poll ends.

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

  • Other admins, speakers, or exhibitors can see, edit, and launch drafted polls.

To create a poll, you first create a session or a booth. Once you've created your session or booth, access your virtual event hub to create a poll.

Session Polls

  • Go to Agenda & Speakers

  • Click the session to open the Edit menu

  • On session details, scroll down to Advanced Settings

  • Toggle on / off Enable polls for this session

Exhibitor Booth Polls

  • Go to Exhibitors & Sponsors

  • Click the exhibitor to open the Edit menu

  • Scroll down to Manage Booth Interactivity

  • Toggle on / off Enable polls in this Exhibitor Booth

Lobby Polls

  • Go to the Event Website tab

  • Select Event Hub

  • Go to the Lobby tab

  • Scroll down to Lobby Chat and toggle on / off Enable Polls

Create a Poll

  • Go to the virtual event hub's lobby, session, or booth.

  • Click the Polls tab on the right-side panel

  • Click Create a Poll

  • Enter the poll information and settings

  • Enter the question

  • Enter the answers

  • Add another answer by selecting Add an option

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

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

  • Choose percentage or number (total) format for the results. You can choose both.

  • Choose how you want the poll to appear when published - through a push notification or a page pop-up.

  • Choose Save Draft if you want to publish the poll later. Drafted polls can still be edited.

  • Choose Publish if you want to launch the poll now. Once launched, a green dot will appear on the top of the poll menu.

Answer a Poll

The poll will appear in the screen's lower-left corner when it is displayed as a push notification. Upon clicking "Go to poll" from the notification, a pop-up window will appear, allowing attendees to respond to the poll from there.

If the poll is configured to display as a page pop-up, it will appear on their screen as a pop-up, and they can respond directly from there.

Attendees can also answer directly from the Polls tab.

  • Tick the checkbox or radio button to select an answer.

  • Click Submit.

  • If you enabled Show Results to Users, the results would 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.

Hide a Poll

  • Click the Hide button to hide a poll.

  • Note: the hide button is only available when the poll has ended.

  • When a poll is hidden, it does not show for attendees, and it has a label that the poll is ended and hidden. There is a Show button that you can click if you want to make it available to attendees again.

Delete a Poll

  • Click the trash icon to delete the poll.

Create a Poll in Advance

  • Go to Agenda & Speakers

  • Click the three dots to see the menu dropdown

  • Click Copy Deep Link to Session

  • Open a new tab to the link that you've copied

If you are using the app for an in-person event, you can enter the session through the app even before the event opens so you can set up your polls in advance.

Session Polls in the Attendee App

Event admins, staff and session speakers can create polls inside the session in the Attendee app.

  • Enter the Session

  • Click Activity, then Polls

  • Click Create a Poll

  • Enter the Question and Options, choose your settings

  • Click Publish when you are done

Download the Poll Report in Analytics Tab

  • Go to Analytics in your admin console

  • From the Registration tab, click Download

  • Select Polls Data

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