In this article we cover:
- Steps to connect your session with your PowerPoint
- Meeting session states
- Simulating polling results
- Disabling polling
Follow these instructions if you have set up polling with the Powerpoint Add-in from Vevox:
Open PowerPoint and select the Vevox tab from the PowerPoint ribbon.
Select the 'Login icon'. If you are disconnected from the meeting, the icon will be grey and display the text 'Login'.
Enter your email and password in the corresponding text fields.
After entering your login credentials you will be prompted to choose the Meeting session you want to connect to. Select the meeting session from the drop-down list and press connect.
By default when a Vevox meeting session is created it is in the 'Waiting' state. The state of the meeting session is displayed in the Vevox ribbon in PowerPoint. Before you can start polling, your meeting status needs to be in 'Meeting Started' mode.
Starting Your Presentation
If your meeting session has already been started from the Vevox online Dashboard then everything is ready to go to start asking your participants questions.
If your meeting session has not been started in the dashboard yet, it is not a problem. When you start the presentation by going into Slide Show mode (press F5) you will be prompted to start it. All other current meeting sessions in your meeting session list will be placed in the 'Waiting' status.
Before your meeting starts, you can also simulate polling results without having participants answering your actual questions. The Vevox system creates simulated results. This functionality can assists presenters to understand how the slides will appear with voting results on. There are two ways to simulate what your polls and slides will look like.
1. Use the sample results button
Both the 'clear results' and simulating functionality can be accessed from the PowerPoint ribbon.
2. Use the simulate polling option
This can be done from slide show mode. Your session status must be in the waiting or stopped mode to simulate the polling.
A presenter or host can also run through the meeting session & presentation deck in PowerPoint (in Slide show mode) while the polling is disabled. This way no results will be collected.