A countdown timer adds to the excitement of a poll, indicating how much time is left to answer the poll /quiz question and creating an urgency to completing the task in time.
Which Add-in are you using?
With the PowerPoint Add-in it is possible to add a countdown timer to your polls.
Vevox offers countdown timers that automatically close polls after a period of time that the presenter can set. Be mindful and allow enough time for participants to vote but equally don’t allow time to drag on.
To set up a count down timer with the PowerPoint-Add-in, follow these steps:
Select the slide you would like to add a countdown clock to.
Click on the 'Display Options' button from the ribbon.
In the display options menu to the right of your slide, you can enable or disable a countdown clock and choose how long you wish the timer to last for.
When you select that the countdown should close the poll after the set time, you do not need to manually advance the slide to show the voting results. It will automatically appear.
By default the timer will be added to the bottom right of your slide but you can easily click and drag it to re-position it anywhere you like on the slide.
For more resources:
- Read this blog on 5 tricks to become a PowerPoint polling pro.
- Watch this video from the 11:10 - 13:59 timestamp for countdown timers