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What Add-in are you using?
For Office 365 Add-in (Beta) - all questions need to be set up in the Vevox dashboard - same way you set up your polls when using Present View.
The Office 365 Add-in offers the following polling types. (Click on each polling type to see the instructions on how to create them. Make sure to set up your polls in the same session.)
After the polls have been set up in the dashboard do the following three steps:
Step 1: Open PowerPoint
Step 2: Connect to that session (if you haven't done so already.) A task pane will appear to the right of the window, containing all the polls that you have previously set up in the dashboard.
Step 3: Click on the 'Add' button next to the poll in the task pane to add it to your PowerPoint slide deck. (Remember the first option to add in the task pane will always be the instruction slide.)
Remember to invite your participants to your session before you present your polls in PowerPoint.
Adding additional polls
If you decide to add more polls to your presentation it is easy to set them up.
From within the PowerPoint task pane, click on the quick link at the bottom called 'Create poll'. This will take you directly to your dashboard session where you can easily set up a new poll.
As soon as a poll has been created in the dashboard, it will immediately appear at the bottom of the task pane - where it can be added to the PowerPoint slide deck with by clicking on the 'Add' button. Note that the poll (the questions slide as well as the result slide pair) will now appear at the bottom of your presentation in your normal slide view. Move both these slides into the right order of your slide deck.
Adding a poll with the PowerPoint Add-in works differently from the Office 365 Add-in (Beta).
In this section we cover:
Watch this video on how to create your poll in PowerPoint using Vevox.
There are 2 ways of creating a new poll using the PowerPoint Add-In.
- Using the Add Poll Slide feature.
- Converting text already on a slide into a poll.
1. Add Poll Slide
Select the Add Poll Slide button from the ribbon.
In the question editor that appears enter your question title.
Then add the possible choices.
Choose how many of the choices you want your participants to be able to select, then set the correct answer if applicable.
Finally, press the 'Add' button and your question will be created and placed onto your PowerPoint slide. A slide with options will appear in your PowerPoint deck. It displays sample results to give you an indication what the slide would look like.
2. Convert to Poll
If you already have a slide with the text of your question on it you can use the Covert to Poll feature.
Select the Convert to Poll button from the ribbon.
Text in the title placeholder will be used as the question title.
Text in the content placeholder will be used as possible choices.
The question title and choices will be automatically entered into the question editor. You can make further edits if necessary and alter the number of choices your participants are able to select.
Once done press the 'Add' button and your slide will be converted into a polling slide.
This video also gives a detailed overview of how to set up polls in PowerPoint, how to connect your session to PowerPoint, add joining instructions and how to add a count-down clock as well as leaderboard.
When you have finished setting up your polling questions, remember to save the presentation in PowerPoint as you would normally do.