In this article we cover:
- How to set up a welcome message/announcement
- How participants can upvote other comments
- How to sort the Q&A board and enlarge comment
Need to enhance participant interaction, get ideas and views shared? The Q&A message board is the ideal place to do just that. When you launch Present view your first slide will always show the Vevox joining instructions with the 9-digit Session ID and/or QR code depending on your settings.
Use this slide to welcome participants to your session and ask them to submit any questions. You can ask for specific input from the participants or ask them to give random ideas, opinions or thoughts. For more information on the Q&A message board - see this section in the helpsite.
To set up a welcome message go to:
Your dashboard, then select 'Q&A' on the left-hand side from the main navigation menu.
Type in our message in the space provided for 'Host message'. For example: 'Welcome to today's online class. Please start sending in your questions about yesterday's lesson.'
Press the 'Arrow' button to send the message.
Participants will see a message like the one below on the big screen or on their laptop/tablet when following your presentation.
Participants will see the following on their mobile devices on the information screen and the Q&A screen:
The red dot next to the speech bubbles will indicate that there are new items/messages to view on the Q&A message board.
Participants can now type in suggestions or comments in the 'Ask a question' box on their mobile devices. (Press the arrow to send the message.)They can submit more than one suggestion or question.
The screen share in present view will automatically update with the latest comments for all to see.
How participants can upvote other comments
From here, participants can like comments and 'upvote' it by pressing the thumbs up/ like icon. Or they can sort the Q&A messages by most recent or most 'liked' on their app. On participant devices the same Q&A screen will look like this:
How to sort the Q&A board & enlarge comment
Sorting your Q&A board is easy with Present view. Click on the top right-hand corner to decide if you would like to display the messages & comments by:
- Most recent
- Most liked (participants upvoted comments)
- Only the favorite ones (the Q&A moderator decides what the favorite messages are)
It is also possible to hide comments from the Q&A board in Present view, without the need to switch back to the dashboard or using a second laptop. Click on the hide/archive icon that appears when you hover over the comment or question. You can also click on the comment to enlarge it and to focus the attention on the specific topic. Double click on the enlarged comment to take it back to its original display size. (If you hide or archive a question, it will still appear in your dashboard for future reference).
Read more about using or turning the moderation function on or off.