Polls happen in real time during live events, online meetings and classes. It is only open for interaction as long as the meeting, event or class lasts. Participants will be voting with their mobile devices during live polling and following the presentation or meeting visually via a big screen or computer screen.
Surveys on the other hand, are polls that can be completed at own pace and own time. In other words, you do not need to have a live meeting or presentation active. It can happen in ‘offline’ mode.
You can set-up a survey to be completed over a pre-determined time, it could be hours or even days. The survey will be available from the time you put the meeting status to ‘Start’ until you ‘Stop’ it again.
Polls can be imported or exported from one session to another. This provides a simple way of re-using polls without the need to recreate them from scratch each time you start a new meeting.
Polls can also be exported from a polling meeting and imported to a survey with ease. The opposite is also true where surveys can be exported and then imported into the polling functionality.
Follow these instructions to export a poll and import it into a survey
Before importing polls the first step is to create a Vevox import file that contains the information related to a poll. This is done by exporting a poll or multiple polls that you have previously created.
To export a poll:
Select ‘Polls’ from the navigation menu.
Select the checkbox of the poll(s) to be exported.
When one or more poll has been selected a series of options appear at the top of the polls list.
Select 'Export Poll Template'.
Exporting polls will download a file to your default download folder. Your file will now have an '.json' extension at the end.
This file stores all the information related to the poll or polls that you have exported. It can be shared with others or stored on your computer to be imported into any other Vevox surveys.
Follow these steps to import your poll(s):
Import Polls into survey:
Create a new meeting and give it a name.
Select ‘Survey’ from the navigation menu.
Press the 'Import surveys’ button.
After selecting the ‘Import surveys’ button a menu pop-up screen will appear asking you to drag and drop or browse for a Vevox import file.
Locate the Vevox import file and select it. Your file should have a '.json' extension at the end of the file name.
A warning pop-up menu will appear indicating that you are importing polls into a survey.
By default all polls contained within the file will be imported into a single new survey file. Successfully selecting a Vevox import file will present a preview of the polls to be imported when you select the drop down arrow next to “New Survey”.
To complete the process press 'Import'.
You will be reminded to change your meeting status from ‘Waiting’ to ’Start’ mode. Then only will you be able to ‘Start’ or open the survey before any responses can be accepted.
Once you have successfully collected your responses, you can ‘Close’ your survey again before requesting the data reporting. No further responses will be accepted.