Polls happen in real-time during live events, online meetings and classes. It is only open for interaction as long as the meeting, session, 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, session 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.
In some instances, surveys are used during a live event, meeting or class when participants are required to fill in the self-paced survey.
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 session 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 be a Zip folder containing all the data & images.
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.
You can select multiple polls to be exported at a time. When selecting multiple polls they will all be stored in the same survey file when downloaded. To store polls separately in multiple different files they must be exported separately.
Follow these steps to import your poll(s):
Import Polls into survey:
Create a new session and give it a name.
Select ‘Survey’ from the navigation menu.
Press the 'Import’ button.
After selecting the ‘Import’ button a menu pop-up screen will appear asking you to select a file to import.
Locate the Vevox import file and select it. Your file should be a Zip folder with all the relevant data included.
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 “New Survey”.
To complete the process press 'Import'.
You will be reminded to change your session status from ‘Waiting’ to ’Start’ mode by selecting the 'Start Survey' button.
Once you have successfully collected your responses, you can ‘Close’ your survey again before requesting the data reporting. No further responses will be accepted.