This article is about asking participants to pin a point(area) on the image. If you want to learn more about other ways you can use imagery in polls read this article.
In many education, training, market research or language polling questions, the host would like to ask participants to point to any or a specific part of an image as part of the polling. Then, participants drop a pin on the image where they think the best option/correct answer will be when voting.
Use it as an icebreaker to ask your participants to point where they are attending from on a map. Alternatively, test student knowledge by marking the correct body part on an image or X-ray. The possibilities are endless.
Participants can pinpoint up to 9 areas per image when answering the poll in this question type when there is no correct answer.
How to create a Pin on image poll:
Select 'Polls' from the main navigation menu on the left.
Press the '+ Create new' button.
Select your question type as ‘Pin on image’.
Enter your question title and then press on the ‘Add Content’ icon to upload your image. If there is no correct answer to this question or no points to earn in a quiz, press ‘Done’ to save.
Press ‘Create’ to ensure your image is now part of the poll.
Optional step: Set up correct answer area
If you want participants to drop the pin in a designated area, you can set up place markers. This means that only when they drop the pin in the designated area will the answer be deemed correct (and a score will automatically be allocated to the answer if you set up quiz scoring). To do this, double click on the image and a place marker will appear. You can adjust the size and shape of the area from the bounding box and move it by dragging. In this example, we have used two place markers to create a big enough area to cover the majority of the lung shape.
Remember, when you set up correct answer areas for this question type, participants are restricted to drop only one pin or vote once.
To create correct answer areas:
- Use your mouse, click on the image and hold the button - a circle will appear.
- Now drag and resize that circle. Or move it around.
- You can add an unlimited number of correct answer areas (circled shapes) to the image if your area is irregular to cover as much as possible.
To delete one of the place markers, select the delete icon next to the area name, and it will disappear. Or alternatively, click on the actual place marker on the image and press delete. Rearrange or add more place markers if you need them.
Optional step: Set up a Correct answer explanation
As soon as you double click on the image to set a correct answer area, a correct answer explanation box will appear, to the right of the image. You can add a description to explain your answer here. A great feature for educational purposes. Your explanation will appear in Present view after the poll results are displayed. Note that the correct answer explanation will not appear on the participant app or in PowerPoint.
Press the 'done' button when you are finished setting up your question and then select 'create' to save the changes.
Displaying the results
The polling results will appear in Present view once the poll has been closed. From the results below, it is clear that 6 participants voted for the right lung (in the first place marker). Another participant voted in the 2nd marker area that we have set up. (Note both areas have been set up as correct answers and will therefore earn points).
Two participants voted close together for the left lung and another for the top part of the left lung. However, as those have not been set up as correct marker areas, they will not earn any points.
Displaying the correct answer
When you show your participants the correct answer in Present view, the marked areas, as well as the correct answer explanation, will appear in Present view.
Edit the poll
Should you wish to go back to your poll and add some changes go to the dashboard, select edit (three dots next to the poll) and make your change from there.
Answering a Pin on image poll
1. Using a mobile:
When participants answer the poll from their mobile device, they tap on the image on the desired point. A circled number with rulers will appear. This number can be moved around by dragging it.
The participant app also has a toggle function to show only your own vote when displaying the answers.
2. Using the desktop app
Participants can also use their mouse to drop a pin. Or press the icon to get additional keyboard instructions to place new pins, select existing pins, delete pins or move pins etc.