Before we run your Trivia Game, let's open up the Participant View to see what your crowd will see on their mobile devices and also play along when we test our Trivia Game shortly. You can open up the Participant View on an actual mobile device (e.g. your mobile phone, your tablet, etc.) or you can open up the mobile client on a web browser tab on your desktop computer, laptop, or iMac. All devices are supported.
To open the Participant View, do one of the following:
From the Experience Dashboard
This is the easiest way to test your Trivia Game while still working in the Experience Dashboard as you edit your game. Simply click on the large blue Participant View button in the Crowd Views area of your Experience Dashboard. This button will open a test Participant View browser window on your desktop or laptop computer that you can use to test out the Experience as this window simulates how the Trivia Game will look on smaller mobile devices.
An Experience Dashboard and a Participant View window
During your actual event, your crowd will access your Trivia Game using the following mobile device instructions.
On Your Mobile Device
Open up your mobile browser (e.g. Safari, Chrome, etc.) on your mobile device (e.g. smartphone, tablet, etc.), and in the URL field, type in crowd.live. You will then be asked to Enter A Code. Simply enter the five-digit Trivia Game Code for your Trivia Game from the Experience Dashboard.
The Trivia Game Code on the Experience Dashboard
In this example, our code is LPBSK as shown on the Experience Dashboard. Your Experience Code will be different. Please refer to your Experience Dashboard.
Signing Into Your Trivia Game from the Participant View
Once you have opened the Participant View, it will ask you to enter a Nickname. By default, a nickname is needed as a minimum from each player in order to join your Trivia Game in order for players to be displayed on the Live Rankings Leaderboard.
When the Participant View is opened, enter a Nickname into the first field. Next, click the blue Join button. The Participant View will update to say, "Game Will Begin Shortly." Each player's Participant View will be in a holding state until you start your Trivia Game.
Participant View - Sign-In Page
Participant View - Waiting Page
Ready To Follow Along and Play
You're now ready to follow along and play your Trivia Game using the Participant View. As you run your Trivia Game, the Participant View you opened will update with the Active Question, allow you to answer, and show various Views that you set on the Experience Dashboard.
We're now ready to see how the Participant View works in the next step Launching the Trivia Game Presentation View.