There are several options on the Projector View which give it a lot more utility than just showing your crowd's answers. This article goes through each setting one at a time to give you a feel for how to get the most out of it. This article focuses on customizing and running the Projector View.
To open a Projector View, click on the purple Projector View button on the Experience Dashboard. The Projector View will open in a different tab of your browser. Drag the tab out of the window and to the monitor you want it to display on. Press the Fullscreen button in the bottom right of the Projector View, and you're ready to go.
For help displaying the Projector View on another monitor, projector, or any screen, please see the following article:
If you only have one screen to work from, you can run your entire experience from the Projector View using the Keyboard Shortcuts. However, the Experience Dashboard gives you the most control over your experience.
Click the Settings (gear) button to open the Settings Panel. There are different settings for different experience types.
Poll and Trivia Settings
Trivia Game and Poll experiences have many similar settings, so they are discussed together in this article. Click here to jump down to Social Wall settings.
Projector View Settings for a Trivia Game.
Projector View Settings for a Poll.
Sync Projector View will keep this Projector View synced up with the live game. Whenever a Projector View is opened, it is enabled by default. Changing questions and views from the Experience Dashboard will affect all Mobile Views as well as all Synced Projector Views.
If you disable it, it will display the current view until Sync is enabled again. It will not change questions unless you change the Active Question from this Projector View itself, using the Keyboard Shortcuts or the arrow buttons on the sides of the screen.
Anything displayed on an de-Synced Projector View will still reflect the live experience. If you enable Show Live Answer Results (A) for a question, it will continue updating as participants answer that question. If you enable Show Rankings Leaderboard (R) in a Trivia Game, it will display the participants current scores as they answer questions in the live game.
Views (Show Live Answer Results (A), Show Correct Answer (C), Show Rankings (R))
These settings have the same effect as changing views from Experience Dashboard. If the current Projector View is Synced, setting the view will also set the view for all Mobile Views, other Synced Projector Views, and the Experience Dashboard.
If the Projector View is de-Synced, they will only affect this Projector View. As mentioned above, this can be useful for keeping certain information visible at all times.
Show URL Bar
When Show URL Bar is enabled, a black bar appears at the bottom of the Projector View. It shows participants the URL to follow and the code to enter to join experience. The message shown will occasionally cycle through the bar, but won't actually change.
Disable this setting to hide the URL Bar. This will save some screen space, so the answers and the Rankings Leaderboard will expand to fill up the unused space. However, your participants will not see where to go to get to your experience. The experience code will still work, so post it elsewhere; put it on posters, in emails to invitees, have your host announce it, etc.
Dark Text Mode
This will make most of the text darker on the Projector View. This can make it much easier to read the questions and answers if you're using a lighter background.
Social Wall Settings
Some of the settings are the same for Social Walls, but there are a few different ones too.
Changes the layout of of your Social Wall. You can also set this on the Experience Dashboard, under the green Social Wall Settings tab. For more info on that, check out this article:
Changes how fast posts cycle through your Social Wall. You can also set this on the Experience Dashboard, under the green Social Wall Settings tab. For more info on that, check out this article:
This changes the background color of the posts on your Social Wall. At this time, all posts must be the same color. You can also set this on the Experience Dashboard, under the blue Live Results tab. Any plan level can use the default color palette.
Choose Custom Posts Color
Conference Plan members can choose a custom color for their posts' backgrounds. Click in the Custom Color selector, and you can use the color picker to choose just the right color for your posts. If you know the hexadecimal code for your color, you can enter that instead.
Show URL Bar
When Show URL Bar is enabled, a black bar appears at the bottom of the Projector View. If you have more than one Social Channel enabled, the URL bar will cycle through a message for each, showing your crowd which #hashtags or @usernames to use for each channel. If you have Display Posts From Crowdpurr enabled, it will also show the URL to follow and the code to enter so your crowd can post directly to your Social Wall.
These settings are all discussed further on the Social Wall Settings - Social Channels page.
Disable this setting to hide the URL Bar. In all layouts except the Single Post Spotlight, that will no longer obscure posts as they scroll down behind it. However, this may make it harder for your crowd to participate in your Social Wall, as they'll need to find out how elsewhere. The experience code, crowd.live URL, and the Social Chanel access will all still work, so post it elsewhere; put it on posters, in emails to invitees, have your host announce it, etc.
Dark Text Mode
This will enable Dark Text Mode. This will only affect the title and description of your Social Wall, as well as the message which displays before you start the Social Wall.
This is where you can set which background your Projector View uses. This sets the background for all Projector Views for that experience. Whether or not they're synced, all Projector Views will use the same background. The different categories of backgrounds are explained below.
These settings are also identical for Trivia Games, Polls, and Social Walls.
All members can use any of our provided backgrounds for any of their experiences. Convention Plan members and above can upload their own background images.
These backgrounds use large, high resolution images. Additionally, they each have a subtle looping animation to create a bit more visual interest.
Most experiences use the first Vista Background by default. The blur effect on that image makes the animation a bit harder to notice, but it is there.
These backgrounds use large, high resolution images. These are static, however; they don't have any animation.
Pick one of these if you just want a solid color for the background of your Projector View. These could be more professional than the other available backgrounds. Simple backgrounds for when the focus needs to be just on your data.
The Gradient Backgrounds have a variety of different color patterns to choose from. These backgrounds are far more abstract, simply involving a few colors blending together. Gradients can be great backgrounds as they provide a great deal of visual interest, without being too distracting.
Our CPQ backgrounds are inspired by the color schemes and patterns from the popular HQ Trivia game app. When you create a Survivor Trivia experience, the background is set to the first CPQ Background by default.
Choose Custom Color
Setting a custom color for the background lets you use any solid color you like. Conference Plan members can choose a custom color for their Projector View background. Click in the Custom Color selector, and you can use the color picker to choose just the right color for your background. If you know the hexadecimal code for your color, you can enter that instead. Click the blue Apply (checkmark) next to the selector to apply your color to the background.
Upload Custom Background
This is where Conference Plan members can upload their own background images for the Projector View. This article goes into greater detail on how to upload your own background images:
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