During your Trivia Game you may want to show your crowd fun game-related details about the questions and answers of your game. We call these "views" in Crowdpurr and they are essentially toggles that can be turned off and on. Usually, as a Trivia Game host, you will show these views at the end of each question to update your crowd, for example, with the "Correct Answer" of the question they just answered or the current "Player Rankings" of the game.
There are several ways to toggle the views off and on in Crowdpurr depending on where you're working. All "view" buttons are synced and can be enabled or disabled from any of the following locations:
From the Experience Dashboard, the Viewer Controls Buttons:
Simply click on any of the buttons listed under the "Viewer Controls" heading. This will toggle that view on and off on the Projector View. The idea here is that you can enable various views from the Experience Dashboard without having to mouse into the Projector View. To turn off a view, simply press the button again.
From the Projector View, the Configure-Menu Toggle Switches:
The same views are also toggle-able from the Projector View window. Simply click on the "gear button" in the lower-right-hand corner of the Projector View, and the same views are available as switches.
From the Keyboard, use the Keyboard Shortcuts:
The easiest method to enable views is to simply use your computer's keyboard. Simply press the letter on the keyboard to enable a given "view". The "view's" keyboard shortcut is listed next to the description of the view on both the Experience Dashboard or the Projector View. The keyboard shortcut can be used on both the Experience Dashboard and the Projector View and you'll notice it updates both the buttons and toggle switches. To turn off a view, simply press the keyboard shortcut again.
By default, the following views are available for a Trivia Game:
Show Live Answer Results ( A )
This view updates the Projector View with live answer results from your crowd! It updates the Projector View to show a bar chart that features the number of answers received for each question and the percentage of the crowd that voted on that answer. This view is also live, so it updates in real-time as answers are received by Crowdpurr. The keyboard shortcut is "A" (to remember it, think of "A" is for answers).
Show Correct Answer ( C )
This view updates the Projector View with the correct answer for the current Active Question. It will highlight the correct answer in green and update the wrong answers to red. This view also updates the mobile-client as well, so the correct answer can be seen on your crowd's mobile devices. Additionally, this "view" can be combined with "Show Live Answer Results". The correct answer will still be shown with the bar chart from "Show Live Answer Results." The keyboard shortcut is "C" (to remember it, think of "C" is for correct answer).
Show Rankings ( R )
This is probably the most fun view of all for your crowd. It updates the Projector View with a sorted rankings list of all the players and their current scores highlighting the top three players at the top in gold, silver, and bronze! This view is also live and will update in real-time. Feel free to show it as long as you want. This view is a separate view and will hide the question view until you either disable "Show Rankings" or update to the next question. The keyboard shortcut is "R" (to remember it, think of "R" is for rankings).
Revisiting Game Flow
Now that you know how to toggle the various Trivia Game views, the previous step's game flow makes more sense. Let's revisit it:
- Start your Trivia Game (make sure the Active Question is on the first question). Starting your Trivia Game will open the game for playing on the crowd's mobile devices and also trigger the first question's Points Timer.
- Allow time for your crowd to answer the question. The Points Timer lasts for thirty seconds by default. When the Points Timer runs out, your crowd can no longer earn points for the question and you can proceed to the next step.
- Optionally, show your crowd the "Live Answer Results" on the Projector View.
- Optionally, show your crowd the "Correct Answer" on the Projector View.
- Optionally, show your crowd the "Live Player Rankings" on the Projector View.
- You're now ready to proceed to the next question. Update the Active Question to the next questions. This will automatically reset any "views" enabled in steps 3 - 5.
- Repeat steps 2 - 6 until the end of your last question.
- Show the final game rankings on the Projector View.
- Finalize your Trivia Game (more on this in the next step).
So you can now see how it makes sense to do Step 2 - Allow your crowd to answer the question. When the question's points timer is over, you can do Step 3 and announce "Let's see how the crowd responded?" You can then enable "Show Live Answer Results" and your crowd can see how everyone answered. Then you can do Step 4 and announce "Let's now see the correct answer!". You can then enable "Show Correct Answer" and your crowd can see the correct answer. Lastly, you can then do Step 5 and announce "Let's take a look at the leaderboard now!" You can then enable "Show Live Rankings". After this, just update the Active Question to the next question and all views will be reset and your crowd will then play the next question. You then repeat this process until the end of the game.
You now know how to setup, run, and test your game! We'll learn how to reset our game and clear out our dry run crowd responses in the next step Finishing & Resetting Your Trivia Game.