When all of your questions have been voted on or you'd just like to end your Poll, you can Finish and finalize it. This will stop all voting and update all connected crowd Particpiant Views and the Presentation View with a message indicating, "The poll has ended. Thank you for participating."
Finishing your Poll is useful when you no longer want your crowd to use the Poll and you want them to focus their attention back on your presentation, another topic, etc.
When you want to clear out any test votes and reset your Poll for your actual live event, you must first Finish your Poll. Once you finish a Poll, you have the option of resetting it, which we'll do in this tutorial.
Finishing Your Poll
To finish your Poll, simply click the smaller red Stop button under the Playback Controls heading on the Experience Dashboard. This will stop all interaction from your crowd.
Your Poll is now Finished and your crowd can no longer answer questions. All Participant Views will now show a Voting Finished screen as displayed below:
Participant View displays for a finished Poll
Resetting Your Poll
Now that your Poll is finished, to run it again, either as another "dry run" for testing purposes or for your actual live event, you'll need to reset it to clear out all the test players and votes. Resetting will set your Poll back to the Ready To Start state. This will update all crowd Participant Views and the Presentation View will display, "The Poll will begin shortly."
To reset your Poll, simply click on the circular blue Reset button under the Playback Controls heading on the Experience Dashboard.
The Reset Experience icon under Playback Control
This will open the Reset Poll... dialog where you'll have two button options:
Clear Crowd Responses
Click the red Clear Crowd Responses button if you want to clear out all the current crowd responses. If you want to reset your Poll to a clean state, so it can be run again as a "fresh" Poll, click on this option. It will also set your Poll's state to Ready To Start. This is the most common type of reset.
Remove Participant Accounts
Along with clearing out the Crowd Responses, you can also enable the Remove Participant Accounts setting. When this option is toggled On, selecting the Clear Crowd Responses option will also remove the participant accounts tied to the Experience. Participants will be required to sign in again and create a new participant account.
Keep Crowd Responses
Click the Keep Crowd Responses button if you want to reset the Poll's state back to Ready To Start but want to keep the existing Poll results and crowd responses. There are some cases where this is useful, for example, when you want to re-run your Poll for new voters in your crowd and have them add to the existing Poll data and results.
After clicking on one of the above buttons, your Poll is now reset. To start it again you'll need to click the green Play button.
Next Steps and Advanced Features
Congrats! You've now created, set up, ran, tested, and reset your first Crowdpurr Poll! You have all the tools and knowledge to create and execute more Polls. You're ready to experiment on friends, family, and colleagues before your actual live event. Feel free to do as many tests and dry runs as you like in order to feel comfortable and ready for your actual live event.
The fun doesn't stop here though, there are many more fun and advanced features that are available in a Crowdpurr Poll. Check out some of our other great Poll topics and learn how to:
- Upload Custom Branding Logos to Experiences
- Customize the Look and Feel of Your Poll
- Add images and GIFs to Ask Image-based Questions
- Export Your Poll's Results to a Spreadsheet
- Creating a Custom URL For Your Crowd To Use For Your Poll
- Enable Lead Capture to Capture Player Information Such As Email and Address
- Advanced Poll Settings
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