When all of your questions have been voted on and/or you just want to end your Poll, you should "Finish" and finalize it. This will stop all voting and update the crowd's mobile devices and Projector View with a message that the "Poll has ended."
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 now.
Finishing Your Poll
To finish your Poll, simply click the smaller circular yellow "Stop" button under the "Control Center" heading on the Experience Dashboard. This will stop all interaction from your crowd.
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 need to reset it. Resetting will set your Poll back to the "Ready" state. This will update the crowd's mobile devices and Projector View to a "Welcome, the Poll will start soon" message. Below, we'll learn about options for handling existing crowd responses.
To reset your Poll, simply click on the circular blue "Reset" button under the "Control Center" heading on the Experience Dashboard. This will open the "Reset Poll..." dialog where you'll have two button options:
Clear Crowd Responses
Click the "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 ran again as a "fresh" Poll, click on this option. It will also set your Poll's state to "Ready". This is the most common type of reset.
Keep Crowd Responses
Click the "Keep Crowd Responses" button if you want to reset the Poll's state back to "Ready" 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.
The fun doesn't stop here though, there are many more fun and advanced features. 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 Excel
- 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