The Text Answer and Numerical Answer question types allow your crowd to enter whatever they like as their answer. Naturally, you'll get a much wider variety in the results for these types. These question types are supported by both Polls and Trivia Games.
Text Answer Question on the Participant View
Numerical Answer Question on the Participant View
Making a new Text or Numerical Answer Question
Text and Numerical Answer questions can be very handy when you want a wider variety in your answers. When you use Show Live Answer Result (A) on the Presentation View, the most popular answers will display the biggest results.
You can choose to make a Text or Numerical Answer Trivia Game or Poll using the Setup Wizard. For Trivia Games, this will add in some of our pre-made questions if you have any topics selected.
Adding Blank Questions
To add a Text or Numerical Answer question to your Experience, first, add a blank question. There are currently 2 ways to quickly add a blank question.
- Add Question via Question Tools
- Add Question via the Questions Tab
The first way you can add a question is by clicking the Question Tools button to the right of your Question tabs to open the Question Tools Panel. Next, click on the green Add Blank Question(+) icon. Clicking on this will add a new question tab in sequential order.
The second way to quickly add a question is by clicking on the (+) located to the right of the last question number on the Questions tab.
Changing the Question Type
Then click the green Edit (pencil) button in the top right of the question text area. Alternatively, you can also click the text of the question itself, where it says "click to edit."
This will open the edit panel with several options. Click the dropdown menu under Question Type to select which type you want, then click the green Save (checkmark) button in the top right.
Multiple Choice is selected for all new questions by default.
Trivia Games have these 4 question types available.
Polls also have Yes or No and Like or Dislike options.
Editing Text and Numerical Answer Questions
To edit a question, click the green Edit (pencil) button. This will open a panel with a few options for your question.
You can also click the text of the question itself, where it says "(click here to edit)"
This will open a panel with a few options for your question.
Change Question Text
To change the question text itself, simply click into the box, type out your question, and click the green Save (checkmark) button on the right or press the Enter key on your keyboard.
To change the order of your question, or where it should go during your Experience, you can use the Question Order option on the far left. Click it to open the dropdown selection box, and choose its new position. Click the green Save (checkmark) button on the right after you're done.
You can also do that by dragging and dropping question tabs. However, you can't move it out of the current group of 10 questions this way.
You can change the type of this question here; however, please note that changing question types will erase all answers you have set. You cannot undo this. If you accidentally change question types, you will have to rewrite all of the answers you set for your Text or Numerical Answer question, as well as the correct answer, etc.
Double-check which question type you've selected, and click the green Save (checkmark) button to apply it.
For more info on the different question types, check out these articles:
You can set how many points your question is worth under the Point Value section. By default, all questions are set to 100 points. Click the text box to type in any number from 1 to 1000. You can make harder questions worth more, put more valuable questions at the end of your Trivia Game, or you can set each question to higher values to make the whole game more competitive!
After you select your point value, click the green Save button. You'll see the value you entered in the small purple box under your question.
Your new Text Answer question with the default points value.
Enter the new value you want here, then click Save
Presto! Your new value has been applied.
If you'd like to add a little fun to your Trivia Game, you make any trivia question a Points Wager question. With points wagering, your players can choose what they want to wager on the next question. For a question with the Points Wager switch enabled, players can choose to go all-in, half-in, partially-in, or even none at all! The choice is up to them.
Points Wager questions make for a great finale or bonus question at the end of your trivia games. For more information on how the new Points Wager feature works, please visit Points Wagering Explained
You can also set a specific Question Timer duration for an individual question. By default, all questions are set to 15 seconds. Like setting an individual question's Point Value, you can use this customization to make harder questions by reducing its Question Timer or even using a higher Point Value in conjunction with a faster timer to make the game more competitive.
To set a specific question's timer, click the text box and select your preferred duration using the dropdown boxes. For instance, you can set a specific question's timer as short as 10 seconds or as long as 60 minutes!
Blank question with the default Question Timer.
Select the new duration you want here, then click Save
Presto! Your new Question Timer has been applied.
|The Clone Question button copies everything in the current question over to a new question. The newly-cloned question will be located right after the current one in the order.|
|If you made an extra question by mistake, don't like a pre-made question from our categories, or just want to get rid of a question for any reason, click the red Delete button.|
Upload Question Image
If you've upgraded to the Classroom Plan or higher, you can add images to your questions. To add an image to a Text or Numerical Answer question, locate the Question Media section located on the right side of the Questions tab. For more information on that, check out Uploading Your Own Images to Questions.
Reviewing Results on the Experience Dashboard
From the Questions tab on the Experienced Dashboard, there are various stats including Answers Received and the Answered Correct percentage. You can quickly review these stats to understand how many participants have answered the question and what percent answered correctly.
On the Summary tab of the Experience Dashboard, an overall summary of the trivia game or poll can be viewed.
Example Summary tab for a Trivia Game
Trivia Game Summary Tab
For trivia games, under the Summary tab, Text Answer questions will show a percentage of how many players answered the trivia question correctly along with the above-mentioned answer stats. You can also export all responses to each question submitted by individual participants by exporting the Crowd Activity as a CSV spreadsheet.
Poll Summary Tab
For polls, under the Summary tab, Text Answer questions will display the "Top Voted Answers" so the most popular answer options can be viewed. To review the number of votes for all other cast answers, the Crowd Activity must be exported to CSV and further analyzed in spreadsheet software.
Check out how to set correct answers for text-answer Trivia Game questions and also how to manage incoming text-answer responses in the following articles:
- Setting the Correct Answer for Text-Answer Trivia Game Questions
- Working with Incoming Text-Answer Responses
- Reviewing Text Answers For Profanity Before Displaying
- Working with Multiple-Choice Questions
- Working with Like or Dislike & Yes or No Questions
- Trivia Game Settings - Trivia Format
- Adding, Editing, & Removing Multiple Choice Answers
- Removing an Experience
- Uploading Your Own Images to Questions
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