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
Numerical Answer Question
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 Projector View, the most popular answers will be the biggest!
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.
To add in a Text or Numerical Answer question into your Experience, first add a blank question. To add a question, click the Question Tools button to the right of your Question tabs to open the Question Tools Panel. Click on the Add Blank Question button with a icon. Clicking on this will add a new question tab in sequential order.
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 a 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 only have these 3 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.
To change the question tex itself, simply click into the box, type out your question, and click the green Save (checkmark) button on the right.
To change the order of your question, or where it should go, 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 the 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. 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 Save button to apply it.
For more info on the different question types, check out these articles:
Here, you can set how many points your question is worth. By default, all questions are set to 100 points. Click the text box and you can 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 question with the default points value.
Enter the new value you want here, then click Save
Presto! Your new value has been applied.
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.
Apply Answer Colors
Did you know you can change the colors on the answer buttons? You can find out how here:
The Apply Answer Colors button will apply this question's Answer Color scheme to every question in your Experience. You'll get a notification in the top right corner confirming it, and if you go to your other questions, they will have the new color scheme 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 it 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 Multiple Choice question, scroll down to the bottom of the page to the Upload Question Image section. For more information on that, check out Adding Image-Based Questions.
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