When you're setting up your Experience, adding questions, uploading custom logos, etc. you may want to check out how your Experience is going to look from your crowd's perspective.
You can test or "dry run" your Experience as many times as you want by opening the Participant View by yourself, with co-workers, or with a test audience to run through your Experience. You can open up the Participant View on an actual mobile device. (e.g. your mobile phone, your tablet, etc.) Alternatively, you can open up the Participant View on your desktop computer or iMac. All devices are supported.
To open the Participant View, do one of the following:
On Your Desktop:
This is probably the easiest way to test your Experience while still working in the Experience Dashboard. Simply click on the blue Participant View button located under Crowd Views on the Experience Dashboard.
You can also click the Crowd URL (uniform resource locator) or hyperlink to your Experience below it. This is a shortcut link for testing your Experience that opens the Participant View in a new browser window on your desktop computer or laptop. The window will be smaller to simulate how the Experience will look on smaller mobile devices. You can then have it open along with your Experience Dashboard. During your actual event, your crowd will access your Experience using the below "Mobile Device" instructions.
Participant View button under Crowd Views
Participant View simulator opened from the Experience Dashboard.
The Settings (Gear) button on the bottom right doesn't appear when your crowd joins.
On Your Mobile Device:
Open up your mobile browser (e.g. Safari, Chrome, etc.) on your mobile device (e.g. smartphone, tablet, etc.) and in the URL field, type in "crowd.live". You will then be asked to Enter A Code. Simply enter the five-digit Experience Code from the Experience Dashboard. In this example, our code is LPBSK (as shown on the Experience Dashboard).
|Your crowd will see this when they go to crowd.live.||After entering the Experience Code, you are prompted to enter a nickname.|
Starting Your Experience & Following Along On The Participant View
You're now ready to follow along and test-run your Experience using the Participant View. Start your Experience from the Experience Dashboard (see the articles below for more help on this).
As you execute your Experience, the Participant View you've opened will update according to the current Active Question, allow you to answer, and show various settings that you set on the Experience Dashboard (like Show Correct Answer).
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