By default, Crowdpurr assumes that you want to fully control how often the questions switch and what views are shown to your crowd and when. This is called "Host Controlled Mode" which gives you as the host full control of how your Experience runs. There are other "Playback Modes" such as "Fully Automatic" and "Crowd Controlled", but this article covers "Host Controlled Mode". For more information on other types of "Playback Modes", see the articles at the bottom of this page.
Updating the Active Question
In "Host Controlled Mode", it's up to you, the host, to update the Active Question (i.e. progress your Poll or Trivia Game along its questions).
Whenever you update the Active Question, the entire Experience will instantly update across every mobile device in the crowd and the Projector View in real-time... pretty cool right? Your Experience always syncs to the Active Question. Before starting your game, you'll want to make sure your Experience's "Active Question" is set to question one.
There are several ways to update the Active Question:
From the Experience Dashboard, Use the Active Question Controller
To update the Active Question using the "Active Question Controller", simply click on the left or right arrows under the "Active Question" header at the top of the Experience Dashboard. You can also click and type in the question number where the Active Question number is displayed. This is a good way to jump to a certain question.
From the Experience Dashboard, Click on a Question's Tab
Clicking on a question's tab also updates the Active Question. You'll notice the active question number updates under the Active Question header when you click on a question tab. This is a handy method of "jumping around" to different questions when you have a lot of questions.
From the Projector View, Click on the Arrows or Question Bullets
On the Projector View, you can click on the left and right arrows on each side of the window to set the Active Question to the previous or next question. You can also click on the Question Bullets underneath the question text.
From Your Keyboard, Use the Arrow Keys
On both the Experience Dashboard and the Projector View, the left and right arrow keys on your computer's keyboard will update the Active Question. This is a quick and easy shortcut to update the Active Question without having to use the mouse or click any buttons.
More Helpful Articles
To learn more about other "Experience Playback Modes", check out these helpful articles: