Socio's Polling makes your Socio live stream an even richer experience for your attendees! There's no need to pay for an outside tool, and everything you need to keep your attendees engaged with your sessions is manageable from Socio.
Socio's Polling functionality becomes available after you publish your event, once you have access to the Manage tools.
Add a Q&A feature
If you want a general Q&A for your event, you can add it as a feature that attendees can click on from the event's main navigation. If you simply want to add Q&A to sessions, skip to the next section.
On the Edit Event page, click Add Features. In the modal that pops up, click Add under the Q&A feature, then close the modal. To rename the feature, give it a custom icon, or restrict it to certain Groups, click the Settings (⚙️) icon. Remember to click Save Changes when you're done.
Now you've added the feature, but there's nothing in it just yet. Keep reading to learn how to add a Poll to your new Polling feature.
Add a Poll to a feature
From the Edit Event page, click the Event Name in the breadcrumbs for the page, then click Q&A and Polling. On the next page, click the Polling tab, then click New Poll.
In the modal that appears, use the Link to field to search for the Polling feature, Agenda session or Live Stream feature you want to link this Poll to.
⭐️ Keep in mind, before you attempt this process, you must have already added the Polling feature, Live Stream feature, or Agenda session you're creating this Poll for.
Next, fill in the following fields:
Set the Poll Status to Active, Inactive, or Scheduled. Inactive Polls will be invisible to attendees. If you select Scheduled, you can set the date and time at which the Poll will become active.
If you want the Poll to stay hidden until a specific point in a live stream that may not be predictable, you can select Inactive for now and then come back at the right time to enable it.
Enter the question text that users will respond to. Underneath, enter the text for the options attendees can select in answer to the poll. If you want to add more than two options, click Add New Option as needed.
Share Poll Results After Voting
If enabled, attendees will see the existing poll results immediately after they submit their votes. If disabled, they'll see only the answer they submitted.
Click Save Changes when you're done.
After you've made some Polls, they'll appear in a list on the Q&A and Polling page under the Polling sub-tab. You can click the Settings (⚙️) icon next to each Poll to View Results, Edit, Export (results), Disable, or Delete a Poll.
You can also multi-select Polls and click the three dots next to the search field to Export (results), Deactivate, or Delete them.
Polling in Practice
If you added a Polling feature, attendees can click on it to see questions and submit their answers.
When attendees are viewing your Agenda session or Live Stream, they'll see the Polling tab on the right side panel with Chat and Q&A (if they're enabled).
Before a Poll has been made available, the Polling tab will show "No Polls yet".
If you un-checked the Share poll results... option, attendees will see the answer they selected after they submit an answer. If you checked the Share poll results... option, they'll see the percentage of all votes that each Poll answer received after they submit an answer.
When you export Polls from the Polling tab as mentioned above, an Excel file labeled 'Polling' will download. The file contains Instructions, Polling, and Reference Sheet tabs related to the Poll import template. These three sheets don't contain any information about results.
The rest of the file contains a sheet for each feature in your event that had a Poll assigned to it. If a feature had several different Polls associated, all of those polls will be included in that sheet. The feature sheets show the following rows with the relevant data in columns:
Voters - includes name, title, company, and email
In addition to the in-depth export, the Metrics page has some basic counts data for Polling.
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