How to create and manage polls

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Your attendees will love engaging with custom polls related to your event's content. Here's what you need to know:

The Basics

  • Only event Organizers and Moderators can create, hide, or delete polls.
    -Organizers can control polls at any level of the event (event, stage,session, expo)
    -Moderators can control polls within their moderated session or expo booth
  • Polls can be specific to a particular Session, Expo or event-wide.
  • You can create a poll in any area of the event except the Backstage.
  • Attendees are allowed to vote once per poll.
  • If you create polls before your event starts and attendees land on your event’s Reception Page, they can vote on the pre-created polls before your event begins.
  • Polls can be created anytime during the event. Once created the poll will go live immediately. You can choose to hide the results from your attendees and delete them at any time.
  • Character limit for poll questions: 200
  • Character limit for poll options: 100
  • Limit for number of poll options: unlimited

Creating polls

Event-wide Polls

 

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  • Register for your event and open its Reception page
  • Switch to the Polls tab on the right sidebar
  • Click Create a poll and the Poll popup menu will appear

Session or Expo-related Polls

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  • Open a specific Session or Expo Booth
  • Switch to the Polls tab on the right sidebar
  • Click Create a poll and the Poll popup menu will appear

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  • Fill out the Poll Question and Options
  • Click Create Poll and a new Poll will become visible to attendees on your event

Advanced settings bring more controls to Polls at your event.

While creating a new Poll click on the Show advanced settings menu.

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  • Choose if the Poll results will be Visible or Hidden
    • Visible means that all attendees will be able to see the poll results
    • Hidden means that only the organizers can see the poll results (examples below) poll_results_visible_hidden.png
  • Restrict voting to certain ticket types only. This means if you only wanted a certain group of people to be able to vote, say, board members for example, then you can designate only the Board Member ticket type to have voting privileges.
  • Click Create Poll and a new Poll will become visible to attendees on your event

Note: If you want to create polls before your event starts, you must preview your event by visiting your event Registration page, registering for your event, and clicking Preview. If your event has not started yet, you’ll be taken to your event's Reception Page.

In case you want to create polls after your event has started, visit your event Registration page and register for your event. You’ll be taken to your event’s Reception Page.

Managing polls

Once the Poll is created and listed on the Polls tab, event Organizers can Hide or Delete polls.

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  • Click on the three-dots icon at the top right corner of the Poll
  • Choose Hide or Delete the current Poll
  • Confirm your action in a popup and the Poll will become Hidden or Deleted depending on your choice

Note: If you Hide a poll, attendees won’t be able to see that poll anymore but your results will still be available in the event Dashboard. Event Organizers can Unhide polls at any time.

In case you Delete a poll, your poll and its results will disappear and there is no way to get them back.

Poll data

You can view the responses to your polls directly in each event area by clicking Show Results in the specific poll section.

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Alternatively, Organizers can check live poll results by going to their Event Dashboard > Analytics > View Polls.

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Here, you can view and Download the Poll results at your event. You can also download the Poll Results Report for further analysis!

To do more with polls, check out our guide on Slido Integration.

Disabling event-wide/segment polls 

To disable the poll tab of the event/segment, please see this guide for the instructions. 
 
Feel free to reach out to us at support@hopin.com in case you have questions or need assistance.

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