What does DirectPoll Cost?
I'm just wondering if the service is free of charge.
How to Run a Poll
I'd like to run my DirectPoll in a browser, how do I do that?
How can I include the Poll in my Presentation using PowerPoint, Keynote or other presentation software?
Using a web browser
You can switch from the presentation to a web browser showing the results screen. You can make this transition appear seamless by putting the browser in full-screen mode on the presentation screen before you start playing the presentation. That way, when you temporarily switch out of the presentation, the DirectPoll result screen is shown.
Using a Plugin
The Poll results page can be embedded in some presentation programs using a plugin. That way, you don’t have to leave the presentation: just navigate to the slide that contains the embedded Poll results page to show the Poll to your audience.
A possible alternative is the free Live Slides Application which creates slides with Embedded web content for Keynote and PowerPoint.
Oh no, I lost my admin-mail with the Cockpit links! How can I get it back?
Can I add questions while conducting a poll?
Sure. They’ll be added after pushing
Your cockpit control is updated immediately after you saved the poll. You may use your questions as soon as the poll is started and the new questions appear in the dropdown of your cockpit control.
I like to start with the first question
Can people vote on all the questions on their own or do they have to wait for the next question?
DirectPoll is made for Live Voting where the presenter controls which question is shown. Therefore, it is not possible for voters to skip to the next question.
If you only have a few questions, you could potentially create a new Poll for each question and leave them all active. This may not offer the experience you’re looking for but it is a potential workaround.
Where do I see the answers to the current question?
Just open the result page with the link from your Poll’s Cockpit page.
You may want to use it in fullscreen mode while doing your presentation.
The results are also shown on the cockpit page next to each question and answers.
How long does my Poll remain available on DirectPoll.com?
Large Audiences of more than 500 voters
I have a large audience of more than 500 people for my poll. Do you support that?
We currently limit DirectPoll to serve 500 connected voters per poll at any one time. This means 500 people who have the voting screen open on their device. As soon as someone closes the voting screen, puts their device to sleep, or navigates away their “spot” is freed up for someone else.
As long as not more than 500 people vote at the same time, the number of voters is practically limitless.
If you need more than that, please contact us directly via firstname.lastname@example.org for a special arrangement that can support any size of audience.