Run an Open text poll

  • 28 April 2021
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Use the open text poll to have attendees type in words or longer text. This is especially useful if you want to ask an open-ended question.

 

In this article:

 

Create an open text poll

 

In your Slido event, go to the Live polls tab, select Open text and add your question.
 

Creating an open text poll

 

If applicable, you can also allow the following settings:

  • Allow multiple answers - To allow your participants to submit more than just 1 answer to the question
  • Display respondent names -  To display the participant’s name next to their response
  • Hide live results - To prevent participants from seeing the results right away

 

Setting up an open text poll


Once you’re done, hit Launch to activate your poll instantly, or simply Save it for later. In case you need to make changes to your poll, click the three vertical dots next to your poll and select Edit

 

Run the poll and see how it works for your participants

 

Once you’ve prepared your poll, you can activate it by clicking the green play button (not needed if you hit Launch when creating the poll).

 

You can then open the Participant mode on the left to see how the poll works for your participants.
 

Testing your open text poll through participant mode

This is how the results are displayed in the Present mode:
 

Open text poll results in Present mode

 

Responses are ordered by the time of submission - the most recent ones appear at the very top. If you receive more responses than can fit on the screen, you can scroll down to see the rest.

 

Moderate poll responses

 

If needed, you can delete submitted responses and filter out the irrelevant or inappropriate ones from the open text poll. This helps you capture more valuable results for you and your participants.

 

To do so, hover over the response which you'd like to remove. Once the bin icon appears, click it and confirm with Remove.
 

Deleting submitted entries from the open text poll

 

Please note that the open text poll is limited to 5000 responses to optimise performance.


Curious about more?


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In the past, I’ve been able to allow multiple responses to an open text poll while sharing the results. However, now this won’t work. When I share the results, participants are only able to enter one response to the open text poll. They can see all the results but don’t have the option to enter another response. Is this a bug? How can I work around this issue?

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Hi @KCas,

This should still work. Simply enable allow multiple answers in the poll settings of the open text poll in question, and make sure you do not lock voting while the open text poll is active. This way, participants can enter multiple responses to your open text poll even while the results are being shared. 

Hope this helps! Let me know if you need anything else :)

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