The SpotMe platform provides a variety of powerful interactivity tools to keep your app users engaged with your workspace.
But first, why is interactivity important in a workspace? Well, the average human attention span during a presentation tends to be around 20 minutes. This is perfectly normal: A dim room and no need for active participation will quickly drain anybody’s attention. It’s therefore no secret that interaction, and even something as simple as a poll half-way through a 45-minute session, can boost participant learning by up to 40%.
This article will provide an overview of some of the main the interactivity tools that can be used in your workspaces, with links to instructions on on how they can be configured in Backstage.
|The Feeds module is used to create public or private spaces within the workspace for sharing news and having discussions.
It allows both Backstage users and app users to post comments, photos, and videos, and is a great way to create interaction among app users on specific topics within the workspace.
Feeds are as such an essential means for app users to interact with one-another and with the workspace. By default, a home feed groups all the posts from all feeds on the home page of the app, with the possibility of choosing what feeds are included in the home feed.
Backstage users have full control of what is posted, who can see the posts and feeds, and how app users will be able to interact with the posts and feeds.
For more information on how to use feeds in your workspace, please refer to the Managing feeds and posts article.
Backstage users can use the Notifications module to send information to app users within a workspace.
Notifications can be scheduled in advance or sent immediately, can be sent on behalf of a specific app user, and can target specific app users.
For app users, the Notifications module will be used to receive the notifications sent from Backstage, as well as all notifications that are sent automatically from other modules within the workspace.
These include meeting invites or updates, connection requests, feed, polling and form notifications.
For more information on how to use notifications in your workspace, please refer to the Notifications article.
Use the Polling module to survey the session participants with quick interactive polls, and engage app users in real-time by gathering their opinions and testing their knowledge.
During a polling session, each question sent to the app users is typically introduced by the speaker, then directly shared with participants through the app and via notifications. It can also be simultaneously broadcasted on the room's main screen.
For each question, poll participants receive options to choose from and have a timeframe to register their votes.
The results of the poll can then be displayed directly in-app and/or on a big screen, either in real-time at the end of each question's countdown, or at the end of the poll.
Polling is configured in Backstage, and allow you to:
- Use a Control center, for speakers, operators or moderators to control the question flow.
- Deliver in-app notifications for super easy access to polls.
- Deliver in-app results that are easily shared with the audience, without needing a large screen.
- Use single or multiple-choice questions with optional pictures.
- Use ratings questions, with a star rating system or radio buttons.
- Capture and compare opinions from before and after polls side by side.
- Brainstorm ideas or capture the mood of the room with a word cloud.
For more information on how the Polling module is used in a workspace, please refer to the Polling article.
Hold live Q&A sessions with an advanced moderation tool that captures participants' inputs and allows moderators to steer the discussion towards a productive outcome.
For more information on how the Q&A module is used in a workspace, please refer to the Q&A article (article coming soon).
Encourage users to participate in activities, complete actions in the app, and compete against each other in order to drive engagement.
The Activity challenge module allows interactive challenges to be created in order to foster participation and engagement within the app.
For more information on how the Activity challenge module is used in a workspace, please refer to the Activity challenge article.
Activity challenge is a paid module, please contact your SpotMe account manager for any information regarding pricing.
Other interactivity tools
A variety of other interactivity functionalities are available in the SpotMe platform.
For more information on interactivity, please refer to the Link to interactivity section in KB.
For the next steps in this Getting started series, please continue to the Inviting app users to the workspace article.