Activation is a very important concept for presenters. When you activate an activity that allows web responses, the system will publish the activity to your response page (i.e. so participants can respond. Activating a multiple choice or open ended activity with text messaging enabled readies the activity to accept text message responses.

Note: A presenter can only have one activated activity at a time. This is how the presenter specifies which activity is accepting responses at that moment in time.

Activating an activity slide

The easiest way to activate an activity is by displaying it in fullscreen mode. You can read more in the section about presenting from the web.

You can also click the Activate icon on the activity slide. The activation icon looks like a smart phone sending out messages.

Activating an activity

Surveys can also be activated using fullscreen mode or the activation button.

Activating a Survey

You can toggle activation off by clicking the activation icon on an activated activity. Exiting out of fullscreen mode will not automatically deactivate the activity.

Activating an activity from your Activities page

To activate an activity from the Activities page, click the Activate icon located to the right side of the activity’s title bar. You will see the activated activity highlighted in green on your Activities page.

Activating a poll on Activities


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