Using the Open Ended Slide

Using the Open Ended Slide

An Open Ended slide help you see things from others' perspectives as you get feedback in their own words instead of stock answers.

What is an Open-Ended question?

Open-ended questions are free-form survey questions that allow respondents to answer in open text format so that they can answer based on their complete knowledge, feeling, and understanding. It means that the response to this question is not limited to a set of options.

How to make an Open Ended question?

Step 1: Create your Slide and Write your Question

Start by creating a new slide and selecting the Open Ended slide type from the options. Write your question or statement in the 'your question' box.

Step 2: Add Additional fields

You can collect additional info from each response such as the responder's name, team name, etc. Want to know more about Additional fields on AhaSlides? See here for more.

Step 3: Change your Open Ended slide's Settings

Change the settings of your Open Ended slide to your liking. There are 7 settings that you can change:

  1. Limit time to answer: This applies a time limit to the slide. When checked, you can choose your time limit between 5 seconds and 20 minutes.
  2. Hide results: This hides the submitted responses from the presenter's screen as they're being submitted. On the slide, there will be a button to reveal the responses whenever you want.
  3. Change layout: You can choose how the result is displayed on the presenter screen. There are 2 layouts available: Grid or One by one
  4. Lock submission: This blocks participant from submitting any more responses to your Open Ended slide.
  5. Allow audience to submit more than once: This allows each participant to submit their responses an unlimited amount of times.
  6. Allow audience to submit images: Participants can share images as answers instead of submitting normal answers. See here for how participants can share images with Open Ended slide
  7. Filter profanity: This turns on the profanity filter, which automatically censors English language swear words when they're submitted by your audience. (Note: checking this box will apply the profanity filter throughout your entire presentation.)

Step 4: Present and get Responses

Once you press the 'Present' button, your participants will be able to submit their responses to your Open Ended slide.
You can manually delete any response in the Open Ended slide, simply find that submission and press the 'X' icon to remove the response.

Like with any slide, you can re-use your Open Ended slide by clearing its data.

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