Configure Interactive Sessions Standalone Settings

How to configure Interactive Sessions Standalone Appearance

Interactive Sessions Standalone can be updated to reflect your event’s branding and colour scheme. This includes setting app colours and giving your app a name.

To configure Interactive Sessions Standalone name

  1. Navigate to Interactive Sessions > Settings from the Navigation Menu
  2. Select the General Settings tab
  3. Navigate to Appearance
  4. Update Title and Subtitle as required
  5. Click Save

TIP: It is recommended to have the Title as the title of the event or something else relevant to the event.

To configure Interactive Sessions Standalone appearance and colours

  1. Navigate to Interactive Sessions > Settings from the Navigation Menu
  2. Select the Colours tab
  3. Navigate to Appearance
  4. Update the colours below as required
  5. Click Save

Header Background Colour: The colours of the main header bar at the top of the app

Header Text Colour: The colour of the text in the Title of the app. This sits in the main header bar at the top of the app

Highlight Colour: The colour used to highlight text, questions or selected answers in Interactive Sessions. This is best not set to black or white

Button Circle Colour: The colours of any links in the content of the app. E.g. Documents, contact numbers, email addresses etc.

About App Colour: The colour of the ‘About App’ button on the bottom of the app and the ‘Voting’ button at the top

Documents Colour: The colour of the ‘Documents’ button on the bottom of the app and ‘Discussion’ button at the top

Notes Colour: The colour of the ‘Notes’ button on the bottom of the app and the ‘Ask’ button at the top

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Configure Interactive Sessions Display Screen settings

The Interactive Sessions Display Screen can be configured with a variety of display settings. These settings will affect all instances of the Display Screen.

To configure Interactive Sessions Display Screen settings

  1. Navigate to Interactive Sessions > Settings from the Navigation Menu
  2. Select the General Settings tab
  3. Update the below settings as required
  4. Click Save

Answer Numbering: Set whether letters or numbers are displayed with the Audience Polling responses when shown on the Display Screen.

Global Transition Animation: Set how the various screens transition between one another (e.g. Moving from the Audience Polling question to displaying the answers). Fade is recommended as this is the least distracting.

Allow users to Submit Questions when not Logged In: Restrict whether attendees must be logged in to participate in Submitted Questions. If not enabled, attendees can submit questions as ‘Anonymous’

TIP: If attendees haven’t already logged into the app, this will ensure an attendee’s name is associated with their Submitted Question.

Show Profiles on Questions & Comments: Restrict all comments and questions displayed on the Display Screen to only show as ‘Anonymous’. This will still allow an attendee’s name to display in the Live Discussion feed and any Submitted Questions in the upvote queue.

TIP: If this setting is disabled, attendee names will still be visible in the app for both Live Discussion and Submitted Questions. This setting is solely for the Display Screen.

App Update Frequency (seconds, between 1 and 10): Set how quickly the app refreshes when controlling the app display (e.g. moving from the Audience Polling question to displaying the answers).

 

Configure Attendee Device settings for Interactive Sessions Standalone

Attendee devices have some settings that can be configured to enhance how Interactive Sessions appears on an attendee's device.

To configure Attendee Device settings for Interactive Sessions

  1. Navigate to Interactive Sessions > Settings from the Navigation Menu
  2. Select the General Settings tab
  3. Update the below settings as required
  4. Click Save

Disable Q&A Sorting Bar: Control if attendees can sort Submitted Questions in the upvote queue displayed in the app. If enabled, attendees can sort questions by Newest First, Oldest First, Highest Voted or Lowest Voted.

Default Q&A Sorting: Select the default order Submitted Questions in the upvote queue will display in the app. Questions can be sorted by Newest First, Oldest First, Highest Voted or Lowest Voted.

 

Configure Interactive Sessions Standalone Display Screen colours

The colours used on the Interactive Sessions Display Screen can be set to either use colours selected for your App Appearance design or can be given new colours.

To configure the Interactive Sessions Display Screen with App Colour Settings

  1. Navigate to Interactive Sessions > Settings from the Navigation Menu
  2. Select the Colours tab
  3. Navigate to Colour Selection and select App Colour Settings from the drop-down
  4. Click Save

TIP: Using the App Colour Settings will use the App Highlight Colour as the background for questions and comments, and the App Details Bar Text Colour for any text on top of this. It is important to ensure these are not the same colour if using this setting. Alternatively, you can use Custom Colours and set your own.

To configure the Interactive Sessions Display Screen with Custom Colours

  1. Navigate to Interactive Sessions > Settings from the Navigation Menu
  2. Select the Colours tab
  3. Navigate to Colour Selection and select Custom from the drop-down
  4. Click Save
  5. Update the Custom Background Colour and Custom Highlight Text Colour as required
  6. Click Save

 

Configure Audience Polling response Chart Colours 

The colours associated with Audience Polling responses on the Display Screen can be changed to better match your app/event branding. By default, there are 14 colours pre-selected for convenience.

To configure Audience Polling response Chart Colours

  1. Navigate to Interactive Sessions > Settings from the Navigation Menu
  2. Select the Colours tab
  3. Navigate to Chart Colours
  4. Update response Chart Colours as required
  5. Click Save

 

Manage Interactive Sessions Standalone images

Branded images are required for any event using Interactive Sessions. These images act as the background and holding screens for all sessions using Interactive Sessions.

To manage Interactive Sessions images

  1. Navigate to Interactive Sessions > Settings from the Navigation Menu
  2. Select the Images tab
  3. Populate the following images as required:
    1. Interactive Sessions Background (required): This image is required for ALL projects using Interactive Sessions. This image is displayed when the Display Screen is not in use (e.g. not displaying a question or comment).
    2. Animation Holding Image (optional): This image is used when using the Slide In/Out Global Transition Animation. If the Global Transition Animation is set to something else, this image is not required.
    3. Standalone Session Header (optional): This image is used if you are having an Interactive Sessions Standalone project. It will appear in the top header and will be the main source of design for this app. If you do not have an Interactive Sessions Standalone project, this image is not required.
    4. Generic Page Header (required): This image will appear at the top of all content pages such as 'About the app', 'Documents', 'Notifications' and 'MyEvent'.