Enhanced Question Slides

Learning Statement: In this article you’ll learn about all the different ways you can enhance your questions in OMBEA Response 360.
Audience: This article is aimed at all OMBEA Response 360 users.

Assigning points or scores to answer options

Background

When polling multiple choice questions you can define correct or incorrect answers simply by assigning points to the correct answers. By default OMBEA answer options are all worth 0 points. You can go a stage further by assigning negative point values where appropriate.

  1. If it’s not already visible, bring up the OMBEA Response 360 window by pressing CMD+1 on the Mac or clicking the Control Panel button on Windows. This option is also available from OMBEA Response 360’s Window menu.
  2. Click the Questions button at the top of the window.
  3. In the main window on the left hand side, select a question from the list.
  4. The question and its answer options will be visible in the main window.
  5. You can assign points to each answer option by entering a positive or negative number in the box to the right of the answer option. By default this box contains a 0.

You can assign points to multiple answer options on the same question if you need to, simply by repeating steps 2 and 3.

Making the question Anonymous

Background

When polling with OMBEA questions are normally tracked by the Device ID of the participant’s handset. If we set a question to Anonymous mode, OMBEA will not record the Device IDs and so there is no way to tell who voted with which option.

  1. Create your 360 question as normal.
  2. Just above the question window click Properties.
  3. Tick the Anonymous box.

Adding a countdown timer with an optional sound

OMBEA Response does not currently support features such as automated countdown timers and sounds. However, if you are using Response 360 as an overlay to an existing presentation tool you can add timers and sound effects as well as other slide enhancements to your underlying presentation if you wish.