What's the difference between Synchronous and Asynchronous polls?

Synchronous vs. Asynchronous is a game changer for Poll Guru! Let's look at a couple use cases:

Use Case #1

You want to have a group of people complete the poll at the same time. What type should you use? Synchronous! When you activate the synchronous setting on a poll, your participants cannot move to the next question until you allow it! Also, when this setting is turned on, your participants can give on-the-spot feedback using emoticons on their screens.

Use Case #2

You want your participants to take your poll on their own time and at their own pace. You want to review everyone's feedback at the same time at a later date? What type should you use? Asynchronous! Asynchronous polls can be taken anytime by your participants. You can turn on or off the ability for your participants to see each others responses after they submit their results.

Use Case #3

You have recorded an epic video and want the viewers to answer a few short questions after the video is complete. The video can be played anytime by the participants. What type should you use? Asynchronous! You can have the participants take the poll immediately after the video is complete. This is a great way to simulate interaction in an eLearning session as well!

Watch this quick video for further explanations on when you use Synchronous vs. Asynchronous and how to turn it on or off.

Last updated on 15th June 2020

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