Graded Polls

Adding Advanced/Graded polls for CPD

This article will go through how you can add Advanced/Graded polls for your event that includes participants receiving a CPD certificate.

Graded polls are one of the easiest ways to offer testing and CPD/certification to your audience. Producer license users can build test questions, set a pass/fail rate, and more using the WorkCast platform.

Graded polls can be used in both LIVE, SIMULIVE, and ON DEMAND events.

*IMPORTANT NOTE* The use of graded polls requires your WorkCast event template to be configured to support it. To see if your template allows for graded polls or to purchase a new template, contact your customer success manager.

Platform View

Graded polls are configured in the WorkCast Platform. 

Step One - Add desired polls in the 'add polls' section. Graded polls require the following settings and formatting:

  • Poll Type: Check box list, Drop Down List, Radio Button
  • Is required: Yes
  • Adding Answer Options: Use commas to separate answers. Do not use spaces between the answers and commas.
  • Setting the Correct Answer: Add [[tick]] after the 'correct' answer.
  • There can only be one correct answer per question.
  • If the event is set SIMULIVE and ON-DEMAND, indicate the time stamp that the poll question should appear to the audience. If the event is set to LIVE, polls need to be manually launched in the WorkCast Studio.
  • You must ensure not to add in extra comma's between answers, and we would avoid any use of special characters such as < > ( ) . : " ' @ etc.

Sample Question:  Are you still watching the event?
Sample Choices:  Yes[[tick]],No,Maybe

Step Two - Configure the graded polls settings as desired or to meet accreditation requirements. In your Event > Event Experience Tab > Extras, click Advanced Polls to show the advanced options.

  • Poll Retry Limit - How many times someone can re-take the test. Only applicable with on-demand events; for live events set to no-limit.
  • Use Graded Polls - Check this box to activate graded polls. The [[tick]] function will not function unless this is checked.
  • Pass Percentage - Denote the score a user needs to achieve in under to earn a certificate. 
  • Certificate URL - If a user achieves a passing score after taking the test, they will get a link to access the related certificate. WorkCast can build a certificate to match your brand if desired; contact your customer success manager for more information. If you have a certificate template, here is a guide on how to create it for your event

Step Three - For LIVE events, use the Event Polls pod in the WorkCast Studio to launch the graded polls at the desired time. This step is not needed for SIMULIVE or ON-DEMAND events as polls will launch automatically at the desired timestamp.

Sample full Screenshot Below:

Tick Poll Questions 

Audience View

The below screenshots illustrate the audience experience for an event featuring graded polls. Users can track their scores, retake the test if they fail (if a retake option is available), and access the certificate with a passing grade.

The configuration for this is done during the template build; no event-by-event configuration required to activate the graded poll elements found on the audience view.