Voice functionality offers great ways to gather feedback from employees through Multiple Choice, Open Response, and Attitude Poll questions. This feedback is very important, but we realized that a deadline for responses is needed. We've now added the ability to set a close date on these questions so users can no longer submit a response once the poll has closed. This allows you to have a clear deadline where you can view all responses and evaluate the feedback that has been submitted.
All polls will now have a close date and it is up to the app administrator that is sending the poll to determine when that poll should close. By default, the poll will close 24 hours from the time it is sent. This can be adjusted and any poll can be open for a minimum of 15 minutes or stay open as long as necessary. Follow these steps to adjust the close date:
1. Compose the poll
Navigate to the "Send a message" portion of the Mobile App Studio by selecting that option from the Menu located in the upper left of the screen. Click "Compose" to start writing the message. To make a message a poll, drag one of the green draggables over to the "What" portion of the message. You can choose to make the message a Multiple Choice, Response, or Attitude Poll question.
2. Set the Close Date
The close date is set in the "When" portion of the message. There are now two components of the "When" screen. First, select when the poll will be sent. Choose "Now" to send immediately or choose "Later" to send at a time in the future.
The second portion is the Close Date. This is the date and time when the poll will close and new responses will no longer be accepted. If you do not change the Close Date, it will be set to close 24 hours after the poll has been sent. To edit, click on the date and select the new date when the poll should close. Next, click on the time and select the time of day the poll should close. Once you have selected the close date, you can send or schedule the poll.
How does close date work for end users?
When a user receives a poll on their device, they will now see the date and time for the close date at the top of the message.
After the poll has closed:
On Open Response questions, the date and time will change to say "Closed." The response area will now say "You did not respond before the poll closed."
For Multiple Choice and Attitude Poll questions, the date and time will change to say "View Results." Users can tap on the poll to see the results that were submitted before the close date. At the top of the results, it will note that the poll is now closed.