The showbar appears when a polling slide is displayed during the Slide Show. The showbar is a toolbar that provides buttons for polling, monitoring, viewing responses and other polling tools during the Slide Show. The showbar can be moved if a different screen position is preferred.
The following table provides a description for each button on the showbar:
|Start - Select the Start icon to open polling.
|Stop - Select the Stop icon to close polling.
|Toggle Response Count - Toggle Response Count changes the values displayed on each chart. The values can be represented as response counts or percentage of votes.
|Repoll Question - Repoll Question clears the responses and accepts new responses from the participants for the currently displayed question. Both the original responses and the new responses are stored in the session file.
|Response Display - The Response Display button displays the participants and their responses to the question while polling is open. This information is displayed in real-time.
Show/Hide Response Grid - The Show/Hide Response Grid toggles the display of a response grid on the screen to indicate which participants have responded.
The visual display and contents of the response grid are controlled in the PowerPoint preferences.
|Countdown Timer - Insert a countdown timer on the current polling slide. Start or pause the countdown, as well as adjust the amount of time or position of the countdown. Polling must be open to use this feature.
|Insert New Question - Select a slide type from the drop-down menu to be inserted into the presentation.
|Attendance - Opens an attendance poll that allows the instructor to quickly determine if participants are present or absent. When the Attendance window is displayed, participants can press any button on their clickers/PointSolutions app to be counted as present. You can click the Present or Absent buttons to toggle which participants are displayed in the list. Click Close Polling to end the attendance poll.
|Set Anonymous - Makes the current slide anonymous. Participant information will not be associated with the results.
|Delete Last Question Polled - This option deletes the response data from the current question. This does not reset the chart, and the original results may be viewed in PowerPoint but the response data is not saved with the session.
|Data Slice - Data Slice allows the chart to display only the section of responses that correlate to chosen responses from previous slides.
|View Original Chart - Use this command after using the Toggle Response Count or Data Slice commands to return the chart to its original appearance.
|Display Participant Monitor - Display Participant Monitor opens the participant monitor.
|Show/Hide Connection Info - Show/Hide Connection Info displays the ResponseCard channel number. The PointSolutions app login information is also displayed if applicable.
|Display Messaging Window - Display Messaging Window opens the feedback monitor.
|Responses - Responses displays the number of participants that have responded to the current question.
|Polling Status - Polling Status displays the current polling status.