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Why It’s Time to Consider Survey Gamification

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When you think of a traditional poll or survey, what comes to mind is straightforward typed questions and answers. But what if we told you surveys have come a LONG way and there are all kinds of ways to engage your audience and elevate your surveys? One such method is with the help of survey gamification. And don’t worry, if you’re thinking “Survey WHAT?” we’re about to fill you in on this important topic.

What is Survey Gamification?

Essentially, survey gamification means turning your surveys into games.

Did we get your attention? Good!

With features like real-time leaderboards, ranking, and prizes, avatars, and virtual currencies, your audience will be more excited than ever to take part in your surveys. Whether you’re using survey gamification to excite an audience at a conference, in a classroom, or at a meeting, this is one surefire way to keep their attention.

How Do I Gamify a Survey?

Now, we know your next question might be what you can do to start using survey gamification for yourself. Well, you’re in the right place! Swift Polling has everything you need for survey gamification. With just a few clicks and simple set up, you can start running games or quizzes with your audience and keep them more engaged than ever.

To do this, our software includes a number of gamification features for your surveys. Let’s talk more about those so you know what options are available to you.

One-click registration and custom form registration

With Swift Polling’s survey gamification tools, you can also customize your registration process with a custom form and a username/password. This empowers your users to continue to play from within the same account for as long as you like. At the same time, your participants can register immediately with their Facebook/Google accounts. This will simplify your registration and allow them to quickly get in the game. Registration is optional but it’s helpful for keeping track of scores and prizes.

Real-time rankings leaderboard

There’s nothing like a friendly sense of competition is there? When your participants can watch their results on a live leaderboard, they’re a lot more likely to try their best and be excited about your surveys. Swift Polling’s Live Rankings Leaderboard makes it easy to keep your audience up to date with who’s winning and who you might offer prizes to.

Survey prizes

Offering prizes to participants is one of the best ways to excite your audience and encourage them to participate. With the real-time results leaderboard, it’s easy to see who’s winning and would make an obvious choice for the prizes. That being said, it’s not just the winners you can reward! Offer up prizes to everyone who participates and not only can this boost participation rates, but it can also establish goodwill with your audience.

Survey gamification and trivia

With the help of survey gamification, creating ultra-fun trivia games to share with your audience, students, or team is easier than ever.

Choose from all kinds of trivia games customized to your audience and their interests. This includes team trivia showdowns, multi-day events, and popular trivia favorites.

For example, with multi-round cumulative trivia, you can create a variety of trivia games and link participant scoring. Motivate participants by displaying daily winners and overall cumulative winners.

You can also choose to run your survey games for several days rather than limiting them to a single setting. This way, the fun never ends! This is a particularly popular option during conferences that span two or more days or in classrooms and with employees.

Survey Gamification Features

There are a few other features necessary for the ultimate survey gamification experience, and Swift Polling offers them all.

Multiple question types: Create questions and answers for your audience to choose from, including multiple-choice, image and video-based questions, open-ended questions, or straight forward text responses. Consider your audience (including their demographics) and the purpose of your survey to help you determine the ideal question type for your survey.

Full automation: Set your survey up in advance with a custom schedule and let it run for as long as you like. It can start and stop according to the schedule you set without you lifting a finger!

Advanced customization: Make sure your presentation is inline with your branding and visuals using advanced customization options for logos, images, and graphics. That’s right: your surveys can be completely on-brand to create a cohesive experience for your audience. In addition to using templates with your brand’s colors, you can incorporate your logo and other graphics throughout the survey.

Click here to learn more about survey gamification with Swift Polling and how you can get started today.

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