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Part D: Voting

In this brief tutorial, you will step through an actual vote using IML Clicks. You will also learn how simple it is to create a detailed report in Microsoft Excel. This tutorial assumes you have interactive questions already in your presentation. For a step-by-step guide on creating questions, please check out
Getting Started – Part A: Creating

Note: You will need five IML Click handsets and an IML Click USB receiver to vote on your presentation. If you do not have an IML Click voting system then run through each question in slide show mode and proceed to 'Step 5', so that you can export a sample voting report to Microsoft Office Excel. For information on IML Click voting systems, click on the 'Buy Now' button within the IML ViewPoint Express ribbon.

Step 1: Insert IML Click Receiver

  • Take an IML Click handset and press the 1 key.
    The LED will display as solid green. After ten seconds the LED colour will briefly turn to red. This indicates that the vote was not received by the USB receiver.
  • Open the IML ViewPoint Express ribbon.
    Within the 'Support' section you will see that the 'Receiver Out' icon is displayed:
    receiver_out
  • Insert the IML Click USB receiver into a spare USB port.
  • Wait for Microsoft Windows to report that the USB receiver is installed and working correctly.
    You should now see within the IML ViewPoint Express ribbon that the 'Receiver In' icon is displayed, confirming that IML ViewPoint Express has detected the USB receiver:
    receiver_in
  • Hold the IML Click handset close to the USB receiver and press the 1 key again.
    The LED should flash green momentarily indicating that the vote has been successfully collected by the USB receiver and that the IML Click system is working. You may have also seen that a blue light flashed on the USB receiver as well. Repeat the process if you didn't notice the first time.

Step 2: Clearing Results

It is good practice to clear the presentation of all voting results before it is launched into slide show mode. This prevents test votes from appearing in front of the audience.
  • Open the IML ViewPoint Express ribbon.
  • Click on Clear Results.
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  • Select All ViewPoint slides in the current presentation.
    all_slides
  • Click OK.

Step 3: Single-Digit Voting

Single-digit voting means that all valid responses for a question require a single number key press, e.g. 0-9. The vote is automatically sent as soon as a number key is pressed.
  • Press the F5 key to launch the slide show.
  • Press the Enter key to forward to Slide 2.
    (Slide 2 should contain the multiple choice question created in 'Step 2' of 'Part A' of the 'Getting Started' tutorials.)
  • Press the Enter key to open the vote.
    You will notice that the 'Voting Control' reports that no votes have been received.
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  • Press the 1 key on a handset.
    The 'Voting Control' should now be displaying "Responses: 1/1".
    received_one
  • Vote 3 with a second handset.
  • Vote 4 with a third handset.
  • Vote 1 with a fourth handset.
  • Vote 1 with a fifth handset.
    The 'Voting Control' should be displaying "Responses: 5/5".
    received_five
  • 9. Press the Enter key to close the vote.

Step 4: Multi-Digit Voting

Multi-digit voting means that one or more valid responses for a question require more than one number key to be pressed e.g. 1-20. Once the vote has been entered then the 'Send' key must be pressed to submit the vote. This prevents single key presses being counted as votes before the user has finished.

Assuming that slide show is still open...
  • Press the Enter key to forward to Slide 3.
    (Slide 3 should contain the numeric range question created in 'Step 3' of 'Part A' of the 'Getting Started' tutorials.)
  • Press the Enter key to open the vote.
    You will see that the 'Voting Control' remembers that it received five votes for the last question and now states "Responses: 0/5".
    receiced_zero_of_five
  • Press the 1 key on a handset.
    Unlike a single-digit question, the response is not sent until the 'Send' key is pressed on the handset.
  • Press the Send key.
  • Press the 1 key and then the 0 key on a second handset.
  • Press the Send key on the second handset.
  • Vote 10 with a third handset.
  • Vote 9 with a fourth handset.
  • Vote 1 with a fifth handset.
  • Press the Enter key to close the vote.
  • Press the Esc key to exit slide show.

Step 5: Creating a Report

  • Open the IML ViewPoint Express ribbon.
  • Click on Create Report.
    create_report
    A Microsoft Office Excel spreadsheet will be created containing all voting results from the current presentation.

    The first worksheet, "Summary Results", contains the information visible on each interactive question slide. The questions appear within the report in slide order. If the original display type for each question was a bar, pie or column chart then an equivalent Microsoft Office Chart is created.
    results_created
    The first question is multiple choice and the report shows the actual number of votes received for each numbered choice.
  • Scroll down the to the second question.
    numeric_range_report
    The second question is numeric range and the report shows the actual number of votes received for each valid response within the voting range. (If the voting range was larger than 10 unique numbers then it would be banded in the same way a column chart or table display.)

    The report also includes the valid voting range (plus descriptions if present) and the statistics provided by the calculated values display.
  • Scroll down to the third question.
    The third question was not voted upon, therefore the responses column and Microsoft Chart do not contain any results.
  • Click on the Breakdown by Question tab at the bottom to open the second worksheet.
    breakdown_by_question
    The 'Breakdown by Question' worksheet displays how each handset voted for each question in slide order.
  • Click on the Breakdown by Handset tab at the bottom to open the third worksheet.
    breakdown_by_handset
    The 'Breakdown by Handset' worksheet displays how each handset voted for each question in order of Click number.