If you're planning an event with Q&A, you might want to know what questions your audience will have before the meeting starts. There are a few reasons to do this. 

  • Gathering questions before the event gives you an opportunity to prepare answers to those questions.
  • It gives your attendees time to think about the topic. They can see the other questions and upvote the ones are most important to them.
  • Often one question will inspire others. Collecting questions before the meeting starts minimize the number of questions people will want to ask after the event.
  • Collecting questions early allows people to do it at their desk, which can be helpful to people who have trouble with mobile devices.

There are different ways of doing this:

Create your meeting with some time in advance and use the Q&A module.

You'll just need to enable the Q&A module and share the meeting link with your attendees so they can submit their questions ahead of time.

You can start the meeting one or two weeks ahead, that way you can give some time for attendees to enter their questions.

You don't have to worry if you started the meeting before the day of the event as meetings do not expire, you can leave them open for as long as you want.

Create an entry survey to collect pre-meeting questions

You can simply start the meeting weeks or months in advance, create an entry survey asking your attendees to submit their questions.

Use Pre-Meeting Questions (This feature will be deprecated soon)

You access it through the Q&A Settings page.

Once pre-meeting questions are enabled, anyone with the link will be able to submit questions. In the Presenter view, there's an alert that pre-meeting questions are enabled.

If you open the attendee view, you will see just the Q&A section. Attendees will be able to upvote, comment and submit questions.

A few things to note:

  • Sometimes an attendee will submit their pre-meeting questions on their computer but use their mobile device during the event. Because they use 2 browsers, an anonymous system will not be able to link their pre-meeting question with their event activity, such as polling. 
  • Entry requirements will be enforced on pre-meeting questions. This includes prompting for name or email, a password, unique entry codes and SSO.
  • Attendees will not get the entry survey before the meeting starts. They will be able to submit questions without answering any polls.

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