Problem

When you want to start playing your own Trivia game (not the sample one pre-loaded with EZ-VOTE Connect), you need to create a PowerPoint (PPTX) file that's correctly configured and formatted, and import it to Trivia, so that it becomes what we call a Template - a reusable set of slides/questions you can play as a simple team-based game over, and over.


Solution

All you need is basic PowerPoint skills, fresh ideas for questions and answers and about 10 minutes of time to set it all up in the EZ-VOTE Connect Trivia app.


PLEASE NOTE: you do not need to use the EZ-VOTE-specific question slides for this process. Use the simple PowerPoint slides without any charts, or other elements, so that when we take a picture of each slide, only the question and answer text remain.


Let's start with PowerPoint as our editor. It's powerful, yet intuitive, so you'll have no trouble using it to create your gameshow content.

Just remember that ALL slides must be formatted as questions - along with answer choices in either a number, or letter bullet list:



When you're done editing your PowerPoint file, save it. Remember it must be a .PPTX (PowerPoint 2007 and up) file format.


PLEASE NOTE: at this time, the Trivia, Categories and Scholar game show apps do NOT support "bullet builds, animations, or slide transitions". All effects will be ignored and only the 'last' state of the animation will be shown as a static image after the import to the game show app.


Future versions of the Gameshow apps (part of EZ-VOTE Connect Suite) will be able to recognize 'bullet builds."


Next, open the Trivia app and head over to the Load Questions tab. Name your game, so you can distinguish it from others you may create later and click the Load Questions button:



Locate your .PPTX file and click Open:



Sit back and wait until import is complete. This will take a while, depending on the speed of your computer, as well as the length and overall size of the presentation file:



After the import is complete, the app will give you a chance to do a Slide Review. Here, you'll need to tell us how many answers are on the slide, which answer is correct and how many points do you want to assign to the correct answer:



PLEASE NOTE: the scoring model used in all of our game show apps is based on % of points scored by the team, not each individual.

For example, if the correct answer is worth 100 points, and 50% of the TEAM answers is correctly, the TEAM will receive 50 points.


Once you're finished with the Slide Review, you will see your new game show Template in the list on the "Play Game" tab.


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