Moderators have the option of requiring attendees to enter some sort of ID information before joining their session (learn more about that here).
Two identification fields are provided by default: First Name / Last Name, and Email Address. Below these you can add up to five additional fields which are called "Flexible Fields". In the example below, we added ID Number and Country as additional fields to potentially request from attendees. Note: You can also create drop-down choice fields.
Too add or customize these fields, click on "Attendee Identification Fields" from the Admin Dashboard.
After you have created identification fields, within each session (when signed in as a moderator), you can decide which Identification Fields you want to prompt the user to provide. To do so, start from the home screen of your app and choose a session (if you have our single-session app, this isn't necessary). Next, go to Session Settings as a moderator. Look for the option called Attendee Required Fields and designate which fields that attendees will be required to answer before they can join (interact) with that particular session.
If the moderator makes all of these options required, this is what attendees will see when they try to enter the session. Please note that any optional descriptions will be displayed to help instruct the attendee.
*New for 2017 - Drop-down Choices
You can also create identification fields that offer drop-down choices. For example, perhaps you'd like to require the Country or the department of users. To do so, use the vertical bar (pipe symbol) when defining your field. In the example that follows, "Country" is the name of the field and the available choices that users can select will be: Canada, United Kingdom and United States.
After defining a drop-down choice and setting it as required within a session, users will see a prompt like the following:
Note: Attendee ID information is never visible within the app. It will only appear on the data spreadsheet that the moderator can export afterwards. In other words, users don't have to worry whether their poll responses or social Q&A submissions will show their name inside the app. That information is only reported via the special data export option.
After you have defined Attendee Identification fields, you'll want to decide which sessions should require them. Most often, you'll configure the system so that all sessions require the same fields. Learn more here.