Now Playing Overview
Now Playing acts as the display for your classroom assessment, showing your students the question and answer choices with the ability to reveal the results after you've completed scanning. Below are detailed instructions on how to use Now Playing:
To start, make sure you have added content to your Class Queue on the Plickers website.
From the Plickers website, navigate to the Now Playing page. The Now Playing button is always visible from your Homepage, regardless of whether you are in Recent, Library, or Reports. If you are in the Scoresheet view, click on the Home icon at the top left and then choose Now Playing.
Once you see the Now Playing Ready screen on the website, use your mobile device to select the class you are working with and click on a question or a set to play.
Once you’ve selected a question, the Now Playing page on the Plickers website will update automatically with the answer hidden and the question ready to be answered by your class!
Press the scan/camera button to begin scanning. As you scan, the Now Playing page from the Plickers website will update in real-time. By default, your students can see if their card has been scanned, so they know when to put them down. You will have a progress bar at the top of the page to track how many of your students’ cards have been scanned successfully.
Once you've completed scanning, press the red Stop icon to finish. At that point, your results will appear on your mobile device. To reveal the correct answer to your students from your mobile device, select Show Correct. To show a graph of correct answers to your students, click Show Graph.
To advance to the next question, swipe left on your mobile device or use the L/R arrows at the bottom. The website will automatically advance to the next question in your Set or Queue
If you are following these steps and Now Playing is not working, please see our Now Playing troubleshooting help page.
In Class Navigation
If you are already playing a Set on your mobile device, you can simply swipe left or right to move from one question to the next, or back to a previous question. The gray numbers at the top left part of your mobile screen will indicate which question you are on, and how many questions there are in that Set.
If you are projecting a question and want to search for a different Set, swipe down. The question you are on will minimize and drop down to the bottom of the screen. You can then scroll up/down in the primary part of your screen to select a different question from that same Set. The Now Playing view that your students see on the screen will remain the same until you move on to another question. This feature allows you to navigate from question to question seamlessly, without disturbing the flow of your class.