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Got a topic to discuss with your community? Google Moderator helps streamline the process, making it easier for people to post thoughts, offer their comments and ask questions.

Google Moderator

Google Moderator makes it easy to gather and prioritize questions or opinions on any topic from a group of people.

  • Users vote for the questions they care about
  • Collect questions in one place
  • Suitable for any event or gathering

Pricing details – Free for organizations using Google Apps “Add it now” will add this service into your control panel where you can continue the setup process.

Description - Keeping group discussions or Q&A sessions focused on important topics can be difficult. Google Moderator will help keep things on track by allowing users to both suggest questions and vote on others’ questions.

Everyone has a chance to propose questions and the questions are collected in one place. Users can individually vote up or down on the questions they feel strongly about. Questions can then be addressed in popularity order, providing the best chance to answer the questions that the audience cares the most about.

It is flexible enough to be suitable for anything from a lecture to a team meeting or as a research tool to gather popularity-ranked feedback. Google is using Moderator to organize Google Apps feature requests at http://moderator.appspot.com/#16/e=87fd.” Source: Google Apps Marketplace

 

Using the Google Moderator: Google Moderator lets some people submit questions and lets other people rank the value of each question for an answer. Schools could use this approach to encourage students to submit questions and let their peers rank the question so the teacher could address the most popular questions first…

Once the service is installed, the moderator will create a series of questions, such as “Final Exam” or “Tuesday Lecture,” or whatever topic the moderator wants to collect questions for. The moderator can also allow anonymous questions to encourage more activity…or to link questions to the person submitting the question. Participants will then submit questions and vote on questions for popularity’s sake.

As more and more questions are fed into the Google Moderator, they’ll queue up for participants to review. New questions (questions that you’ve not seen before or voted on) will appear with a blue background. This helps new questions get some attention from participants and to show that new ideas are being submitted for review. Participants can also flag questions that aren’t appropriate for the conversation—though the question will remain until the moderator reviews and removes the flagged item.

Google Moderator can also be added to a page on a website. This allows participants some time to think of questions, add more questions via the Web, and vote on existing questions. Schools may also be interested in integrating Google Moderator with Presentations. This simplified view of Google Moderator is useful for live presentations as it’s a condensed version of the questions and it highlights the popular questions that have been submitted.” Source: InformIT

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