As a “hybrid unconference” meeting, some AIA NDIA Tennessee STEM Workforce sessions and foci will be driven by the needs, interest and situations of those who attend, both planned and spontaneous opportunities to collaborate and learn from each other. In order to better understand the needs of stakeholders, we’ve set up a Google Moderator link for the meeting.
How Moderator Works
Google Moderator allows you to create a series about anything that you are interested in discussing and open it up for people to submit questions, ideas, or suggestions. These are called submissions. Anyone can come to the site and submit a question, idea, or vote, and anyone can vote. Google Moderator shows you a question in the box with the blue background. This is called the Featured Question. A topic is a way to break up your series into smaller, more manageable topics of discussion. You can have one topic, or multiple topics. For example, if you create a series of ‘Book clubs’ for your organization, topics could be ‘Fiction,’ ‘Non-fiction,’ or ‘Auto-biographies.
How do I add a question / idea / suggestion to a series?
You can either submit a question or vote on a question that’s already been asked; all you need is a Google Account (gmail) to sign in. At the bottom of the topic page, just click the “Suggest a Question” button.
How I comment on an existing question?
In addition to voting in favor of or against a question, if you own a series you’ll also be able to post comments on questions. Just click Post a response and you can share your thoughts on the question with other participants.
How are most popular submissions ranked?
Moderator ranks questions based on a simple statistical algorithm, with the goal of discovering the most popular questions. That algorithm is the ratio of positive votes to total votes for a submission, which is scaled by the total number of votes for the submission.
How can I get other people to vote on my idea or an idea that I really like?
The “Share” button allows you to copy a direct URL link to your idea, or share your idea directly through Gmail, Facebook, and Twitter. To use any of these services, you will need to sign-in to them and allow Google Moderator to access them. You can do this for any idea in a Moderator series.