BEST PRACTICES FOR SESSIONS WITH LESS THAN 50 PARTICIPANTS
In general, the recommendations for activities are as follows, but may be reduced if the participant volume is higher.
- PowerPoint - limit to 30 slides or fewer.
- Crowdsource - limit contributions to 250 contributions per category. However, keep in mind that there is a hard limit of 1,000 contributions in total to a crowdsource.
- Custom Assessment - limit to a max of 60 ballot items with three columns of criteria. (See additional recommended limitations for larger sessions below.)
- Matrix - limit comment columns to two per matrix. Limit contributions to the comment columns to fewer than 120 each. Limit rows to 30 or fewer for smaller sessions.
BEST PRACTICES FOR LARGER SESSIONS
- Limit session participants to 150-200 participants concurrently.
- When designing sessions, consider the number of participants and the number and types of activities in a session.
- The larger the volume of participants, the less complex the session should be.
- For voting activities, such as Custom Assessment, the number of ballot items should be limited to 30 or fewer, and columns should be limited to one.
- If your session will have 50 or greater participants:
- Consider breaking up activities such as Crowdsource, PowerPoint, and Matrix into two or more activities to reduce the likelihood of reaching activity load limits that could cause poor performance.
- For Custom Assessments, limit ballot items to 30, and use only one column.