Pigeonhole can be used to easily add event based interactivity (live Q&A, polls, surveys, etc.) to a Live Event In-Page Experience. Typically, a new Pigeonhole is created for the event and then sessions are created for the live events. Once the session is created, Pigeonhole embed code is pasted into the Live Event In-Page template. The embed code will cause the Pigeonhole Q&A pod to display next to the live event player.
Creating a Pigeonhole event and session
You should create a new Pigeonhole for your live event and then add sessions for each video that will have Q&A enabled.
- Log in to your Pigeonhole account.
- Click + Add Pigeonhole and click the account to use.
- Enter an Event name and Passcode.
- Enter Start and End dates for the event. These dates control how long the Pigeonhole will be active.
- Select a Timezone and Custom Branding option (if applicable).
- Click Continue.
- Now that the event is created, the Agenda item will be selected in the left navigation. Click Add session > Create new.
- Select a Session Type of Q&A.
- Enter a Session name.
- Enter Start and End dates and times.
- Configure the Q&A Settings as appropriate.
- Click Add Q&A. Confirm the session was created.
Generating the Pigeonhole embed code
In order for the Pigeonhole to display in the experience, the following code will be added using a custom component on the experience. The format of the code will be:
<iframe src="https://pigeonhole.at/event passcode/i/session ID" style="border:1px #333333 solid;border-radius:3px" name="Pigeonhole Live" scrolling="no" frameborder="1" marginheight="0px" marginwidth="0px" height="600" width="100%" allowfullscreen></iframe>
To get the values for the event passcode and session ID, follow these steps.
- In Pigeonhole, click Agenda in the left navigation.
- On the Sessions tab, click the dropdown arrow next to the event. The Session ID will be displayed.
- To get the event passcode, locate the event name in the header. The event passcode is displayed below the event name.
The above code with your event passcode and session ID will be used in your experience.
Adding a Pigeonhole to an experience
Brightcove recommends adding the Pigeonhole to the right side of your Live Event In-Page experience. Currently, the Pigeonhole plugin specifically targets the right side.
Adding a Pigeonhole to a Live Event In-Page experience is done by using a Custom component. To add a Pigeonhole, follow these steps.
- Open the Gallery module.
- Click on the Live Event In-Page Experience to edit.
- Click the plus icon () on the right side of the experience.
- Click Custom on the component picker.
- Enter a Name for the HTML component.
- Paste in the Pigeonhole HTML from the previous section into the Custom HTML Code field.
- Select when the HTML should be displayed.
- Click Save. The HTML will be rendered on the experience.
- In the left navigation click SETTINGS > Advanced.
- Click Save.
- Publish the changes to the experience.
When you preview the experience, the Pigeonhole should display.