Setting up your Live mission
First, be sure that you've created your project and added collaborators. Once you've done that, you're ready to create and set up your Live mission!
Click "Create Live Mission" on the lefthand side of your project dashboard. Choose whether you're running a Mobile Live mission or a Desktop Live mission.
Next, title your mission! Mission names are scout-facing, so be sure that your title is scout-friendly.
Fill in the Details tab with the logistical information scouts will need to know to be able to participate in your Live mission. Bolding indicates fields that you must edit in order to launch.
- Device type: if you change your mind after initial mission creation, you can switch your mission's required device type here! Device type is set per mission, so if you want to run desktop AND mobile interviews, you'll need 2 missions.
- Select a hero image by searching our Unsplash integration. Be sure to save your image selection before moving on!
- Language: Select the language your interviews will be conducted in. This will change the transcription language and all hard-coded dscout app messaging with participants.
- Advanced options: set an internal name if you'd like! An internal name will be visible to you and stakeholders, but not to scouts.
- Overview: Share an overview of what your Live mission will require with scouts.
- Incentive: Fill in the type and amount of reward scouts will receive, and be sure to notate who's handling payments, so that scouts send questions to the right place.
Set up your availability using the calendar on the Schedule tab, or click “skip” if you’d rather manually schedule scouts/input your availability later.
Use automatic scheduling to establish your availability for Live sessions. When scouts are invited, they will be prompted to select from the available time slots.
Follow the steps below to set up your schedule before and after you launch your mission:
- First, fill in the session length in the top left corner.
- Then, expand the bulk generate time slot widget and use the mini calendar to specify the start and end date you'd like to complete your sessions by.
- Next, select a time frame to restrain where you generate availability time slots on the calendar
- Optional: you can use the “insert breaks between time slots” by adding in an amount of time. This just conveniently lets you space apart the time slots when they are generated. These are non-restrictive, you can always individually move time slots on the calendar, or manually schedule over these breaks.
After you click “Generate Time Slots”, available time slots will populate for Live sessions on the calendar.
- Time slots can be deleted by clicking on them and clicking the delete icon in the pop up, or if they are unsaved, clicking reset up at the top.
- You can always click “reset” to remove any unsaved time slots if desired.
- Overlapping Availability Time Slots: You can create overlapping time slots which will allow multiple scouts schedule themselves for those times. You will need multiple moderators in order to run simultaneous sessions.
You must click "Save schedule" before leaving this tab for your time slots to save and be available for scouts.
Use stimuli to present concepts, images, videos, or experiences with scouts to get their reaction and feedback. You'll be able to see scouts' faces and their screens while presenting stimuli to them.
Stim is contained on stimuli boards; boards can hold a single link, or multiple pictures or video images uploaded from your computer. All content contained within a single board is presented simultaneously to scouts. Create different boards for stim you want to share separately.
Click "Add Board" to create a stimuli board. Then, title your board (stim board titles are not visible to the scout).
Choose whether the board is a Media or URL board, and include the correct type of stimuli (media file or URL). Read more about stimuli here.
When you get here, you're getting close to mission launch! Use the invites tab to ensure you're inviting the right scouts, and ensure you're communicating the right details to them.
In the Invitation box, you'll find a pre-created invitation message tailored to your mission's selected device type. Click into it to make any edits, or leave it as-is if you like it.