What are hidden features?
Hidden features are features which require the host to be aware of a particular procedure in order to make use of it.
For instance, pressing shift at a particular time may reveal a button that was otherwise hidden.
Hidden features include
Fast Tracking is the most radical of the hidden features. Fast Tracking is not for the faint hearted and is for hosts who want to shake things up in the keypad rounds.
Fast Tracking works best when you have 6 or more teams (but can work with less). It gives teams on the lower end of the leader board the chance to occasionally jump into 1st place.
It is a fun solution for weekly quizzes where the same teams are winning most weeks.
How to operate
Fast tracking doesn’t need to be enabled. Just announce the rules at the beginning of a keypad round.
- Explain these Fast Track rules to players. “At the end of the 10 second countdown, if the top three teams on the leader board have all failed to answer correctly, but your team HAVE answered correctly faster than everyone else, then rather than receive a speed bonus….. you will be Fast Tracked into 1st place !!!!!!!!”
- Then at the end of each question, prior to announcing the fastest team, you need to manually check the top three teams on the team list. On the rare occasion that none of the top three teams have answered correctly, but at least one team from below has, then you announce that.. “There has been a Fast Track into first place”.
- Then in place of announcing.. “For the fastest correct answer the bonus point goes to….” you announce.. “For the fastest correct answer, Fast tracked into first place it’s…..” then before hitting the blue button to reveal the fastest team, hold down shift to reveal the Fast Track Icon.
On pressing the Fast Track icon, rather than awarding speed bonus points, it will catapult the fastest correct team into first place by one point.
For more info, read this article linked below.
The importance of Fast Tracking in SpeedQuizzing
This feature simply allows you to reset all teams scores to zero at the same time.
The Clear Teams button near the top of the software will change to a Reset Scores button whilst shift is held on the computer.