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Glossary of Ving Terms

Active

Active Vings show up on your homepage. These are Vings that are ‘turned on’ and can be shared / seen by your contacts. You can learn more here: How To: Make A Ving Active

Activity

Activity is any new interactions on your Vings!

Archive

Archived Vings live in your archive folder. These inactive or ‘turned off’ Vings can’t be seen by anyone except you.

Audio  

Ah music to our ears...or any type of recording! Audio is content that you have either recorded directly in Ving, uploaded from your computer, or uploaded from Google Drive.

Bounced

Bounces are shown by the red bar on your dashboard. These are any Ving invitations that couldn’t be delivered to your contacts. Bounces happen for different reasons, and you can learn more here: Why Are My Recipients Not Getting My Ving?

Color Scheme

Allows you to select a color scheme for your digital packet that makes the most sense for your company or personal branding.

Completed (Checkmark)

This means someone has interacted with 100% of your Ving and achieved total engagement! This will be displayed by a checkmark on your analytics

Contact Book 

This is where your contacts live in Ving! Email addresses, names, and groups are all found here. You can learn more here: How To: Use Your Contact Book

Contacts  

Contacts are created when you send invitations, manually add, or import people within Ving. You can manage individuals or groups that you wish to add to your contact book under the dropdown of Contacts.

Copy 

Create a clone of your Ving at the click of a button. Copying will duplicate all of the Ving components into a new Ving for you and allows you to collect new data. You can learn more here: How To: Copy A Ving

Customize

From the profile drop down menu, you are able to upload a custom logo to your account in order to give your Vings a personalized touch.

Dashboard  

This is where the Ving magic happens! Your Ving Dashboard is the all-in-one location to measure engagement on your Vings. View tracking and analytics such as details about invitations, completions, progress, question responses and more. You can learn more here: How To: View Your Ving Analytics

Deactivate

You can deactivate a Ving by marking it inactive. All deactivated Vings can be found in the archive folder. You can learn more about this here: How To: Archive A Ving

Export

This allows you to export the analytics data from your Ving into an Excel or CSV file.

File

A file can be any type of document that you upload into a file component such as a spreadsheet, excel file, PDF, word doc, etc.. Files can be selected locally from your device or from Google Drive with a linked account.

Google Drive

For Gmail users, this is a virtual library in the cloud where you are able to store your: documents, images, videos, and spreadsheets safely and securely to use as content in your Vings.

Help and Support

You can find Help and Support next to your profile drop down. Simply click the question mark for 24/7 access to our help and support knowledge base.

Image  

An image is typically a photo or picture. Most common image types are accepted in Ving such as .jpeg and .png. NOTE: when uploading a .GIF we will only display the first frame of the animation.

Inbox

This is where any Vings that you've been invited to consume will live. From your inbox you can view any personal messages that were included with the invitation for that Ving, along with your progress of completion for each Ving that has been shared with you.

Invitation

A way to share a Ving with your contacts without ever leaving the tool! Invitations are sent via email, and can include a personalized message.

Invited

This is the number of contacts you've invited to view your Ving. You can view which contacts have been invited from the dashboard.

Link

This is a type of component that allows you to add a hyperlink to your Ving. Link to a website, YouTube, or even another Ving..the possibilities are endless. You can learn more here: How To: Add A Link Component

Notify

When the “notify me” setting is applied to a Ving, you’ll get an email to let you know there’s new activity on your Ving.

Personal Message

Personalize your invitations with an optional message. This personalized touch can help increase your open rates.

Preview

This allows you to see your Ving as a viewer would, prior to sending it. Make sure it looks perfect, just like you!

Profile

Where you can manage account settings such as your first and last name, customize your avatar/logo, link a Google account, and change your password.

Question Set

A type of component that allows you to gather feedback. Question types that you may include in your question set:

  • Yes/No

  • True/False

  • Multiple Choice

  • Multiple responses

  • Likert Scale

  • Short Answer

 

Save Draft

When creating a Ving, you can save a draft by clicking the blue cloud button to the left of the create button. You can access your drafts from the draft folder at any time.

Share

The process of getting your Ving to people! You’ll see the blue share button on your dashboard gives you two options: invite or get link. You can learn more here: Sharing How - To's

Shared

In the shared folder you'll see all of the Ving invitations you have shared, along with details of when the invitations were shared and how many invitations were sent. You can search by someone’s email to see all the invitations you’ve shared with a particular person.

Short URL Link

Each Ving comes with a unique short URL link that can be used to share your Ving. You can copy and paste the link to a Ving anywhere* on the web that a link can be shared, such as social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, etc.) text messages, company portals, Google Classroom, or embedded in an email. You can learn more here: How To: Share With A Link

*Keep in mind your view access settings. Do not link share an invited Ving through a link unless you have already invited that person to view the Ving via email.

Template

A pre-populated Ving packet ready to use right now. Your best Vings can be saved as templates and shared with other Ving users via Google Drive for reuse. You can learn more here: How To: Save A Template

Video

A type of component that you can include in your Vings. Most common video formats are accepted such as .mov, .mp4, and .wmv. Videos can be uploaded locally from your device or from Google Drive.

View Access Settings

Control over who can access your Ving. You can choose from 3 settings:

  • Anyone

  • Verified

  • Invited

You can learn more here: Understanding Your View Access Settings

Views

Reflects the number of views on your Ving, or how many times your Ving has been opened. (Note: this does not reflect Ving completion).

Ving

Is a digital packet that is created in the tool Ving. A Ving can include many types of files (video, audio, question sets, images, files). Vings can be viewed on any device and provide tracking to the person who created the Ving. The creator can easily see overall and file interactions. These digital packets of information are reusable as templates, can be deactivated on demand, and are automatically tracked and analyzed in the dashboard.

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