The Presence Manager is a tool to ensure that participants are active and alert during the presentation. It checks this by polling the participants with a simple “Are you there?” type of message. The message, as well as frequency, randomness, and duration of the popup are all able to be customized. Reports are kept on the number of popups that were asked, as well as responses by each of the participants. Details are available in the reports as well.
While this is an excellent tool for continuing education systems to verify that participants are there and paying attention for the entire duration of a webinar, any industry can leverage it to measure the audience engagement.