Thanks for this great year!

When we look back on 2018, we get almost dizzy! With the introduction of our three product lines (education, business and event), we are able to address the needs of our customers even more precisely.

feedbackr is continuously developing based on feedback from our customers: Since this year you can insert images, formulas and program codes into questions, use free text questions and Q & A, moderate incoming free text questions and upvote them. Our feedbackr presenter allows you to easily switch between your presentation and feedbackr results from any device. Our blog post series on typical use cases shows how feedbackr can be used in teaching.

New features

 insert images, formulas and program codes into questions
free text questions and Q&A
moderate incoming free text questions
feedbackr presenter

During the year, due to strong demand, we introduced our campus licenses for educational institutions that are successfully used in schools and universities. Meanwhile, feedbackr is already being used at over 500 educational institutions worldwide.

feedbackr in use

Interactive event formats become easily to handle with feedbackr: In our hometown of Graz, we primarily support events of the start-up scene, but the Wirtschaftskammer, the City of Graz and the Styrian Business Development Agency SFG are also happy to use our feedback tool. But feedbackr is not only used in Graz: We are particularly proud of our successful work at this year’s Screenforce Days in the MMC Studios Cologne with over 2,500 participants.

In our blog posts we tracked the needs of digital natives, how valuable feedback and feedforward are and how feedbackr can be used for change management processes.

Our team has been occasionally working remotely from Bali, Singapore and Berlin this year, at times, to visit customers and to expand our network and bring a breath of fresh air into our ideas. Christian Perner joined our team in August, working intensely on feedbackr’s new corporate design.

In any case, it has been great fun to work for our customers and feedbackr! Many thanks to all who made 2018 so successful! We are looking forward to the challenges and developments next year!

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Karin, Christian and the feedbackr team

PS: Of course, we also implemented the GDPR Directive.


Now available in feedbackr: formulas, pictures, code examples and much more

Especially teachers have repeatedly expressed the wish that formulas or similar can be visualized in feedbackr. We are very pleased to meet this requirement: From now on formulas, pictures,code, tables, links, emojis, … can be used in questions. The representation of symbols and other characters is now no longer a problem.

With simple commands it is now possible for you to format text in feedbackr as desired and to present additional visual material to your audience.

This feature is available in feedbackr education advanced, in feedbackr business advanced and higher, in feedbackr event and in our campus license.

If you have any questions, please contact us at any time!

Moderation of incoming contributions with feedbackr

The use of free text questions at events creates a variety of possibilities for interaction between audience and presenter. In addition to the positive aspects of free text questions such as collecting opinions or generating ideas occasionally not serious comments are submitted. In order to maintain the level of the event, such contributions may be deliberately moderated in feedbackr.

The moderation of free text questions is available in the following packages:

There are two different types of the moderation:

Show contributions after approval

All contributions are immediately visible in the administration interface. The audience will not see the contributions until they have been approved.

This variant ensures that only serious contributions are visible to the public. However, this also means that each individual contribution must be released.

Settings in feedbackr

Show answers: either “after stopping” or “immediately”
Moderation: “only show accepted”
Multiple answers: optional (allows more than one contribution per person)
Answer Ranking: optional (allows a prioritization of posts). Take a look at our blog post Interaction made even easier – free text questions and Q&A for your presentations!

Remove contributions after they’ve been posted

In this variant, all contributions are immediately visible to your audience. However, the administrator can intervene retrospectively and hide inappropriate contributions.

With this variant, you only have to keep an eye on the contributions. If an inappropriate comment is posted, it can be hidden with a single click.

Settings in feedbackr

Show answers: either “after stopping” or “immediately”
Moderation: “hide rejected”
Multiple answers: optional (allows more than one contribution per person)
Answer Ranking: optional (allows a prioritization of posts)

Moderation of incoming comments will make it even easier for you to respond to the audience’s reactions, to ensure a smooth process of your event.

We hope you enjoy using feedbackr!



feedbackr, what are you developing next?

Yesterday we invited you to ask the feedbackr team questions that have been on your mind for some time. The question with the highest ranking was:

What are you developing next?

An excellent question 😉 We involve our customers and their feedback very strongly in the development of feedbackr. Many exciting functions are on our agenda:

Campus and business solutions

We have recently started offering campus and business solutions. So feedbackr can be used by the entire staff of the educational institution/company. The design is adapted to the educational institution or company. A lot is possible and some things still can be done. This includes for example single sign-on. This will make access even easier for your staff.

feedbackr presenter

In a few days we will introduce our presenter. The presenter allows you to switch between the presentation and the feedbackr results from any device. You can use your smartphone or tablet to control when you want to switch between presentation and results.


Of course, we will continue to focus on our matchmaking research and development project. Our aim is to make matchmaking at events more flexible and efficient. There is still a lot of potential that we absolutely want to exploit.

Moderation of free text answers and questions (Q&A)

At some events it is necessary to moderate free text responses before they are presented to the other audience. For this purpose, a moderat

ion process will be introduced. For example, questions are only visible to the audience once they have been approved by the moderator.

Insert pictures in question

This function was often requested. Sometimes questions are asked about pictures. At the moment it is solved by the lecturers in a way that the pictures are either displayed in the presentation or integrated into feedbackr via HTML. These are very complicated solutions. We are convinced that we can make this even more user-friendly.

Insert formulas into questions

Especially in teaching formulas are important. Currently, formulas in questions are not yet graphically very appealing. That is why we want to address this issue.

Copy sessions

Many of our customers need the function to duplicate their sessions. Be it, for example, surveys that are sent to different user groups or lectures that are repeated every year.

Take sessions offline

At the end of an event, you may want to take sessions offline again. For example, if they are not supposed to be accessible to the public in the long term. Therefore, we are working on a feature to take sessions offline so that they can no longer be accessed via the access code.

Hide questions

In addition to starting and stopping a question, our customers want to have the possibility to hide questions..

So we have big plans! If you have any suggestions/requests for feedback, please send us a short message.

Interaction made even easier – free text questions and Q&A for your presentations!

We started the new year full of enthusiasm and are pleased to present our long-awaited additional features of feedbackr, such as Questions & Answers! You will have even more fun using feedbackr, and your audience too. Use the new features in your next session with feedbackr!

Q&A including audience prioritization

You can hold Q&A sessions. For example, your audience is able to ask questions about the presentation. Everyone in the audience has the opportunity to vote for the questions of the other participants. This automatically prioritizes the questions that are most relevant to the audience.

Get feedback on presentations

Your audience can express opinions, questions and feedback on your lecture or presentation throughout the entire course of the event. This gives you a chronological record of the remarks on the presentation. A valuable collection to customize and optimize your event!

Topic collection

Brainstorming can also be carried out efficiently and quickly: The answers of the other participants will be visible immediately and avoid duplicate answers. Instead, the audience can rearrange the relevance of the topics by giving votes for an already existing answer.

How can free text questions be configured?

Show answers: Here you can set when the answers should be visible to the participants. You can choose from the following options:

  • never: the answers are only visible to you. This setting is useful if you want to collect feedback, but only visible for you or the organizer.
  • after stopping: this setting causes the answers to become visible to the participants when you stop the question. This way you can prevent mutual interference.
  • immediately: the answers are immediately visible to the entire audience. This is especially useful if you want to collect questions or topics.

Answer Ranking: With this setting your audience can vote for answers. In this way, you can create a ranking according to priority. This setting only has an effect if you have selected the option ‘Show answers immediately’. In addition, you can filter the answers in the administration interface according to the latest answers or according to the ranking. This filter is also available in the participant’s view.

Do you have any other suggestions or ideas how to use free text questions? We look forward to hearing from you!

With joy we look back on a successful year

We have achieved, renewed and moved a lot in 2017 – thanks to a fantastic team and valuable customer feedback:

Major milestone: Release of feedbackr 2.0 on February 27, 2017

On February 27,2017 was an important moment for the entire feedbackr team: A lot of energy flowed into the successful new development of feedbackr 2.0. The technology behind feedbackr has been completely renewed – so new functions can be brought to you even faster!

There have also been changes for teachers at public educational institutions: we have a free version for you. Please identify yourself here.

Cooperations with educational institutions enable all teachers at an educational institution to use feedbackr with the extended range of functions. If you are interested, contact

New Features

feedbackr White-Labeling IconWhite Labeling: Since feedbackr 2.0, the design can be individually adapted to your event. This means that feedbackr is seamlessly integrated into your event design.


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Free-text questions: In addition to the proven single-choice and multiple-choice questions, your audience can now also compose short answers in text form.


Betty - event manager using feedbackr eventsTour through feedbackr: Since summer 2017 Betty is guiding you through feedbackr. Betty makes it easier for newly registered users to get started – with great success.


Live Export: Results can be exported to Google Sheets for real-time calculations and evaluations such as rankings, pitch ratings or jury vote.


Multiple rooms: Lectures are often held in parallel at large-scale events. Since summer 2017 this can also be reflected in feedbackr: When creating sessions, several rooms can be added which can be operated simultaneously.

Bulk actions & Preview: We have added minor improvements such as bulk actions or a preview of the participant’s view based on your feedback.feedbackr director

Outlook 2018

Much has happened in 2017 – but we also have plans for 2018: We are working on our latest tool – the feedbackr presenter. The feedbackr presenter allows you to switch easily between your presentation and your feedbackr survey. But more about this in a future blog post 😉

Based on the requirements and your feedback, we have developed three tailor-made products in the respective areas, teaching, companies and events: feedbackr education, business and event. The introduction of the new products will take place automatically in the next few weeks. But more information will follow shortly!

feedbackr will be continuously developed further in 2018! If you have any wishes or suggestions for us, please write us an email to

2017 in pictures:

Thankful for our customers and the enthusiastic team behind feedbackr, we look back on an exciting and sensational year 2017! We are already looking forward to 2018 🙂

Anniversary – five fantastic years with feedbackr

feedbackr becomes 5 and we want to say ‘Thank you’! Therefore we have for our customers an anniversary discount – all feedbackr lecturing plans are reduced by 50%. This discount is valid for 12 months when you buy a subscription until 30th of June 2017!

How it all began

It started at Graz University of Technology. Our professor and mentor Martin Ebner, Christian and I wanted to improve the situation during huge lectures. Imagine that there are more than 300 students in the lecture hall. The problems that arise are obvious. There are students who are too shy to speak up. Another problem is, that not everyone can participate actively in the lectures. Our vision was to give every student an anonymous voice and the chance to participate. Out of this vision Realfeedback was developed, the predecessor of feedbackr. The students love it and we too 🙂

And then?

After graduating from university Christian and I decided to push this idea further. We have developed a new prototype of Realfeedback and it began to spread. Realfeedback was used not only at the university, but also for events, panel discussions, keynotes and so on. We soon realized that there is a huge demand for this type of tool.

It is getting serious

We received a lot of feedback from you which we greatly appreciate. Otherwise we wouldn’t be where we are. A new name was born, Realfeedback becomes feedbackr, and a new logo was designed. Besides this we also developed a new version of feedbackr with the input we received from you! The usability has improved even more over the years and our customers love to use feedbackr!

An now?

feedbackr was completely rewritten and new features were added. You can use freetext questions now, create your own design, mark answers as correct, manage the visibility of results,… And much more is on our roadmap!
We celebrate 5 years of feedbackr, ups and downs (luckily more ups :-)), a great team and lots of fun!

Some insights into the different feedbackr versions

New Feature: Mark answer as correct

You certainly have asked questions with only one correct answer but your audience didn´t find out. We added the functionality to show your audience which answer is the correct one. Everyone in the audience can see the correct answer(s) on their mobile devices, even after your event is over.

You are surely familiar with this situation: you ask a question with several possible answers and only one answer is correct. The opinion of the audience is not clear and discussions arise. That’s good because discussing leads to better (learning) results. But from now on you can also show the correct answers visually to your audience. They can use it later on for learning or when discussing with their colleagues after the event.

How to do it?

Select the answer which is correct by clicking on the circle or square on the left side of the answer, as shown in this screenshot:

For single-choice questions you can mark one answer as correct, for multiple-choice questions as many as you like. After starting the session your audience chooses the answer which might be the correct one. As soon as you stop it, they immediately see which answer is correct.

This new feature is suitable every time your audience should learn something new or when you want to show amazing facts which are mostly answered wrong. This creates an eye-opener and your audience is even more attentive.

The feature is included in the professional and premium packages. At the moment we have a special offer on those two products – so be quick!

A preview on the open questions feature of feedbackr

New features: Free Text Questions & Real-time Display of Results

The feature our users asked for the most, as well as another nifty revision, are coming on February 27th with the new feedbackr release! Find out what two of our most coveted new functionalities can do and how you apply them.  Read more

the feedbackr logo behind a courtain

The new feedbackr: What to expect from the release 2017

Excited yet? We certainly are! On the night of February 27th, we are launching a brand-new feedbackr. Here’s an overview of the most important changes, features and additions that you can look forward to. Read more