How do you run a quiz so that people can go through questions at their own pace?

  • 23 October 2020
  • 10 replies

Dear Slido Developers,

I have created some quizzes with Slido and would like to share them via a link. However, I do not have this possibility, when I click on the three dots for the settings. How can I share my quiz with the students? 

If I am not mistaken, last week I was able to do so, when I was playing with my first quiz.

Many thanks in advance!

10 replies

Userlevel 1

Hi, there, Dragoana,
Thanks for your question!

Our quizzes can only be run live and, therefore, it’s not possible to share a quiz via a link (it’s been like that from the very beginning). 

The way it works is that you as an admin would activate a question, wait until your students vote, show the correct answer, and move to the next one (as described in our Quiz article).

However, I can see how this might be useful for you! Some of our customers have also mentioned similar functionality, so we’ll definitely pass it to our developers' team for further consideration.

To understand better why would it be beneficial for you, would you mind explaining a little more? 

Looking forward to hearing from you back. 

Is there any progress to be expected on this feature? I would like to know, whether there are any plans to allow running a quiz asynchronously any time soon.

My client would like to run a quiz as part of an exhibition, where visitors can view the quiz on their mobile phones via a QR code and go through the questions at their own pace. At the end, each user should see which of the questions they got the correct answer to or which answers would have been correct. A comparision with other users is not important for this use case.

I would love to know whether Slido could be applied here.

Many thanks in advance!

Hi Robin and Dragoana, have you been able to find a solution to your questions? I am trying to solve the same quiz functionality issue and I can’t see if this functionality has been introduced on the platform. 

Thank you for your help!

Kind regards,


Userlevel 3

Hi @Kseniia & @Robin Hettlage

Unfortunately, quizzes are still only available to run live.

Running quizzes asynchronously remains as one of our requested features on our product teams’ radar, however we currently don’t have a concrete timeline as to when this will be released. 


We’ll make sure to update you as soon as we know more! :blush: 

I need a quiz that is not live, where people can do at their own time.

Userlevel 3

Hi @melkhun,

Unfortunately, this is still not possible.

But I’d love to know more about your use case to understand in which circumstances you’d be looking to use a quiz asynchronously? :) 

Hi there I also need urgently the QUIZ function for audience to play at their own pace, especially as we would like to use it over a 2 days HOPIN event - so not playe live, but played at own pace, means all quiz questions need to be activated at once without displaying the correct answers . How can this be solved?


Userlevel 3

Hi @Anke,

Unfortunately, this is still not possible with Slido. Our quiz function is built to be used live - however, for your specific use case, a survey might work well too! 


You can set up a survey with multiple questions and keep it live during your event. A good tip is to dedicate a separate Slido room to keep this survey active at all times. 

There are some limitations to using a survey though, for example, you won’t get a leaderboard at the end and will have to look at the answers manually through data exports if you want to determine a winner. 


Please let me know if this could work for you or if you need any more help! 

Hi Alex thank you so much - this would help but where can I deacivate an anonymous answer as this way I would not find out who gave their replies in the survey? I could not find this and by default the anonymous answer was activated…..


Userlevel 3

Hi @Anke,

You can set up requesting names of your participants when they join your event in the Privacy Settings.

Here’s a full article with detailed steps 👇

 Hope this helps! Let me know if there’s anything else I can help with.