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

  • 23 October 2020
  • 30 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!

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I completely agree with the above requests.  This would be such a good tool for audience engagement during event breaks and treasure hunt activities, I’m really disappointed the functionality doesn’t exist in already.  Please develop it soon - you will make a lot of people happy! 😊

Would like to also submit request/vote for asynchronous quiz function in Slido. The main benefit would be instant grading of the quiz without a moderator being involved. An example would be a scavenger hunt activity ala The Amazing Race where the players would access the asynchronous quiz on their cells and know right away if they passed in order to move to the next station.

Userlevel 2

Hi @Jefferson_Twelve

Setting a time limit on asynchronous features is not part of Slido’s design. You can only run a quiz, which is currently only designed to go live. Surveys are more likely used for participants to answer in their own time, which is why we haven’t got any time limitations. 

I will pass this on as feedback to the wider team though! 

let me know if you have any more questions!



Is there a way to set a time limit to the survey questions? We’re trying to launch an asynchronous quiz with a time limit to the questions to prevent the participants from googling and finding out the answers. 
Would love any thoughts or ideas to carry this out. 

Thank You! 

Userlevel 2

Hi @AlexanderJMorrissey

Thanks so much for your feedback here, I will certainly add you to the list of customers requesting this feature and pass it on to the wider team for consideration. 

We wouldn’t be able to advise a timescale or whether this is a feature that will be adopted soon. Whilst we do care about our customers concerns and experience with Slido, there are some other features that have taken priority with our developers. 

Our quizzes are currently designed to be presented live during an event in Slido. The best asynchronous workaround we currently have is running a survey. You can even create a  permanent link to your survey with the option to  merge your polls in a survey for your participants to answer in their own time. 

If you’d like to tell us more about your use case so we can enable you to use Slido in the best way for your company, you can contact us via our live chat through Slido admin, or by emailing, We’ll be happy to help you out! 


Hi, this seems a little silly that Slido has not yet solved this highly demanded request. The number of people asking vs. the lack of attention to the answer makes me wonder how much Slido really cares about its customer’s concerns. 

PLEASE, create asynchronous quizzing ASAP. We’ve been asking for over a year now. 

Definitely interested in the asynchronous quizzing!

Can asynchronous quizzing please be added as a feature URGENTLY?

I would also love the asynchronous quiz function.  I have 20 questions to get through and don’t want to wait on the slowest person for EVERY question

Hi Slido team,

One more vote for the asynchronous quiz feature please!

Of course I am also looking for this option ;-)

Hi Slido team,

One more vote for the asynchronous quiz feature please!

Userlevel 4

Hi @Haraiclark,

Sorry for the late answer!

Unfortunately, the way Slido quizzes are built is that the whole group of participants taking the quiz moves between questions together, no matter if the answers were correct or wrong. 

It’s also not possible to put more than one question on a page for a quiz. You can try to use a survey instead, however, this would only put all your questions on one page, allowing you to select which one of the answers is correct. A survey won’t give you a leaderboard of the participants at the end and you’ll have to export data after your event to determine the winner. 


Let me know if there’s anything else that I can help with! 

I want to know if slido has the function of selecting correct answers and moving people to next question if they get the answer correct, or if they stay on the same page if they get it wrong so they can try again?

Also is it possible to put more than one question on a page.

Userlevel 2

Hi, @malimali

I’ve added you to the list of customers requesting this feature and forwarded it to our developers. Fingers crossed for the future!


Dear devs,

We need asynchronous quizzing ASAP, please make it happen please:grin:

Userlevel 4

Hi @HD-Q,

Unfortunately, our quizzes still only work in a live setting - meaning that all your participants are taking the quiz at the same time. It is because this feature was developed for live meetings, events or lectures. 

This means that if you send someone the link to a quiz and they open it at different times, it will show as “voting closed”.

While expanding this feature to support asynchronous quizzing is definitely on our radar, we don’t have a set timeline yet as to when this will be available. I’m very sorry about that!


I’ll make sure to update you on any new developments regarding this feature 😊

Please let me know if there’s anything else that I can help you with in the meantime!

Hi is it possible to allow participants to join the more than one time and not in a live quiz?? 

I tried to create a quiz and shared the link with participants to do any time they want but it seems it doesn’t work tit’s showing voting is closed! How to solve this issue? 

Userlevel 4

Hi @Yarelys,

Unfortunately, as discussed above, it’s only possible to run a quiz live. 

Maybe a survey could be an option for you too? Just like I suggested for Anke? 

Let me know if you need help with setting that up :)  

Hi, can I create a quiz that is NOT live? I would like to send participants a quiz after the course not during it. 

Userlevel 4

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.

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 4

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 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 4

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? :)