Set up multiple rooms in your event

  • 24 August 2020
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The Multiple rooms feature allows you to use Slido during concurrent sessions at meetings or events. You can manage audience questions and run polls for each room separately.

 

Available in our Professional plan and higher.

 

Your audience will be asked to choose a room to enter when joining the event and they’ll be able to switch around over the course of the event.

 

To help you administer the event with multiple tracks, invite your co-workers via the Share Access feature.

 

In this article:

 

 

Create rooms

 

Whether you're running an event with parallel tracks, or multiple training sessions during the day, setting up multiple rooms will help you divide your content.

 

Overall, you can create up to 200 rooms but we recommend keeping the number much lower to provide a better experience for your participants.

 

To create a new room:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Select Multiple rooms
  3. Create a new room and change its name
     

 

Click the color next to your room name to align it with the event design or your preference. 

 

In case you need to delete a room, simply click on the bin icon next to it.

 

Removing a room will also delete any data collected in it. To make sure you won't lose anything, we recommend deactivating the room instead. The data will stay safe but the room will not be visible to your audience.

 

Activate and deactivate rooms

 

To limit the number of rooms your participants will need to choose from, you can activate or deactivate the rooms anytime during your event. For example, there's no need to activate the afternoon sessions in the morning.

 

To activate or deactivate the rooms, use the toggle button in Settings and click Save.

 

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You can drag and drop your rooms to re-order them. 

 

Manage rooms

 

Each room has its own Questions, Ideas, Polls, and Analytics tabs.

 

You can choose which room you want to set up or manage in the upper right corner of your Admin dashboard.

 

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Choose the correct room in Present mode

 

To open the Present mode, click the green button in your admin and select your preferred option. For remote meetings, we recommend "Present on another screen".

 

Once you're in Present mode:

  1. Navigate to the upper right corner
  2. Click the room name and select the correct room
     

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If you're using Slido Switcher, you also need to select the specific room in Switcher.


 

Get the permanent link for a specific room

 

If needed, you can get a unique permanent link for both the Present and Participant modes in each of your rooms.

 

To get the permanent link of the Present mode in a specific room, simply:

  1. Choose the desired room
  2. Hover over Present mode and select Present in a new tab
  3. Copy the Present mode link
     

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You can also switch between the rooms directly from Present mode. This will automatically change the respective URL as well.

 

Getting a permanent link of the Participant mode in a specific room is useful if you want your audience to join your event using a link and you want them to immediately join the desired room.

 

To get the link, please first follow the steps above for getting a Present mode link. Once you have it, simply rewrite wall.sli.do to app.sli.do.


 

Useful tips:

  • Tip 1: Event Settings apply to all rooms
    You and your co-admins can manage each room and its content separately, however, it is not possible to change event settings per room. For example, if you turn on moderation in one room, it will be on in all rooms. The same will apply to colors, number of displayed questions in Present mode, character limits, and others.
     
  • Tip 2: Embed a specific room to your website
    You can embed both Present mode and Participant mode for a particular room into your website. If you're running a streamed event with multiple tracks, there's no need for your participants to change the rooms every time they change tracks. They'll be sent directly to the one you want them to be. Here's a tutorial on how to embed a specific room to your website.
     
  • Tip 3: Export your data after the event
    You can export all questions and poll results for the whole event or per room. Select the format that works best for you, be it a comprehensive online infographic, Excel file, or pdf. Learn more about the exports in the Export your data article.

     


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Hi there, this is all easy to use but I have a request/ suggestion: I am a conference producer and though I run through slido with moderators in advance -  they always appreciate doing so again on the day with their slido iPad in hand. It would be great if we could set up a room that wasn't public, a slido training room as such where I can submit questions and show them how to moderate without the audience being able to access it. At the moment we have to do it whist live sessions are on and this stops the moderators from being able to select questions, archive them etc. It also caused me to interrupt a screen on stage with a poll as when I switched it on it interrupted to Q&A on the big screen… or does this function exist and I am missing it?!

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Hi @Olivia Ryan-Hill,

This sounds like a pretty neat feature - especially for testing things during an event! 😊

Unfortunately, you’re right, it’s not something that works in Slido right now. I wish I had a workaround for you to try but the only thing I can think of is to try everything out in the morning before the event, or during breaks but I do realize it’s not the best approach. 

Alternatively, you can try setting up a test event, this would be another event that won’t be connected to the main one and can be used for trainings and testing without anything going live to all the participants of the conference. It can also be set up as a hidden event so that only your moderators will have access for testing. In this case though, it is very important to make sure that everyone is aware that it is just for testing and not the real thing to avoid confusion.

Thank you so much for sharing this with us, I’ll make sure to submit this as a feature request to our product team and keep you updated! 

 

Please let me know if there’s anything else that I can help you with and keep the feedback coming, we really appreciate it! 

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