You can use Slido live polling and Q&A directly in Webex Meetings with our seamless integration.
Slido is also available in Webex Webinars.
To see if Slido will be available for you in Webex Meetings, check the requirements and current limitations:
|Current Limitations of the Webex and Slido integration|
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Start your Webex meeting and open Slido
You can access Slido directly in your Webex meeting, regardless of whether it’s a scheduled meeting or an ad-hoc meeting using your Personal Meeting Room.
Once you’re in a Webex meeting:
- Click the Apps button in the bottom right corner
- Select Slido
- Choose your existing Slido or create a new one
This will open a Slido sidebar where you can set everything up and control Slido as the Host of the meeting.
Facilitators, cohosts or other meeting participants can start Slido in somebody else’s meeting, if the host did not launch Slido first.
Need some help understanding competencies of different roles in Webex and Slido? Read the following article:
Create your polls
Choose a poll type that you wish to use, and add your question. Your poll is saved instantly, so you can Launch it immediately by clicking the green button at the bottom, or go back to your list of polls to create more.
You can decide whether you want to show poll results for your participants to see once they voted, or reveal them later.
You can adjust the poll settings by clicking the icon.
If you want to ask multiple questions at once, choose a Survey from the list of polls.
To add another question to your existing poll, click the three dots and select ‘convert to Survey’ and then ‘+’. You can also name your survey.
Need to reorder the polls in your survey? Simply drag and drop them.
Launch and manage your polls
Once you’re ready to launch a poll, click the Launch icon next to it.
Click the three dots next to a poll to access its additional actions, such as Edit, Duplicate or Delete.
You can then use the buttons at the bottom to hide or reveal results, close voting or deactivate the poll completely.
Enable Audience Q&A and moderation
Audience Q&A is disabled by default in Webex Meetings. If you want to use it, switch over to the Q&A tab and click Enable Q&A.
If you also want to review incoming questions before making them appear live for everyone to see, you can also Turn on moderation under the Review tab.
Manage Audience Q&A
If you’re not using moderation, all submitted questions will automatically appear in the Live tab in your sidebar and on participants’ devices.
With moderation, you can either Approve or Dismiss incoming questions.
For questions which are Live, you can Highlight the question that’s being addressed so that everyone is on the same page. Afterwards, you can Mark it as answered, which will move it into the Archive tab, leaving room for other unanswered questions.
To help you activate polls and manage Q&A, your cohosts can automatically request access to your Slido which you just need to approve. If you want to add someone who’s not a cohost to your Slido, continue to Add a collaborator to help you manage Slido part of this article.
Adjust Slido settings
You can edit the name and password for your Slido, change participant privacy preferences, enable replies for Q&A, or turn off polls in Slido settings.
To access Slido settings in Webex sidebar:
- Click the hamburger menu
- Open Settings
General settings will show by default. To expand Privacy, Audience Q&A and Polls, simply click on it and select your preference.
For more options, click Advanced settings at the bottom. A pop-up window will appear.
Follow the article below to find more details on all Slido settings:
Add a collaborator to help you manage Slido
You can add a colleague from the same Webex organization to help you moderate the Q&A and run polls.
To do so:
- Use the ‘Login with Webex’ option at www.slido.com and enter your Webex credentials
- Select the Slido you want to add someone to
- Go to Event Settings > Share Access and type in the email address of the collaborator
- Click ‘Invite’
Once the Webex meeting is live, they’ll see Slido admin under Apps - Slido.
During the meeting, cohosts can request Slido access in the Webex sidebar.
For a detailed guide on both cases, follow the article below:
Display Slido Present mode
If you wish to display Slido Q&A or live polling in a bigger format than just in the sidebar in your Webex meeting, you can open Slido Present mode.
To access Slido Present mode:
- Go to slido.com, click ‘Login with Webex’ and enter your Webex credentials
- Select your Slido
- Once you’re in, click the green ‘Present’ button in the upper right corner.
This will open the Slido Present mode in your browser and you can then Share your browser screen in Webex to display it to your attendees.
Displaying the Present mode is also useful if you want to share Slido joining instructions for those who can’t interact with Slido directly in the Webex meeting client.
How it works for the participants
Once you launch a poll, Slido sidebar will automatically pop up for your participants, inviting them to submit their votes. If you’re showing poll results, participants can see them after they submit their vote.
If you’re using Q&A, your participants can simply submit their questions either anonymously or with their names. They can also upvote the questions they like which have been submitted by someone else.
If you highlight a question, this will move it to the top of the list and show it highlighted in blue for the audience.
Export your data after the meeting and view analytics
If you wish to export the poll results or Q&A submissions once your meeting is over, just go to the hamburger menu in the sidebar and click Download results > Export > Download export and select your preferred format.
You can also browse the event overview and find out who was the most active participant and how many questions and poll votes you received.
Want to share the data with your leadership or participants? Click Infographics > toggle on public link > copy link.
Follow the article below for more details about Slido exports:
Frequently Asked Questions:
I want to use Slido Q&A only. Can I turn off the polls feature?
Yes, you toggle off Polls by clicking the hamburger menu, going to Settings - Polls.
Can Slido be used in Webex Webinars?
Yes, Slido is available for Webex Webinars with up to 10,000 attendees. Quizzes can be used by up to 5,000 participants with webinars. Please note that webcast mode for more than 10,000 attendees and Webex Events (classic) are not supported. Hosts need to use Webex desktop app when running the webinar with Slido.
Follow the article below for detailed guide on how to use Slido with Webex Webinars:
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