Use Slido in Webex Meetings


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You can use Slido live polling and Q&A directly in Webex Meetings with our seamless integration.
 

We’ve been gradually releasing the Webex integration to Slido and Webex users throughout the second half of 2021. If you do not have access yet, you can check the current status of the roll-out

 

 

Essential Requirements
Current Limitations
  • Q&A needs to be enabled in Webex for Google Slides and PowerPoint integrations to work. See the “Manage Audience Q&A” section of this article for instructions on how to enable Q&A.
  • Ideas need to be turned on in Slido admin


 

In this article:

 

Watch the video tutorial or continue to the step-by-step guide below: 
 



 

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, you can:

  1. Click the Apps button in the bottom right corner
  2. Select Slido

This will open a Slido sidebar where you can set everything up and control Slido as the Host of the meeting. 
 


 

Create your polls


Choose a poll type that you wish to use, add your question and either Save the poll for later or Launch it immediately.

If you want to ask multiple questions at once, you can create a Survey by clicking the folder icon at the top.
 


 

Launch and manage your polls


Once you’re ready to launch a poll, click the green Play icon next to it. 
 

Click the three dots next to a poll to access its additional settings, such as Edit, Duplicate or Delete.

 

You can then use the buttons at the bottom to Hide results, Lock voting or Deactivate the poll completely.
 


 

Manage Audience Q&A


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. 
 


If you’re using moderation, you can either Approve or Dismiss incoming questions.

For the 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.
 


 

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, click the green Present Slido in a new tab button in the upper right corner.

This will open the Slido Present mode in your browser and you can then Share your 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 attendees

 

Polls
 

Once you launch a poll, Slido sidebar will automatically pop up for your attendees, inviting them to submit their votes. If you’re showing poll results, participants can see them after they submit their vote.
 

Survey results are visible only to the Host.

 

 

Audience Q&A


If you’re using Q&A, your attendees 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 attendees.
 


 

Export your data after the meeting


If you wish to export the poll results or Q&A submissions once your meeting is over, you have to do so at www.slido.com.

Make sure to Log in with Webex and then select the Slido event which you used during your meeting. Then, head over to the Analytics tab and then Export your collected data. 
 



 

Curious about learning more? 

 

 


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Can a co-collaborator activate a poll/survey from the desktop or in a Webex Meeting?

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Hello @abvillar

Thanks for your question!


Yes, guest collaborators can activate polls and surveys from Slido admin via a computer or a smartphone. At the moment, it’s not possible to do so directly in Webex meeting. 

To invite guest collaborators you can follow the linked article. If you’d need to invite external guests, you’ll need to exclude them via SSO settings. To do so, please scroll down to the “Invite guests when Single Sign On is set for your Slido Organization” section of the same article.  

Hope this helps. If you have any further questions, we’re here for you! 


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Dáša

Thank you Dasa! Do you know when that feature will be enabled in Webex or if ever?

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Hey, @abvillar


I asked the team and although I don’t have an ETA for you, they do have the support for collaborators on the list of future features. 

I would like to load a specific poll that I have created earlier into a Webex meeting. Can this be done ? The meeting organiser hasn’t added me as Slido collaborator. I would like to keep the poll ready and during the webex load it up. Is this possible ?

 

How does this feature work in Webex events? I was easily able to start it up in a regular meeting, but I don’t see how to do so in a webex event. 

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I would like to load a specific poll that I have created earlier into a Webex meeting. Can this be done ? The meeting organiser hasn’t added me as Slido collaborator. I would like to keep the poll ready and during the webex load it up. Is this possible ?

 

Hi @shankar,

When using Slido integration in Webex, Slido has to be administrated by the host of the meeting.

You can add your poll to a meeting even though you’re not the host or owner of the event, but you’ll need to be added as a collaborator to that specific event. 

Then, during the meeting, it’ll be the host who will activate the poll. 

Alternatively, you can ask the host of the event to make you host - so that you can take care of both adding polls and activating them during your meeting.

 

Please let me know if my explanation makes sense or if you need more help with the setup! 

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How does this feature work in Webex events? I was easily able to start it up in a regular meeting, but I don’t see how to do so in a webex event. 

Hi @Rbougher,

Unfortunately, Slido is currently not available in Webex Events.

For now, for Webex Events, you can use Slido without the integration, by simply sharing your screen with Slido Wall and having your participants join with either their phones or in a browser by giving them the QR code or event code. Please keep in mind that there’s a limit of 5,000 participants per event to make sure that Slido is running smoothly.

Let me know if you need any help with setting up!

I would like to load a specific poll that I have created earlier into a Webex meeting. Can this be done ? The meeting organiser hasn’t added me as Slido collaborator. I would like to keep the poll ready and during the webex load it up. Is this possible ?

 

Hi @shankar,

When using Slido integration in Webex, Slido has to be administrated by the host of the meeting.

You can add your poll to a meeting even though you’re not the host or owner of the event, but you’ll need to be added as a collaborator to that specific event. 

Then, during the meeting, it’ll be the host who will activate the poll. 

Alternatively, you can ask the host of the event to make you host - so that you can take care of both adding polls and activating them during your meeting.

 

Please let me know if my explanation makes sense or if you need more help with the setup!

 

Getting added to a specific event as collaborator needs to be made simpler. Sometimes there are meeting updates/changes and I as a poll creator don’t know if my poll will work during the meeting. There should be a way for the host to pass Slido collaborator during the webex meeting. Changing the host is not practical ( host has a lot of other things to do ). We recently tried this in a customer event and even though we were finally able to run the poll, it was not an intuitive experience. 

Hi,

If I am a host with a WebEx account with Slido integrated, but I need another presenter to administer the polls and Q&A, do they need to have a WebEx Event license to manage on the call ?

In testing we found that they showed up as pending approval in the admin https://www.sli.do for that meeting assuming this was due to not have an active license ?

Thanks !

Barb

Hi @shankar,

I’m sorry to hear about the troubles you experienced when it comes to collaborating on a Slido event in Webex. I totally agree with you that the current experience isn’t ideal and our team is aware of it.

I can assure you that it’s on our roadmap to bring some improvements to this flow and make it more seamless in the future.

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