Run a quiz with Slido

  • 24 August 2020
  • 54 replies

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Slido is gradually rolling out a new user interface. If the below steps and visuals match what you are seeing within your account, then you are using the new interface and this article is for you. If not, please see this version.


Use a Slido quiz to test for knowledge or simply add a little fun to your meeting or event. You’ll be surprised how a bit of competition can help keep your audience’s attention.


Slido also has an AI Quiz BETA feature available for Basic users in our PowerPoint and Google Slides integrations.


In this article:



Create your quiz questions


To create your quiz:

  1. Use the + Add new button to create a new interaction and select Quiz
  2. Give your quiz a name (e.g. “Quarterly Sales Quiz”)
  3. Click + Add first question and enter your question and answer options
  4. Mark the correct answer using the checkmark on the left
  5. Select + Add another quiz question to add more questions

All quiz questions are multiple choice. You’ll always need to include at least two possible answer options and mark at least one of them as being correct.


Create a quiz question


You can even choose to have multiple correct answers. But if you do this, participants will need to select all correct answers in order to receive credit for the question.


Quiz timer

Every quiz question will default to having a 20-second timer. You can change this when creating or editing quiz questions by clicking on the timer near the top of the question – or you can change it from the Poll settings as seen below.


Edit the timer for quiz questions


Random quiz question

If you’re running a quiz for fun and are running out of question ideas, you can add a random question with a single click. Just select the Random question icon and you’ll be all set.


Add a random quiz question


There is a hard limit of 100 questions per quiz to ensure smooth performance. However, we recommend 30 questions or less to prevent audience fatigue.



Edit your quiz


You can edit your quiz or add more questions at any time. To do so, start by selecting the quiz from your My Interactions list. Here you can:

  • Rearrange the order of questions by clicking and dragging them
  • Edit the timer for each question
  • Add another question
  • Edit an existing question by simply clicking it (changes will save automatically)
Edit your quiz



Activate the quiz so participants can join


Once you're all set, click the Play button or Start interaction to activate your quiz.


Activate your quiz


Before jumping to the first question though, make sure and give your participants time to join the quiz. 


Joining a quiz is different from joining a slido. When a quiz is activated, participants who have already joined the Slido event will be prompted to join the quiz by entering their name. This name is what will be displayed at the end of the quiz if they finish in the top five.


Here’s what participants will see when a quiz is activated and they join.


How participants join your quiz



And as a host, you’ll be able to track how many people have joined the quiz. Then whenever you’re ready, you can begin by starting the first question



Run the quiz


After beginning with the first quiz question, use the control bar below to move forward. Click Lock voting to display the results and then click Reveal answer whenever you’re ready.

Continue your quiz by selecting Next question.


Run your quiz from the control bar


If you’re using the quiz timer, voting is locked and results appear automatically when the time is up.



Display the leaderboard


After your final question, you can then reveal the leaderboard. This will display a leaderboard of the top five participants in Present mode, while at the same time telling every participant how they finished on their own devices.


Quiz participants are automatically ranked based on the number of correct answers they chose and how quickly they responded.


Reveal the leaderboard after your quiz


You can also choose to display the leaderboard at any point during your quiz. This is helpful if you wish to show participants where they stand part way through. Just select the leaderboard icon in the control bar before going to your next question.


Show interim leaderboard



Useful tips


  • Test beforehand and reset your results: It's good practice to test things out before your live event. Once you're finished with testing, click the three dot menu next to your quiz and select Reset results. This allows you to start fresh!
    Reset your quiz results


  • Run your quiz throughout a presentation: Slido integrates with both PowerPoint and Google Slides. This allows you to space your quiz questions throughout your presentation and activate them automatically while presenting. Learn more about all of our integrations in our Integration Hub.



Learn more:


54 replies

Is it possible to delete existing responses and re-use an existing quiz in subsequent training sessions?

Userlevel 5

Hi there @Flinders street trainers,

There are a few ways of you can re-use an existing quiz so that you don’t have to create everything from scratch.


  1. You can simply duplicate the quiz within the same event, this will duplicate the quiz questions without the answers.
  2. It is also possible to reset the results on your quiz. Here’s how you can do that. This will, however delete all the responses from the exports too so the leaderboard will be lost too. 
  3. If you’d like to start a new event but run the same quiz, you can duplicate the old event with the quiz - this will only duplicate the quiz questions and not the answers from the old event. Here’s how you can duplicate an event.


Let us know if this was helpful or if you have any other questions :) 


If I set good answer for 2 options the points are not awarded as I would expect for any of this answers :(

Userlevel 2

Hi, @Loredan

I’m sorry to hear that the functionality doesn’t work as expected. 

Just to better understand your need, did you want the participant get a point for every correct answer? Or perhaps divide the single point for any correct answer the participant would select correctly? 

Once I know more about how you would expect the correct answers to be calculated, I’d be happy to forward the suggestion to our product team. 

Thanks for letting us know it can be improved!

Dasa from Slido

Hi all,

I am creating a quiz. My questions will be multiple choice questions. Let’s say 10 possible answers, however only 6 of them are correct.

Is there any way to set up the quiz that someone, who selects just let’s say 3 correct answers, will also get points? Of course not full points, however partial points.

Thanks for help

Hi @Dasa from Slido ,


I would expect that each participant which choose one of the 2 good option to get the point no matter which one they choose. Since this is quiz type question (not multiple choice) the participant cannot (or at least I didn’t noticed) choose more than one option.

Userlevel 2

Hi, @Loredan

Thanks for the explanation. When setting up the quiz, it is indeed possible to mark multiple correct options. If you do, then the participants could also choose multiple answers.

Let me attach some screenshots here for you just in case: 

Quiz question with multiple correct answers in Admin mode

If a question requires multiple answers, the bullet points for participants will turn into squares instead of circles:

Selecting multiple answers as a participant (on the left)

You can easily test it straight in your Admin mode by creating a testing quiz question and marking multiple answers. Then, you can start the quiz and click the ‘Participant mode’ button on the left side of your admin. After joining the quiz try to answer the question choosing multiple answers. 

Hope this helps! Just one more thing about the scoring - for the participant to get a point, they would need to select all correct answers. There’s no limit on the number of the options they could go for - even all the options can be selected (and correct). 

Having said that, would you still expect to get partial points if someone has one of two answers correct (or 3 out of 4 etc.)

Thanks again for your feedback!


Userlevel 2

Hi, @Peter4444,

That’s an interesting idea!

At the moment, the participants get a point when they select all correct answers only, but I’d be happy to forward your suggestion to our product team for future consideration. 

Could you perhaps share a bit more about who is your audience and why would you like them to get partial points, too?

It would help us better understand the need and the potential solution. 

Hi - i’ve created a draft quiz, i’ve tested it out but now i can’t find where i go to edit the quiz further. Please can you guide me to the right place. 

I am new using Slido. I cannot find where to set up in screen the Top winners of a Quizz.

Userlevel 2

Hi, @Emily

You should be able to add or change your questions in the Live polls tab of your Slido event as featured above in the “Edit quiz” section of the article above. 

To sum up, you’ll just need hover on your quiz and click the three vertical dots on the right. You’ll see the option “Edit” in the drop-down. Then, you’ll be able to add more quiz questions or edit the existing ones. 

Hope that works! In case you can’t locate your quiz, please make sure you’re logged in to your Slido account at and in the right event. If that does not help, feel free to contact our lovely customer care team at to troubleshoot further. 

Userlevel 2

Hi, @Ale

we’re happy to see you’re playing around with our quiz! 

The quiz leaderboard comes up automatically with 5 winners after you click the “Leaderboard” after the last question as explained above in this article. It is also possible display the leaderboard during the quiz by marking the option after the selected question. Hope this helps. 

Just to make sure I’m addressing your question right, were you specifically trying to display the three top winners only? If so, I’m afraid this is not possible at the moment, but we’ll be curious to hear more details about what you’d like to achieve and forward them to our product team. 

As a participant, I only see my score and what place I finished.  Is it possible for participants of the live poll to see the top 5 leaderboard that the admin sees? 

Userlevel 2

Hi, @WAMLawson

At the moment, the participants only see how they did in the quiz. As the quiz is run live, admins usually share the Present mode to show quiz questions to the participants as well as the Top 5 leaderboard at the end. 

Would you mind describing how you went through the quiz? It would be super helpful for our product teams to know the details, so they could consider displaying leaderboard on participants’ devices in the future. 

All my best, 

@Dasa from Slido

Responding from a new account. Was having issues trying to login to the other account.

I used the share link and let people take the quiz that way since we’re all remote learning. They see their individual scores on their devices at the end, but they can’t see an entire list or the top 5 winners. Hope that answers your question.

Userlevel 2

Hi @WLawson 

Thanks for the details. 

At the moment it is only possible to share the link to the whole event and the admin needs to go through the quiz questions one by one for the participants to be able to answer them. Therefore, I was wondering if you’d share your screen on a video call or webinar as the last step of the quiz is the leaderboard. 

I can see how showing the top 5 winners would be beneficial here. Although I can’t promise anything, I’ve forwarded your idea as a feature request to our product teams for further consideration. 



During a quiz, there is a leaderboard displayed that tells each participant  his or her current position.

At the end of the quiz, the leaderboard displayed for the participant changes slightly to let him or her know which position he or she finished in, with some confetti.

However, I am not seeing an option to show participants the entire leaderboard (with the top finishers in order), the same way I would see it from the admin screen controlling the quiz.

Is this a feature that’s available?


Userlevel 2

Hi, @ABM , 

You’re right. At the moment it is possible to display leaderboard with top 5 winners in Present mode only.

As an admin, you can see the whole leaderboard when clicking the three dots next to the quiz and selecting Leaderboard. Your participants can only see how they scored. 

I’ll forward your idea to our product team so they can look into it. Would you mind elaborating on why would you like your participants to see the leaderboard? It would help the team understand the need. 




Is it possible to moderate user names on quizzes? We are expecting a large audience and are concerned that bad actors will use profanity in their display name, and it might appear when the leaderboard is displayed. If we are not able to do this, we won’t be able to use Slido for the quiz at all.

Userlevel 2

Hi, @Argus HD

At the moment, there’s no profanity filter available for participants’ names in quiz, although I understand it’s quite essential for you. Thanks for the suggestion!

I can see how this can be useful for other clients, too, therefore I’ve already forwarded it to our product team for further consideration. It’s currently in their backlog, so fingers crossed it gets on the list of planned features in the future!

All my best,


I want to run an event with parallel tracks. Each participant can participate in multiple tracks. We are using slido room facility for all to participate in the track. Can we create consolidated leader board for all the slido room quiz ?

Userlevel 5

Hi @dhsheth,

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to create a consolidated leaderboard automatically. This will have to be done manually through data exports.

I’m sorry about that, I do realize that this will take a lot of your time but at the moment, it’s only possible to show a leaderboard from a single quiz at a time. 


Please let me know if I can help in any other way! 

This is a great thorough explanation of the Slido’s type of poll that Slido calls “quiz.”  It was very confusing to see quiz and muliple choice as types of poll options to create online polls.  Tell that in particular to teachers and professors whose universes are already filled with numerous forms of assessments. For most of us, quizzes and multiple choice questions are nearly synonymous. This should be addressed early in the Slido Academy.  It took me a web search to land on this Slido community forum or site.  If I did not land on this community site, I would have continue on to use other online poll apps instead.

Userlevel 5

Hi @Hsiung,

Thank you so much for your feedback! We really appreciate it 😊

I’m going to pass this on to our team to make sure we make the distinction between “multiple choice poll” and “quiz” more clear in our materials. 

Please let us know if you have any other feedback or questions about Slido.

I see the tip to keep a quiz under 30 questions.  Is there a limit to the number of questions that can be in a quiz?  Is there a document geared toward educators in which this is documented that we can share with customers?