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Set up Multiple rooms in your event

  • 29 April 2024
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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 old interface and this article is for you. If not, please see this version.


Slido can be used simultaneously at meetings or events with multiple rooms. You can manage audience questions and run polls for each room separately.

This gives your audience the option of entering a specific room, enabling them to switch back and forth throughout the event.


Available in our Professional plan and higher.



In this article:



Create rooms


When organizing an event with parallel tracks or multiple training sessions during the day, setting up multiple rooms will help 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
Creating a new room


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 ensure you won't lose any data or insights, we recommend deactivating the room instead. The data will stay safe but the room will no longer be visible to your audience.


To help you manage the event with multiple tracks, you can invite your co-workers via the Share access feature.



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.



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 create or manage in the upper right corner of your Admin dashboard.




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



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


Get the permanent link for a specific room


You can generate a unique permanent link for both the Present and Participant modes in each of your rooms. This could be helpful for asynchronous work leading up to the event with colleagues.


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



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


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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