If you want to know who asked a question or voted in the poll, you can simply enable the option of requiring the name when they join the event. In case you are interested only in the names of participants voting in polls, you can ask for their credentials via a Survey. Alongside this, you can also set it to require the participants' email.
To see who got the most questions right in a quiz, there's no need to set anything up. Participants are always asked to add their names automatically. Learn more about how to Run a quiz via Slido.
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Ask for a name and email via Settings
To enable capturing names and emails, follow these simple steps:
- Go to Settings
- Select Privacy on the left
- Click the toggle to turn on Require authentication
- Toggle on Require name and/or Require email
Please note, that if a participant tries to join an event multiple times with the same email address, we’ll send them a verification email to confirm their identity. This is in order to prevent cases of email or identity abuse.
You will see the participant names next to submitted questions and open text poll responses. Both names and email addresses are included in your exports.
This is how it works for the participants:
Even if you required your participants to join with their name, they can still choose to vote and submit questions anonymously.
If you really need to capture participant names you can:
- Ask them directly ahead of the meeting not to use the anonymous option
- Prevent them to send anonymous votes and questions by changing the Privacy settings to always require name.
This option is available in Professional and higher plans.
Once the event is finished, go to event Analytics and export the polls per user results.
Ask for name and email in a Survey
You can add poll questions 'What's your name?' and 'What's your email?' at the beginning of your Survey no matter if it's a set of rating Polls, a feedback or a student exam.
This is how your participants will see it:
Curious about more?
With what's going on in todays world we are looking to use Slido at the firehouse as a mechanism for everyone to vote for the officers in the annual company meeting. However I’m trying to figure out a way, if someone can enter their name so I can verify who is voting. For company meetings we only allow full active members to participate in votes. for an example probationary members would be in the meeting just not allowed to vote. Is there a way to do this?
With our paid plans, it is possible to ask participants to enter their names when joining the event. Once the meeting is over, you can export poll results per user and see who’s voted (and how). That said, I believe that for your use case this isn’t an ideal solution as it seems that you’d need that information in real-time and not post-event.
With Slido, once someone joins an event, they’re able to freely interact with it - it isn’t possible to limit some people from voting while others not. One other possible solution is to protect the event with a passcode (also available with our paid plans) and only share it with the people who are allowed to vote (or create a separate event for them dedicated only to voting).
I hope this helps at least a bit. Feel free also to check our Pricing page, if interested.
If i turn on the registration for the event to include the email and name of the participant, how can i see this as a live updated list so that i know we have an audience that’s enrolled?
@Darren E Cowley
If you would like to see the participants entering your event live the best way would be run na survey.
Once your participants enter, you’ll be able to see in the admin in real time as they submit their e-mails and name. A short survey with two questions something like this.
While the registration is setup before your participants enter, you’ll be able to see their inputs only after exporting the results. It won’t work if you want to have an updated live list.
Let me know what you think about the suggested option.
@Francesca yes that’s pretty much what we do now, but it’s a repeat of what they’ve already entered to log in as the first log in has validation on email etc and is reported on separately so is much more useful.
It’d be a awesome feature to give admin a live updated list of who had logged onto a session just like Kahoot does, that way we would know when to progress!
@Darren E Cowley,
Gotcha! Thanks for sharing.
Totally understand how such a feature would be helpful.
Nothing more I can do at the moment, but happily passing on your feedback to our product team!
If anything else comes up that you find is missing in Slido, let us know. We gather all feedback and insights from our users.
Hello, I have tried the first method there, but enabling the require authentication > basic > require name, but it is unfortunately to no avail.
I tried it myself and asked my friends to fill their names before submitting their responses, and when I extracted the results, the responses still showed anonymous. :(
I’m sorry to hear your having trouble. For us to take a closer look, could you reach out to email@example.com ?
They will be able to dig deeper here.
Let me know if you have any more questions.
I have set up my slido to collect names and emails but unfortunately I can not see the names or emails in results. Where can I see this information without exporting?
for the polls the names and e-mails can be reviewed only via exporting of the data as there is not much space in the present view to see every name/e-mail for each vote.
Do you have any specific use-case why you would need to see the names and e-mails live?