Adding Slido to your Microsoft Teams meeting allows your audience to submit and upvote questions, vote in polls, or participate in surveys and quizzes directly in the Teams meeting window during your call.
This integration is available in all our plans.
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Add Slido to your Teams meeting
Use the Teams Calendar or Outlook to integrate Slido into Microsoft Teams in advance, or add Slido directly to your ongoing meeting. Please note that you have to add Slido individually to each meeting where you want to use it.
Slido in Teams works in a web browser and on iOS and Android devices, for both participants and hosts. If you have participants joining a Teams meeting from a different organization, make sure you’re using the latest desktop or web browser version and it should work perfectly!
Using Microsoft Teams calendar to add Slido
To start, schedule a meeting in your Teams calendar, hit Save and open the meeting by clicking Edit.
You can then add Slido app to your meeting:
Click the + button in the menu bar and choose Slido
Then, log in with your Slido account or sign up
Choose whether you wish to create a new Slido event or use an already existing one
Add your interactions before the meeting directly from your calendar event
Don’t see Slido among the apps? Please contact your IT department as there might be restrictions in place and Slido app needs to be whitelisted.
Scheduling Slido in Outlook or on Microsoft Teams
Before you can add Slido to your meeting, you’ll need to schedule the meeting via Outlook first.
Once done, open the meeting in Teams Calendar and follow the steps in the previous section (Using Microsoft Teams calendar to add Slido).
Adding Slido to an ongoing Teams meeting
To add Slido during a Teams meeting, you can use the Add an app button.
Depending on your meeting policy, other meeting participants are able to add Slido to a specific meeting. You can set your preference in the Meeting options.
Once the meeting starts:
- Click on the + button on the menu bar
- Select Slido from the list
- Log in to your Slido account or sign up
- Select your existing Slido event or create a new one
- Prepare your polls and Q&A
Prepare your meeting
Afterwards, you can set up your polls and Q&A session as needed.
To add your polls, click the +Add button and select your preferred poll type. Q&A is added and open by default. You can also adjust the settings per poll and in Q&A.
If you’ve added Slido to your Teams meeting, the audience can see it on the right-hand side after clicking on the Slido button. The admin interface is visible only to you.
Collaborating on a meeting
Would you like to have several people control Slido as admins via our Microsoft Teams integration? If so, make sure you’ve added them as collaborators to the respective Slido event using our Share access feature. Simply log in to slido.com and select your Slido.
Each user with admin access to a Slido event will also have admin access within the integration. This works both before the Teams meeting (in the tab) and during the Teams meeting (in the sidebar).
Run your meeting
During the meeting, Slido is visible both to you and the participants directly in the window during your call. You can manage Slido and the participants can interact with it without the need to switch the windows or apps.
This is how the integration works for your participants:
Voting in your Teams meeting
When a poll is launched, a small pop-up window is opened for everyone to vote. When the poll is finished or deactivated, the pop-up disappears for you to continue with your meeting.
Share Slido present mode to stage in Teams
You can now use the ‘share to stage’ button in Teams to show Slido in Present mode in the middle of the meeting window.
You can do this by selecting the arrow icon from the top right corner of the sidebar to share instantly.
Use Slido in Teams with a PowerPoint presentation
You can seamlessly integrate Slido with into your PowerPoint presentation and automatically activate your polls and display Q&A for your participants in Teams as you progress through your slides.
To run Slido with PowerPoint and Teams:
- Add Slido to your PowerPoint presentation and prepare your interactions
- During the meeting, open the same Slido in both PowerPoint and Microsoft Teams
- Screen share your presentation.
Once you get to the Slido interaction slide, your polls will automatically activate for participants in Microsoft Teams to vote. To submit questions, your audience needs to open Slido from the upper Teams menu.
Slido Present mode integrated to your presentation deck displays poll results and Q&A for everyone in a bigger format.
For more detailed steps, read our Meeting organizer guide.
Not using PowerPoint for your presentations? You can also integrate Slido with Google Slides.
Use Slido outside of the meeting
If you want to collect questions in advance or after the meeting is over, you can add Slido to your Microsoft Teams channel.
Create or select an event and other channel members can ask and upvote questions directly there, as shown below:
To access the Slido poll results from the meeting or run a feedback survey, you can open Slido from the meeting invite on the Teams calendar:
1. Open the meeting invite
2. Select Slido from the apps list
Remove Slido from Microsoft Teams
To remove Slido from your Microsoft Teams meeting, click on the three-dot menu from the sidebar and choose Remove.
Similarly, to remove Slido from your Teams channel, right click on the Slido icon in the top menu bar and choose Remove.
Frequently asked questions:
Is it possible to use Webex credentials to log into Microsoft Teams?
Yes, you can use your Webex login details for Teams. This option is not available for Slido organizations on US servers.
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