How to integrate Slido with Microsoft Teams

  • 24 August 2020
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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.

Depending on your preference, you can prepare everything in advance or even minutes before your meeting. 

 

This integration is available in all our plans.


 

In this article:

 

Slido in Microsoft Teams works in a both web browser and on iOS or Android devices, for participants and meeting organizers. If you have participants from a different organization joining a Teams meeting, just make sure you’re are using the latest version of the desktop app or web browser. 

 

Current Limitations of Microsoft Teams and Slido integration:
  • Instant Channel meetings are not supported by Microsoft
  • Participant emails are not captured in the Slido exports
  • Microsoft Teams Live events doesn‚Äôt support apps
  • The preview version of ‚ÄúNew Teams‚ÄĚ experience doesn‚Äôt support apps

 


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


 

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčAdd Slido to your Teams meeting

 

Create your meeting in the Teams or Outlook calendars to integrate Slido into Microsoft Teams in advance. Alternatively, 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.


 

Using Microsoft Teams calendar to add Slido 


To start, schedule a meeting in your Microsoft Teams or Outlook calendars, then open the meeting in Teams calendar by clicking Edit.

You can then add Slido app to your meeting:

  1. Click the + button in the menu bar and choose Slido

  2. Then, log in with your Slido account or sign up

  3. Choose whether you wish to create a new Slido event or use an already existing one

 

Adding Slido to a meeting via Teams calendar

 

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.


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Adding Slido to an ongoing Teams meeting


To add Slido during a Teams meeting, use the Add an app button.

Please note that depending on your meeting policy, other meeting participants might also have an option to add Slido to your meeting. Go to the Meeting options to set your preferences. 


Once the meeting starts:

  1. Click on the + button on the menu bar
  2. Select Slido from the list
  3. Log in to your Slido account or sign up
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Adding Slido to an ongoing Teams meeting


 

Prepare Slido polls and Q&A


Create your polls by using the +Add button. Add your question and options depending on your preferred poll type. Your Q&A session is added and open by default. 
Click the gear icon inside the interaction to adjust your settings. 
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Preparing Slido polls and Q&A in advance via Teams calendar

 

Preparing Slido polls in the Teams meeting window - in advance or during the meeting

 

Add collaborators

 

If you’d like to a colleague help you control the Slido as admin in Microsoft Teams, you can add them as collaborators. Use the Share access feature in the respective Slido by logging into slido.com or go to the Slido hamburger menu in Teams > Settings > Advanced settings > Share access. You can then invite your collesgues by adding their email address.  

Collaborators can help you create in advance or on the spot and manage everything live.  

 

 

Manage Slido during a meeting

 

Once you join your Teams meeting, click the Slido icon from the top menu to open it in the Teams sidebar. The admin interface is only visible to you to run your polls and manage Q&A. 

 

Managing polls in Slido sidebar

 

 Share Slido present mode to stage in Teams
 

You can now use the ‚Äėshare to stage‚Äô 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.

 

Share to stage Slido Present mode

 

Participant experience


When you launch a poll, a notification is sent to the meeting chat, prompting the audience to vote. After clicking the button, Slido sidebar opens for participant to submit their votes. 

Voting in Slido poll and submitting a question as a participant

 

Add Slido to PowerPoint and Microsoft Teams

 

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. 

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  1. Add Slido to your PowerPoint¬†presentation and prepare your interactions‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč
  2. During the meeting, open the same Slido in both PowerPoint and Microsoft Teams
  3. Screen share your presentation and click Present with Slido. 

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. 
 

Sharing a PowerPoint presentation with Slido interaction slide in Microsoft Teams 


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 run a feedback survey after the meeting is over, you can add Slido to your Microsoft Teams channel. 


 

Access analytics and download Slido results


You can view Slido analytics and export your results by going to the Slido hamburger menu > Download results in both your Teams meeting sidebar and calendar meeting edit mode.
A new browser tab will open for Slido.com > Analytics tab.¬†‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč


 

 
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Have added the wrong Slido to your meeting or you don’t need it anymore? You can remove Slido from your Microsoft Teams meeting, click on the three-dot menu from the sidebar and choose Remove.

Removing Slido from Microsoft Teams sidebar


Similarly, to remove Slido from your Teams channel, right click on the Slido icon in the top menu bar and choose Remove.
 

Removing Slido from a channel


For more information about the integration, check out our FAQ article for answers to common questions, or troubleshooting tips.
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Hello, @RWilliams @JLP,

We recently updated the voting experience based on the feedback from you and other customers. Participants now get a chat notification with a prompt to vote, so no more pop-ups covering the screen!

Here’s more info: 


Hope that helps! 

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Hey @mbruns, 

Sorry to hear that, this + button represents all Apps from Microsoft Teams, it’s not a Slido feature, but we’d still like try to help.

Can you please contact us on support@slido.com? Or, open the live chat on slido.com so we can take this further.

Thank you in advance!

Hi there,

If the app is integrated in our organisation and can be added via Teams to a meeting is there a limit in how many people can partake in the quiz? (We will have around 300 ppl in the meeting). Thank you in advance

Hey @JLP ,

The draggable popup is currently a feature request for Microsoft. Unfortunately, we cannot change that behaviour.

You can click out of it and use the Sidebar to interact with Slido for now.

Let us know if you have any other questions!

Best,

Thank you, someone in my company figured this out and shared the tip.

 

If the pop up was resizable perhaps it would be better…

 

Thanks!

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Hey @JLP ,

The draggable popup is currently a feature request for Microsoft. Unfortunately, we cannot change that behaviour.

You can click out of it and use the Sidebar to interact with Slido for now.

Let us know if you have any other questions!

Best,

Can you disable the pop up? This arrived as a surprise into a session we are giving, and our deck is not designed for this.

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Hey @RWilliams ,

Sorry for this issue, I was able to test this and replicate what you are talking about. 

As a workaround, having the participants click on the Slido button on the top bar, will open the sidebar for the participant view of Slido, and can X out of the locked pop out window.

This will be reported as a bug and hopefully fixed within the following weeks.

If you would like to check on the process of this bug fix, please reach out to support@slido.com and we can update you from there.

Let us know if you would have any other questions!

Best,

When using Slido in a Teams meeting, the box that pops up with the poll questions seems to be locked ontop of the screen where you view other participants on the call.  Is there a way to unlock this box so that it can be moved around?

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