We partner with Slido as our premier live polling and Q&A provider. Slido offers advanced features like analytics, multiple rooms, and the ability to organize your polls into sessions! For more info on Slido, keep reading! 📖

Screenshot showing a Slido poll embedded in the side bar of an Agenda live stream in the Web App.

About Slido

Slido is a technology company that enhances communication and increases interaction in events, meetings, and much more.

Having worked on nearly 2 million events, Slido has helped engage millions of participants at some of the world's largest and most renowned conferences.

Some of their key features are:

Slido Resources and Help

We highly recommend checking out Slido's Help Center! They also have use cases and resources available to review, and videos to walk you through each step.

Slido also offers a live chat support if you need help on the Slido side. 👍 

Set up Slido

Create a new Slido event, and configure the activities as desired.

⭐️ Keep in mind, we highly recommend testing! You can clear test poll and question responses before the event starts. 🧪

Invite other team members to Slido to help if necessary.

Pass data from Socio to Slido

Before we talk about where Slido links can go, let's talk about passing attendee data to Slido.

In almost any place in Socio where you can enter an External Link to another website, you can click the Pass Data to URL box to send attendee data from Socio to the URL. For Slido implementations, this means that attendees don't have to fill in their name, email, or company, or select their preferred language! They can start interacting with Slido with a single click.

Screenshot of the Add External Links area of an Agenda session. A Slido link has been inserted.

The best part? You don't have to configure the Slido URL with placeholders or do any extra configuration in Slido. Simply enter the URL for your Slido event into Socio, and check the Pass Data to URL box. From there, data passes automatically.

URL organizer pasted into Socio:

https://app.sli.do/event/7q0zb4jq/live/questions?

URL after attendee clicks it:

https://app.sli.do/event/7q0zb4jq/live/questions?user_id=1234567&first_name=Hans&last_name=Gruber&email=email@domain.com&lang=de&item_id=1234567&item_name=Webex&external_id=SC-123456-1234567&user_name=Hans%20Gruber&user_email=email@domain.com&user_company=NakatomiPlaza

For more on the Pass Data to URL feature, check this out.

Add Slido as a feature in your Event App

Two screenshots of a mobile device showing a Slido poll feature and the actual poll.

If you want to create a poll or survey for your event at large, simply create a Web Link feature and add the Slido link using these instructions. To make a series of event-level polls or surveys, use the Web List feature.

Add Slido to a feature or item

You can also add a Slido link anywhere you find the External Link field in Socio, such as in speaker or sponsor profiles. To learn all about where external links can be added, check this out!

Screenshot of the Links section of a sponsor profile. A link to a Slido poll is indicated.

Embed Slido as a Custom Tab

When you create an Agenda session or Live Stream feature, you can turn on the Custom Tab option and then paste in a Slido link. This embeds Slido into the Event App so Web App attendees can interact with Slido without leaving the live stream!

Screenshot showing a Slido poll embedded in the side bar of an Agenda live stream in the Web App.

Common Questions

How can I set up multiple rooms with Slido and my event app?

If you have simultaneous presenters or sessions using Slido, you'll be pleased to know that Slido offers a Multiple Rooms feature! To learn how to use this feature in your Event App, check out the video below. 👇

Can I integrate Slido with my presentation?

You sure can! Check out how here.

What's the venue internet requirement for Slido?

Make sure the internet at your venue is prepared to handle Slido so attendees can answer polls without issue! View Slido's network requirement specs here.

Need help with the Socio side of setup? Don't hesitate to reach out, our support reps are here to help!
 

Questions? Chat Us or Email support@socio.events

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