Slido & Webex Events

Seamlessly integrate Slido's incredible audience engagement platform with your Event

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Written by Daniel Murphey
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About Slido

Slido (pronounced Sly-doe) is the industry-leading audience interaction platform. It helps users to get the most out of meetings and events by crowdsourcing top questions and engaging participants with live polls and quizzes. Embed Slido's incredible platform in your Webex Event for a seamless audience engagement solution.

A Slido poll embedded in the side bar of an Agenda live stream in the Web App.

Slido has helped engage tens of millions of participants at some of the world's largest and most renowned conferences. Learn all about Slido's robust set of features on their Product Tour page.

Slido resources

Slido also offers live chat support if you need help with anything related to their product.

Set up Slido

In Slido, create a new Slido event and configure the activities as needed. Use the resources linked above if you need help or guidance at any point.

💡 Keep in mind, we highly recommend testing to make sure everything is set up properly! It's easy to remove test questions, survey questions, and poll responses before the event starts. 🧪

Pass data from Webex Events to Slido

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

In almost any place in Webex Events that lets you enter an External Link to another website, the 'Pass Data to URL' checkbox is also present. This lets Webex Events send attendee data to the external site. When you do this with a Slido URL, attendees don't have to fill in their name, email, or company or select their preferred language! They can start using Slido with a single click or tap.

The Attendee Engagement area of a live stream feature. A Slido link has been inserted.

The best part? You don't have to modify the Slido URL with placeholders or do any extra configuration in Slido. Simply enter the URL for your Slido event into Webex Events and check the Pass Data to URL checkbox. Whenever an attendee clicks the Slido link or opens a tab with Slido embedded, data passes automatically.

Read our Pass Data to URL article for more details.

Add Slido as a feature in your Event App

To add a Slido link as its own feature in your Event App, simply create a Web Link feature and add the Slido link. To make a series of event-level polls or surveys, use the Web List feature.

A stand-alone Slido survey feature on the Mobile App.

Add Slido to a feature or item

Add a Slido link anywhere you find the External Link field in Webex Events, such as in speaker or sponsor profiles. To learn about all the places you can add external links, read our External Links article.

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

Embed Slido as a Custom Tab

When you create a Session or Live Stream feature, activate the Custom Tab option and then paste in a Slido link. This embeds Slido into the Event App's web experience so attendees can interact with Slido polls, session surveys, or Q&A without leaving the live stream.

A Slido survey embedded as a Custom Tab in a Live Stream feature on the Web App.

Now you know all about using Slido in your Webex Event!

Questions? Chat with us, email, or attend a Face to Face session.

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