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Create a poll, survey or a quiz

Polls are a great way of collecting input from your audience. Whether you're organizing a (remote) company meeting, a conference, or teaching a class, you can use them to lighten up the mood, test their knowledge, or ask them for feedback. 

You can choose from various types of single polls (1 poll = 1 question), activate multiple polls at once via Survey, or run a Quiz. 

💡 Single polls and quizzes are available in all plans. Surveys can be set in Pro, Premium, Corporate, Enterprise, Teacher, Department, and Institution plans. 


To start with polls, create a Slido event first. Then, go to Live Polls tab and select your poll type or use our templates for inspiration:

💡 To activate a poll click the green play icon or click the three dots on the right to edit it. 

🚀  Quick tip: Character limit in polls
Your poll question can contain up to 256 characters, and another 256 characters are available for the poll description. There's no character limit for open text poll responses from the audience. 

With a Basic plan, you can create 3 single polls of any type, and 1 quiz. For more information about the features included in Basic and paid plans, visit our Pricing page

 

Multiple choice poll

Poll the audience with a multiple choice question to learn more about their preferences and opinions. A multiple choice poll is also a quick way to check your audience's understanding of presented content in real time.

💡 Check "Allow attendees to select multiple options" to enable the users to pick more than one option.

 

Open text poll

Use the open text poll to have attendees type in words or longer text.

 

Word cloud

A word cloud turns open-text responses into a cloud of words whose size will depend on how frequently they were used by the participants.

To learn more about how it works, go to our What is a word cloud article. 

 

Rating poll

Create a rating poll and allow attendees to send feedback on your presentation or rate their experience.

 

Quiz

Test the knowledge of your audience, be it a training session, exam, or trivia night. For a more detailed guide, read the Run a Quiz via Slido article. 

🚀 A quick quiz with up to 5 questions works like a charm to engage the audience and drive healthy competition. You can add a picture to your questions, or use the random question generator icon if you run out of ideas.  

 

Survey

Create a Survey to activate multiple polls of various types, add the "other" option to your multiple choice poll, and create feedback and rate multiple items. 

For more details about the Survey, read the Run a Survey via Slido article. 

 

Useful information and tips: 

  • Number of single polls and quizzes in the Basic plan 
    You can create 3 single polls and 1 quiz with Basic.
    Private and Internal plans allow for 5 polls and 3 quizzes.
    All other paid plans can run unlimited polls, surveys and quizzes.

    Need an upgrade? Learn more about our one-time and annual plans
     
  • Maximum number of participants voting in polls, surveys, and quizzes
    With our free Basic plan, up to 500 attendees can submit their votes or ask unlimited questions during an event. 
    Most our plans allow to 1,000 participants, Enterprise and Institution events can accomodate up to 5,000 participants. 
     
  • Tip 1: Share your polls with participants
    Display Present mode on your screen to let participants join via event code. Your audience will be able to use the event code during the dates you set up for your event. Alternatively, you can send out the direct link or a QR code to your event via email or internal platform o collect votes, crowdsource questions, and brainstorm ideas during or even before your event.
     
  • Tip 2: Rearrange polls
    Drag and drop the polls to rearrange their order.

  • Tip 3: Additional poll options
    Go to Settings - Features and expand Live Polls to set the fixed order of multiple choice poll options, to change the format of the poll results, or to hide the vote counter in Present mode.

 

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