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Library Supported Technology: Adding Slido Polls to PowerPoint

This guide provides instructions and information about the hardware, software and platforms managed by the Library.

Slido PowerPoint Integration

To insert Slido polls into a PowerPoint slide deck, you first need to download the Slido PowerPoint integration.

*Note: the Slido PowerPoint integration must be downloaded on every computer you intend to use for your PowerPoint presentation. If you create a PowerPoint with Slido on your personal computer, you must also download the integration on whichever BLS computer you use for your live presentation.

To download the integration:

  1. Click Settings in the event dashboard.

Screenshot of the event dashboard.

  1. Click Integrations.

Screenshot of the settings window.

  1. Click PowerPoint, then click Download.

Screenshot of the integrations page.

  1. Follow the instructions in the Installation guide.

Slido PowerPoint Integration for Macs

For now, Slido for PowerPoint only works for Windows computers. If you have a Mac computer, we recommend creating and running your Slido polls outside of your PowerPoint slides.

Logging into Slido via PowerPoint

Follow the instructions below to add polls to a PowerPoint deck.

  1. Open PowerPoint.
  2. In the ribbon at the top of the window, click the Slido logo button.

Screenshot of PowerPoint navigation ribbon.

  1. Click Log in, then enter your Slido credentials in the browser.

Screenshot of PowerPoint Slido login.Screenshot of Slido login page.

Adding Polls to PowerPoint

Once you are logged into Slido via PowerPoint, you'll have the option of importing an existing event or creating a new event.

  1. Select your event from the list. (If you don't see it, click Load more.)
  2. Select an existing poll, or click the Create new Slido button.
  3. Within your existing event, you can use existing polls or add new ones ("interactions" in PowerPoint).
  4. Once the poll has been added to your slide deck, you can move it wherever you choose.

 Screenshot of poll window in PowerPoint.Screenshot of selected poll.Screenshot of Slido event Powerpoint window.

*Note: In Slideshow mode, a Slido poll looks just like it does in Present mode on a browser, and includes event and QR codes.