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Google Slides: accept questions from your audience

posted May 10, 2016, 3:30 AM by Tania Jordan   [ updated May 10, 2016, 3:35 AM ]
Google Slides - submit questions to presenter
I just came across this new feature from Google Slides which may be interesting for our CGXchange users!  

Google Slides now allows presenters to have an interactive presentation by allowing users to submit questions while they speak, this way encouraging more audience participation. 

This feature is simply called Q&A, and also allows users to vote on the questions they want answered.

How does it work? 

If you're using Google Slides and want to hold a Q&A, you can display a short URL on your presentation that attendees can go to and submit a question without interrupting the proceedings. At that same URL, anyone in the audience can see all the questions that have been submitted so far, and give them a "thumbs up" to indicate interest in hearing an answer. From the presenter's point of view, the device that's running their presentation will have access to all the questions that come in, and can sort them based on those that received the most votes.

A few things to note:

§ The Slides Q&A feature works on desktop computers, Android mobile devices, and iOS mobile devices.

§ You can only use Slides Q&A if you have edit or comment access to that Slides presentation.

§ By default, any user in the CGXchange domain can submit a question. As a CGXchange user, you can allow external users to submit questions as well.

For more information on how to accept, submit, and view audience questions in Google Slides, please check the Google Slides - Help Center.

Other nice features available now in Google Slides:

§ You can use your mouse as a laser pointer in Slides on the web. Just choose the laser pointer option from the toolbar and move your mouse, and a red laser-like dot will appear in the same place on screen, helping your audience know where to look and when.

§ In the Slides iOS app, present to a new Hangout or to a Hangout selected from a meeting on your Google Calendar. For more information, please check the Help Center