You can now accept questions from the audience when presenting in Google Slides

posted May 19, 2016, 6:08 AM by Amanda Hudeck   [ updated May 19, 2016, 6:48 AM by Rita Girardi ]

Skilled presenters know an interactive presentation can be an effective one. Google Slides has added a new feature allowing your audience to submit questions and vote on them, all while you are presenting! Want to see the feature in action? Check out this video of Google Science Fair winner Shree Bose taking questions from a group of 200 middle school students.

Some things to be aware of:

  • 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.

  • Any user in your domain can submit a question. External users can submit questions too, if allowed by your organization.

  • You can use your mouse as a laser pointer in Slides on the web. Choose the laser pointer option in the toolbar and move your mouse. A red laser-like dot will appear on screen!

  • In the iOS app, you can present in a new Hangout or go to a Hangout selected from a meeting on your Calendar.

More information can be found at the Help Center.

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