Use the New Q&A Tool in Google Slides

 STANDARD 2: design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments


Teachers have all been there. In the middle of a presentation or lecture hands go up. When this happens, of course I want to clarify anything that may not have been clear for the audience, but I also sometimes think questions are best answered at the end.

As an audience member, I can understand wanting to ask a question of the presenter in the middle of a presentation so I don’t forget what I wanted to clarify.

Google Slides recently updated to allow questions.

With the Q&A feature enabled, the audience can now go to a link and write in questions they have. No more waiting. No more interrupting.

After the audience accesses the URL, they simply┬átype in their questions.┬áThe list of questions then appears in the presenter’s window.

How do I enable the Q&A feature?

1. Click the triangle next to the present button

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2. In the popup window, click start new

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3. The audience will see a URL at the top of your presentation which they put into a new browser tab

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4. The audience members type in their questions (anonymously or not)

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5. The presenter can see questions by looking at the speaker notes

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