How to Use the Google Slides Q & A Feature

Google Slides has a feature that makes it easy for you to get responses from every student in your class, even the ones that struggle to speak out. Here’s how to get started using the Q&A feature on Google Slides.

Video Tutorial: Q & A Feature on Google Slides

Step 1: Select your Google Slide Presentation

Choose a presentation well suited for Q&A. 

Step 2: Use Presenter Mode

To get started, go to the “Present” button. Next, click the arrow to the right. Finally, choose “Presenter View”. You’ll get a second window with the Presenter View alongside your full presentation screen. 

Step 3: Engage Audience Tools

Next, click on Audience Tools in the Presenter View screen. "On" means you’re accepting questions. You can choose to accept questions from just people in your G-Suite or anyone who has the presentation. Go to the bottom of the screen and click "Start Now". 

Step 4: Share the Presentation and Website Address

On the main presentation it will have a website address. Parents and students go to the website address on their device. When they arrive at the site, they’ll see a box to ask a question or type an answer as you are presenting. 

Step 5: Start the Q&A!

For classroom use, your kids all want to share their stories. Rather than call on every single child to have them tell you their answers, you can present the question on your Google Slide presentation and the students can type their responses in the “Ask a Question” box on the Q&A slide. Students can answer anonymously, or you can have them leave the box checked to share with their name (when they are logged in their Google account).

Step 6: Review the Questions and Answers

You can see the answers when you go back to your presenter screen under the audience tools. If you find an answer you want to share with the entire class, you click present, and it shows to the entire class. This is also great if you have a presentation where students, parents, or staff members are asking questions. You can share the question and respond to it verbally to the class.

As long as you are allowing responses, your audience will see the website on the screen. When you are no longer accepting responses, go ahead and turn off the accepting responses button in the presenter screen. 

After your presentation, you can see all the questions in one place. Just go to Tools and Q&A history to get a rundown of every question (or answer). 

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