Instead of waiting until the end of a presentation, it's now easy to have the audience submit questions and then vote on which ones they would like to hear answered first. I've presented on a number of webinars on platforms with some of this functionality (minus the voting ability), but the ability for anyone to do it for free through Google Slides is a great step forward for audience participation. People who are too shy to raise their hand will love the ability to submit questions and everyone will benefit from the voting functionality.
Here are some of the notes from the announcement:
- 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 your domain can submit a question. If your organization permits external sharing, you can allow external users to submit questions as well.
For a great example of this feature being used with a live audience, check out the Slides Q&A video demo.