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Anonymous Q&A on Zoom using Google Slides

Using Googles Slides built in Q&A feature have participants submit their anonymous questions and if you choose, up-vote the ones they most want answered. Present the question you want to answer, answer it, and repeat.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Explain the structure of the Anonymous Q&A to your participants. Let them know how long you'll answer questions, what type of questions are fair game, and whether they need to submit them anonymously (or not).

2.Activate the Q&A feature on Google Slide. Copy the link and send it in the chat to your participants.

  1. (Optional) Encourage everyone to open up the link regardless if they have a question or not so they can up-vote on each other's questions.
  2. Provide some time for participants to ask questions. Once there is a number of questions submitted, choose a question that you want to answer and hit "Present." Read the question aloud and then answer the question.
  3. Repeat as desired.


Decide ahead of time if you want to create a particular slide in your presentation for Q&A time, if you want to activate it only when you if you simply want to activate the Q&A option throughout your presentation.

Substituting Apps

If you're using apps other than Zoom and Google Slides, here are the specific things your software will need to be able to do:

Decide ahead of time if you want to invite participants to up-vote on each other's questions.

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Activity by Meg Bolger

Co-developer of Facilitator Cards. Co-author of Unlocking the Magic of Facilitation. Adamant believer that facilitation can change the world.

Facilitation Testers Needed

This activity by Meg Bolger would really benefit from other facilitators testing it, tweaking it, and reporting back. If you give it a try in your virtual facilitation, all we ask is that you tell us how it went.

The main things we're wondering are regarding the context you facilitated it in (with whom, and toward what goal), how well it worked (what worked and what didn't), and in what ways you altered the instructions to make it work for you.