How to DialogLoop?
First steps to share with DialogLoop™
1/ Close Microsoft PowerPoint.
2/ Install the DialogLoop AddIn.
3/ Open PowerPoint: the DialogLoop Tab appears in PowerPoint Ribbon.
4/ We recommend to log in at this time, but it can be done later: Click on the Login icon.
5/ Complete the login process: choose your preferred country and currency (it is important if you want to buy events later).
6/ Close the window once the process is done.
7/ You can now customize your presentation: add Polls, Surveys, Word Cloud, Questions Slide, Resources to share, Personal Profile, Password, DRM (sharing) Settings…
8/ or, you can click on Start Sharing immediately.
9/ A URL is created for you: it is yours and the audience will use it to participate. It starts by ...
Test your URL
10/ Input that URL in a web browser, or scan the QR code with a free Reader or the Photo app (on iPhone since iOS 11, 2017).
11/ The link opens a login page, identical to the one in PowerPoint.
12/ Use the same login credentials to simplify the process.
13/ Once logged it, the DialogLoop web app appears. It may show the presenter profile you defined in PowerPoint. Close it and the first slide appears on the screen.
Start your SlideShow
14/ In PowerPoint, start the Slideshow and go to the next slide as usual. The slide changes on your PC and appears instantly on your phone. You are LIVE!
15/ You can now take the poll, try the Live Q&A, share slides on social media, access attendees profile, private chat, take notes on each slide, download the shared slides as a PDF file...
16/ At the end of the presentation, you have 2 choices:
"Stop and Delete" ALL that is online, and push out the participants. They will not be able to reconnect and interact until you share it again.
"Disconnect" from the online session to keep all participants online and engaged. You will be asked to save again the PPT. When you reopen it, you can reconnect to the session, and continue the sharing.
What are the Technical Requirements to use DialogLoop™?
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 or newer running on Microsoft Windows operating system.
- Processing live content requires some basic internet connectivity. DialogLoop standard configuration limits data transfers to a minimum.
- Information is stored in DialogLoop™ servers running on Amazon AWS. Our technical department is constantly upgrading and updating our servers to ensure maximum performance, scalability, and security.
- DialogLoop™ does not require a downloaded app on the attendee's device. Attendees connect to a WebApp on either Android or iOS smartphones.
What Network capabilities are required?
It is recommended to use a Wifi infrastructure on the event site, to get the best user experience.
Is there any limitation in the number of files / slides / resources / KB shared?
The shared files attached to the presentation are limited to 2MB per file.
The number of resources shared is unlimited.
Can I protect the access to the session with a Password?
Yes, the DialogLoop Add-In installed on PowerPoint has the option to add a password to access your shared content. It is optional. Click on the Session Setup Icon, and then Settings.
Is DialogLoop working with PowerPoint's Presenter View (Slideshow)?
Do I need to pay to use DialogLoop? / How does the Trial Work?
As an attendee, you do not need to pay anything to use DialogLoop. However, you can only use it if the Event Organizer or Presenter uses DialogLoop to publish some content.
As an Event Organizer or Presenter, you can use DialogLoop for free, and run events of 10 participants. For more participants, you need to either purchase a one-time event or to buy a monthly or yearly subscription.
How can I buy an event for more than 10 participants?
The Price is publically available on https://dialogloop.com/pricing, but the purchase of events is done inside PowerPoint. Click on "My Account", in the menu beneath your icon, and then click on "Buy an Event" in the window. Follow the process. Payment is done by Credit Card, using the currency you have selected the first time you have installed DialogLoop, and set up your account.
Will I get an invoice in case of Purchase?
Yes, the invoice will be sent to you by email at the end of the purchasing process.
Can I cancel my DialogLoop event or subscription purchase?
Yes, you can cancel your purchase. Cancellation is possible 10 days before the end of the month or 10 days before the event: send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I pay?
Standard payment is online with a credit card. If you prefer another payment possibility, please contact email@example.com
Can I install the DialogLoop™ AddIn multiple times on multiple computers?
Can I run large events with DialogLoop™?
Yes, you can. DialogLoop's Server architecture is built on AWS (Amazon) and is scalable to fit very large events too.
Can DialogLoop be used for a Multi-Session Event?
Yes, the DialogLoop Conference Edition can handle multi-days/multi-session events, and even sessions running in parallel. The setup is simple:
Can I choose the URL name for my session?
Once you have downloaded and installed the DialogLoop AddIn for PowerPoint, you are provided with a free URL with a random name. This is to trial DialogLoop and use it with up to 10 participants. This URL cannot be changed. If you want to use a customized URL, you need to buy a One-time event or a subscription. This URL Will be rented to DialogLoop for a Limited period of ONE year from the time of creation. You can buy a duration extension (AddOn) in the My Account section.
Can I use DialogLoop offline?
How to used DialogLoop with a Projector?
Yes, you can use DialogLoop with the Projector. This will enable you to see the Slideshow on the Large Display, and either:
1/ See your slideshow on both screens at once
3/ See the PPT file (Edit Mode) on the computer screen.
2/ Presenter view: on your computer screen, you will see the upcoming slide, the notes, and the timer (as usual). You will also see the Questions-Slide in advance and can remember and motivate the audience to ask more questions.
Can I use DialogLoop on a Mac?
DialogLoop works natively on PowerPoint for Windows, but not on PowerPoint for Mac.
Do Attendees need to download an app to see the shared content with DialogLoop?
No. A URL and a QR Code are created at the moment the Presenter starts sharing. Attendees can scan the QR code or input the URL in their preferred browser.
Is connecting through Social Media safe for my personal data?
DialogLoop uses the standard "Logging through the Social Media" process which is used everywhere now. If the attendee doesn't want to use it, it is possible to create a DialogLoop account with very limited shared information. Only a valid email address is required, to secure the DialogLoop platform.
How do I get a URL?
DialogLoop provides a URL to everyone installing the PowerPoint AddIn and registering to DialogLoop (through the Login process). This URL is unique and welcomes your shared content for up to 10 attendees. If you purchase an event or a monthly plan you will get another customizable URL.
Why does Linkedin ask for authorization for DialogLoop to share content on my behalf?
This authorization is driven by LinkedIn. DialogLoop uses it to enable the "Share Slide on Social Media" feature. When an attendee wants to share a slide from the presenter on his LinkedIN account, the attendee will do it in 2 clicks if the authorization is given. If not, the attendee will need to link a LinkedIn account to his/her DialogLoop Profile.
Is DialogLoop reselling my private data?
No. The DialogLoop team respects Data Privacy and is not communicating nor sharing any Attendees nor Presenters Data with anyone, any company.
Where are the data when I Start Sharing?
3/ When pressing Start Sharing, the data are shared on AWS (Amazon servers) located in the USA. For some customers, the data are stored in Canada or some other countries upon request. Send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I filter the attendees questions and comments?
Yes, question filtering (or Moderation) is available in the DialogLoop People pane, in the PowerPoint Add-In. Note that Moderation is only available for the Conference Edition. The Moderation feature also enables you to assign several Moderators during a single session, to ease the question filtering of a very large audience.
Can I customize the Survey/Polls Slides?
Yes. Once the Slide is inserted, you can change the slide's appearance : fonts, colors, objects, move the texts, move the question, background, remove the chart, change the chart time, change the chart design...
Can I see the Chart animating LIVE on my Slide?
Yes, the Presenter sees the Chart animating as the poll's answers come in.
Can I hide the Chart during a poll?
Yes, you can either delete the Chart from the slide, or better, insert a cover Slide and keep the Chart on a second slide for a later reveal.
Can I create a Word Cloud?
Yes. You can set limitations of number of words and or number of characters
Can I do a multi-question survey with skip logic?
Can I insert images as answers?
How many answers can I set for a question?
- There is no limit to the number of answers a Quiz and Single/Multiple answers can accept. But we recommend reducing the number of choices as the screen size to display the answers is limited, and results-management and chart appearance may be a challenge if there are too many answers.
- Word Cloud and Forms have a customizable limit.
Can I create a Form-type of question?
Can I do a Quiz?
Yes. You can even randomize the answers.
Can I customize the "Live Questions" (Q&A) Slide?
Yes. The Live Question Slide can be customized
Can the answers be moderated/filtered?
Yes. You can define as many moderators as you want.
Can I see the Questions/Comments in my PowerPoint Slide?
3/ If needed, adjust the font and the slide design.
Are the "Replies" to questions also appearing in the Question-Slide in PowerPoint?
No, they are not as it makes the slide too busy to be readible. Only the Questions are injected in the Question-Slide.
In the DialogLoop Web App, are attendees seeing each other's Questions?
Yes. And everyone can upvote and write a Reply.
When does a Q&A session start and ends?
Up to you :
Can I run a written collaborative themes discussion?
Yes. The presenter would need to be the first to connect to the session and list all the themes to be discussed: One comment = one theme.
Must attendees fill-in their profile form?
No, but networking is more efficient and powerful if the profile is filled-in.
Can an attendee contact another attendee?
Yes, DialogLoop enables you to use Private Chat and Private Video to communicate with other attendees and Presenters within the web app.
Is the one-to-one Video feature in the DialogLoop web app private?
Yes, it is. The video goes from each attendees' browsers and is not transiting through any server. DialogLoop is not seeing that video stream.
Can the presenter be contacted by attendees?
Yes, if the presenter is online using a smartphone.
Is my email address shared with the attendee I contact. or if one contacts me?
No, DialogLoop doesn't disclose attendees nor presenters emails to anyone, even in a Provivate Chat context.
How can I find out if someone is online or not?
In the DialogLoop web app, open the people pane (center icon at the bottom of the screen).
What happens to my PowerPoint Animation and Slides Transitions in a DialogLoop sharing session?
1/ Slides transition is not supported. They will work on the big screen but the slides will appear without transition on the attendees' device.
Is the PPTX/PPT slide deck from the presenter shared with the audience?
No. The slides are converted into images and shared one by one.
What happens to my Live Session if I click on "Stop and Delete" after sharing my content?
The Session and its content are deleted for good. All data input are lost.
Can I use DialogLoop with Zoom or other Video Conferencing Solution?
Yes. DialogLoop is operating independently from Video Conferencing Solutions. DialogLoop is not impacting the structure of the Video Call. DialogLoop ads value to these call by:
- The presenter can add Polls, Quizzes, Word Cloud, Surveys...
What is the recommended setup?
1/ Single Display is recommended. If you have a dual-display setup, please setup Windows to run on one screen only during the video session. you may select the screen with the highest resolution.
a/ Go to the Slide Show tab in the top ribbon
Do Participants need to login in DialogLoop when using Video Conferencing software?
Yes. Participants can lo gin anonymously, or using their social media credentials. Once one is connected anonymously, it is easy to add a name and create their profile for more successful networking.