Meetoo and PowerPoint in CLS rooms

The Meetoo add-in for PowerPoint is now available in all CLS rooms, but you may have to install it yourself. This should be a one-off process, and once installed it is available to all users of that room – but if iSolutions update that CLS PC then you may have to re-install the add-in.

  • You can also install the Meetoo add-in on your office PC or laptop in exactly the same way.
  • If you don’t have Additional Software you can download the add-in from Meetoo.
  • If you have an Apple Mac, you can only use the Meetoo Lite add-in (see below).

Installing the add-in takes about one minute:

  1. Double-click the Additional Software icon on the desktop
  2. Search Additional Software for Meetoo
  3. Click Install and click Yes to confirm
  4. Wait until installation is Complete – this takes around 30 seconds
  5. Start PowerPoint and open your presentation.

Connecting to your Meetoo account

  1. View the Meetoo control ribbon in PowerPoint
  2. Click the Dashboard button
  3. Connect to
  4. Log in using your Meetoo username (email) and password
  5. Your dashboard will open in a web browser
  6. Select and copy the Meeting ID you will be using
  7. In PowerPoint, click the Disconnected button on the Meetoo control ribbon
  8. Enter your Meetoo username and password and Login (again… sorry)
  9. Paste the Meeting ID, click Connect and then Done
  10. If your meeting is not already started, you will be asked if you wish to start it when you begin your presentation:

Dilaogue showing option to Start meeting, simulate polling or disable pollingNote that steps 2-6 above are not required if you know the Meeting ID and just type it in step 9. However, I recommend opening your dashboard so that you can easily view messages posted by your students. You can turn messaging off if you don’t wish to use it during a meeting.

The Meetoo Lite add-in for PowerPoint

There is another way to add Meetoo polling slides that does not require any installation on CLS PCs. You will need to install it on your office PC – it is a free download from the Microsoft Store. It works with PowerPoint 2016 for Windows and Mac – so this is the only option for Mac users.

Switching quickly between PowerPoint and the Meetoo dashboard

One of the disadvantages of using PowerPoint with the Meetoo add-in is that it only supports multiple-choice and multiple-response questions, and if you want to use free-text questions or messages you will need to use the Meetoo dashboard and/or projector display in your web browser.

If you are presenting your PowerPoint slides full-screen and need to switch quickly to the Meetoo dashboard:

  1. Hold down the ALT key;
  2. Tap the TAB key repeatedly until the Meetoo dashboard is selected in the list of applications;
  3. Release the keys and the Meetoo dashboard (in your web browser) will become the active window;
  4. Switching back to PowerPoint is easy – just hold ALT and tap TAB once to return to the previous application;
  5. And from now on, just a quick ALT-TAB switches you from one back to the other.

It takes a little practice to master, and there is an alternative; to extend the PCs display so that you have two screens: one facing you and one projected for the students to see. Find out how to extend your display.

Support for the Meetoo PowerPoint add-in

Meetoo provide online support videos and information.

If you used the Turning Point add-in for PowerPoint with clickers (zappers) there is a simple 5-seconds-per-slide way to update to Meetoo polling using the Meetoo PowerPoint add-in.