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Gallery view dynamic adjustment

Continuous Delivery Collaborate Ultra 21.12 | Release to Production 8 July 2021
Updated features

Streaming videos can demand a lot from your network connection or device, especially with a high number of videos such as the 25 at once that gallery view now supports. Collaborate will now monitor your experience and when the load is too much will automatically reduce the number of videos to 4, to improve your experience. When it does, it will show you a notification in the banner at the top of your screen.

You can also turn the full gallery view off yourself to limit to 4 videos, if you want. Go to My Settings, open the Audio and Video Settings, and uncheck the Auto (recommended) check box under Video Quality Experience. To turn Gallery view back, on check the Auto (recommended) check box any time you want.

Collaborate session open. Alert banner at the top of the screen and the Auto (recommended) option in My Settings are highlighted.

New whiteboard

Continuous Delivery Collaborate Ultra 21.12 & 21.14 | Release to Production 8 July - 19 August 2021
New features

With the new whiteboard all attendees can enjoy better formatting, usability, and annotation persistence. With the improvements to the annotation tools, attendees can enjoy these features on a session whiteboard or shared file.

  • Better formatting: Pencil thickness, fonts and font size, shapes with color fill, arrows, and more are added to the annotation tools.
  • Usability: It's easier to copy and reuse elements and paste text. You can now erase part of the annotations or clear all. There are multi line text blocks, text wrapping, and safeguards before clearing all annotations.
  • Interaction with breakout groups: You can annotate a file in the main room and then share it with the breakout groups including annotations. You can bring a breakout group's own annotated file into the main room together with its annotations.

    More on sharing files with breakout groups

  • Annotation persistence: Annotations made to the whiteboard, or on a file, are saved in the session. You can share something new, go to a new slide, or stop sharing. The annotations remain. Select Clear Annotations to remove them all.

    Create a blank file of several pages to have a multi-page whiteboard.

The new whiteboard doesn't include a pointer, but you can easily draw your own (arrow, dot) and move it around easily.

Draw an arrow on the whiteboard to use as a pointer. Select the arrow to move it where you want to highlight.

User experience improvements

Continuous Delivery Collaborate Ultra 21.12 | Release to Production 8 July 2021
Updated features

Based on feedback, we made a couple improvements to Collaborate.

  • In the recordings interface, previously the "date" was indicating the end date and time. We've changed this to have it indicate the start date and time of the recording. The interface also include the duration.
  • We have removed some ambiguous emojis from the emoji picker in chat.