What's New in Collaborate with the Ultra Experience
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Phone only dial-in
Moderators must allow users to join their session using a telephone before attendees can dial-in.
You can now call into a Collaborate session without joining the session on a browser. From your list of sessions, select the name of the session you want to call into. Select the Anonymous dial-in information from the menu. Your device calls the number. Type the PIN to join the session.
Collaborate Ultra 18.4
Continuous Delivery v18.4 | Release to Production 7-8 April 2018
In this Collaborate 18.4 release, we focused our development and design on academic effectiveness.
- Improved presentation of recurring sessions.
- Added the ability to export the Session Attendance report as a CSV file.
- Improved the experience with sharing files.
- Made accessibility improvements to improve the user experience.
- Improved how long attendee names are handled.
From the sessions list, the next occurrence of a recurring session is visible. Select Show occurrences to view all occurrences of the session.
Session Attendance report CSV export
Moderators can now export session attendance reports as a CSV file to view and manipulate in Excel.
Moderators can now see what file is currently shared and stop sharing. Select Share files to change what you are sharing.
Sessions are now displayed in a simpler list layout to improve the accessibility user experience.
Long attendee names
Long attendee names are now better handled in the application. You can now point over a truncated long name to see a tooltip displaying the full name.
Guest names have been limited to max 128 characters to prevent issues in the application.
Copy the number and PIN from the settings menu to put it in a calendar item.
This new dial-in option is anonymous. When you use Anonymous dial-in, your phone is not paired with your account or session profile picture. You appear in the session as an anonymous caller to other attendees.
Edit recording names
Give your recordings a new name. Access Recordings from your scheduler. Find the recording you want to edit. Open the Recording options and select Edit name.
The recording name always begins with the session name. Edits to the name change the text after the backslash (/) only.
Application sharing bandwidth improvements
We are making changes to reduce blurriness when viewing application sharing.
Previously, when the browser reported a drop in available bandwidth, Collaborate would continue to prioritize the audio stream and send a lower quality application sharing stream, resulting in a blurry screen for the viewer. This usually lasted a few seconds, until the browser reported more available bandwidth. This was happening more frequently than true network capacity indicated. Now, we use additional measurements for a more accurate picture of network conditions, which greatly reduces the frequency of the blurry moments.
Single menu for your settings, feedback, and status
See what your network connection is at-a-glance. If your connection is poor or broken, you see an alert associated with your profile picture. You see one bar for a poor connection, three for good, and four for excellent.
When you select your profile picture you can see your status and settings.
- Select your name to open My Settings and set up your audio, notifications, and profile picture
- View your connection status
- Change your session status
- Leave the session
- Give feedback