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Rename session files

Collaborate July Release | Release to Production July 11, 2019

Moderators can now rename files uploaded to a session. From Share Files in the Collaborate panel, open the File options menu of any file and select Rename file.


Browser pop-up notifications for chat

Collaborate July Release | Release to Production July 11, 2019

Previously, moderators or presenters that were sharing a file or an application were not able to see new chat messages. This is because the Collaborate Ultra application was minimized and so moderators and/or presenters missed new chat messages.

With the July release, this is no longer a problem. Moderators and/or presenters can now enable browser chat push notifications to alert them to new chat messages in the session, even while the application is minimized.


Share content to breakout groups

Collaborate July Release | Release to Production July 11, 2019

Moderators can share files, with one or more breakout groups. When sharing a file with a breakout group, the first slide of the file displays in the breakout group.

Moderators can also save group files to use later. Find the breakout group files and save them to the main room before logging out of the session.


Default recording name

Collaborate July Release | Release to Production July 11, 2019

Default session recording names are numbered sequentially so you can find recordings easily. The numbering doesn't reset to "_1" when a session closes, so each recording has a unique name. You can still rename recordings.


See when someone is typing in chat

Collaborate November Release | Release to Production 31 Oct - 1 Nov, 2018

Most students are extremely comfortable with some form of text-based communication. You may see students participate in chat who might be hesitant to speak up in audio/video settings.

Now you can see when someone is typing in chat. Monitor chat to see if someone is about to ask a question or make a comment.

One person is typing

Several people are typing


Support for SRT caption files for recording post-captioning

Collaborate November Release | Release to Production 31 Oct - 1 Nov, 2018

We recently added the ability for moderators to upload a caption file to their recordings in the Collaborate Scheduler user interface (UI). These captions are then displayed in the playback of the recording. When we released this capability, we only supported the WebVTT (Web Video Text Tracks) caption file format. We have now also added support for SRT (SubRip Subtitle) caption file.

Upload a SRT caption file to add or replace captions in recordings. From Recordings, find the recording you want, open the Recording options menu, and select Add caption source.