RELEASE NOTES: JANUARY 2016

What’s New In Jigsaw

 

Jigsaw is starting the New Year with some new cool capabilities for you. We are always looking to give you more ways to engage your participants.

 

Remote Desktop Sharing gives facilitators and participants the ability to control each other’s computers remotely.

 

Desktop Sharing is easier to use as the duplicating screens are gone and the mouse cursor is now visible to all participants when screen sharing.

 

New fill options for the “circle” and the “rectangle” on the whiteboard that allows you to add color or transparency to these whiteboard symbols.

 

A “Weekly Attendance Report” allows the facilitator to see attendance records for each attendee during any open session for the week. So if you use our on demand solution, you can view who came into the session each week it is open. The same report is available for on-going open sessions/classes. You can now get a weekly report that gives you attendance by day, by person for each week.

 

Access Control – A facilitator controls when participants can actually join the session with Jigsaw’s new setting that allows early joining. Participants now have a session timer alerting them to the scheduled start time prior to joining.

 


DESKTOP / APPLICATION SHARING
(Note: Join the session using the “Join Using VL App” to use this feature.)

A simple message “You are sharing: Your Desktop” and no more duplicating screens.

 

REMOTE DESKTOP SHARING

This is a new add on feature that allows remote access to other’s computer via Pane 2. The Presenter can gain remote access to an attendee’s computer or an attendee could gain remote access to the Presenter’s computer. This is a nicely added feature makes collaboration and demonstration more effective than ever.

 

How To Remotely Access An Attendee’s Computer

Find the attendee whose desktop you want to control remotely and hover your mouse over the “Attendee Options”, then click the gray “+” sign. It will turn black and immediately change Pane 2 for that attendee.

 

Pane 2 will change for that attendee so that they are presented with the share options. “Share my Desktop” and then the green “Start Sharing” button.

 

To allow remote access to the Presenter, the attendee should select the name of the person and then click the green “Start” button.

 

The person, whom access has been given, is prompted with a remote access message.

Answer “Yes”.

And, the person with remote control will see the red laser pointer that acts as their temporary mouse during remote control access.

 

Once remote access has been given, the person who gave the access will see the name in red and the red “Stop” button.

 

Remote Sharing can be stopped two ways:

  1. The person who has remote control may stop the control by choosing the red “Release Remote Desktop” button found in Pane 2’s menu bar.


  2. Or, the person who has allowed control can choose the red “Stop” button to take the control back.

 

How To Remotely Access The Presenter’s Computer

From Pane 2 choose “Share Desktop” icon.

Then select the green “Start Sharing” button.

 

Choose the attendee you would like to give access to control your desktop and click the green “Start” button.

 

Once remote access has been given, the person who gave the access will see the name in red and the red “Stop” button.

 

The person, whom access has been given, is prompted with a remote access message.

 

And, the person with remote control will see the red laser pointer that acts as their temporary mouse during remote control access.

 

Remote Sharing can be stopped two ways:

  1. The person who has remote control may stop the control by choosing the red “Release Remote Desktop” button found in Pane 2’s menu bar.


  2. Or, the person who has allowed control can choose the red “Stop” button to take the control back.

The person who was controlling the desktop receives an alert that access has been taken back.

 

WHITEBOARD: NEW FILL OPTIONS

Use colors to fill the “Rectangle” and “Circle”. 

 

Select the tool and click on the grey word “Fill” and the color box will appear.

 

To make the symbol transparent so that the color disappears, simply click on the black word “Fill” and the color is removed from the image. This can be handy if you want to draw around words so that the background image is visible as seen with the red box around the words “Next Steps”.

 

NEW REPORT: WEEKLY ATTENDANCE REPORT

This report calculates by week. To run this report, you will choose a Sunday through Saturday date range.

 

The report calculates based on the following:

Attended = The number of times for the week that a person entered the session and stayed for more than 60 seconds.

Total Time = The total time spent in the session for the week.

 

NEW SESSION JOIN TIMER

When an individual is added to the Session Invitation List in the role of an “Attendee” or they are sent a link to the session, they cannot join the session unless the “Host” or a “Presenter” is already in the session and the scheduled start time has been met. The “Join” buttons appear 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and, if the “Attendee” clicks to join, they are presented with a window that displays the sessions scheduled start time along with a countdown timer. The session scheduled start time displayed is based on the each person’s individual local computer clock setting. 

 

Once the timer has counted down to 00:00:00 Jigsaw automatically moves the “Attendee” into the session IF the “Host” or a “Presenter” is already in the session. If they have not yet joined the session, the “Attendee” receives the “Please wait for the presenter to join the session” message.

 

If the “Host” wants to allow “Attendees” to enter the session before the scheduled start time, provided a “Presenter” is already in the session, he/she can specify that on the Session Details page.

Place a checkmark in the field “Allow Attendees to Join Session Early” and enter the number of minutes an “Attendee” can join prior to the scheduled start time.

 


 

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