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Webex Site Upgrade to Version 42.8 - August 3rd, 2022

Posted: 2022-07-25 12:31:56   Expiration: 2022-09-01 12:31:56

Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on 2022-07-25 12:31:56. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

Highlighted features for this update

  • Webinar template scope improvement

    You can use the improved webinar template to avoid making the same settings multiple times.

    Previously, the webinar template only saved the settings on the scheduling page (except registration setting and panelists). However, in this update, the webinar templates have additional settings with registration questions (including approval rules), panelists, email template, registration lading page, webinar materials, and practice session setup. If any of these fields don’t need to be saved, you can exclude them before saving.

  • Streaming and recordings layout is adjusted in-meeting and follows the stage layout

    In a Webex meeting, you can now dynamically adjust the recording and streaming layout within the meeting. You can also record the stage that has been synced for all participants and when a meeting host adjusts the synced stage for all participants, the recording or streaming layout will match the stage layout.

    This especially helps when recording classrooms where the recorded videos need to be set in a certain way, or when recording all-hands sessions where a sign language interpreter needs to be present on stage.

  • Post webinar and post meeting survey

    Hosts can define the survey questionnaire and layout when they set up a webinar.

    When the webinar ends, attendees see the survey on their main browser. After their responses are submitted, hosts can download the responses in the completed webinar portal.

Pre-meeting experience

Single Sign On (SSO) for Webex Scheduler Outlook add-in

Sign in once, no need to re-authenticate with your Microsoft Outlook credentials when you use the Webex Scheduler Outlook add-in for the first time.

In-meeting experience

Shortcuts for Simultaneous interpretation

New keyboard shortcuts are added.

Ctrl+J—To open the Simultaneous Interpretation console.

Shift+G—For interpreters to switch their target language.

Enhanced experience when sharing a camera as content

In this update we're improving the experience when sharing a camera as content. Now, when sharing a camera as content, it shows directly within the meeting window itself. This makes it easier to keep an eye on participant videos, panels, apps, and more!

Any Files or Whiteboards that are currently being shared are stopped when choosing to share a camera. Similarly, if you are sharing a camera as content, it is stopped if a File or Whiteboard is shared.

Slido is available on Webex Devices

Slido is now available on Webex Devices. For more information, see Embedded Apps on Webex Boards and Desk Devices

Webinar experience

Attendee doesn't need to re-enter email or registration ID before joining a webinar

When you join as an attendee, you won’t need to re-enter your email or registration ID before joining a webinar in the following cases:

  • If you have a Webex account on the current site and you received a join link after the host invited you from the webinar or you registered for the webinar and are approved by the host.

  • If you already joined or registered for a webinar meeting earlier and the user name and mail is received from the cookie.

Webinar registration page updates after registration

When you register for a webinar, you’ll see the following updates:

  • If you’re approved, the you’ll see more meaningful actions, for example, join button, add the webinar to calendar, and download material.

  • While you enter your information and click Submit, you’ll not see the Submit button while your approval is pending to avoid confusion for double registering. If your submission is approved, then you'll see the Join instead of the Submit button, and you can download webinar materials if the host has it setup.

Post-meeting experience

Select and download multiple recordings

Multiple recordings are available to download from the web portal by navigating to My Recordings > Recordings in your Webex site.

-- Cisco Webex: Shawn Thiele