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Webex Site Upgrade to Version 43.2 - February 2nd, 2023

Posted: 14:33:41, Monday, Jan 23, 2023   Expiration: 14:33:41, Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023  

Check out our newest Webex update which includes the ability for devices to join webinars as attendees, dynamically adjust participant video quality, and start a meeting instantly from a Cisco video endpoint.

Highlighted features for this update

  • Devices can join webinar as attendees

    This update allows attendees to join webinars from a Webex cloud device – perfect for bringing employees together during webinars, such as company All-Hands. Attendees need to enter the webinar ID and password on the cloud device, then they can join the webinar as an attendee from the device.

    • This update supports cloud devices that allow keyboard entry. For webinars that require attendees to sign in, the attendees can’t join using a device.

    • This update doesn't support webinar with webcast view for attendees.

  • Listen to Webex meeting recording on Apple CarPlay

    In addition to joining a Webex meeting from the Apple CarPlay dashboard, you can connect your iPhones to the Apple CarPlay dashboard and listen to audio meeting recordings on the go.

    You can see a list of your meeting recordings and can tap on the recording title to start listening. You can play and pause the recording and also forward or rewind it by 10 seconds.

  • Dynamically adjust participant video quality

    We’ve added a new option to dynamically adjust participant video quality. With this option enabled, the video resolution of meeting participants is increased to better fill the actual window resolution being used. This feature dynamically monitors the system and network performance to limit the improvements to what the system can handle. This setting can be enabled in Meeting Settings in the Layout tab by checking the box to enable. Dynamically adjust participant video quality to the actual video size.

  • Start a meeting from a device

You can now walk into a room and start an instant meeting on a Webex device. Once you start a meeting, you no longer need to struggle to invite guests to a meeting. In the invite pop-up, you can now invite any guests to a meeting. Scan the QR code, and then you can copy and share the meeting information with anyone.

This feature is available on a delayed release cycle. Check status.webex.com/maintenance to see when it’s available on your site.

In-meeting experience

  • Can change meeting template after a meeting is scheduled

With Webex Scheduler, you can now change your meeting template after you have scheduled a meeting. Previously, your default template was used and you couldn’t change it after the meeting was scheduled.

  • Allow users to turn on or off the floating window when sharing

This enhancement allows users and administrators to hide the floating window with video thumbnails when sharing. While many users find it useful to see reactions from users while sharing, some would rather not show it. This change allows them to do that. To change at Meeting level, go to Settings>Sharing Content. At organization level in Control Hub, go to Meetings settings.

Webinar and webcast experience

  • New polling activity report that records individual attendee's actions

There is a new polling activity report that records attendees' actions. This provides visibility into who has selected what for each polling question.

This feature is available on a delayed release cycle. Check status.webex.com/maintenance to see when it’s available on your site.
  • First name, Last name, and Role added to attendance report

The webinar attendance report now includes three additional columns - First name, Last name, and Role.

The First name and Last name columns display the names that the attendees first joined the webinar with. If an attendee’s name is edited during the webinar, the edited name doesn’t appear in the report. Additionally, guest attendee’s First name and Last name aren’t reported. The Role column includes the attendee’s roles at the time the webinar ends.

This feature supports webinar with webcast view.

This feature is available on a delayed release cycle. Check status.webex.com/maintenance to see when it’s available on your site.
  • Host knows how many attendees have submitted to a poll

In addition to the number of attendees who have submitted polls, the host also has visibility into how many attendees are actively editing their polls but haven't submitted them yet. The hosts can view the attendee’s editing status for the polls. With this visibility, a host can remind their attendees that they must submit their polls.

-- Cisco Webex: Chance Homme

Created: 14:51:24, Monday, Jan 23, 2023 (by Chance H.)
Updated: 14:51:24, Monday, Jan 23, 2023 (by Chance H.)