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Vivi 2.1 Promotes an Effective & Collaborative Learning Environment

30 October 2018 / by Team Vivi posted in Features, Product Release, Emergency Broadcast

Announcing a number of exciting additions to our current suite of features.

Our latest enhancements will further enrich your Vivi experience, give teachers more opportunities to teach from anywhere in the room and encourage greater student engagement during lessons.

Here’s what you need to know about Vivi 2.1:

Volume and Mute Controls

When a teacher is presenting their screen or using the Video Direct Feature there are now volume and mute controls available in the Vivi App to allow them to control the audio coming from the display.

Volume preferences are maintained between streams for consistency.

 

Auto Mute Device Audio

Windows users are now able to utilise Vivi’s new Auto Mute Device Audio feature, giving them the option to automatically mute the audio from their devices  speaker whenever they present their screen. This feature has the potential to minimise lesson disruptions caused by unexpected audio and annoying echo.  The device will only be muted while screen sharing is in progress, and once screen sharing is stopped the device audio will return to its previous setting.

This setting can be enabled as an organisation default in the Admin Portal by IT Admins or accessed by individual users in the Vivi App Room Settings screen.

 

Annotation Suite

Our team has transformed our Annotation feature, adding enhanced options including a Virtual Whiteboard Mode. Now, as well as being able to annotate a screenshot from the classroom display, there are also options to annotate on a blank virtual whiteboard or have the background set on our virtual whiteboard from a file on the Vivi user’s local device.Screen Shot 2018-10-30 at 11.00.23 am

pen-01@4x  Screenshot: The Vivi App will take a screenshot of what is currently being presented on the Vivi display, and open the screenshot in Annotate Mode to annotate as desired

pen-01@4x  Whiteboard: A blank ‘Virtual Whiteboard’ will open with the annotate tools and the user has up to 50 whiteboards available to use in one session

pen-01@4x  Background Image: An image can be selected from a local file, which will then open as the background in Virtual Whiteboard Mode, for annotation

This is an excellent tool for teachers to use in conjunction with existing interactive screens and it gives students greater opportunity to directly interact with lessons. When the whiteboard mode is exited, teachers and students are able to continue using other features in the App and the whiteboards will remain. They can even leave the room and connect to a different classroom and their previous annotations will still be available to them.  However, annotations must be saved to a file prior to logging out or they will be lost.

 2.1.0 BLOG ARTICLE - Whiteboard Example

Vivi App Help Page

There will now be a Help Page accessible to teachers through a question mark icon on the top toolbar of their Vivi App. Screen Shot - Help Page

This page provides teachers with a range of tools:

  • a Shortcut Keys guide (details below)
  • a list of Teacher Training Videos
  • a link to Technical Support

 

Shortcut Keys

Shortcut Keys have been added to improve accessibility when using the Vivi App. A guide to these shortcut keys is available within the new Help Page.

 

Interactive Digital Signage Websites (Beta)

You can now enable interactive touch when using content, from external websites or local intranets with our Digital Signage feature.

When used in conjunction with a touch display, people are able to interact with the content by clicking on links, enabling them to navigate sites.


HOW TO GET STARTED


ADMINISTRATORS

Update your Vivi Receivers to the 2.1.0 firmware.
Details can be found in the Admin Guide.

Admin guide

USERS

Update your Vivi App to the 2.14.0 application.

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