CirQlive MEETS August Release (Version 7.1.)

You asked, we listened.
The CirQlive August update (version 7.1) includes some of the following features for the MEETS integration suite, integrating Cisco Webex, Zoom, GoToMeeting/GoToTraining/GoToWebinar and BlueJeans with Learning Management Systems. 


Please see our manuals and share them with your teaching staff for descriptions of these features, or contact CirQlive Client Services for more information.

Dial-in numbers for Scheduled Sessions:
  • Support for viewing audio conference phone numbers when using Zoom Meeting and Zoom Webinar. 
  • MEETS already supports viewing phone numbers as well as SIP/H.323 numbers to dial-in from a video endpoint when using Webex Meetings (with supported versions of Webex). When using video endpoints, session recordings will be automatically organized in the course page along with attendance information when recorded with Webex.
Recordings:
  • Share access to recordings using external links which can be set to expire at a specified date.
  • External links to a recording can be secured and set to require users to authenticate by your organization, or specific membership. MEETS enables you to connect your organization’s SAML 2.0 and LDAPv3 directory services to the platform, enabling this capability. 
Attendance and Statistics:
  • MEETS now offers APIs for pulling attendance data and aggregate statistics automatically. The API tokens and instructions now appear in the MEETS admin panel. This supplements the existing ability for administrators to view attendance data in the course page and get aggregate statistics in the MEETS admin panel. 
Improvements to the Online Appointments Module:
  • A new Online Appointment Module has been recently added to MEETS, which can be used for booking virtual office hours, tutoring, counselling and more using your organization’s web conferencing service. 
  • A series of usability improvements have been made to the module, including allowing students to choose the teacher to book an appointment with in an easy manner. 
Guest Invites for Inviting External Attendees:
  • Guest invites can be e-mailed directly from MEETS itself. These can be used for inviting guests who are not enrolled in a course, for creating public sessions or for placing links to sessions in other platforms. 
  • Guest link access can be set to require authentication by the user (secure links) or not require authentication (public links). MEETS supports connecting to your organization’s SAML 2.0 or LDAP v3 directory services for authenticating users when using secure links. 
  • Guest links can now include access to recordings, and be set to expire at a specified date.
  • Attendance data captured in MEETS will also include those joining via guest invites.
Calendar Integration and Email Reminders:
  • The ability to sync personal calendars with MEETS has been recently added to MEETS, allowing individual users to see upcoming MEETS sessions in their personal calendar on Android, iOS, Outlook, Google Calendar and other calendaring software. 
  • Upcoming MEETS sessions in personal calendars can no be set to contain a link to join the session directly from the user’s personal calendar. 
  • Email reminders for upcoming sessions and schedule updates can be set to include a link to join the session directly from the reminder email as well. 
  • Link access can be set to require authentication by the user (secure links) or not require authentication (public links). MEETS supports connecting to your organization’s SAML 2.0 or LDAP v3 directory services for authenticating users when using secure links. 
For Administrators:
  • Specify a message for users on their conferencing account settings page. This can be used to inform users of any steps they need to take to acquire a conferencing account or for internal support information, streamlining your internal support workflow. 
  • Choose between two site-wide themes: Contour which has depth and contrast to it, and Smooth, focused on a clean look. 
  • Set a default time zone, alleviating the need for new users to set their time zone when first using MEETS. This is useful if most of your users are in the same general location. Please note that a user can always adjust their time zone. 
  • MEETS offers an API to pull information from MEETS. This can be used for statistic collection, to display a calendar of upcoming sessions in other platforms, or even access MEETS from non-LMS platforms, such as portals, CMSs, CRMs, and more (some API functionality was available in the past to specific clients by request). 
  • The LTI connections page, Authentication page, and API Tokens page include links to manuals containing technical information regarding these features and how they work, in order to allow your in-house developers to make best use of these technologies.

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