[Tools-discuss] some more meetecho thoughts

Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca> Fri, 12 March 2021 15:14 UTC

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Subject: [Tools-discuss] some more meetecho thoughts
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Some thoughts/refinements.  I think we are supposed to post them here, right?

1) when the participants clicks on the _share screen_ button that it should
   immediately ask the participant to select the window to share, but just
   not transmit until the chair gives them the media slot.
   Ideally, showing the participant what they are transmitting.

   This would eliminate many of the delays in switching presenters.
   (Unified slide decks are good, but not always better if the agenda is more
   fluid.)

   But, I think, the more important thing is that it would allow participants
   to sort out the local permissions, browser compatibility, etc. and they
   could do this if they wanted, in the three minutes before the meeting starts.

   It might also be good if multiple slide sharers could be "on deck", with
   the chair switching between them.  {Personally, I'd even like to have
   multiple windows shared and swap between them fast, but that's perhaps too
   esoteric.}

2) it would be really cool if the chairs could see a preview of the share
   before they agree, but that's really not required :-)

3) could chairs give presentation permission to a participant before they
   ask? that seems to occupy 10s of back and forth in some meetings.
   Yes, that's an interaction with (1).

4) of course, doing it the BBB way, projecting PDF from a server, and
   allowing the mouse to hover, even draw, is WAY better, so (1) above is
   really only important if this isn't coming.

5) I'd sure like to put all the video frames under my slides.
   Others might disagree, but that seems to fit my screen real-estate better.
   I want the slides bigger.

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While we've had training session for chairs, and some for participants, it's
not enough I think.
It would be great if there was a room online, perhaps configured for 5
participants max, where the first person to arrive gets chair permission.
(And maybe the room would reboot every hour or so)
If nothing else, that would let mentoring on the tool occur.


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