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Real-Time Collaboration: Live Pointers

 

Have you ever tried to conduct an online meeting using just screen-sharing? While very useful, notes are often lost in text editors or you have to rush to make sure you capture everyone's ideas, especially when it comes to group collaboration.

That's why we're so excited to include Live Pointers in all Conceptboard boards. Live pointers is one of the collaboration tools that will revolutionize your remote or virtual team collaboration.

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Every participant on the board has their own pointer and name tag, so there’s no more guessing about which part of the content someone is talking about.

Moderator control

Don't let people get lost! Nobody likes to have people jumping ahead of them during a presentation. Use Livepointers in combination with Moderator mode to keep everyone focused and on point.

Communicate visually with live scribbling

A picture is worth 1,000 words, right? Sketch your ideas directly on top of the content you're discussing. Or, comments are a great way to capture additional notes and information, and anyone can add them at any point when you're collaborating together on a board.

Built in video conferencing in every board

To make things even easier, you can turn on video conferencing for instant virtual meetings.

Turning on Live Pointers

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When working in the same board with others, turn Live Pointers on to be able to follow along with everyone! Click on the View Menu of your board, and you will find the live pointers by selecting Show user cursors. 

What You Can See

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Live Pointers allows you to see where others are when you are working with them in the same board. In your viewport, you will see rectangles representing the viewport of other users.

You will be able to see the area of what they are looking at, and their cursor and name tag. The rectangle and pointer colors match the colors shown around the user avatar (e.g. Jessica is blue, so her view pointer is also blue).

Using the Minimap and Live Pointers

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When the Live Pointers is turned on, check your Minimap, located on the bottom left corner of your board, to see where people are in the board.

The dotted rectangles visible in the minimap show you the viewport and location of the other participants.

The red rectangle shows where you are in the board and your currently view.

The dotted rectangles show where the other participants are in the board and what they can see. The rectangle colors match the colors shown around the user avatar (e.g. Ben is red, so his viewport/pointer is red).

You can then click anywhere on your minimap to be brought to that section of the board. 

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