The new Meetings Dashboard includes useful features that will help you easily browse your created content.
Let's go over some of the new details in the Meetings Dashboard. This is what it looks like:
With the search box in the top right corner, you will be able to type in the name of a meeting so that you can access it faster—no need to scroll over all your meetings to find that specific Townhall meeting.
You can also search for Roles in all your meetings. With this, you can easily bring up those meetings you own or those where you have been assigned as a Manager for example.
Another way to search through your meetings is by Alias which is the custom URL you can give your meetings
Therefore, if you have set a particular URL or alias for your meetings, the search box will come in handy and help you get to those meetings quickly.
This new dashboard will enable you to arrange the meetings in any order you want. From the headers of the dashboard, you can now Sort meetings Ascending or Descending by:
Restarted Meetings/ Sessions:
With this update, now Stopped meetings (formerly "Ended") and Restarted meetings (formerly "Reset") are grouped together in Sessions. You can access the Engagement report for each meeting from the dashboard.
In the dashboard, below the Actions, click on Report. It will pop up the engagement report for the most recent meeting. In there, you will also see one session for each time you restarted that meeting.
Now, when you create a meeting and want to set it live you have two options:
You can set it live automatically by checking the box "Make meeting Live" from the start in the following window.
Or you also have the option to set it live afterward by going to the meeting controls and clicking on the "Publish" icon found in the dashboard under Controls or in the upper right corner inside the meeting.
Now, once the meeting is live you can choose to "Stop" the meeting from the meeting controls. Stopping the meeting will make it inaccessible to your attendees; however, all settings and submissions from your attendees are still stored.
The next control function available after you Stop a meeting is "Resume" which will let you continue where you left off. This will help you keep everything you have in it (settings, attendees' submissions, etc) and more importantly, it will Publish the meeting again.
And finally, you have the "Restart" control that will reset the meeting entirely thus creating a new meeting while keeping the features you had set up before. You will also have the option to start fresh with the meeting or to carry over all information to this new instance. Attendees' names, emails, votes, questions, and everything can be brought forward to the new meeting. (See the toggle for that in the screenshot below).
It is worth mentioning that Resuming a meeting will not create an individual report/session. Resuming a meeting will only continue to gather everything in the same place. On the other hand, Restarting a meeting will create a report/session that is specific for the time you restart it and will be available to you in the Engagement Report. The restarted meeting will eventually create a new report/session for that same meeting.