Hot on the heels of May’s Meetoo product update which saw the introduction of a new ‘Open Text’ polling option and updated ‘Projector’ display including the ability to see messages automatically sort themselves by ‘Likes’, we’re pleased to announce… There’s more!
June 22nd marks the release of further updates to the Meetoo platform AND to its hugely popular PowerPoint® add-ins.
This post aims to provide a quick run-down of what this upgrade means for users, answer some likely FAQ’s, and share some links to further resources. If you don’t find the answer you are looking for or would like to feedback on any element of Meetoo, please do not hesitate to contact the team. We’d love to hear from you.
So, what’s new…?
Word clouds... The universally liked, used, and understood format for presenting qualitative data in both education and corporate environments. Previously when running an Open Text poll in Meetoo, the responses could either be viewed after the session, manually dropped into an online word cloud generator or pushed out to participants’ screens. This update means an awesome looking word cloud can be instantly displayed at the click of a button.
Q. How do I get access or upgrade to start creating word clouds?
A. All ‘Annual’ plans (including free 'business' accounts) and ‘One time’ plans will automatically be updated to include this feature from 22nd June. ‘Education’ plan users will need to be on a paid plan to create word clouds as it relies on the Open Text poll feature.
Q. Where/how are the word clouds displayed?
A. Through the ‘Projector’ display which is accessible through your online Meetoo account dashboard.
Q. Can I save my word clouds as an image to include in reports or publish online?
A. The simplest way to convert them to an image is by simply pressing the Print Screen button on your keyboard and pasting the image into a document or saving it as an image file.
Tip: To avoid any need to crop the image (and we think it makes the Projector look better anyway), press the F11 key which makes most internet browsers run in a ‘Full Screen’ mode (it removes the browser border, header, address bar, and provides a cleaner image.
Correct answers in PowerPoint®… Our PowerPoint® add-in has been optimized to make it even more intuitive and user friendly. It also now includes a ‘Correct answer’ feature previously available only when running polls from the Meetoo dashboard.
Marking reports or scoring quizzes is now much easier. When a multiple-choice poll is created in PowerPoint® , choices can be marked as ‘Correct’. Correct answers will then be automatically highlighted after the poll has closed, stepping through the presentation. It will also be reflected in the Excel® reports accessible from the dashboard.
Q. How do I get access to or upgrade to start using the correct answer feature in PowerPoint®?
A. All plans will automatically be updated to include this feature from 22nd June, however... You will need to upgrade your PowerPoint® add in if you already have it installed (you will be prompted to do so when you access it after the 22nd of June) or download it now if you’re using it for the first time. Those who have the ‘Complete’ add-in installed via a central software centre (this applies only to Institutional Plan customers using the MSI – mostly universities) will not get the update until it has been released by your IT department.
MSI Installer… Note: Unless you are installing the Meetoo PowerPoint® add-in across multiple machines on a network (for example, across a university or corporate network) you can skip this one! The MSI installation file has been upgraded to make it even easier for an IT manager or network administrator to install the PowerPoint® add-in across an organisation or institution.
Q. How do I access the new MSI file?
A. Please contact your Customer Success Manager if you currently hold an Institution or Enterprise license. If you are considering Meetoo in this way and would like to discuss using the MSI installer please contact the team.
Q. How can I find out more about these features and how to use them?
A. Register for our ‘What’s New and What’s Next’ webinar on Friday 23rd June to either attend or receive the recording. In this short session, the Customer Success team will be demonstrating the new features and opening Meetoo for live Q&A. The recording, along with all of our webinars and video resources, will be available within a few hours on our YouTube channel.
Access our support site.
Contact the team and we’d be delighted to talk to you.
Q. What’s coming up in future releases?
A. We’re currently working on further optimizations, self-paced survey polling questions, and more releases of the PowerPoint® add-ins. As always, we’ll keep you posted and welcome your feedback…
All the best,
The Meetoo team
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Peter Eyre Passionate about tech for better meetings and education, SaaS, growth hacking, apps, business, marketing, leadership, travel, surfing, campervans and raising three amazing daughters. CMO at Meetoo, former Managing Director of IML Australia and Managing Director of Lumi UK.
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