Support to share live video and AppShare in Express client (Beta)

Prior to this update, the Express client could only display live video and AppShare data sent by a leader or co-presenter from the Saba Meeting App. However, the Express client did not have the capability to generate, display, and broadcast video and AppShare data to other clients in a session.

This update enables the Express client to now generate, display, and broadcast live video and AppShare data to other clients in a Saba Meeting session.
Note:
  • These features are currently in a Beta phase. We will continue to enhance them over the next few updates.
  • By default, these features are disabled. To enable them, submit a request. For more details, contact your Account Manager.

Share live video

When the live video broadcast feature is enabled and if the leader or co-presenter has granted camera privilege to a participant, then the Express client allows the participant to broadcast live video in a session.

Figure 1. Video not broadcast in Express client
Video not broadcast in Express client

The participant can click the video icon to start their camera and broadcast the live video to all attendees in the session. If video channels are not available, then the client displays an appropriate message to the participant. If the leader or co-presenter takes away the camera privilege from a participant, then the video icon is disabled for use.

Figure 2. Live video broadcast in Express client
Live video broadcast in Express client

When the live video broadcast feature is disabled, the video icon is disabled for use.

Now, when there is an incoming video from an App client, the video panel is automatically displayed. Prior to this update, participants had to click the video icon to open or close the video panel.

The video panel has the following action icons on the top-right corner.
Table 1. Video panel actions
Action Icon Use
Switch to Horizontal view icon Switch to Vertical view icon

The Vertical/Horizontal view icon.

By default, the video panel is displayed in the vertical view. Click this icon to switch to the horizontal view. Once you are in the horizontal view, click the icon to switch back to the vertical view.

Grid view icon

The Grid view icon.

Click this icon to switch to the grid view.

Expand/Collapse view icon

The Expand/Collapse view icon.

Click this icon to expand or collapse the video panel within the Express client window.

Perform AppShare

Participants using the Express client can now share applications with other attendees in a session using AppShare. When the leader or co-presenter requests a participant to share their application, the participant sees a message in their Express client.

Figure 3. Message to use AppShare
Message to use AppShare

The participant can click Yes to start AppShare.

The Express client displays a new popup page where you can select the window or screen to share in the session. The popup page differs based on your browser.

In Firefox, it displays a drop-down list to select the required screen options. After selecting the option, click Allow. You also get options to Block or Always Block particular windows or screens. This can help to prevent sharing sensitive data from your screen by mistake.

Figure 4. AppShare options popup page (Firefox browser)
Select an option to AppShare window or screen (Firefox browser)

In Chrome, it displays three tabs - Entire Screen, Window, and Chrome Tab. After selecting the required option, click Share.

Figure 5. AppShare options popup page (Chrome browser)
Select an option to AppShare window or screen (Chrome browser)

Similarly, in Edge Chromium, it displays three tabs - Entire Screen, Window, and Microsoft Edge Tab. After selecting the required option, click Share.

Figure 6. AppShare options popup page (Edge Chromium browser)
Select an option to AppShare window or screen (Edge Chromium browser)

Once you enter the AppShare mode, the sidebar in the Express client displays additional AppShare-related icons.

Figure 7. Express client in AppShare mode
Express client in AppShare mode
Table 2. AppShare actions
Action Icon Use
View AppShare window icon

The View AppShare options icon.

Click this icon to view the AppShare popup page with options to select a different window or screen.

Stop AppShare icon

The Stop AppShare icon.

Click this icon to stop sharing your screen and quite AppShare.

It also displays a floating bar that indicates the screen or window you are sharing and a Stop Sharing button to quit AppShare.

Figure 8. AppShare floating bar
AppShare floating bar