join.me mouse issues

The most recent join.me release introduced the incredibly cool and simple Presenter Swap. We’ve also been hearing from our users that they are sometimes experiencing remote control from join.me where the mouse is a little jerky. Never fear: A fix is coming soon. We are on the case, and we’ll let you know when the issue is fixed. If you have questions in the meantime, email questions@join.me or call +1.877.251.8373.

– the join.me team

UPDATE: This issue has been fixed. If you are still having issues, please free feel to email me at maggie@join.me.

         

Infographic: Flipping Classrooms Helps Collaborative Learning

Flipping the classroom is a practice that is beginning to transform learning. And we think it’s a trend worth watching.

In a flipped classroom model students’ watch lectures at home and apply what they learned in classroom exercises. This allows tutors and teachers to deliver “just in time” instruction to students who need it, when they need it. Sounds like an on-the-fly meeting to us.

Another benefit of flipping is that overall interaction increases: Teacher to student and student to student. In the classroom students can help each other learn instead of relying on the teacher as the sole disseminator of knowledge. And after class students can stream lectures, download reading, and collaborate on group projects without leaving their home.  Now that’s collaboradabra.

Do you use join.me for tutoring or training? We want to hear from you. Check out this infographic from Knewton and let us know what you think.

         

New LogMeIn Central Beta with Alerting Enhancements Available

LogMeIn users, your feedback is invaluable.  A new beta is available for LogMeIn Central users regarding enhanced Alerts functionality with LogMeIn Pro.  Simply go to http://staging.logmein.com and login with your account credentials to try out our new Alerts enhancements currently in beta.  Send feedback to central-beta-feedback@logmein.com.

Based on user feedback, we’ve added the following in order to help make the creation and management of alerts in LogMeIn Central even easier. Beta enhancements include:

  • New functionality to enable alerts as Active or Disabled
  • New Windows Event alert type
  • New usability improvements to the user interface

What should I test in the LogMeIn Central Alerts Beta?

1) From LogMeIn Central go to Alerts>Manage Alert Packages>Add Alert Package to create a new alert. You can also go in and modify an existing Alert Package.

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Monday Morning News: Remote Working Edition

Welcome back! It’s Monday, and that means it’s time to get back into work mode. Let us help: Here’s five stories to catch you up on the tech news of last week and some other topics to keep an eye on as the week goes by.

Designing office space for a world of web workers

Is your office space adapting to matching the work habits or its employees? This article from GigaOM talks about the findings from an MIT Technology Review investigation into how companies can serve a more mobile and collaborative workforce.

Study: Telecommuting is worth a pay cut, especially for men

This article, also from GigaOM, discusses a survey that said that 42% of respondents would be willing to give up a percentage of their salary for a more flexible work arrangement and then men are more than twice as to likely to do so!

4 Important Considerations for Creating a Remote Work Policy

Check out these important areas of interest when choosing to work remotely. Would you add any more?

Workaholism in America

This awesome infographic from Business Insurance Quotes points out some interesting statistics about all those workaholics out there. If you are one of the 10 million Americans that are working a 60+ hours work week, slow it down (or consider remote working!).

How Mobile Adoption Changed The Game For The Web

We here at at join.me are big techies. Did you know there over 5 billion mobile subscribers in the world? This article from Fast Company brings up a good question for the future of the Internet and technology in general: Is mobile the new standard platform? What do you think?

join.me just added some slick new features start a free 14 day trial.

         

join.me Demo: Juice up your meetings with join.me pro

You might have missed our big announcement on Tuesday, but you don’t want to miss this: Here’s a tour of join.me, including Presenter Swap and our new desktop apps.

If you’ve haven’t tried join.me pro yet, go pro today. It’s a totally free 14-day trial. Really. No credit card required, just an email and password.  And not only did we add presenter switching, but you still get all the goodies pro had before- like your own personal link, a scheduler, and more.

Try pro for free today.

         

join.me screen sharing now offers Presenter Swap (and more!)

I’m proud to say that join.me is now the official sponsor of show-n-tell. How is that possible, you ask? Because the easiest screen-sharing app just got easier.

Introducing: Presenter Swap.

First things first: If you’d rather watch a two-minute video than read about the new features (including presenter switching), this join.me demo is for you. Happy viewing!

Let’s talk Presenter Swap. This feature is an easy way to pass the presenter role to anyone on a Mac or a PC. As a pro host, you can let any participant (free or pro) show you their screen. Now we really mean it: I’ll show you mine if you show me yours. If you want to check it out, sign up for a free join.me pro trial here.

You can find the feature under the Participants button in your presenter toolbar. Just click the raised hand next to whomever you’d like to pass the presenter role to. If they don’t have the join.me desktop app, they’ll be asked to download it in order to be the presenter. And if they keep the desktop app on their desktop, they can host their own join.me meetings. With or without you. (Hopefully, you’ll be invited).

 

We also revamped our desktop app, so now you can start or join a join.me meeting without a browser. This way, you don’t have to always log in on the website to get pro features. Easy, right?

If you already have the join.me desktop app, it will auto-update today for both free and pro users. No work on your part – just how we like it.

So if you want to try Presenter Swap, get your own personal link, schedule meetings in advance and more, try join.me pro today.

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