Product Update: Embeddable Content Widgets, Production Studio Enhancements, VoD Captions & Translations, and More!
Webex Events Platform: 5.1
Event App: 29.0.0
Webex Events Production Studio: 1.1
We have lots of goodies in store for you today. Keep reading or click the video below to learn more!
Embed Event App content with widgets
You build a lot of useful and informative content in your Event App. Why not show it off in more places, like the event website? We’re pleased to announce that you can now embed Event App content in external websites with widgets. Let people know what they can expect at your event, including speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors, and get them excited about what’s to come before they even join your Event App.
No more manually adding and updating information on multiple websites. Simply create widgets in the Webex Events platform, choose the items you want to include, and add the widget embed code in a website. If you make any changes to items that appear in widgets, the widgets update automatically — no code update required!
After creating a widget, select ‘Preview’ from the Settings (⚙️) icon to customize and preview the widget appearance. Choose to display the widget in Carousel View or Grid View, Light or Dark mode, and manage widget settings.
Excited to get started? Read our new article about embedding Event App and Community content with widgets.
Webex Events Production Studio polling integration and network indicator
In case you missed it, last month we released our built-in live streaming solution, Webex Events Production Studio. We promised to add more bells and whistles to the Studio, and here’s the first installment of many to come. As part of this month’s collection of product enhancements, polling is now part of the Webex Events Production Studio!
When you activate polling for a Live Stream feature or Agenda session live stream that’s using Webex Events Production Studio, polls now appear in the Studio. Polling results, percentages, and total votes update in real time based on attendees’ votes.
Just like with chat and Q&A, Webex Events Production Studio lets you display poll results in the live stream. Show live poll results as answers come in, or show results after the poll closes!
Read our Polling feature guide to learn how to set up polls in the Webex Events platform.
You're a little laggy — is that me or you? Never question your network strength again with the new network indicator. If the network strength or CPU usage changes, a message appears above the network indicator so you can take appropriate action if needed.
To learn more about all the awesome capabilities included with Webex Events Production Studio, read our Getting Started with Webex Events Production Studio article.
Webex Events Video on Demand Closed Captions & Translations
We’re all about enhancing the live streaming experience and promoting greater accessibility for attendees. Last year we launched Webex Events Closed Captions & Translations for Webex Events Streaming. Later, we added it to Webex Events Simulive and Webex Events Production Studio. Now, it's time for Video on Demand to join the club!
When you upload a video to Video Center, turn on Captions & Translations to automatically add closed captions and translations in over 30 languages to your Simulive and Video on Demand videos. This functionality is completely free — no streaming credit necessary!
💡 Keep in mind, closed captions and translations become available when Video Center content is added to a Live Stream feature or live stream Agenda session. Video Center content doesn’t currently support closed captions and translations when added to speaker, sponsor, and exhibitor profiles and Custom List items.
Want to know more? Read our article about using Video Center for Simulive and Video on Demand for more details.
Registration website and PDF ticket improvements
We’re continually making Webex Events Registration more and more customizable, and we’re happy to announce a new batch of customization options! 🍪
We’ve made it easier for registrants to find out if your event is in-person, virtual, or both, and we now provide the option to add a zippy tagline about your Event or Community. Visit the Registration Basics page's Event details tab to add a tagline below your Registration page's title and show or hide your event type.
Are you using Webex Events Registration for your Community? Haven't quite decided on the event venue? Head over to the Registration Appearance page on the Webex Events platform to find the new ‘Show event location’, 'Show event date', and 'Show event time' toggles. To hide this information, change the toggles to 'No'.
We have one more Registration morsel to share. The PDF ticket preview now includes checkboxes that let you show or hide the QR code, event date, and event location on the PDF ticket. 🍬
Improved feature arrangement
And now for a short and sweet encore. In the platform on the Features page, you can rearrange features by clicking and dragging. Previously, rearranging features caused them to switch places, which wasn't very intuitive. We've now made it so that dragging a feature to a different position simply shifts other features to the right.
That's all for today, folks! Head over to the Webex Events Platform and explore these new changes for yourself. Not a customer yet? We'd love to give you a demo!