In the current interface, there is an option to sort attendees either by when they enter the room, or alpha order. This helpful in locating attendees who are SMEs on a meeting, as they usually enter the training first. Is this an option in the new interface?
Can you share what SME means in that context so we can understand your use case better?
We will release a new attendee list with filters in a few weeks, but it will not include the arrival time.
SME = subject matter expert. Oftentimes we have 4-5 people out of the audience of 200 that are on to answer questions and we just leave them as attendees and allow them to mute/unmute while everyone else is set to mute. We sort the attendees by time of room entry, so that those folks easily pop up to the top of the list where we can see them. Picking out 4-5 random names out of a list of 200 can get difficult. Also we don't want these people to be bumped up to Organizer because of potential accidental snafus.
This sounds a lot like the panelist feature we offer in GoTo Webinar.
Could you utilize hand raising at the beginning of the session to easily identify those users until we come up with a more clever idea. Sorting by arrival time sounds like it can be a tricky one, too if an SME joins later than the others.
NOPE to GoToWebinar. We need the audience seeing each other's questions.
Being honest here...it doesn't appear that GoTo conducted research to find out what features their users rely on and this new interface is very disappointing. You're gonna hear it next week, I'm sure, from a lot more users. Meanwhile, Microsoft Teams, which we have access to, has quietly added all the functionality that the "Classic" GoToTraining HAS. It's going to be increasingly difficult to justify the continued use of this platform instead of Teams unless all of the basic functionality in Classic is built and back soon.
We have a different use case but a similar need to have an alphabetized list of attendees. We use GoToTraining to train clients. In some sessions, we have over 150 attendees. When these attendees as questions and we want to send them back a direct message, we have to slowly scroll through the list to find their name to chat with them directly. I know that you can click on their name and it will automatically change to directly message them but there are times when we are chatting with multiple people and just need a way to easily find their name in an alphabetized list. Please add this feature back like it was in "classic"!
We plan to add a way for sorting/quickly locating specific attendees in a future update to the new GoTo Training experience.
I do not have an ETA currently, but I will be following its progress so I can update you with one.