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VRLDO
Contributor

New interface: is there a way to sort attendees?

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?

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VRLDO
Contributor

Re: New interface: is there a way to sort attendees?

That link does not work, and not sure how an external link would apply to sorting names within the GoTo interface, but I appreciate the thought! 🙂

Melanie_SPM
GoTo Contributor

Re: New interface: is there a way to sort attendees?

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.

VRLDO
Contributor

Re: New interface: is there a way to sort attendees?

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.

Melanie_SPM
GoTo Contributor

Re: New interface: is there a way to sort attendees?

Understood.

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.

VRLDO
Contributor

Re: New interface: is there a way to sort attendees?

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.