Features of SabaMeeting
SabaMeeting is fully compliant to the Americans with Disabilities Act. For students who are hearing impaired, SabaMeeting enables instructors to assign a captionist. Closed captions then scroll across the bottom of the screen for all to see both during the event as well as after the event in the playback. For students who are visually impaired, SabaMeeting provides keyboard shortcuts for all in-session functions, it is compatible with screen readers such as JAWS and Narrator and it provides 10 different auditory alerts which can be set up to notify students of session occurrences.
Agenda Builder is a sophisticated agenda creation tool for building Web-based evaluation forms and assembling event content into a structured, customized format.
Leaders and participants can share any application, including their entire desktop or even a remote server, with other participants. The person viewing can "look over the presenter's shoulder" and even take control of his/her application or provide interactive assistance.
Fully integrated, multi-way, full duplex voice-over-IP audio conferencing offers dramatic cost savings over traditional telephone conference calls, and allows instructors (the session leader) to identify and manage classroom interaction.
Breakout Rooms and Labs
Session leaders can break the main session into multiple breakout rooms for group or individual lab exercises.
The session leader can control which participants have the ability to speak and interact with the collaboration tools.
Once an event has come to an end, participants in an event have the ability to download a pdf document containing all of the information covered during the event. The pdf contains uploaded Power Point slides, Whiteboard images, Survey questions, Appshare screenshots and more.
Evaluations and Quizzes
A wide choice of questions can be optionally auto-graded and reported on from the database later.
Event Scheduling and Enrollment
SabaMeeting enables faculty, staff and students to create meetings on their own through a robust web-based scheduling interface to set up their SabaCentra events.
Participants can raise their hands, indicate yes/no polling, demonstrate laughter and applause responses, utilize public/private text chat, and provide anonymous feedback to the leader and presenters.
Full Screen Content Viewing
Leaders can automatically expand the participants' content windows for viewing large shared applications or Web pages.
The unique Adaptive Connection feature automatically configures SabaMeeting to work through corporate firewalls using the best connection possible.
SabaMeeting provides leaders and presenters with the ability to push participants to a website. This can be a used to share a YouTube video during a SabaMeeting event or send students to a course site which they then have the ability to bookmark.
Mobile Device Support
SabaMeeting users have the ability to join a SabaMeeting event using any Androd or Apple mobile device. Leaders can setup meetings and have limited leadership capabilities and participants can hear and speak, utilize the emoticon buttons, participate in text chat and view the content area, all from their mobile device.
SabaMeeting allows you to load and display image files (supported formats include: .bmp, .gif, .jpeg, .jpg, .png, .tiff & .tif), play pre-recorded video clips (supported formats include: .avi, .au, .mov, .mp4, .mp2, .mpg, .qt, .rm, .wmv, .rpm, .ram, .asf, .asx & .swf), audio clips (supported formats include: .wav & .mp3).
SabaMeeting supports an unlimited number of co-presenters and subject matter experts.
The leader can choose to open the "floor" to several participants at a time for peer-to-peer interaction and discussion.
Power Point Presentations
Presenters can load their Power Point presentations into their SabaMeeting events and display them for the attendees to view. SabaMeeting also provides a robust set of annotation tools enabling presenters to markup their slides in real-time.
Self-Paced Content Viewing
Events (class meetings) can be configured to allow enrolled participants access to event content before and after the live session.
Session Recording and Playback
With easy to use features for recording and storage, users can create professional, self-paced recordings. These recordings can be viewed outside the SabaMeeting environment by using the Guest Playback URLs.
Leaders and presenters can create and "hand out" ad hoc surveys.
A Web-based, self-service system check makes sure each user's system, including audio settings, is properly configured before the live event begins.
Tracking and Reporting
All assessment, user, event, and attendance data are tracked and reported. Additional custom reports can easily be generated.
Real-time, multi-point video conferencing enables users to see the session leader or other designated participants from within the virtual classroom. A unique adaptive video bandwidth feature ensures the highest possible performance.
Multi-user, interactive whiteboard provides presenters with many more markup capabilities than those available writing on a traditional whiteboard in a classroom. Content added to a whiteboard can be saved for later review.