Desktop SharingDid you know you can add your logo to the Mikogo software? Or use a giant cursor with your name under it on the presenter’s screen? Or integrate the Mikogo Session Login field into your website?
We have collected ten great, but at times unknown, features of Mikogo that each apply to at least one of the main four use cases – meetings, training, presentations, and remote support. These will be split over two separate blog posts, stay tuned for the final five coming later next month. So if you’re looking to get the most out of Mikogo read on, for herein lies five things you may not know about your favorite desktop sharing product.

1. Integration of the Session Login

Mikogo gives you the option of integrating the Session Login field directly into your own website, eliminating the need to redirect users to the Mikogo website (http://go.mikogo.com) in order to join a session. Not only is this easier for clients, but giving your website that added functionality makes your business all the much more professional and organized. For details and steps on utilizing this feature check out our previous blog post.

2. Participant Pointer

Participant PointerThis simple feature lets users activate an oversize cursor that can be used by participants to point out areas on the presenter’s screen. The participant’s name also appears below the cursor to make it easy to discern who is using the tool. This is an especially useful feature for customers conducting meetings. Any time a participant wants to point to an area of interest or concern, they can click on the view of the presenter’s screen and a large cursor will appear. Then instantly, the presenter knows exactly which area the participant is referring to.

3. Create Profiles for your Specific Use Cases

The Profile Manager gives you the option of customizing the Mikogo software to include/exclude certain features when you start a session, which makes using Mikogo easier and more intuitive for your participants. Moreover, you are not limited to creating just one profile. By setting up multiple profiles you will be able to quickly start desktop sharing that are tailor-made for every setting, making life easier for both you and your participants. Want the whiteboard in your training sessions, but no chat in your presentations? Or how about instantly viewing and controlling the client’s computer when they join support sessions? The Mikogo Profile Manager has got you covered.

4. Disable Group Chat

Group ChatMikogo’s chat feature can be configured to disable group chat, so that participants cannot chat with one another but only with the presenter. This can be especially useful when teaching an online class, for instance, or for when attendees wish to anonymously ask questions or make comments to the presenter only.

5. Change Pause Text

When you pause a Mikogo session the participants’ view of your screen will go grey and a customizable message will pop up. In some circumstances users may wish to change the text to read something different, for instance if you wish to have a fifteen minute break from the meeting you may change the message to read “Meeting will resume at 3:15″. This is a great way to keep the group informed when you need to step away. You’ll find the “Pause Text” field in the Mikogo software under “Settings“.

Pause Text

Discussion:
So there you go, hopefully you learned something new! And even if you didn’t, maybe we reminded you of just how versatile Mikogo is. If you have already been using some of the above features, please feel free to share your experience below for others to learn from you.

Stay tuned for Part 2 coming up sometime next month. Bye bye!