Electa Live Virtual Classroom Update About to be Complete

April 15, 2014 at 7:23 PMElecta Live

As earlier announced in a previous blog post from March 20th 2014 we started upgrading our Windows user to non-java session entry points. This update process has almost completed and most of our Windows users are now using the non-java entry points to enter Electa Live sessions. 

Along with the new entry points we are shipping an updated version of the virtual classroom plug-in. Here are some of the changes:

- A moderator shortcut to toggle speaking permissions to all users at once. This option is available from the “Audio” item on the main menu bar.

- A new moderator option to grant whiteboard access to all users at once. The option is available from the “Whiteboard” item on the main menu bar.

- Improved overall appearance on Windows 8 platforms using high resolution

- Fixed a bug while screen sharing on Windows 8 platforms running on high resolution (more than 96 DPI).

- Improved screen sharing performance and quality.

- Added 640x480 px option for live video broadcasting. 

-Other minor bug fixes and improvements.

If you need help or any additional information regarding this upgrade please contact Electa Live Support here: www.support.e-lecta.com

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New Java Free Entry Points Coming Soon...

March 20, 2014 at 8:42 AMElecta Live

As you may already know Electa Live is supported on multiple platforms - Windows, MAC OS, Linux, Android phones and tablets. Earlier this year we have added support for Apple iPads and iPhones.

To enable fast and easy access to live sessions Electa Live uses a set of different approaches. One such option for Windows users has been Java.

During the past months however Java has been blocked by many browsers for security reasons. Because of this we have started a process of shifting away from Java as a launch option for our users.

Our software team has successfully developed a new secure and faster entry procedure for our Windows users. This entry point does not use Java. We have already started shifting our existing customers to this easier session launch method. This has already been set in effect for all new customers that are signing up after March 10 2014.

All existing customers will be automatically updated to the new improved entry procedure within the next two months. No service disruptions are expected, nor any changes in exiting schedules or libraries.

As of now this process will cover Windows users only. MAC OS users will still need Java to run live sessions. This however is a subject to change later this year after the release our new MAC OS application for teachers and students which will be available for free download in the Apple MAC Store.

Android and iOS (iPhone and iPad) users already have a secure and Java free entry point using the free Electa Live app from Google Play and App Store.

For any questions regarding the above please feel free to contact our support team at http://support.e-lecta.com

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IMPORTANT: Apple Updates Safari in a March 2013 System Update

March 17, 2013 at 8:36 PMElecta Live
Important Announcement for Apple Users:
A recent Apple update blocks Safari browsers from launching Java applications automatically. After installing this update from Apple your Safari web browser will not be able to join Electa Live sessions automatically. To resolve this issue Apple users have two options:

Solution 1: Launch manually the session using Safari. After the browser pop up window that launches the session appears please open the Safari “Downloads” and choose to open the most recent file named eLectaSession_xxxx.jnlp

Solution 2: Launch the session using a FireFox browser. 

In either case just make sure your java is up to date by visiting www.java.com

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