Community Chat on Wednesday: You Choose the Topic

Written by Gabe Anderson — Posted in Community

Did you know that we hold a live monthly Web chat with members of the Articulate community? It’s free to join and open to anyone. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about specific Articulate product features, get your burning questions answered by Articulate staff, and to connect with your fellow Articulate users.

This month you get to tell us what you’d like to discuss:

Click here to take a quick survey

As you’ll see in the survey, the topics we’ve set forth for possible discussion on Wednesday include the following:

  • Presenter ’09: Adding Annotations
  • Quizmaker ’09: Leveraging Slide View
  • Engage ’09: Exploring New Community Interactions
  • Other: Let us know!

So let us know what you’d like to discuss, then join us on Wednesday! We’ll look forward to seeing you in the chat.

7 responses to “Community Chat on Wednesday: You Choose the Topic”


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Heather // Posted at 3:19 pm on January 19th, 2009

Hi Heather- I just confirmed that the link works fine for me. What browser are you using? Could you please try the link again?

gabe // Posted at 3:30 pm on January 19th, 2009

Hi there,
I tried to get in to the URL for the meeting above at 12:29, and it said it was full! Is there any way for next time that we could get a bigger ‘room’?


Jen Vetter // Posted at 12:32 pm on January 21st, 2009

Thanks for setting this up, but I’d really like to have the next one of these use audio for the presenter. The chat feature in GoToMeeting wasn’t as effective as having an audio preso from the presenter. All the guests could still use chat to ask questions. The chat window kept closing if you didn’t click on it over and over. Plus you’d have to read what the presenter was saying about the screen, trying to match up the two on the fly. Again, not ideal.

Chuck Barritt // Posted at 5:10 pm on January 21st, 2009

Hi Jen- Yes, sorry about that! We’re exploring other possibilities.

Chuck- Thanks for the feedback. I realized pretty quickly that our decision to use GoToMeeting for the chat may have set the wrong expectation that there would be audio and a presentation. For the past year+, our chats have always been text-based (with one exception, when we tried project sharing with GTM).

The community chats are more about interacting with fellow Articulate users than they are about our presenting to an audience.

And when 20+ people are involved in an audio discussion, it’s difficult to get the same kind of brainstorming in a conference call, where everyone just talks over one another.

We had a lot of really good ideas and great discussion today, and hopefully for the next one we can get some better technology to support our needs.

gabe // Posted at 6:20 pm on January 21st, 2009


I concur about not having audio in the presentation today as it was tough to follow along. Not sure what services you’ve used in the past as today was the first time I’ve joined in here, but you might want to try It’s just now becoming close to stable enough to use in a business environment (It’s still not perfect) but in addition to screen sharing, it has built in VOIP, teleconferencing number call in and video stream if you want to use them. You get 20 seats for free in a test account, but I have 100 seats for about the same yearly cost as a basic Goto Meeting account.


Todd Thornton // Posted at 8:17 pm on January 21st, 2009

Thanks, Todd! It just so happens that one of our support engineers (Brian) made the same recommendation following today’s chat. 🙂

I’m planning to take a closer look at dimdim before our next chat.

By the way, before today, we were using Meebo for the past year or so, but it wasn’t the greatest chat app, and many corporate environments blocked it.

gabe // Posted at 9:15 pm on January 21st, 2009

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