You can spin up a temporary Quick Object anywhere in the open workspace, whenever you need to share or collaborate with your teammates. Quick Objects disappear when you finish using them, but you can activate them whenever needed.
The types of quick objects available depend on administrator settings . To use, once you have created the Object, any other participant will need to be 1) within proximity range of the object and 2) connected to the object.
Launching Quick Objects
The Quick Objects menu is accessed by clicking the + button in the bottom horizontal menu bar
or by right-clicking on the workspace near your avatar.
Creating Dynamic Objects
The following are all possible Dynamic Object options available. Please note, your Space Admin may or may not have all of these options enabled in your space, or may have set user role permission restrictions to some of the Objects.*
- Screenshare (share your screen)
- Meeting Camera (in-app live video chat)
- Audio Stabilizer (voice conversations for groups)
- Megaphone (broadcasting announcements)
- YouTube (video share)
- Editor (text)
- Embedded Content (linked resources)
- Camera (share your camera only)
- Zoom (start a Zoom app call)
*Admins: these menu options are managed in Space Settings > Plugins, and the user role permissions are managed in Space Settings > Space > Object Authority Management.
Learn more about Admin Settings HERE.
Share all or part of your screen with others in the space by creating a Screenshare Object. Click the + button, select Screenshare, choose the window or tab you wish to display, and click Share. Any other user in range connected to the new Screenshare Object in the space will be able to see your shared content.
Learn more about Screenshare HERE.
Use the Meeting Camera Object to start an instant video call with others in the open workspace. Click the + button, select Meeting Camera, turn on your camera and mic, and you're live - no extra links needed. Any other user in range and connected to the Meeting Camera Object will be able to join your video call.
Learn more about using the Meeting Camera HERE.
Open an Audio Stabilizer Object to optimize connection for voice conversations in the space, particularly for group conversations or if there are connectivity issues for a user. Click the + button, select Audio Stabilizer, and turn on your mic. Any other user in range and connected to the Audio Stabilizer Object will be able to join your voice conversation.
Learn more about using the Audio Stabilizer and Voice Conversations HERE.
Have an announcement to make? Open the Megaphone Object to broadcast a live message to the entire space all at once, regardless of their proximity. Click the + button, select Megaphone, and turn on your mic. All users in the space will be able to hear you clearly. Especially useful for all-team announcements, or addressing event attendees.
Learn more about the Megaphone feature HERE.
Find a great video tutorial you want to review with a teammate? Open the YouTube Object, and you can watch it together. Click the + button, select YouTube, paste in the video's link in the field provided, and click Play to load. Any other user in range of and connected to the YouTube Object will be able to join your watch party. Click the red X to close the object for all users.
Learn more about the YouTube Object HERE.
Need a quick brainstorming session, or just need to take down group notes? Open an Editor Object for a fresh text canvas multiple users can view. Click the + button, and select Editor. The object's creator will see a WYSIWYG text editor window, and other connected users will be able to see the entered content in the window, but will not be able to add or edit the content.
Note: Because this is a temporary Dynamic Object, the content of this Editor will be lost once the Object is closed - be sure to transfer any important text to another location before closing the Object!
Learn more about the Editor HERE.
Share linked resources with other users with the Embedded Content Object. Click the + button, select Embedded Content, paste in the link in the field provided, and click Load. Any other user in range and connected to the Embedded Content Object will be able to view the linked content in the window.
When the resource allows, the Embedded Content window allows all connected users to interact and collaborate on the resource simultaneously, all within the oVice workspace.
Learn more about Embedded Content HERE.
Open the Camera Object to share from your own Camera only - this is a helpful tool when you are presenting a live demonstration, speech, lecture, performance, etc. Click the + button, select Camera, and turn on your camera. Any other user in range and connected to the Camera Object will be able to view your live camera image in the window.
Learn more about the Camera Object HERE.
If you're a Zoom user and have a preference for a Zoom call vs the in-app Meeting Camera feature, you do have the option to open the Zoom Object. Click the + button, select Zoom, and allow the Zoom app to open in a separate Zoom app window. In the oVice space, you'll be provided the link to share to join. This feature is handy for including others outside the workspace that you prefer not to invite to your oVice space.
Learn more about Zoom calls HERE.
Using Quick Objects
Display window for each object
[Optional] Specify Proximity Range
Specifies the range that the object's audio and video can reach.
|Admin/Member||0.5x to 64x|
|Visitor||0.5 to 2 times|
[Optional] Specify whether or not to share
If you click the Share button to turn it off, other users will not be able to connect to the Object. Other users can only view and listen within range of audio and video.
Joining Quick Objects
Engage with quick objects launched by other users.
1. Go within Object's range
2. Click on an Object to connect
- Even if you are not connected, you can still listen to audio and video within range.
- Once connected, you can also send audio, video, etc. as a caller to users within the range of the object.
- To leave an object, either move out of bounds or click the Leave button on the object screen.
Exit Quick Object
The user who started the object terminates it in one way or another:
- Move out of bounds of object
- Click the X button
- Click the Zoom In button to view the object's window in full screen. In addition, the window size can be changed and moved freely.
- It is possible to connect and activate multiple quick objects at the same time. In this case, all connected users share the contents of all objects.
- Users who are not connected by line-to-line cannot share content with each other.
- If the object you want to use is not displayed, the use may be restricted by administrator settings .