Using Quick Objects

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

Start the object using one of these methods:

Right-click operations

Right click next to your avatar and select object
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*If you click the button on the far right, available custom objects will also be displayed.
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Control toolbar operations

meeting object

Click on the meeting object button
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other objects Click the + button and select the object
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If a user has permission to use meeting objects according to the administrator settings , the meeting objects will start automatically when the following objects are started.

  • screen sharing
  • YouTube
  • memo
  • iframe
  • transcription

 

 

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.

 

Screenshare

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.

 

Meeting Camera

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.

 

Audio Stabilizer

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.

 

Megaphone

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.

 

YouTube

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.

 

Editor

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.

 

Embedded Content

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.

 

Camera

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.

 

Zoom

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

Range specification Specify the range that the object's audio and video will reach. Only the initiator can operate it.
Range of audio and video
Range that can be specified for each authority administrator Can be specified from 0.5x to 64x
visitor Can be specified from 0.5x to 2x
When connected to a meeting object Specify using the pull-down menu on the control toolbar at the bottom right of the screen.
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If you are not connected to a meeting object Select from the pull-down menu in the window.
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Connection limit Once toggled on, other users will no longer be able to connect to the object. Other users can only view the content within the audio and video range. Only the initiator can operate it.
When connected to a meeting object Switch using the lock button on the control toolbar at the bottom right of the screen.
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If you are not connected to a meeting object Switch using the lock button in the window.
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Resize/move window You can display the image in full screen using the enlarge button displayed in the window, or change the size horizontally and vertically. You can also move the window by dragging it.
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object position Click the meeting icon on the control toolbar at the bottom right of the screen to display the currently connected meeting object position on the screen.
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Exit Terminate or disconnect an object.
Differences in behavior between users The person who activated the object Also leaves other connected users and exits the object.
Users connected to other people's objects Exit (disconnect) from the object.
When connected to a meeting object Click "Exit" on the control toolbar at the bottom right of the screen, or move your avatar out of the object range.
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If you are not connected to a meeting object Click the "✕" or "Leave" button in the window, or move your avatar out of the object range.
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Display window for each object

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[Optional] Specify Proximity Range

Specifies the range that the object's audio and video can reach.

range of sound and video

Admin/Member 0.5x to 64x
Visitor 0.5 to 2 times

 

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[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.

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Joining Quick Objects

Engage with quick objects launched by other users.

1. Go within Object's range

2. Click on an Object to connect

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  • 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.

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Tips

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Users who are not connected by line-to-line cannot share content with each other.

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