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Method and System for Displaying Text Comments at Relevant Times during a Replay of a Virtual Meeting

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000227935D
Publication Date: 2013-May-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 35K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for displaying text comments at relevant times during a replay of a virtual meeting. The disclosed method and system links comments/chat provided during the virtual meeting to relevant time segments during the replay of the virtual meeting.

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Method and System for Displaying Text Comments at Relevant Times during a Replay of a Virtual Meeting

Currently, attendees of a virtual meeting are allowed to make comments in a chat

window on the slides. A chat history is displayed as a list of comments in a chat

window. During a replay of the virtual meeting, the chat transcript is displayed as a list
of comments in a text document. During replay of the virtual meetings, chats or comments are not displayed according to the relevant time /category of the topic. For example, comments where attendees are asking for the conference call information that corresponds to the virtual meetings are usually asked during the beginning of the meeting. But these comments are displayed in the chat history as long as the virtual meeting is running.

Disclosed is a method and system for displaying related text comments at relevant times during a replay of a virtual meeting. The virtual meeting includes one or more of, a web conference, a webinar and an online presentation. The disclosed method and system links comments/chat performed during the virtual meeting to relevant time segments during the replay of the virtual meeting. In an exemplary embodiment, the links are created by at least one of an attendee , a presenter and a moderator associated with the virtual meeting. After creating the links, comments that are relevant to the time segments of replay is displayed instead of the history of all comments being displayed at the same time.

In an exemplary embodiment, the time segments can be created in real-time during a virtual meeting by setting the time segment when a presenter hits the "next" button on his presentation. The links can be created when the moderator hits the segment toggle button in the web conference. The segment toggle feature is useful when web conferences are demos and not straight presentations . In another exemplary embodiment, the presenter can create predefined time segments with tags which allow a presenter to choose which time segment to start and stop during or after the presentation. The aforementioned feature allows organizing the time segments and their comments contextually.

In an exemplary embodiment, the method and system is employed irrespective of

whether the virtual meeting is being recorded or not. In the case where the virtual meeting is not recorded, comments generated during time segments can be cached and deleted as a new time segment is created. In an instance, all time segments of the virtual meeting can be temporarily cached as long as the web conference is active , thereby allowing late attendants to view the missing portions of the virtual meeting . In the case where the web conference is recorded, all the time segments and their related comments are saved.

In an embodiment, the method and system enhances playback of the recorded virtual meeting. The time segments created during the virtual meeting are visually shown during the replays of the virtual...