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      Board now has everything you need for super powerful diagrams: dozens of new shapes, all customizable by color or style, new text options for shapes and connectors and so on.

       

       

       

      Adding new customizable shapes

      You now have 48 shapes available via the toolbar list! 42 new shapes have been added to the 6 existing shapes in Board. Among them, basic shapes: hexagon, diamond, star, arrows, bubbles... But also shapes dedicated to the realization of diagrams: junction, termination, predefined process, manual entry...

       

      How to access them?

      Start by opening the list of shapes in the Board toolbar.

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      By clicking, a new dedicated window opens. It can be moved anywhere on the Board. To find out the name of the shape, hover over the window with your mouse.

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      Simply click the shape you want to use and it will drop the shape into the middle of your screen. You can also drag and drop the shape wherever you want from the window.

       

      Customizing shapes

      It is possible to write directly in the shape by clicking on "Aa", and to personalize the text according to your desires. These new shapes can also be modified with the Pen tool. You can also change the shape at any time, by clicking on it and then on "change shape". The associated parameters (color, type and size of line, text of the shape, etc) are preserved.

       

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      New options for connecting shapes and ideas

      Connectors have a lot of new features to make diagramming easier!

       

      A third type of connectorr

      It allows you to connect two objects at right angles, for more precise designs. You can adjust the path of the connector by clicking on it and then on the blue dots that appear. Double-clicking on these dots returns the connector to its original position.

       

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      New connector and rotation handles

      Handles appear on objects when you click on them. This allows you to easily connect objects together without having to go through the toolbar.

       

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      The rotation handle has also been moved to the bottom right of the object, instead of the top, for ease of use. Double-clicking on it returns the object to its initial position (without rotation). It is also possible to resize an object by the corners. One tip: press the Shift key to keep the object's size uniform.

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      Add text to connectors and arrows

      There are two ways to do this:

      • click on the connector, then on the "Aa" button in the menu that appears.
      • or directly double-click on the connector.

      Customize the text as you wish: size, font type, bold, color etc...

      A new button also allows you to align the text according to the orientation of the line or to keep it horizontal.

       

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      A new connector tip: the "full arrow"

      You now have a new connector tip, with a style more adapted to the design of diagrams.

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      Object Alignment Help

       

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      When you move or change the size of an object, dotted lines appear to help you align with other objects on the board. It is also easier to space objects evenly, as lines appear that represent the ideal distance between objects.

       

      How do I enable or disable it?

      Click on the display options at the bottom right of your Board and check or uncheck "Align to objects".

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      These features are available to all Klaxoon users as of January 26, 2023.

      Do you have any questions about the tools dedicated to the creation of diagrams in Board? Do not hesitate to contact the support via Help__1_.png

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      Explore Board's new icon library and use the visuals to illustrate your ideas in seconds.

       

       

      Icons help improve the readability of information while adding a touch of personalization.
      Save time and energy by using Board's pre-designed and proven icons, and keep your projects visually consistent!

      How does it work?
      From the Board, click on "insert" in the toolbar and then "icons".

       

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      When clicked, an "Icon library" window will open. Simply type the name of the icon you want to use and drop it onto your Board in one click ! Drag and drop the icon to change it's position.

      Open the "All styles" drop-down menu to access the different styles available and choose your favorite.

       

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      You can also add text under your icon, and under all types of Board images. The usual text editing possibilities are available.

      The text is associated with the image: when the object is resized or rotated, the text is also modified.

       

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      Finally, at any time change the color of the icons placed on the Board or return to its original colors.

       

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      This feature is available since January 26, 2023 for all Klaxoon users.

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      Dot voting is coming to Board! With this feature you and your participants will be able to express opinions and make descisions in a more democratic way.  

       

       

      Dot-voting is a collaborative decision-making method that can be used in teams to evaluate ideas and make decisions. ​

      Each participant receives a number of voting tokens that he or she can assign to different ideas on the board. For example, the facilitator defines 10 available tokens. The participant will be able to allocate 5 tokens to one idea, 3 tokens to another and finally 2 tokens to a third. Dot-voting is more powerful than a simple "Like" because it allows users to weight a vote and give more or less importance to it. Participants can thus express themselves on more criteria.

       

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      How does it work?
      The host and the co-host of a Board can both launch a dot-vote.
      It's easy to do. Click on the "Vote" button on the left of your Board screen, then select "Dot Voting". You can then name your Dot-Voting, define the number of tokens to allocate (between 1 and 99 tokens) and finally launch it.
      By clicking on the "Options" button, you can also choose to launch a timer, and allow participants to see the votes of other participants or not.

       

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      On their side, the participants will be able to vote by clicking on the ideas to assign the number of tokens of their choice. To allocate a token, they must click on the "+". They can also remove tokens, if they have changed their mind, by clicking on the "-".

       

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      During voting, the facilitator and participants have access to the number of votes per idea from the List and Board Column views. They can sort them to view the voting order.

      Instant consolidation and export of results

      As a host or co-host, you have a dedicated view to analyze the results in real time. You have access to several interesting data points to measure engagement: percentage of participation, average response time, number of participants...
      If you have a Pro account, you can also export the ideas and their associated number of votes in excel or csv format.
      Finally, you can also access the history of past dot-voting sessions by clicking on "results".

       

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      This feature is available since January 26, 2023 for all Klaxoon users.

      Do you have any questions about Dot-voting in Board? Feel free to contact support via Help__1_.png

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      The Live video experience is enriched with the customization of your wallpaper, the auto-detection of the muted microphone, the incentive to use the "follow me" feature and much more.

       

       

      No more videos where your cat in the background steals the show. No more long speech from your colleague who is muted or who forgot to synchronize his screen! The new Live video experience allows you to focus on your interlocutors.

       

      Customize your wallpaper

      You now have the possibility to change your background during Live videos! Click on "show settings" to find the different possibilities at any time:

        • 2 levels of blur
        • 5 backgrounds selected by Klaxoon
        • or import an image from your computer (up to 5 backgrounds can be stored at the same time).

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      Your choice will be saved and activated for all future Live events launched or joined. This feature is available on desktop and mobile devices.

       

      Auto-detection of speech when the microphone is muted during a Live video

      Your microphone is now sensitive to speech. When you speak without unmuting, a pop-up prompts you to activate it. Avoiding the now classic "Unmute, activate your mic!".

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      Reminder to present your screen when speaking during a Live

      When you speak during a Live and interact on the Board (e.g. when you move an idea) at the same time, a pop-up will prompt to click on "follow me" so that your movements are tracked by the participants. Clicking directly in the pop-up also takes you to the Board presentation, in the same way as "follow me".

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      Adding a badge to the Live thumbnail, to indicate who is presenting their screen

      When you are the person presenting your screen: a badge with the same icon as the "follow me" button, will appear on the Live thumbnail.

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      When you hover your cursor over the Live thumbnail of the person presenting their screen: the same button and the word "follow" will appear. Clicking on this button allows you to follow the presentation.

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      Better support at the end of the Live

      It is now possible to add extra time at any point during a Live. You can do so with one click on the Live timer.

      In addition, during the last minute of a Live, you are given the option to add more or unlimited time. A progress bar has also been added to let you know when the Live is about to end! During the last 10 seconds, this bar turns red and the timer "vibrates".

      This feature is now available in desktop only, for Board and Session.

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      Evolution of the terms used to launch a video

      For more clarity, the text explaining what a Live is has been redesigned. The other video services have also been grouped under the "other video providers" button.

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      This feature is available since January 24, 2023 for all Klaxoon users.

      Do you have any questions about these new features? Feel free to contact support via Help__1_.png

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      Now you can access your studio right from the global navigation bar.

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      Previously, access to the Studio was only available from your profile picture menu.

      Now,the studio is even more accessible making it easier to manage and organize your created activities. It is available from the main navigation bar at the bottom of your screen, after Home, Networks and Questions.

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      The goal is to facilitate access to your Studio and make it more visible.

      This feature is available since January 24, 2023 for all Klaxoon users.

      Want to know more about the Studio?