Can someone request a meeting with me through my Bluejeans site?

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Is there a way for someone to request a meeting with me on my https://bluejeans.com site?
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Jesse McKneely

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Hi Jesse - Can you clarify for us? Are you interested in a feature within the Blue Jeans WebApp that allows others to request a meeting with you? Let us know the specific use case and we will make sure to get back to you today! 
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Jesse McKneely

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Say someone goes to my page at https://bluejeans.com/jmckneel and wants to start a meeting with me, or request one in the future.  Is there a way they can do that currently?  All I see when I navigate to that page is that there are no current meetings.

Does that make any sense?  If not, let me know and I can explain further.  Thanks!
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Alex Willen

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Hi Jesse,

Unfortunately that's not on our roadmap at the moment. Typically our users use other channels, such as email and chat tools, to request meetings.

Let me know if I'm misunderstanding your question.

-Alex
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Jesse McKneely

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OK, thanks!
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Jason Graham, Customer Success Manager

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Hi Jesse - 

Thinking about how I've seen this use case in action at other schools -  some faculty publish either their personal meeting and/ or scheduled meetings to their URL (you can see mine at bluejeans.com/jgraham) and make this available on class syllabuses.  

You can do this by clicking "Advanced Meeting Options" when scheduling a meeting or by clicking "Edit Personal Meeting" and then "Advanced Meeting Options."  

Some different use cases that I can envision for you - For students requesting office hours, they can visit that URL to meet faculty.  Hybrid and online classes are often published this way as well and students will simply choose the correct meeting for their class.  But for meetings that are initiated without an invitation, this scheduling is generally transacted outside of Blue Jeans (instant messaging, text, email, LMS, etc).  Yet, the standing meeting can reside on this page as a central meeting place (a virtual office).  
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Jesse McKneely

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This is perfect, thanks Jason!
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simonfj

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Alex,

I'm not a tech, so can I just pose this idea.
I'd like to have something like this on this forum, which would be placed under each member's pic.

So I would be able to see who is online, and if they had a green light on, I could click to chat, talk and maybe conference.

Possible?


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Hi Simon,

I appreciate the feedback - it's not something we're planning to support at the moment, but I'll keep that request in mind as we plan our roadmap for the future.

Thanks,
Alex
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Thanks Alex,

Could you raise this in your discussions with the marketing guys, including Krish. I've been sitting on this since the openuni.uk we're doing this a few years ago, which is why I pointed you at msg.

Just been going through getsatisfaction, to see why BJ may have chosen it as community hub software. Not bad. It's much the same thing with any community hub software, from Moodle, LinkedIn down. Everyone has a community/group space in cyberspace, and there's no easy way to connect live. I'm just hoping you may consider developing the join between these two platforms, so we might use it as an illustration for so many others. Eating your own dogfood and all that.

Re: the Marketing. I'm tracking all the hard work done at Internet2 . Seems like BJ has come up with a economic model - "universities have the option of paying a fixed, flat rate price for up to three years, based on the number of faculty and staff, and get unlimited use of the Blue Jeans service; unlimited meetings, unlimited minutes, unlimited licenses, unlimited ports. In addition, students receive free access",    which is pretty hot.

So we at least have a ratio between the hubs (of teachers/group moderators) and its users (students), which we could translate into a community model.

So I'll change Jesse's question a little. "Can someone request a meeting with me though my getsatisfaction site?" Yep. If my button is green, click the buttton.
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Simon,

Outside of some specific branding-type things, we're unable to alter the GetSatisfaction site - their team would have to implement any changes to their software.

Thanks,
Alex
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OK. That's what I thought. So we're talking about integrating a BJ add-on into their offering, as it would be for all the other dumb platforms (like Moodle) offerings.

So we're talking whether it's worth the time and effort for BJ to consider this as a marketing exercise. It's just that you would need to be across it. Let's face it, there will always be further extensions to a BJ offering which will come out of this approach, and you're the man here.

I'm still trying to come to terms with how this approach will impact on the edu space. So far the BJ guys are marketing through Internet2. i.e. Selling to the institutions. But the discussion, between groups, inside the NRENs is how do we market, and provision, for global groups (that span all of them.)

The easiest way to do that is just point to a place like this (as an illustration), and then point the provisioners at some simple software package that they can use to integrate a BJ group offering into their platform. Moodle is just the obvious one because it's so pervasive. e.g.

Anyhow. Would you bash the idea around. It's waited a few years as I mentioned before. UKOU (as the largest distance teaching institution in the world) did a nice job here a few years ago. But it was never going anywhere until BJ was where it is now.

BTW. I thought you might be interested in this attempt. It's what happens when you give engineers.edu too much money. Arghh!
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