Idea: "Busy" or "Door Closed" for Personal Meeting Rooms

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I often have back-to-back meetings with different people in my personal meeting room.  It would be nice if I could lock out new people from joining the room until I say it's okay.  This way people in my upcoming meeting don't just jump into my current meeting (and possibly hear something they aren't supposed to hear).  A person joining the room would be told that a meeting is already in progress and to please wait.  In a physical space, someone seeing a closed door wouldn't just barge in.  They would knock or wait.  A BlueJeans equivalent would be great.
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Brent Villalobos

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Posted 3 years ago

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A Lock Meeting feature already exists within Blue Jeans, but it is a bit buried to find. If you're in your personal Blue Jeans meeting in the Blue Jeans app you can click on the Participants icon, and at the bottom Moderator Controls (which looks like three sliders). Within the moderator controls there should be a Lock Meeting toggle. Post back if you have questions about this.
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I had to figure out how to lock my meeting room last week when I was using it to interview candidates and found myself with back to back meetings. I think it was the same day this thread was opened. Anyway: Yikes.

The problem was that I gave our recruiter my personal BlueJeans meeting URL, so that's where every interview was scheduled to take place. I don't know if my use is unusual, but I would find any of these features very helpful:
  • Lock my personal meeting room automatically 15 minutes after I enter it 
  • Surface a Lock Meeting toggle right in the participants window for personal/non-scheduled meetings, or
  • Require me as moderator to have to approve the entry of each participant
The second option is probably preferable, as the feature already exists and keeps all controls in the user's hands.