•About Cisco Show and Share
About Cisco Show and Share
•What Is Cisco Show and Share? page 1
•What is a Cisco Show and Share Community? page 1
What Is Cisco Show and Share?
Cisco Show and Share is a secured social network for collaboration, communication, learning, and pleasure — unlimited by time and place. People use Cisco Show and Share to improve information, communities, themselves, and each other.
Although user-generated video is central to the Cisco Show and Share experience, we also support text, pictures, audio, and other media. Each community of Cisco Show and Share users builds, shares, and improves upon its own information according to its needs and priorities.
What is a Cisco Show and Share Community?
Users of a Cisco Show and Share site become its community. As the site grows and flourishes over time, its community builds a collaborative society and culture. Users whose contributions are the most useful and widely respected will emerge naturally as trusted experts and leaders. Although the community is self-regulating in many ways, site administrators can set and enforce customization and security policies to optimize the site for a broad or narrow purpose. Some such policies might have more of an effect than others do.
For example, if your customized site asks users to log in for full access, then your community might include a combination of registered users and unregistered visitors. In this case, visitors probably can see and do less than registered users can.
This change history contains only those updates that apply to Cisco Show and Share users with Visitor, Video Author, Video Publisher, or Live Event User roles. Administrators should visit the Administrator Guide for Cisco Show and Share 5.2.x on Cisco.com for a list of changes to the administration features.
•New in 5.2.3
•New in 5.2.2
•New in 5.2.1
New in 5.2.3
New Supported Languages
You can now display the Cisco Show and Share interface in English, Spanish, or French. See Set Your Personal Preferences, for more information.
To make Cisco Show and Share more accessible, keyboard navigation of the interface has been added or enhanced. See Keyboard Navigation.
Home Page, My Account Page, and Video Player Page Redesign
The Cisco Show and Share Home page has been redesigned to make it easier to sort and filter the video list. Additionally, private videos that you have access to no longer appear in the video list on the home page. Instead, the appear on the Private tab of your My Account page.
The My Account page (previously called My Show and Share) has been redesigned to make it easier to find the videos that you uploaded and the videos that include you in the restricted viewing list.
The Video Player page features new, sleeker player controls in both the on-page and the fullscreen views. Additionally, functions such as adding a video to your favorites or sharing a video with friends have been made easier to find.
For more information about the screen changes, see the Cisco Show and Share Quick Start.
Video Embedding Option Enhancement
Embedded Quick Start Videos
Cisco Show and Share now ships with a series of seven quick start videos. See the Quick Start category on the Cisco Show and Share home page.
New in 5.2.2
For a video tour of these features, see the What's New in Cisco Show and Share 5.2.2 video on Cisco.com.
Authors have the option of preventing viewers from anonymously commenting on their videos. This option is applied on a video by video basis when the video is published. System administrators can globally prevent viewers from anonymously commenting on videos. If anonymous comments are prevented globally, authors cannot enable it for individual videos.
See Publish Your Video for the instructions about setting the comment options on a video.
Full Screen Video Playback Controls
Video player controls are now available during full screen playback. Viewers can adjust the volume, pause and play the video, skip forward or backwards a few seconds, or skip to the beginning of the video without leaving full screen mode.
See Play, Comment, Tag, and Share Videos.
Author Reports Update
A new report, Viewer Aggregation, has been added to the author reports in My Account page. This report allows you to see who had been viewing your videos, the number of times they viewed each video, and the average and total play times for each video. Additionally, the fields used to generate have been updated to make it easier to generate the reports.
See Use Show and Share Author Reports.
Unicode Character Support
Support for Unicode characters in video titles, video descriptions, and category names has been added in this release.
New in 5.2.1
Private Category Removal
Private categories are removed from Cisco Show and Share 5.2.1.
In Cisco Show and Share 5.2, you could assign user groups to categories to limit who could view the video listing. The restriction applied only to viewing the list of videos within the category. The viewing restrictions did not apply to the videos themselves. Site visitors could still see videos assigned to private categories if they found them through some other method, such as through a search or using the tag filter.
When you upgrade to Cisco Show and Share 5.2.1, you have the option of making existing private categories public or of removing the category. If you make a private category public, all site visitors will be able to view the list of videos in that category. Removing the private category does not cause the videos to be removed; the videos remain in the system and are available to site visitors. It is just the category that lists the videos that is removed.
In both cases the videos in the category are viewable by all site visitors unless you had previously assigned user group viewing restrictions to the videos themselves.
Download Recorded Video
In Cisco Show and Share 5.2.1, you have the option of downloading video recorded directly in Show and Share. Previously, you did not have the ability to download the recorded video.
See Create, Add, and Manage Videos.
You can now access Cisco Show and Share without having to specify the port number in the URL. For example, instead of typing https://show_and_share.example.com:8443, you can access the Cisco Show and Share server by typing http://show_and_share.example.com. The browser is automatically redirected to the correct port.