New ClickView Release: Publisher Notifications, Apple TV (4th Gen) App, and MARC Records

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Joe Pour

Another busy few weeks at the ClickView HQ, and another outstanding set of features have been added to the ClickView Online product.

Below are all the details of our latest release, ClickView 5.5. Please have a read through and don’t hesitate to leave your comments and thoughts at the end of the article. It’s always great to hear from you!

Push to Publisher Notification Emails

Many members of the ClickView community contacted us and requested that an automatic notification be generated and sent any time teachers push videos to their ClickView Publisher. We’ve followed up on this great customer request with a simple solution.

Whenever you push a video from the ClickView Exchange or your Workspace to be added to your school’s ClickView library, your school administrative users will automatically receive an email notification letting them know that your video is waiting.

ClickView Push to Notification

This bridges an important gap because it means all your administrative users will be informed as soon as teachers push videos to Publisher and they can process these requests sooner for the benefit of your teachers and students.

Of course if an administrative user prefers to not receive these emails, there is a clear way to opt-out in the email, as shown above.

Play on Devices

I am really excited to introduce a big innovation we have been working on here at ClickView. Time and time again we have heard from people who are struggling to use Apple AirPlay successfully in their classrooms. Whether it be complex school networks, losing the Apple TV remote, too many devices appearing when trying to play a video, or just being on the wrong Wi-Fi network, such hurdles would lead to even the most persevering teachers to give up in exasperation.

Apple Devices
Too many unknown devices appearing in AirPlay? Not a problem anymore!
Image courtesy of Chris Ridings

Introducing ClickView for Apple TV (4th gen)

Using the new Apple TV (4th gen), the new ClickView app is available now for download directly from the app store. Your school’s ClickView administrative user simply pairs the Apple TVs (4th gen) with your school’s ClickView account.

ClickView Devices
Devices is a new menu item for your administrative users
ClickView Manage Devices
Administrative users can pair the school Apple TVs with your ClickView account

Unlike AirPlay, the best part about the new ClickView Apple TV (4th gen) app is that the setup is only done once on a school-level, rather than doing it for each individual teacher. This is big news and I’ll bring out a separate blog post on that soon.

Teachers will then see an additional icon for Apple TV in the ClickView video player and will use this to play and control(!) any video from ClickView through Apple TV on their classroom television. It is simple and reliable, and even works if you are on a different network than the Apple TV. The aforementioned AirPlay problems are a thing of the past!

ClickView Video Apple TV

MARC Records Just Got EZ-er to Use

You’ll have to excuse me for that terrible pun – it’s been a long few days! 🙂

If you are from one of the many institutions that use EZProxy to access ClickView, you will be glad to know the MARC records are now generated with EZproxy links so that students can access videos from anywhere and at any time!

From everyone here at ClickView, we hope you enjoy the new features and we look forward to hearing your feedback.