Fall 2019 – What’s New?
Team Vidigami | Updated on September 23, 2019
Vidigami is making a number of big changes this Fall. Here is what to expect:
1 – Easily share sets with your community via email
In January 2019, we added a way for group managers to share the direct link to a group set within Vidigami via email or social media. This Fall, group managers will additionally be able to manually select specific members from Vidigami and send them an email with the link to the set, all from within the Share Set window.
2 – Protect Media vs. Copyright
In 2018, Vidigami introduced a way for content owners (those who upload the content) as well as admins and managers to add Copyright holders and Watermarks to images. An improvement will be released in the Fall to better distinguish the two actions based on the content owner’s needs.
Protect Image: The ‘Apply Watermark’ toggle within the lightbox will be renamed ‘Protect Media’. The action will remain the same – a digital screen is overlaid on the image, deterring viewers from downloading, taking screenshots of and sharing the image outside Vidigami.
When to use ‘Protect Image’? If you would like to prevent viewers of your content from downloading your photo and possibly taking screenshots (which would enable them to reshare or use the content elsewhere), applying the Vidigami ‘Protected’ Watermark will disable the download and use of that image.
Display Copyright: If a copyright holder has been added to an image, Vidigami will provide an additional checkbox that allows the content owner to display a copyright holder’s name or organization on the image, if required. Unlike the ‘Protect Image’ action, the purpose of this toggle is to indicate the owner of the image, and that this owner must be credited when the image is shared beyond Vidigami.
When to use copyright? If a contract photographer was invited to access Vidigami under a custom role, they may wish to have the ability to upload media and manage copyright. Should the photographer wish to sell their work to your school community, they can input the copyright holder on their photography in Vidigami. A company website or store page link can also be added to the description of each image for sale.
3 – Improved Home (Admin Panel, Settings and Group Directory)
The Vidigami home base has a brand new look!
Upon logging into Vidigami, users can now access Feeds, the Group Directory and Yearbook Library (if enabled for your school) all from adjacent tabs within a central Home page. A new home header has also been added, displaying your school’s name and logo to better promote your brand and create a more centralized “home base” for all content shared within your community. By integrating these 3 menus in the home page, we seek to improve navigation and de-clutter the sidebar.
Additionally, we have simplified how you access all your groups, Admin Panel, and Settings. Watch the video below to get a walkthrough of what’s new:
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