Method and system for facilitating collaboration sessions

  • US 10,353,664 B2
  • Filed: 06/27/2017
  • Issued: 07/16/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/07/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of facilitating a collaboration session among a plurality of conferees, each conferee using a distinct interface device that includes a distinct display screen, the interface devices including at least a first interface device including a first display screen used by a first conferee, the method comprising the steps of:

  • presenting a first session interface on the first display screen, the first session interface including a first session queue and a first sharing window, wherein a first conferee using the first session interface can open any document in the session queue in the sharing windows of each of the interfaces;

    presenting a second session interface on the second display screen, the second session interface including a second session queue and a second sharing window, wherein a second conferee using the second session interface can open any document in the session queue in the sharing windows of each of the interfaces; and

    during a conference content sharing session while content is being shared among conferees in at least the first and second sharing windows;

    (i) identifying other display screens that may be used to present shared content;

    (ii) presenting screen selection options for at least a subset of the identified other display screens to at least the first conferee via the first session interface for selection;

    (iii) receiving a selection via the first session interface of at least one of the presented screen selection options; and

    (iv) in response to the received selection, associating the display screen that is associated with the selected screen selection option with the first and second session interfaces for accessing session content during the on-going session.

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