Articles on: What's New in BoardSpot

What's New?

Note: This list summarizes the BoardSpot software updates, but is not a comprehensive list of every change in the software. Questions? Chat or email us.

July, 2024

1. Added onboarding step for new portal members (all Plans) to set their calendar preference after setting a password. Once new member has finished the calendar preference selection they will receive all email and calendar invitations for future meetings they are a participant of.

2. Added full Zoom call info to meeting emails and calendar appointments.

May, 2024

Email delivery status was added to the Email Report in all Plans, so Org admins can now see that emails were delivered and opened.

March, 2024

1. Added Document Viewer options to the portal, so users now have three choices - they can view a document right inside the portal, open the document in another browser tab, or download the document to their device. These options are available in Governing Documents, Committee Documents, Agendas, and Meeting Packets- for all Plans.

2. New About tab on board/committee pages. This is a mini-dashboard that shows the next upcoming meeting and the members of the group.

January, 2024

Released many new features for ALL Plans (Essentials, Standard, Professional, and Enterprise) including: Recurring meeting scheduler; Draft and Published status for Meetings, Agendas, and Minutes; Canceled meeting status and calendar automations; Tabs for organization on Committee, Meeting, and other pages.

December, 2023

Vote Between Meetings feature released, which allows admin to set up electronic, multi-day votes that are not a part of a regular meeting. This feature allows the admin to email vote participants and ensures the board/committee attendance records do not include these votes as regular meetings. This feature is available to Standard, Professional, and Enterprise Plans.

November, 2023

September, 2023

Added Email Report in Settings that shows Organization Admins all emails sent from portal. This update is for every subscription Plan with BoardSpot.

August, 2023

Updated the sidebar menu to provide one-click access to all Committees. This update is for every subscription Plan with BoardSpot.

Added Support to sidebar menu, with access to BoardSpot's help desk, chat, development roadmap, and feature request system. This update is for every subscription Plan with BoardSpot.

July, 2023

1. Released the new Agenda Templates feature, which allows you to create and save agenda templates, which then makes meeting prep faster and easier. This feature is available in the Essentials, Standard, Professional, and Enterprise Plans.

2. Released the new Minutes Builder feature which auto-populates topics and presenters from the agenda so you can start taking the meeting minutes immediately. The minutes are then automatically saved to the meeting so no uploads required. This feature is available in the Standard, Professional, and Enterprise Plans.

June, 2023

Updated the interface of the Agenda Builder tool. The new agenda builder includes all of the old functionality and a few new aspects that make this tool robust and easy. This update is for every subscription Plan with BoardSpot.

March, 2023

Added a new way to send an email to board or committee members outside of the context of a meeting, and various minor bug fixes & improvements.

February, 2023

Minor bug fixes & improvements.

January, 2023

Added the option to designate ex-officio members as non-voting members who do not count towards quorum.

Added the option to configure custom board roles as non-voting.

November, 2022

Updated the billing page to show multiple boards, when consolidated billing is requested.

October, 2022

Increased the file upload limit to 100MB for every file field.
Added lots of improvements to the meeting packet, including:
Support for the latest PDF features.
Increased source file sizes to 100MB.
Increased total aggregate file size to 200MB.
Added placeholder pages for any document that doesn't fit the requirements.
Fixed bug in dashboard link handling.

September, 2022

Improved iCalendar feed support for older versions of Outlook.
Lots of theming updates, including updated the display of meeting summaries, and improvements on handling long meeting titles.
Added options to control who receives meeting invites, when sending emails.
Note: Everyone WILL receive a meeting invite unless one of the following conditions is met:
The recipient has integrated their calendar.
The recipient has opted out of calendar invitations on their profile.
The sender has opted to not include a calendar invite for every recipient.
Added visual indicator to show who will receive a calendar invite.
Updated iCalendar feed integration and instructions. Moved calendar integration link from dashboard to the user menu.
Added "Add to calendar" links to meetings, with support for Apple, Outlook, Office 365, Google, and Yahoo.

April, 2020

Added new billing system.
Overhauled notification system.
Added Invite all members tool.
Minor bug fixes & improvements.

March, 2020

Added invoices to billing page.
Minor bug fixes & improvements.
Added Video Conferencing support.

January, 2020

Added customizable "goals" to organization dashboard.
Minor console improvements and bug fixes.
Added support for committee specific administrators.
Minor console improvements and bug fixes.

October, 2019

Added automatic meeting packet generation.
Minor console improvements and bug fixes.
Minor console improvements and bug fixes.

September, 2019

Introduce new BoardSpot Console.

August, 2019

Update Timezone system to support global timezones.
Improve Participant Email system to support user's timezone.
Improve Participant Email system to reply-to the sender.

July, 2019

General security updates.
Improved back end disaster recovery systems.

June, 2019

General security updates.
Minor improvements throughout.

April, 2019

Improved committee display on People directory.
Various mobile and responsive theme bug fixes and improvements.
Improve on-boarding experience for new people.
Improve on-boarding experience for new organizations.
Added link to documentation on sidebar.
Added forgot password link to main log in form (previously only visible after failed log in attempt).
Added Demo organization.
Improved phone number input and storage for people.
Added title field to people for organization / job title.
Various small styling fixes.
Various minor improvements throughout the app.

March, 2019

Added custom file titles to documents.
Improved invite emails & clarified email wording.
Improved invite accept link behavior to account for multiple organizations / users that already have created password.
Improved iCal subscribe feed modal UI.
Changed iCal subscribe feed to return all past and future meetings for which a member has an attendance object.
Implemented conditional table meetings display.
Added robust people profiles.

Updated on: 17/07/2024

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