Explains how to share your screen in the Virtual Classroom meeting space when using Chrome. Users completely new to Virtual Classroom may want to read the general overview here. Also, please be sure to review our Basic System Requirements, Bandwidth Requirements and Common Troubleshooting Solutions.
The required bandwidth to use or watch the desktop share feature can be higher or lower depending on the content being shared. If you are experiencing network issues or poor performance, you can disable this feature within the Virtual Classroom Settings. Please note that changing this setting will only affect your view of the session, not others.
In Virtual Classroom meetings, you may want to share your screen with other participants*.
Desktop share within Virtual Classroom is only fully supported in Chrome. In Firefox, you can only share a specific application window*. If you want to share your entire screen, use Chrome.
*In Firefox 70, screenshare will not work if you are in private mode. To avoid this issue entirely, please update to Firefox 70.0.1.
If your computer currently uses Mac OSX 10.15 “Catalina,” you need to explicitly allow your browsers to record your screen. This permission will only need to be accepted once.
- When you open screensharing in Virtual Classroom, you will see a dialog like this one:
- Select “Open System Preferences"
- In the menu on the left, scroll down and click on Screen Recording.
- In the window on the right, make sure the box next to your browser is checked.
- Quit and re-open your browser to apply the changes, and your system will now allow screenshare in Virtual Classroom.
Click the Share Desktop icon.
If you are using Chrome and this is your first time sharing your screen, you will be prompted to install the Chrome extension for desktop sharing. Click the button below to view installation instructions.
The Chrome web store will open in a new tab. Click Add to Chrome.
Click Add extension in the pop-up box.
Navigate back to your Virtual Classroom meeting and Refresh the page.
Click the Share Desktop icon again and continue following the directions below.
If you'd rather add the Chrome extension ahead of time:
*Certain applications may not refresh quickly enough to display your actions.
After uploading your presentation, you are able to share your desktop at the same time and switch between the two screens by clicking on the View Presentation/View Screenshare button.
When you’re done sharing, click the Exit desktop icon.