It's a strong habit for teachers to share their screens to present content and materials but before trying to share your screen, consider if embedding the resource on the whiteboard would be a better tool for the job.
Why embed materials on the whiteboard instead of sharing your screen?
When you upload a PDF, video, YouTube link, etc., into the Lesson Library and load this into the whiteboard, you will find that it encourages a more collaborative & interactive class.
Embedding a saved resource uses less internet bandwidth (not requiring an additional video stream), so you can expect much better performance on slow connections.
Annotations are saved to the page vs just the transparent layer, so they are also saved in the post-class review.
This is why we still recommend embedding materials on the whiteboard.
If you'd like to share your screen, here is how to do it:
1. Click on the green Screen Share button (bottom right corner), and then click on the Screen Share option.
2. Choose the application screen or browser tab you'd like to share and click Share
3. Click Stop when you're done
What to do if your screen shares tiles or shows a mirror effect:
Sometimes, you see the screen tiling in a mirror effect when you share your screen.
This is because you've chosen the same tab as the classroom as the screen to share instead of another app or tab.
Please note: at the moment this is the only way screen sharing works in Safari. Please open your Virtual Classroom in Chrome or Firefox if you plan to use this feature.
Remember to take care with selecting which browser tab or application you'd like to share before clicking on the Share button. See the 'How to share your screen' for the expected experience.
Screen sharing tips and notes:
Both you and your students will be able to annotate on the shared screen.
Use 'Full-screen mode' to make it larger and easier to work on.
Screen sharing on mobile devices, including tablets, isn't currently supported.
Video on How to Share Your Screen on LearnCube
Please check out this 2-minute video but note that the user interface has been updated. Access screen share from the green circle on the bottom right of the page.
(Please note that currently the screen sharing button is located at the bottom right of the whiteboard, and this video was made previously to that update. The rest of the features described are still accurate).