Quick summary: 

  • Yes, you can share your screen in LearnCube
  • We still encourage uploading materials into the whiteboard because the annotations can then be downloaded or saved for later use.
  • By all means, use screen sharing if you need to show a student how to do something or to access class materials that would otherwise require a login for.

Here's a 2-minute video on how to do it (note: some of the user interface may be out of date).

When to share your screen?

Many teachers familiar with Skype and Zoom, have become used to sharing their screen but it is a tool that can be overused.

Screen sharing is really useful when needing to show an external resource quickly.

However, we believe that embedding materials, rather than sharing the screen, is a superior option.

Here's why embedding a resource into the whiteboard is better: 

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 transparent layer, so are also saved in the post-class review

This is why we still recommend embedding materials in the whiteboard.

How to share your screen:

You can now share your screen "extension-free" in either Chrome or Firefox.

How to share your screen:

  1. Click the Add '+' icon on the right of the classroom
  2. Click Start sharing
  3. Choose the screen you'd like  and click Share
  4. Click Stop down the bottom when you're done

How to access screen sharing (click on the "play" icon next to "Start Sharing"):

How to choose a screen to share

What is the teacher view when sharing screen


  • 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.
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