Screen sharing allows you to show others exactly what is on your own computer screen. In this tutorial you will learn how to set up the screen sharing tool, and how to start and end your screen share.
Setting up Free Conference Call
We use an external program called Free Conference Call to run our screen sharing tool.
If this is your first time trying to screen share, you will need to download the software and set up an account with FCC. This process is short, and you only have to do it once.
First, find a board you'd like to use, and click on it to bring up the URL bar. Click the screen share icon.
VirBELA will ask you if you'd like to download the tool; click "OK".
The software will automatically download. Once it's finished, a new window will pop up.
The Free Conference Call application will also open.
VirBELA's instruction window:
When the FCC app opens, click the "Sign Up" button to create an account with them. You only need to do this once.
Note: If you already have an account with FCC, you can skip the sign up and just log in.
After you create an account, switch back to the FCC app, and click "Host"
You will be prompted to log in with the account you just made. Be sure to check the "Remember me" box so FCC will automatically log you in from now on. Click "Host" when ready.
FCC will start, and the control panel will open in the top of your screen. Click the invite icon. Then, click "Copy to Clipboard".
Finally, to begin the screen share, click the play button icon.
Select the application you'd like to share, or just select your whole screen from the list, and then click "Start Sharing".
Your screen is now live on the presentation board!
Ending a screen share
Once you're done, open the FCC app, and click the stop icon. Once you've done this, you can quit the FCC app.
A presentation board that's no long screen sharing will look something like this:
Screen sharing after set up
Once the FCC app is installed, the process becomes very simple.
Click the screen share button.
Click the play icon.
Select your screen, and you're good to go.
CrankWheel is another option available for sharing your screen. Detailed instructions can be found here.