How to share your screen

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. 

Get started

First, find a board you'd like to use, and click on it to bring up the URL bar. Click the screen share icon. 

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VirBELA will ask you if you'd like to download the tool; click "OK". 

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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: 

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When the FCC app opens, click "Host" 

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The next page it will take you to is a login/sign up page. If you do not have an account already, click the "Sign Up" button to create an account with them. You only need to do this once. 

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Note: If you already have an account with FCC, you can skip the sign up and just log in.

Once we have logged into FCC, it will ask us what audio we would like to use. Computer Audio should be fine.

 

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Next, it will bring you to a screen where we can select what Recording and Playback devices we want to use. We can just click Continue.

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The next screen that comes up is the home screen of FCC. All of the tools you will need during the meeting will be on the bottom row.

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We want to press the Share  button towards the bottom center of the window.

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Select the application you'd like to share, or just select your whole screen from the list, and then click "Start Sharing".

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After we press Start Sharing, a pop up dialog will appear on windows computers. Go ahead and click Allow Access.

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Now that we have the meeting started we need to head to the bottom row of icons again to get people in the meeting. We do this by clicking the Attendees button.

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On the right side of the window, we will now see the list of active participants. One of those should be you. Next we are going to click +Invite Participants.

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A new dialog box will appear and we want to click the Copy to Clipboard button.

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You are all good to go!

Once we are done with our meeting, we will navigate back to the FCC window. In the bottom left will be a Leave button.

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Lastly, a new dialog button will show up asking if you want to Leave Meeting or End Meeting.

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CrankWheel is another option available for sharing your screen. Detailed instructions can be found here.

 

 

 

 

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