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How to Share a Video with your Class (Screen Share)

How to Share a Video with your Class using Screen Share

Important Note: Screensharing is available when hosting on any browser. However, for the best experience, we recommend hosting on Chrome.
Please note that not all browsers allow you to share a video with sound. Chrome and Edge are the browsers that give you the option to screenshare a video with sound.

To share a video with your class click on the "Screen Share" button on your host toolbelt, which can be found towards the bottom of your screen (shown below).

After clicking on this button, the subsequent actions will vary depending on the browser you are using and its screensharing design/rules. For the purposes of this article, we will assume that you are using Chrome.

Now, simply select if would like to share your entire screen, your window, or just a tab.

Why is Audio not Coming Through for the Participants?

Sometimes, you might run into issues where no audio is being projected to your participants while you are screen sharing a video to your class. The main cause of this is that you (the host) might be sharing via the "Entire Screen" or "Window" option. Many operating systems, such as Apple and Windows, do not allow for audio to be played on any sharing mode outside of "Chrome Tab." It is for this reason that we strongly recommend all instructors to use Chrome during their meetings to make sharing the easiest.

In order to share with audio:

1) Select "Chrome Tab"
2) Click on the tab that contains the video you'd like to share
3) Enable the option "Also share tab audio"

From here, you can simply click "Share" and you should be able to seamlessly display the Youtube video for your class to see.

Still Have Questions?

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Updated on: 29/11/2023

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