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Zoom - How to tell what I am sharing

jflatto
Observer

I am running the licensed version of Zoom in the classroom.  I have a dual monitor set up.  My primary use to is to record the lectures and the computer screen so students can review the class later.  There may be some class periods where there are no students connected to Zoom because they made it to class.  I am using one screen as my primary screen where I am presenting my material (e.g., PowerPoints) to the student.  My second monitor is so I can monitor what Zoom is doing as well as any students who may be connected via Zoom.  

 

Start my class, have Zoom set to record and save to my computer when I end the meeting. First class, forget to share the screen so I didn’t record my shared screen and didn’t realize it until I looked at the recording later.  😯  I do realize that the status bar will show if I am sharing but it is easy for me to miss that as I get into my lecture and not paying attention to the status bar.  Oops.  Is there a way or setting on Zoom that can display on my second monitor what is actually being shown to individuals connected to Zoom?  This would include who is connected to Zoom plus what is being shared/recorded? 

 

My inelegant solution is to have a note that reminds me to turn sharing on but looking for an elegant method inside of Zoom. 🤔

 

Thanks.

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beardbrad
Community Champion

jflatto,

 

We don't have exactly the feature you've described here, where you can see a second view that shows what attendees are seeing, but there are a few things that may make it easy to know what you're sharing.

 

First, there is a dual monitor setting in Zoom. This will allow one screen to have the content you are sharing while the other will maintain a window of your Zoom instance with gallery/speaker view and chat. Dual Monitors in Zoom 

 

Additionally, if you click in the top right of your client (where your initials or profile picture are) and click Settings > Share Screen > Advanced you will see the option to have a green border around the content you are sharing. This will ensure that you know your screen is being shared (in addition to the status bar).

 

Lastly, if you'd like to request that specific feature please submit it here: Submit a feature request 

 

If this helped you, please mark it as a solution so it may help others.

 

Thanks,

 

Brad

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beardbrad
Community Champion

Dual monitor is a global setting on the application that will carry over from meeting to meeting. 

 

Brad

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beardbrad
Community Champion

jflatto,

 

We don't have exactly the feature you've described here, where you can see a second view that shows what attendees are seeing, but there are a few things that may make it easy to know what you're sharing.

 

First, there is a dual monitor setting in Zoom. This will allow one screen to have the content you are sharing while the other will maintain a window of your Zoom instance with gallery/speaker view and chat. Dual Monitors in Zoom 

 

Additionally, if you click in the top right of your client (where your initials or profile picture are) and click Settings > Share Screen > Advanced you will see the option to have a green border around the content you are sharing. This will ensure that you know your screen is being shared (in addition to the status bar).

 

Lastly, if you'd like to request that specific feature please submit it here: Submit a feature request 

 

If this helped you, please mark it as a solution so it may help others.

 

Thanks,

 

Brad

jflatto
Observer

Thank you Brad.  I will need to check my settings.  Is the dual monitor setting a global setting or will I need to set it for each of my scheduled Zoom meetings?

beardbrad
Community Champion

Dual monitor is a global setting on the application that will carry over from meeting to meeting. 

 

Brad

jflatto
Observer

Thank you.