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  1. Make sure you have your PowerPoint Or Adobe Acrobat PDF deck open and ready to go
  2. When you're ready to display your slides, just share your screen using the steps in the video below.  
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  3. After you are sharing your screen you can switch to Slide Show mode in PowerPoint and begin your lecturepresentation
  4. Once When you are done you can finished stop your screen share.

Optimizing Applications You're Sharing

Screen-sharing Excel Files

    • The quality of your meeting experience will depend on the participant’s Internet speeds and bandwidth, which may be variable and unreliable.
    • To ensure a good experience, the fewer changes that you have in your video feed the better for the online participants. 
    • If there are a lot of data calculations in an Excel file (Solver and Regression), there may be a delay when sharing and visibility can be fuzzy for your participants. 
    • Simple Excel computations (case analyses) will work fine

Screen-sharing PowerPoint

    • If you have concerns about your bandwidth, save your PowerPoint slides to a PDF file.
    • Keep in mind that the PPT slides in Presentation Mode will take up your entire screen and may cause issues seeing other files and the Zoom controls, chat window, etc. The slides in PDF format will result in a good instructor/student experience.
    • See link below for ways to share a ppt deck:
    • We highly recommend that you have a PDF document of the PowerPoint deck as a back-up to be shared easily at low bandwidths.

Screen-sharing Video

Group presentations 

  • When two or more students are at one computer presenting as a group in a Zoom meeting, multiple students can be on the mic (6-7 are usually fine) and one can share the presentation screen with the class. The others can talk and the presenter can advance the slides
  • Have the host make presenters co-hosts during their presentation so that they may control the participant window and can handle raised hands and unmute other students to take questions