Zoom allows you to share a screen in a number of ways. Specific tutorials for mirroring various devices are available on Zoom’s support site under “Audio, Video, Sharing.”

We highly recommend disabling notifications, such as text messages or software update messages, on your computer when sharing your screen.

I want to share the computer screen

To share the entire screen or a specific application:

  1. Click the Share Screen button in the toolbar located at the bottom of Zoom.
  2. Select to the screen you want to share (e.g., Desktop, an opened application) and click the Share button..
  3. Click the Stop Share button to stop sharing.

To share a portion of the screen:

  1. Click the Share Screen button in the toolbar located at the bottom of Zoom.
  2. Click the Advanced tab at the top of the share screen.
  3. Select Portion of Screen and click the Share button.
  4. Resize the box to fit to the portion of the screen you want to share.
  5. Click the Stop Share button to stop sharing.

I want to share the document camera in a smart classroom

  1. Click the Share Screen button in the toolbar located at the bottom of Zoom.
  2. Click the Advanced tab at the top of the share screen.
  3. Select Content from 2nd Camera and click the Share button.
  4. Click the Stop Share button to stop sharing.

I want to share the screen of an iPad physically connected to a Mac

This feature is only available when using Zoom on a Mac.

  1. Connect the iPad to the Mac using a USB to Lightning cable.
  2. Click the Share Screen button in the toolbar located at the bottom of Zoom.
  3. Select iPhone/iPad via Cable and click the Share button.
  4. Click the Stop Share button to stop sharing.

If you’re unable to share your iPad when connected to your Mac:

Your iPad needs to be “trusted” by your Mac and sometimes that process needs to be forced.

  1. On your Mac, open Quicktime Player.
  2. In Quicktime Player, go to File then New Movie Recording.
  3. Connect the iPad to your Mac with the USB to Lightning cable.
  4. The Trust Menu should appear on the iPad. Press Trust.
  5. Unplug the iPad from your Mac and then reconnect.
  6. Return to Zoom and select the iPhone/iPad via Cable option to share the iPad.

I want to wirelessly share the screen of an iPad

To wirelessly share the screen of an iPad using AirPlay:

This feature is unavailable when used on campus. It is usable on personal wireless networks.

  1. Click the Share Screen button in the toolbar located at the bottom of Zoom.
  2. Select iPhone/iPad via Airplay and click the Share button. You may be prompted to install a plugin, which is expected.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. Click the Stop Share button to stop sharing.

To wirelessly share the screen of an iPad on campus:

  1. Ensure your iPad is configured to share its screen.
  2. Be sure your Zoom meeting doesn’t require a participant be logged into their Zoom account to join. This setting, “Only authenticated users can join,” is available in your meeting settings from zoom.lafayette.edu.
  3. Start the Zoom meeting from the computer.
  4. Join the Zoom meeting with the iPad.
    • Be sure you’re not logged into Zoom on the iPad because Zoom doesn’t allow users to be logged into more than one device.
    • Don’t join audio (or mute the microphone and speaker) to avoid audio feedback.
  5. In Zoom app on the iPad, click Share Content at the bottom and select Screen.
  6. Click Start Broadcast. This does not mean Zoom is recording the session.
  7. Return to the Zoom app and click Stop Share.
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