Screen sharing best practices
How to start sharing your screen
To share your screen with chat room participants
- Click the Share Screen icon at the right of the room toolbar. A blue sharing area frame will appear.
- Adjust the sharing area frame size and position.
- Click 'Share' button at the top right corner of the frame. The frame will be lit in red and screen sharing will start.
The chat room participants can view the shared screen in a separate tab added at the top of the chat room named i.e. "John's Screen".
How to choose sharing quality
Click the hamburger button at the top right corner of the sharing frame and select from Highest, High, Medium, Low or Lowest Quality in which your screen will be broadcast.
Note! The better quality you choose, the more traffic will be generated by screen sharing tool.
Screen sharing etiquette
Share only the area you need to show. This will decrease traffic and your co-workers with smaller screens won't need to scroll the shared area.
If you need to share the whole screen, close unnecessary apps and clean up your desktop.
Disable notifications. They are distracting and your private data can be shared accidentally.
Learn more about screen sharing and remote control from our video
Please note that some toolbars and icons in this tutorial may differ a bit from the current Virola Client as we constantly improve its functionality and UX.