Introduction to Screen Sharing

Overview

  • Broadcast all or a cropped portion of your desktop to everyone in your room.
  • Allow any other user in the room to broadcast their desktop.
  • Users can see the broadcaster’s mouse cursor.
  • Broadcast image will be auto-panned for users with smaller screens or lower screen resolutions.
  • Use Vyew’s push-to-talk VoIP while sharing your desktop.
Security Info: Vyew’s Screen Sharing is not remote desktop control software. Users will only be able to see what is on your screen.
Note: Java 1.6 is required to broadcast your screen. (Viewers do not need java, however.) Test your browser here. Troubleshoot Java here.

Getting Started

screenShareTab

    1. Click the Screen Share tab.
    2. Click Start Sharing Screen.
    3. javaSecurityWarningIf a Java security pop-up appears, click Run. (Shown here is the pop-up on Windows 7. It may appear different on your computer.)
    4. screenShareAppletThe Vyew Screen Share applet will appear. You are now broadcasting. Select FullScreen or Crop mode.

Once your screen is sharing, you can minimize Vyew and navigate to any programs or websites you wish to show.

Take into account that there can be a 2 to 4 second lag between the image you broadcast and when it is received. Allow 3 or 4 seconds after screen changes when speaking. Also, move your mouse slower than normal to account for your viewers’ auto-panning.

  1. Click Stop Sharing when done.

Crop Mode

If you want users to see only a portion of your screen, select Crop Mode.
cropMode
You will then be presented with a screenshot of your desktop. Drag a box around the area you wish to crop and confirm the selection.

Important Note: The cropped area does not follow items when you drag or resize them on the desktop— you will need to re-crop that area.

Switching Presenters

Collaborators, Moderators or Owners can share their desktop. You will need to stop your own desktop sharing before they can share theirs.

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Updated: July 31st, 2012 · Tags: , ,

Comments (9 Responses)

  1. GARY says:

    i LOGGED IN TO MY ACCOUNT OK. BUT no DESKTOP TAB ?? WHERE IS TAB ?

    Reply

    Vyew

    First, open a Vyew room and go into it, then you will see the Desktop Sharing tab.

    Reply

    Andrew

    The same thing is happening to me (version 3.0). Even when I am in a Vyew room the Desktop Sharing tab is not there anymore. I have a presentation on Friday

    Vyew

    Please logout: http://vyew.com/logout
    then re-login and send me a screenshot of it missing: support at vyew. The only reason it should be missing if you’re logged in as a guest on accident.

  2. Sellaro says:

    Is it possible to record the screen sharing session so other people can see the session asyncronously?

    Reply

    Vyew

    Not at this time. That feature is on our roadmap I dont have an ETA yet.

    Reply

  3. stella says:

    I uplodaded a material but it didn´t open so I couldn´t share nor view it

    Reply

    markt

    Did it not upload? What was the error? Forward the file to Vyew support so we can take a look at what’s happening.

    Reply

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