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How to share your screen and see your learners

Video tutorial on how to share your screen and see your learners.

One difference between face-to-face lessons and online lessons is a reduced ability to see all your learners on screen at the same time. This may be because learners don’t switch on their video, you have a large class, or you’re sharing your screen which reduces the number of learners on your screen at one time. When we can’t see all of our learners at the same time, it can reduce our ability to assess their engagement, interest and focus, and identify any obvious issues.

Task 1

Watch this video tutorial on ways that you can make sure you can see as many learners as possible on screen when you’re sharing your screen in a group of six or more learners. Make notes.

Task 2

It’s important to remember that what we see on our screens is not what our learners see. We have a different view because we’re the platform host, and of course learners will be using a variety of different devices. It can be helpful to help learners who use a laptop to select appropriate settings when you or another learner is sharing their screen, so that they can see both what is being shown, and each other.

Watch this video tutorial for learners which shows them how to change their view settings in a learning platform. Decide if this would be useful for your learners.

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