How to Share Your Screen

At some point during a session, you might want to show your fellow participants something on your own screen. Luckily, it is very easy to share your screen with the people in your Circles session:

  1. Open the Tools menu in the right of the CirclesSpace™️ and choose “share screen.
  1. Select which part of your screen you want to share; the easiest option is to share your entire screen. To do this, click on the picture of your screen, then click the ‘Share‘ button below.
  1. The gray media tray under the agenda confirms that you are sharing your screen. Your fellow participants can see what you see on your screen in a pop-up media window.
  1. To stop sharing your screen, simply click the X in the gray media tray in the little bar below the agenda.

Following all the steps correctly and still can’t share your screen? Check out this article on how to fix your problem.

Share your Screen and See Circle Participants at the Same Time

You may wish to be able to see and interact with the other members of your circle while you are sharing your screen. The following steps will demonstrate how to do this. NOTE: This process does not work on Safari, but will work with Chrome and Edge.

  1. Position the window you wish to share and the window with the CircleSpace™️ side-by-side on your screen,

2. In the window that pops up, select to share a ‘window’ (on the top), then select the image of the window you want the other participants to see. When ready, click ‘Share’ to start sharing.

Present Google Slides on the Go

The easiest way to present your Google slide presentation is to prepare a button in your agenda. In order to learn how to present a Google slide immediately, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open the Google Slides you want to present in your Google Drive.
    Click on ‘File‘ and select ‘Publish to the web‘ from the drop-down menu. 
  1. A popup window will appear. Select ‘Embed‘ from the pop-up window and click ‘Publish
  1. Confirm your selection by pressing ‘OK
  1. Copy the embed link by right-clicking and selecting ‘Copy‘ or by pressing the ‘CTRL‘ and ‘C‘ keys.
  1. In the CircleSpace™️, open the tools menu and select “Share Document”. In the pop-up window, paste the embed or iframe link. In the Layout-Menu, you can determine whether you would like the document to be shown in portrait or landscape mode.
  1. Clicking on “Start Sharing” will open the presentation within the CirclesSpace for all participants.

NOTE: To have everyone more focused on the slides, you can hide your agenda (under Tools > Group Tools > Hide Agenda Bar for All)

  1. Each participant can independently navigate through the slides, so don’t forget to remind them what slide you’re on!
  2. To close the presentation for all participants, click the ‘X‘ on in the grey fields between your chat and agenda.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure to “unpublish” your document from the web after your session, by clicking ‘File‘, then ‘Publish to the web‘, and then clicking ‘Stop Publishing‘.