Thursday, May 20, 2010

How to share your screen in Skype

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Having used screen sharing in Skype on many occasions now I have been really impressed with the quality and the lack of time lag (and it works on both MacOX and Windows). The person on the other computer can see pretty much instantaneously what you are doing, and you can see what they are doing. I've found it great to talk people through things (rather than me doing something and them watching). It would be great if these sessions could be recorded as well for future reference, but as yet I haven't figured that one out! (Any suggestions?)

To have screen sharing functionality, you do need to have the latest version of Skype (I'm using version If you need to check if you have the latest version, open Skype, click on 'Help', then click on 'Check For Updates'. If there are updates, download and install them.

A couple of useful explanations about how to screen share in Skype (you may need to upgrade to the newest version of Skype, and this could be why it wasn't obvious where to click). The first 'tutorial' is "How to Share Your Screen with Skype" - image from that site below.

The second is "Screen sharing will change online teaching", image from that site below.

Hope these are useful, and see you online again soon.

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