Many faculty want to be able share content with students in class without being stuck behind the podium. For faculty with wireless tablets or other mobile devices, there are a couple of ways to do this. One is to make use of the Cynap screen sharing devices located in many of our classrooms that enable faculty to easily share presentations directly from their iPads, Chromebooks or other mobile devices. For faculty teaching in rooms without Cynap or who have devices that aren't compatible with Cynap, an alternative is to share your device using Zoom to a session hosted on the classroom PC. This page will detail both of these ways of sharing content.
Probably the easiest way to share content from your wireless device to the classroom displays is by using the Cynap screen sharing devices available in a number classrooms on all campuses. (To see if your room has a Cynap device, go to the Room Lookup page of this guide. Rooms with Cynap are marked with asterisks.) Below you will you find instructions for selecting Cynap as your classroom's presentation source, and then connecting your device to it.
There are a couple of preliminary steps you will need to take before connecting your device:
Device specific instructions for sharing to Cynap are included below:
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Windows and Chromebook devices via Chromecast
Chromecast works directly through the Google Chrome browser and will work on both Chromebooks and Windows devices.
To access it, do the following:
Windows Devices using vSolution Cast App
In addition to Chromecast, Windows devices can also connect to Cynap using the vSolution Cast app, created by the makers of the Cynap devices. If you haven’t already, download the app from the vendor's website. You may want to create a shortcut for it on your desktop for easy access.
Connect your device with the following steps:
Although Zoom is principally a web conferencing tool, it can also be used to share content from a tablet or mobile device to in-person students in rooms that don’t feature Cynap.
Here are the steps to follow to share content from your device: