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Screensharing from Document Cameras and iOS Devices in Zoom

This guide describes several methods for sharing either physical materials/paper that you may have or content that is contained on your iOS device (within apps, on-screen, etc.).

Sharing Content from a Document Camera

  1. Connect a USB document Camera to your computer
  2. Open Zoom and start a meeting
  3. In the Zoom meeting, select Share Screen.
  4. Navigate to the the Advanced tab on the top of the Share Screen Window
  5. Select Content from 2nd Camera.
  6. Click Share
  7. If you need to choose a different camera (i.e webcam on your computer), choose Switch Camera at the top left.

Adapted from: Zoom Help Center - Screen Share a Camera Input

Share Screen Content or Camera from an iOS Device (iPhone, iPad, or iPad Pro)

Many instructors may find that they either want to share live images of physical content or a mirror of their device's screen as a shared screen in a Zoom session. The following explains how you may do either of those. Below are the steps and photo-galleries walking through the same procedures.

  1. Open Zoom and start a meeting
  2. In the Zoom meeting, select Share Screen.
  3. Navigate to the iPhone/iPad via Airplay to connect wirelessly or iPhone/iPad via Cable via either the lightning to USB cable OR a USB-C to USB-C connection. Note: sharing via cable is most reliable.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to connect and mirror.
  5. If you would like to capture your device's camera content, open the Camera app*. Otherwise, open an app on the device you would like to use as a presentation source (e.g. Apple Notes, Microsoft OneNote, GoodNotes, PDFexpert, or others).

Photos: Sharing an iOS Screen via USB

The following is the preferred method for connecting an iOS device to your Zoom session. This is the most reliable way to share your content within running into issues with your wireless network. Click through the slideshow and refer to the on-screen captions for additional details.

  • Begin a Zoom meeting and select the option for "Share Screen"
  • Select the on-screen option to share your iPhone/iPad via Cable.
  • You will now be prompted to connect your device and Trust it via your computer. Depending on if you have used iTunes/device syncing previously, you may have previously trusted the device. Click "Trust" if/when prompted to do so.
  • Your device should now be mirroring to your desktop's Zoom session.

Photos: Sharing an iOS Screen via AirPlay

The following is an additional (wireless) method for connecting an iOS device to your Zoom session. Click through the slideshow and refer to the on-screen captions for additional details.

  • Begin a Zoom meeting and select the option for "Share Screen"
  • Choose the option to share your iOS device (iPhone or iPad) via AirPlay.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions. Begin by making sure that your devices are on the same wireless network.
  • Open the Control Center for your device by swiping down with one finger from the upper-right corner of your screen. Tap the "Screen Mirroring" button.
  • Screen Mirroring will display all of your available AppleTV/AirPlay devices on your network. Select the option that has "Zoom-" appended in the name.
  • Your device should now be mirroring to your desktop's Zoom session.

Using iOS Accessibility Tools to Improve Camera Content

Optional if using the camera to share content: *For a cleaner interface and color filter settings, consider enabling the Magnifier feature on your iPhone or iPad

  1. Open settings
  2. Go to Accessibility
  3. Under Vision category, select Magnifier and enable feature.
  4. Triple-click the Home button to enable.

Adapted from: Zoom Help Center - iOS Screen Sharing with the Zoom Desktop Client

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