Using the Pexip Web App in Chrome or Firefox, how do I present content from my computer?

When you join an IU Video Bridge conference using the Pexip Web App, you have two options for presenting computer content:

  • Sharing your entire screen (Google Chrome or Firefox) or an application window (Chrome only)
  • Uploading a PDF or an image file (i.e., JPG, BMP, PNG) directly to the conference presentation window
Note:
Before you can share content in Chrome, you'll need to install the Pexip Screensharing Extension.

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Downloading and installing the Pexip Screensharing Extension (Chrome only)

Before sharing your screen for the first time, you must add the free Pexip Screensharing Extension to Chrome:

  1. Using Chrome, go to Pexip Screensharing Extension.
  2. At the upper right, click ADD TO CHROME to download.
  3. Click Add extension.

You are now ready to share your screen.

Sharing content from your computer

Sharing your screen in Chrome

To share your entire screen or a specific application window in Chrome:

  1. Follow the steps to connect to a conference as described in About the Pexip Web App.
    Note:
    You can present your computer screen from Chrome without also activating your computer's webcam and microphone. This is useful when you've already joined the conference from a room system or a telephone, but still want to present your computer screen. When joining the conference, from the drop-down menu next to Connect, select the third option (no camera/no voice), and then click CONNECT.
  2. In the toolbar at the bottom of the screen, click the image of a screen to start presenting.
  3. If this is your first time presenting, you'll be prompted to allow https://bridge.iu.edu to use the Pexip Screensharing Extension. Click OK.
  4. Select either the entire screen or a specific application window to share, and then click Share.

If the screen you are sharing in Chrome contains a lot of movement, participants viewing your presentation can click View full motion presentation in their toolbars to receive the presentation at a faster frame rate.

Sharing your screen in Firefox

Note:
In Firefox, you can only share your entire screen, not a specific application window. If you want to share a specific application window, use Chrome.

To share your screen in Firefox:

  1. Follow the steps to connect to a conference as described in About the Pexip Web App.
    Note:
    You can present your computer screen from Firefox without also activating your computer's webcam and microphone. This is useful when you've already joined the conference from a room system or a telephone, but still want to present your computer screen. When joining the conference, from the drop-down menu next to Connect, select the third option (no camera/no voice), and then click CONNECT.
  2. In the toolbar at the bottom of the screen, click the image of a screen to start presenting.
  3. Under the address bar, you'll see a prompt to select which screen to share. Use the drop-down menu to select Entire Screen, and then select Allow (Windows) or Share (Mac).

Sharing an image or PDF

To share an image or PDF in Chrome or Firefox:

  1. Follow the steps to connect to a conference as described in About the Pexip Web App.
  2. In the toolbar at the bottom of the screen, click PDF.
  3. Drag PDF files and/or image files in JPG, BMP, or PNG format to the "Share Slides" window, and then click Start Presenting.
  4. Use the left (<) and right (>) controls at the top of the screen to scroll through the slides.
  5. To stop the presentation, in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen, click Stop Presenting.
    Notes:
    • Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt or .pptx) file formats are not supported. Use PowerPoint's Save As command to save a copy of your presentation in PDF format before uploading it to the "Share slides" window.
    • Uploaded files are immediately removed from the conference server when the participant who uploaded them disconnects from the conference.

For help or to learn more, contact UITS Classroom & Conferencing Support (cthelp@iu.edu, 812-856-2020, Skype for Business/Lync: cthelp).

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Last modified on 2017-10-10 08:20:30.

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