Sharing Screen for Remote Work 101 (Mother’s Edition)
Coronavirus explosion is in full force right now.
We are currently going through very tough times, unprecedented times for most of us—perhaps not comparable to a war, however still challenging and full of fear because of economic repercusions.
Quarantine and remote work is new for many. Today, my mother asked me a simple question—for me—yet a hard one for her.
How do I share screen with my workers?
Here is a really simple guide for her (and you) to follow, using Google Meet.
You need to be logged in with an account that can start meetings. She sent me this. It means that she needs to log in.
Step #1 Open Google Meet
Navigate to https://meet.google.com/ and you will be greeted by a screen like this one:
Step #2 Start the Meeting
Click on Join or start a meeting
Step #3 Name the Meeting
Give the meeting a representative name. If it is an impromptu meeting, then the name is not that important. When you start using Meet often, use representative names so that you and your attendees remember what each meeting is for.
Click on Continue
Step #4 Start the meeting
Congratulations! You have a meeting now. But you need to join your meeting. Click on Join now. to get started.
By default you will join using computer audio. Your camera will most likely be on. Turn it off if you are in “quarantine-not-presentable-mode”.
The meeting information is displayed. You can share it with the other participants, or click on Add people.
You can also copy the link in the address bar and share it
Step #5 Sharing the Screen
In the bottom right corner, you can click on Present now to share your screen. Everyone in the meeting can share the screen, not only you.
You need to select which monitor to share. Select it and click Share.
- You can mute, leave call (don’t touch the red one, you will leave the call), or turn off the camera.
- You can use the Chat window, in the top right, to pass URLs back and forth.
- You can automagically add Meet (Hangouts) when you are creating a meeting invite. Click on the Add conferencing below the Add location.
Step #6 Stop Presenting your Screen
When you are done presenting, click on Stop presenting. This is important as if you leave it open, the other person will keep looking at what you are doing.
Step #7 Leaving the Meeting
Click on the red telephone to leave the meeting