At a Glance
Projecting wirelessly allows you to move freely around the classroom as you teach as well as directly engage with students while presenting and annotating.
In this guide, you’ll learn how to use classroom technology to:
- wirelessly share your device’s screen via Zoom; and
- wirelessly share your device’s screen with the classroom projector.
Supported devices include Mac, PC, and iOS devices.
Tip: Connect your device to the MIT SECURE wireless network for the best performance.
Using this method of projecting does not work well when playing back videos. If you have videos in your presentation, we recommend that you use an HDMI wired connection at the teaching table in the front of the room.
Open the Zoom App on Your Device
If you haven’t already done so, download and login to the Zoom app on your device. This will allow for easy access to the wireless screen-sharing features of Zoom.
Connect Your Device to the Zoom Room
- Find the Zoom Room Controller Touch Panel in the front of the room near one of the sets of light switches. They are on the walls next to the doors.
- Hold your device a few inches away from the Zoom Room Controller Touch Panel.
- In the Zoom app on your device, click on the Share Screen button.
- Optional: If your device does not automatically connect to the Zoom Room Controller Touch Panel, do the following:
- On the Zoom Room Controller Touch Panel, tap Share Screen.
- On the Zoom Room Controller Touch Panel, tap Desktop  (regardless of what device you’re using) and locate the Sharing Key  for screen sharing (e.g. EZNULS).
- On your device, enter the provided Sharing Key into the Share Screen prompt.
- If your connection drops, repeat the steps above.
Send Your Screen to the Projector
- Find the Touch Panel at the Teaching Table in the front of the classroom.
- At the Teaching Table, do the following:
- Tap Conferencing .
- Under Screen Share, tap OFF .
- On the Touch Panel, tap Screen Setup on the right-hand side of the screen.
- On the Touch Panel, do the following:
- Under Screen Select, select where you’d like to project your screen (e.g. Center Screen) .
- Then, under Input Sources, tap on the source you’d like to send (e.g. Zoom Content) .
- Note: Teaching teams typically project their screen on the Center Screen and the Confidence Monitor.
Tip: If you’re using an iPad, migrate all of your PowerPoint presentations to O365, Dropbox, or other popular platforms so you can access them on the iPad app for PowerPoint. Use four fingers to swipe back and forth. This allows you to quickly move between other apps such as Explain Everything.