This is actually a more general advice, but very relevant for Wacom One users, too. When you are sharing presentations or other material during a Zoom lecture, it is very useful to "monitor" the lecture as a guest, using a mobile device. This way, you can always immediately see if your screen sharing or Zoom polls work as planned. Practical guidelines:
- Using your laptop, start your Zoom session normally.
- Make sure that you have Zoom installed on a mobile device (phone or tablet). Do not login to Zoom with your Aalto account on this the mobile device.
- Using your laptop, start your Zoom session normally.Connect the mobile device, connect to the Zoom session as a guest with the mobile device. Do not connect to audio.
- Keep an eye on the mobile device screen during your lecture. This way, you can immediately see if screen sharing and Zoom polls work as planned.
This approach allows you to see lecture from the students' point of view. For example, some programs may update the screen rather slowly via Zoom. If you notice this from your mobile device, you can slow down so that students can really actually see what you want to show them.
- This way, Wacom One will show your Powerpoint slides and your primary display remains in full use.
- A major benefit is that you can monitor follow the Zoom chat and manage the Zoom meeting on your main screen even during a slide showwhile you are sharing a Powerpoint presentation.
(If you need to modify your display settings, you can do it by right-clicking Desktop → Display Settings → Multiple Displays → Extend these displays. See Microsoft Support for more instructions if necessary).
Step 2. In Zoom, share the whole Wacom One screen. Not the Powerpoint window, but really the whole Wacom One screen. In the example below, Wacom One is Screen 2 and main the primary display is Screen 1.
This setting leaves your main primary display free for managing the Zoom session. Zoom meeting controls can be opened from the bottom of the screen (move mouse to the green label primary display (green label that says You are screen sharing).
- You can write and draw on the slides during the presentation.
- Moving The easiest way to move around in the presentation is easiest using the arrow keys on your keyboard. Tap the Wacom One with the pen so that the Powerpoint presentation becomes active and then press arrow key (right/left). There are also some other useful keyboard shortcuts available (see below).
- You can also move in the presentation by taking the pen to the bottom left corner of the display. A Powerpoint navigation menu appears and you can move forward or backward.
- Taking the pen close to the display and pressing the button on the pen corresponds to a right-click and opens up a menu.
- You can exit the presentation by clicking Esc on the keyboard (when the Powerpoint presentation is active).
When the whole Wacom One screen is shared, you can simply drag new windows to the Wacom screen if you you for example want to show for example a web browser window at some point.
Useful Powerpoint shortcuts
Here are some useful Powerpoint shortcuts that you can use while you are presenting with Wacom One. The keyboard shortcuts work when the Powerpoint presentation is active. Tap the Wacom One display with the pen to make the Powerpoint presentation active.
|E||Erase ink markup.|
|Ctrl+M||Hide/Show or hide ink markup.|
Show blank white slide / Return to presentation from the white slide.
This is the fastest way to show open up a digital whiteboard during a presentation.
|B||Black blank slide (see white slide above)|
|Arrow keys||Move inside the presentation|