Using Presenter Mode in a Microsoft Class Teams meeting gives teachers more control over their lesson. They have access to their presenter notes and all the usual Class Teams tools, plus additional presenter options.
Presenter Mode is only available in the desktop application of Teams.
In this quick guide, we show you how to use Presenter Mode and get the most out of it for your next lesson.
Setting up Presenter Mode in Microsoft Teams.
Once the Teams meeting has started, select Share Content on the navigation bar.
This opens up a menu where you can choose to share your entire desktop, specific windows, Microsoft Whiteboard or PowerPoint.
Select Browse on the right-hand side to either Upload from my computer or OneDrive depending on where your PowerPoint is located.
Once you select your PowerPoint, it opens up into the Class Teams meeting.
Presenter tools in Class Teams.
The full range of meeting tools, such as View Participants, Meeting Chat and the More Actions menu (…) are visible and you’re able to easily scroll back and forth between slides.
There are also some additional options beneath your slide deck, including Go to slide, which allows you to bring up a grid of your slide deck and choose a specific slide you wish to present.
Meanwhile, under More actions (…), you can hide the presenter view from yourself so you don’t see your notes, just the slides.
A further option is to View slides in high contrast. Toggle this on to only view the images and text on your slides and remove any extra design elements or backgrounds. This won’t change the view for students, only teachers.
What do students see when teachers are using Presenter Mode?
Students can scroll through the slide deck using the private viewing bar and then select Back to presenter to go back to the slide the teacher is currently on.
This feature can be switched off by teachers by clicking the Eye icon. When disabled, a line appears across the Eye icon and students are unable to scroll through the slides while you’re teaching.
Playing video clips in Presenter Mode.
There are two ways of showing video clips when in Presenter Mode:
One option is to embed a video into your presentation. This can be viewed by selecting the play button, which plays the video within the presentation.
Note: This only works if students have the latest version of PowerPoint installed on their device.
Secondly, you could include a video link. Clicking a link opens the video on a separate window.
To show the video to your students within the lesson, you need to go back to the Share content button and select the window the video has opened in.
If you’re using a two-screen setup, it will open on your other screen and in the same way, select Screen #1 or Screen #2, depending on which screen it has opened in.
Note: You also need to toggle on Include computer sound for your students to hear the video.
Watch a step-by-step guide on how to use presenter mode in class teams:
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