How to Screenshare
Using the streamGo platform, you can control a PowerPoint presentation directly in our live events console. This means that all your speakers can share control of the slides and is the more common way of integrating slides into your webinar or online event. However, you may prefer screensharing. This allows you to control slides from your personal device, but also allows more possibilities to share software etc which is useful when demoing etc.
Note: For screensharing, we highly recommend that you use Google Chrome as your web browser. This provides the best compatibility and can be downloaded for free,
here. Internet Explorer, Safari and Edge will not work with the screensharing function.
Firstly, login to the streamGo platform by visiting
https://events.streamgo.live/dashboard and use your presenter login details provided by your Project Manager. When joining for a tech check or for the live event itself, you should be logging in with an email address that includes numbers in this format: +000000. For example,
Once you have accessed the streamGo platform and reached your event console, join the video call. If you need help with this,
please follow the steps in this help article. You will now see the other speakers on your call. You will also see that in the middle of the webcam area, there is an orange icon labelled "Screen Share".
Click on the 'Share Screen' button. This will now trigger a popup. There is only one option, which is 'Share Entire Screen'. Clicking on this will trigger your web browsers screensharing feature. This is why it is important to use Chrome. It provides the most functionality and is what we recommend. Click on the 'Share Entire Screen' button and you will see another window appear.
There are a few elements to the share screen window. Firstly, you have three different categories which are displayed along the top of this popup:
- Your Entire Screen: You can choose to share your entire screen, and you will see the options available. If you only have one monitor, only one screen will appear. Note, when you choose to share your entire screen it will display your task bars, any notifications etc.
- Application Window: This will allow you to share a specific application. For example, if you only want to share a presentation, you may choose to select PowerPoint as the application to share. Or if you are demoing a webpage, you might choose to share Google Chrome. This will only share that part of your display which is cleaner and more professional as you won't see any general notifications from your PC etc.
- Chrome Tab: You can share a specific Chrome tab if you desire. This share option is quite limited and wouldn't be recommended.
You can select your desired screen, application window or Chrome tab simply by clicking on the image shown for it. Once you've done that, click the 'Share' button to begin sharing your screen.
Note: Your streamGo Event Producer will be able to control when your attendees see your screenshare. So don't worry if you need to get a couple of things loaded up, and feel free to share your screen a little bit earlier than needed to make sure you're ready to go.
Once you click 'Share', you will now see your shared screen in the webcam area. The other speakers on your call will be displayed around your screenshare. In order to stop sharing your screen, you can click on the blue 'Stop sharing' button which Google Chrome displays if using this browser. Otherwise, you can also stop sharing but clicking on the orange 'Share Screen' button at the bottom of the webcam area.