Screen casting using iPhone/iPad or Android device in Collaborate Ultra

Several staff have been asking if there is a way to show themselves writing on paper/diagrams during a Collaborate Ultra session, as they are finding the virtual whiteboard difficult to write on clearly with a mouse.

Rather than going out and buying expensive extra equipment, it is possible to use your smart phone or tablet as a camera and share this screen to your computer (known as screen casting).

What you need?

TIP (Mac Users)

Isaac Balbin, School of Science, has provided the following to mirror your iPhone to your Mac:

The zero cost (and easy) way to mirror your iPad or iPhone onto a Mac is

  1. Connect your iPad or iPhone with cable to your Mac
  2. On your Mac, open quicktime
  3. In quicktime open “New Movie Recording”
  4. Depress the Red record button to then choose to the “record” source to be from your iPad or iPhone
  5. Open your favourite app to scribble (or whatever) on your favourite app on you iPad or iPhone
  6. Share that Mac screen with either MS Teams or Ultra or whatever (you don’t need to record from the Mac)

Demo of mirroring your phone to your PC

This quick video runs through setting up the LonelyScreen application for iPhone/iPad

Once you have your device talking to your computer watch this short video on how to screen cast during your Collaborate Ultra Session.

This solution and guide was co-created with Sara Eagle, Educational Developer, L&T team, SoENG.

Here’s a solution to DIY tripod provided by Steve Dowey, SoENG.

To see other great solutions for DIY tripods have a look at the conversation on the School of Engineering Yammer site

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