We will be happy to explain how you can share your screen so that you can also teach online with LessonUp. In this example we will use Microsoft Teams.

Good to know: Microsoft Teams is customizable for every school. It is therefore quite possible that the steps (and images) differ for your situation. However, the essence of sharing the screen, as described in steps 6 and 7, is identical in every situation.

What do you need?

  • Microsoft Teams. This is usually already installed by school.

  • You have access to Microsoft Teams (with the school data).

  • LessonUp

What do your students need?

  • A screen to follow the lesson, preferably a computer or tablet.

  • A second screen to participate in interactive parts of the lesson, e.g. a telephone or by using the split screen function on a laptop (optional, and depending on the content and character of the lesson).

  • Access to Microsoft Teams (with the school data)

  • The LessonUp.app site or the LessonUp app

How do you proceed?

Step 1

Start Teams and log in with your Microsoft account

Step 2

Teams are started up. Go to the Team with which you want to start the session (meeting). In a set school environment of Teams this is often the classroom.

Step 3

Choose the option Schedule a meeting. If you plan it, you can check that only you have rights to share the screen. If you don't, students can take over the meeting.

Of course you can also choose the option Meet now. You can then proceed to step 5.

Step 4

Enter the details of the meeting, such as participants and time. The meeting will then start automatically at the entered time.

Step 5

To share your screen, click on the button with the square and arrow.

Step 6

At the bottom of the screen, choose the window you want to share. This is, for example, your browser containing LessonUp.

Step 7

Present the LessonUp lesson to the students. Your students can now participate in the (interactive) lesson and you teach the lesson in the same way in the classroom, via the Teach option. Use the arrows on your keyboard

How do students participate in an interactive lesson?

The steps described above are perfect for teaching an online lesson. But what if you also want to do an interactive part with them? In order to participate in an interactive lesson, the student needs a second screen. Actually just like in the classroom. There you have the 'first screen', and the pupils the 'second screen'.

In that case, advise students to use a computer or tablet to follow the lesson, and to use their phone to participate in interactive lessons. Of course, it is also possible to use the split screen option on a laptop and some tablets. This allows students to open two browser screens next to each other.

Good to know: you share your screen via a video connection over the internet. This requires a stable internet connection. It is therefore not recommended to watch a (YouTube) video together. It is better to let students do this in their own time, for example by choosing Share screen in LessonUp.

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