Participants in Zoom Rooms can use one-click direct screen sharing from a Zoom Desktop Client on a Mac or Windows PC. Ultrasonic sound proximity detection enables the iPad controller to generate an ultrasonic signal that can be detected by the Zoom Desktop Client.
- If the Zoom client detects the signal in a Zoom Room, it automatically connects to the Zoom Room when the attendee clicks Share Screen.
- If proximity detection is not available, participants can activate direct screen share by entering a Sharing Key, which consists of a string of letters.
If you do not want to use Direct Share, please refer to these other methods to share content from your laptop or mobile device to a Zoom Room:
- Zoom Rooms for Mac or PC version 4.0 or higher
- Zoom Rooms iPad Controller version 4.0 or higher
- Zoom Desktop Client for Windows or Mac, version 4.0 or higher
- An account with Zoom Rooms configured
Enable Direct Screen Share for Zoom Rooms
To enable Zoom Rooms meeting attendees to use direct screen share to share their Windows or Mac laptop screen:
- Log into zoom.us as an administrator for the account.
- Click Account Settings and scroll to the Zoom Rooms section.
- Click the Edit link and
- Enable the Automatic direct sharing using ultrasonic proximity signal option, then click the Save Changes button.
Participants using a laptop in which the Zoom Rooms App detects the proximity signal can share their desktop with the Zoom Rooms meeting by opening the Zoom App and clicking the Share screen icon.
Direct Screen Sharing Without Proximity Detection
To enable participants to share their screen from a Windows or Mac laptop when proximity detection is not available for them:
- After the meeting begins, click the Share Content button on the iPad controller in the Zoom Room.
The iPad controller displays a dialog where you can choose whether to enable sharing for Laptop or iPhone/iPad/Mac.
Both the iPad controller and the TV in the Zoom Room display the Share Laptop Screen panel with instructions to laptop users for sharing their screen. Participants can share using either the Zoom App or a browser.
- Participants using the Zoom App click Share screen.
A dialog displays on their laptop, where they enter the Sharing Key or Meeting ID.
- If a participant enters the Sharing Key and clicks Share, their desktop displays on the Zoom Rooms TV.
- If a participant enters the Meeting ID and clicks Share, the sharing screen opens, where they choose a window or application. When they click Share Screen, The Zoom Rooms TV displays the shared Windows Desktop or application that is being shared.
- Participants not using the Zoom App share their screen using a browser. The participant navigates to the share.zoom.us website, where they enter the Meeting ID (a 9, 10, or 11 digit number), then click the Share button.
The selection window for screen sharing opens, where the participant chooses a window or application, then clicks Share Screen.
The Zoom Rooms TV displays the shared Windows Desktop or application that is being shared.