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Starting your Screenshare session

The Queens College Librarian will provide you with a link. Then you will be able to start a Screenshare session.

In another browser tab, the meeting launcher page will begin the secure, end-to-end encrypted session (this does not have to be downloaded in advance).    

  • If a user does not currently have the client installed, they will be prompted to do so here. Otherwise, they'll just be prompted to launch their meeting client.
  • The meeting client is available for Windows & Mac, and can be launched from all major browsers (Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge, Safari, and even mobile devices).
  • We strongly recommend that you use Google Chrome (or other Chromium-based browsers, such as the new Microsoft Edge). Features such as joining meeting audio via your computer may not work in Firefox or other browsers
  • Joining the meeting audio (recommended) 
  • By joining the meeting audio, you and the other user will be able to talk with each other over a high-quality VoIP connection.
  • Though you will most likely use your computer's audio, it is also possible to join via telephone.
  • You can mute and unmute your audio at any point during the session.

Sharing your screen 

  • This will allow you (or the other user) to share the entire screen or just individual windows.

Using the built-in chat box (optional)    

  • You may find it helpful to use the in-meeting chat feature during a Screenshare session so you don't have to switch back and forth with LibChat.

Ending a Screenshare session

To completely end the meeting, click on the End Meeting option. Please note that this will only end your Screenshare session -- your LibChat session will remain active until someone ends the chat. ​​​​​​

  • If the Screenshare has been stopped, then you'll see a red End Meeting button at the bottom of the meeting window
  • Closing the meeting window itself.
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2022 FAQ Views: 20 FAQ Views