This is a quick guide on how to share video and/or audio with others in your Zoom meeting using the "Share Screen" option in Zoom.

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Share Video and/or Audio

1In your Zoom meeting, click on the green "Share Screen" icon or use Alt+S

*Click on the image to enlarge it

2In the menu that appears, choose the screen or program that you will be presenting your video and/or audio from. In the bottom left corner, make sure to check "Share sound" and "Optimize for video clip".

3Then hit the blue Share button in the lower-right corner.


Note: if participants report a black screen try one of the following:

  • Close any other programs or browser tabs that you are not using
  • Update Zoom
  • Restart your computer
  • Try to share the video from a different device (i.e., a smartphone or tablet)
  • Turn on/off Hardware acceleration (steps listed below)
  • Update the graphics driver
  • Uninstall and Reinstall Zoom
1Open up the Zoom desktop app and click on the gear icon in the upper-right.

2In the menu that appears, click on "Share Screen".

3Click on "Advanced" near the bottom.

4Select/Deselect "Use hardware acceleration to optimize video sharing"

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