How to share a powerpoint presentation in Zoom

Many of us have had to turn to running meetings virtually in recent weeks, which can be a daunting task if you are not familiar with using virtual meeting software.

Here is a quick guide on how to share a Powerpoint presentation using Zoom during a virtual meeting.

Log into your Zoom account, create your meeting invite and join your meeting.

Once your meeting is set up, simply click on the share screen button (below) in Zoom.

This will open a pop-up screen (below) where you can select how you wish to share your presentation. In this case either via desktop or using the Powerpoint App.

This will automatically broadcast the app or desktop view you chose to share. A small green Zoom strip will be visible at the top of the screen to remind you that you are broadcasting (below). If you hover over this strip you will find more options (including the ability to annotate your slides and use a whiteboard).

The red strip is to stop broadcasting.

Sharing a Powerpoint presentation with Participoll in Zoom

If you are running an interactive PowerPoint presentation using ParticiPoll, all the polling/interactive functions within your Powerpoint will function normally (below).

The audience can continue to use their mobile devices to participate with polling etc. as normal.

When using ParticiPoll and Powerpoint remember the screen share feature is what you need to use to share your presentation, all ParticiPoll functionality remains the same.

If you have any questions or wish to share your experiences we’d love to hear from you!