All About Wireless Screen Sharing

ITS has implemented wireless screen sharing technology in some campus conference rooms. This technology lets you display from a device to a conference room screen without the use of cables, connectors, or adaptors. Where this technology is in place, information about using wireless screen sharing is displayed when the room's LCD screen or projector is turned on.

You can share content from most macOS, Windows, iOS and Android devices, without installing any software. When the technology comes to your local conference room, take a few minutes to learn how to connect your device.

Brief and Detailed Instructions

The process of connecting to wireless screen sharing consists of three quick steps:

  1. Update your WiFi settings to join a special WiFi network available in your conference room. The network name and password will be shown on the display screen in the room.
  2. Use the screen sharing feature of your device to look for screens it can connect to. 
  3. Select the screen in your conference room.

Different devices offer screen sharing in slightly different ways. Here are step-by-step instructions for each major platform:

Multiple Presenters in a Meeting

One person at a time can share their screen. To switch between presenters, a second person simply connects to the screen from their device, and the screen displays their content. Users can trade back and forth as desired.

Working with BlueJeans and Videoconferencing Equipment

BlueJeans is the recommended videoconferencing service on the U-M campus. You can use BlueJeans to share your computer screen as part of a videoconference. If you’re meeting in a conference room that has a videoconferencing room system (that is, an integrated camera and videoconferencing device), take the following steps to display your computer screen:

  1. Join the BlueJeans meeting using the videoconferencing room system.
  2. Use your computer or mobile device to join the same BlueJeans meeting. Use the Join with Screen Share Only option in the BlueJeans app.  This will avoid audio feedback. 
  3. Use the “share screen” feature of the BlueJeans app to display your screen to others in the BlueJeans meeting. This will serve also to display your device’s screen on the video room system’s screen, for others in the room to view.

You might have become accustomed to using Cisco Proximity when sharing content during a videoconference, or when working in a conference room that has videoconferencing equipment. When wireless screen sharing is introduced to a conference room, Cisco Proximity will be disabled and you’ll use BlueJeans as the method for sharing content in these settings when remote participants are involved.

Work on Your Computer, Share From Mobile Device

If you’re working on a Google Document and want to display it to others, but are having trouble connecting your computer to wireless screen sharing, there’s an easy solution. Open the same document with your mobile device, and use wireless screen sharing to show the document on the display screen.

Getting Help

  • Check the specific instructions for your device as linked above.
  • Call the Network Operations Center at (64)7-8888.
  • Open a Service Center ticket.
Last Updated: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019