#TechTipThursday: Maximize Your Displays

Do you find yourself wanting more display area when doing presentations in a classroom setting? Have you thought about trying to utilize extended desktop? 

Extended desktop treats each screen (the one on your laptop and the classroom projector) as separate displays so that you can have unique content on each of them. 

Using PowerPoint for a presentation? Presenter view in combination with extended desktop can display your slides, and your notes for each slide on your laptop display and a full screen slide show on the projector for your students to view. Visit Microsoft’s support video on Presenter View for more information. 

Using Zoom in a classroom for hybrid learning? With Extended desktop, you can have your shared content on one screen and Gallery View showing all of your students on another. Visit Zoom’s support page on Using Dual Monitors for more information. 

For more information on setting up Extended Desktop on a Mac, visit Apple’s support page on Using external monitors with your Mac.

For more information on setting up Extended Desktop on a PC, visit Microsoft’s support page on How to use multiple monitors in Windows 10.

If you would like help with any of the above topics, please email us at canvas@geneseo.edu with the subject line “Classroom Tech”.

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