Sharing a computer screen, document, or whiteboard

Hosts and presenters (and participants who have been given rights) use the Share pod to display content to attendees, such as the following:

  • Selected items on your computer screen, including one or more open windows, one or more open applications, or the entire desktop. See Share your screen.

  • A document, such as a presentation, Adobe PDF file, FLV file, a JPEG, or other file format. See Share a document or PDF.

  • A whiteboard with a variety of writing and drawing tools. You can share a stand-alone whiteboard, or a whiteboard overlay that appears on top of other shared content. See Share a whiteboard.

All documents shared in the Share pod, except for PDFs, can be viewed but not downloaded by attendees. To enable attendees to download non-PDF documents, a host or presenter must upload the documents to the File Share pod.

When you share content in the Share pod, attendees see your pointer move in the Share pod window. All activities you perform in a shared window, application, or document are visible to attendees.

Note: Acrobat Connect Pro administrators can change pod, sharing, and other settings to adhere to standards for governance. These settings affect the layout of meeting rooms and what you can do in meeting rooms. For more information, see Working with compliance and control settings.

Presenters and hosts must install the Add‑in the first time they attempt to upload content or share a screen. The Add‑in is a special version of Flash Player with additional features for hosts and presenters. The Add‑in provides support for uploading files to the server and sharing screens during a meeting. It also provides additional audio support.

Note: If you have a pop‑up blocker enabled in your browser, the dialog box for downloading the Add‑in will not appear. To correct this problem, temporarily disable the pop‑up blocker.