Microsoft Teams has more features now available in the Share Content feature available within your Team meeting. Microsoft still offers the original content, but you can also use Whiteboard, Freehand, display PowerPoint, and even Browse to upload content from your computer or OneDrive.
Accessing the Share Content Feature
Once the Team meeting has started you can access the Share Content feature by selecting the rectangle with the arrow in it, located next to the Leave button.
The screen sharing feature allows you to share your desktop or a window on your desktop. The desktop screens are clearly labeled under each preview pane and the widows will offer a brief description below each preview pane.
Whiteboard and Freehand
The Whiteboard application can be accessed and used within your Teams meeting or you can choose to open in the app on your desktop. Whiteboard can be used as an interactive platform where multiple people can edit or add content or an example and display platform where only the person who launches it can add content. You can also export the whiteboard once finished to save content or change interactive permissions while in use.
Freehand has to be installed in your Team before accessing it during your meeting. Freehand is a collaborative whiteboard space. Make sure to read and understand all privacy content before installing.
The PowerPoint presentation that has been saved to your Team is available and ready to use through the Content Sharing feature. The PowerPoint will open in presentation mode and provide you with arrows to move through the slides. You will also have a button provided to exit the presentation.
The Browse tab will allow you to load and display a document or image from your desktop or OneDrive.
When trying a new feature it is a best practice to have a trial run with the feature. Technology Services recommends having a practice meeting using the new feature with yourself or someone who also wants to practice using the feature.