You may find that you would like to annotate over a printout or use a pen and paper to write something to share with your students and either you or your students are remote. In a situation like this, you are looking to emulate the document cameras available in some rooms on campus. If you have an iPhone or Android phone then you should be able to accomplish this using your phone, some sort of stand, and Teams.
To use your phone as a document camera you will need to do the following:
- Use the Meet Now feature in the Teams application on your laptop to start a meeting in one of your Team’s channels or from the calendar
- Join the meeting in the Teams app on your phone (you are now in the meeting twice)
- Setup the stand for your phone
- Click the three dots in the meeting on your phone
- Choose Share
- Choose Share screen
- Choose Start Broadcast
- Open the Camera app on your phone
- Position your phone in your stand
In the Teams meeting folks should now see whatever is in view of your phone’s camera. If you have the camera and mic on on your laptop then people should be able to see you and hear you (make sure to mute the meeting on your phone). You can now drag items into view of your phone’s camera and begin to annotate for remote participants to see. You can create prerecorded videos to share with your students using this method if you record the meeting (no need for the students to be in the meeting with you).