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Power your team with new screen sharing tools

Tricia Whenham
Posted by Tricia Whenham on Jul 13, 2017 6:00:00 AM
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Ever had one of these days?

You roll out of bed. You check your phone. And you find out that a project needs attention – now.

You need people from across your organization to get together, share what they know and come up with the right solution. Too often, it’s way harder than it should be. You get stuck in a game of email tag with the rest of the team (and we all know how much everyone loves email). Or you manage to pull everyone into a room … except, of course, your sales manager in Germany who’s left out of the process.

Ready to try a different approach?

Introducing screen sharing in Span Workspace

We’re excited to announce that screen sharing is now available in Nureva™ Span™ Workspace. This means every team member can share live applications in one collaboration space – a Span canvas. At least four screens can be viewed at once, so everyone sees the big picture.

Let’s say the team at your architecture firm needs to make a major decision on a new build. Your engineer and architect have developed models in Revit® software and want to share and manipulate the models in real time, based on input from the team. No problem – they can simply share their screens in a canvas. Everyone else can follow along and view the possibilities.

Another team member, on the call from San Francisco, jumps into the discussion to show her mood board full of designs. When she shares her screen, it’s easy to see at a glance how her examples compare with the renderings the architect is sharing at the same time. Visualization quickly leads to a common understanding.

Meanwhile, people calling in from head office pull up a spreadsheet with the latest budget model, while a project manager shows a Gantt chart to ensure everyone’s on track. And the collaboration doesn’t end with sharing screens. When the designer has a floor plan idea, she adds a quick sketch to the canvas. Other people jot down notes with action items that can’t be forgotten or mark up screen captures with comments.

Everyone can contribute, no matter where they are. There’s no switching between programs. Best of all, decisions and plans come together quickly because everyone is on the same page. That’s screen sharing in Span Workspace.

How does it work?

Step 1

Open your Span canvas and select Screen share. Press the big blue button – just like that, you’re sharing!

Start screen sharing

Step 2

Did you pan away from your screen sharing window and want to go back? It's easy – just press Find on canvas.

Find your screen sharing window

Step 3

When other team members share, you’ll see their screens beside yours in the screen sharing drawer. Four (or sometimes more) applications can be shared at the same time – one per person. Arrange them how you like on the canvas to give everyone the best view.

Share multiple screens at the same time

Step 4

Want to keep what you’re sharing on your canvas? Take a screen capture. Then resize it, move it, draw all over it – whatever you need.

Take a screen capture

Step 5

When you’re done, stop sharing and your window disappears. Any screen captures you took will stay.

Stop screen sharing

More ways to screen share

When our users told us they needed this feature, we heard a lot about how they’d use it.

Some people spend most of their days using specialized software that the rest of their team doesn’t have. Screen sharing gives everyone a view into AutoCAD® drawings, Illustrator® mockups, JIRA® workflows and more.

Other users are consultants who use Span Workspace for heavy duty brainstorming and idea generation. Starting with a blank canvas doesn’t always work – they need to set the stage by sharing key metrics, past results or inspirational images. Screen sharing makes this simple.

Even in higher ed and K–12 schools, educators have told us why their students need screen sharing tools. Whether through project-based learning, design thinking or other approaches, students are doing a lot more group work. Using screen sharing in Span Workspace, they can share the results of their individual research before bringing everything together.

Would you like to see all the information you need to work with your team, right on a Span canvas? Head on over to Span Workspace to give screen sharing a try.

Topics: Span Workspace