Presenting content to multiple devices
April 27, 2022 8:23 AM   Subscribe

How can I make presentations of a slide deck to a small group, when constraints specific to our organization make a projector/screen set-up unfeasible?

The fantasy scenario would be to AirPlay a powerpoint presentation to either people's own devices or maybe iPad minis we hand out, but apparently you can't stream video to multiple devices, only audio. What are my other options?
posted by BuddhaInABucket to Technology (7 answers total)
You could have the presentation shared on a Teams or Zoom call and have people join it with their devices (but not audio) to see it.
posted by janell at 8:31 AM on April 27, 2022 [5 favorites]

Yeah, I would use a meeting platform. Or have your slides printed as posters.
posted by Lyn Never at 8:35 AM on April 27, 2022 [2 favorites]

If a meeting platform is not an option, you could import your slides to Google slides and send a link so they can see the slides in a browser. Or send pdfs. I’d still use zoom or similar if possible so you can go to the next slide for everyone.
posted by meijusa at 8:58 AM on April 27, 2022 [1 favorite]

Could you just e-mail the deck to everyone? Or post it online and send everyone a link to a viewer?
posted by adamrice at 9:00 AM on April 27, 2022 [3 favorites]

Zoom in the room is something we've done lately (usually to accommodate remote people, but it needn't be.)
posted by eotvos at 9:28 AM on April 27, 2022

Rave is an app that lets you play YouTube videos in sync on multiple devices. You could control from yours and not include audio.

Watch2gether is similar but it’s a website and less mobile-friendly.
posted by sixswitch at 9:37 AM on April 27, 2022

Best answer: I just had to do this for my undergraduates today when the projector unexpectedly broke down. I have a that points to a Google slides document dedicated for that class. I wrote the url on the whiteboard, everyone took out their laptops/tablets and opened up the Google slides doc. I told them when I moved to the next slide and specified the slide number. They have to advance the slides on their own, but it's a super easy solution.
posted by spamandkimchi at 10:40 PM on April 27, 2022

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