Presentation boards function similarly to web browsers. Content displayed on these boards can be changed as easily as navigating to a website and all users in the area will be able to see the changes you make.
Changing a Presentation Board
1. Click on the Board you would like to change.
2. An address bar will appear in the lower-right hand corner.
3. Click in the address bar and type anything you would like to google or paste in a URL and hit Enter.
Zoom and Refresh
When you select a presentation board, two icons will appear in the upper-right corner of the board. The magnifying glass icon (zoom), will bring the presentation board up to fill your screen, giving you a better view of the presentation board's details.
The Refesh button will refresh your connection to the board that you're looking at. If the board appears frozen, clicking there may resolve the issue:
The Laser Pointer
Much like laser pointers in real life, the VirBELA laser pointer allows you to point to objects on the presentation boards. However, unlike laser pointers in real life, laser pointers in VirBELA worlds only work on presentation boards and their color matches the color of your nameplate, so you can easily figure out who's pointing at what. To use your Laser Pointer, press the "2" key on your keyboard.
File upload allows you to put certain files directly onto a selected presentation board. This can be done using the icon to the right of the favorite (star) icon.
Files will pop up in the presentation board, just like any other webpage. PDFs and PPTX (Powerpoint, Slides, Keynote, etc.) will open in a slideshow format, allowing you to advance or backtrack through slides in the presentation board window. Uploading files in these formats takes a bit longer to complete, however.
The following file formats are among those that can be uploaded to a presentation board: .pptx, .ppt, .pdf, .jpg, .gif, .png, and .txt
While docx and xlsx files cannot be loaded directly in this manner, you can navigate the presentation board to Google Docs and open them there, using the address bar covered at the start of this article.
It's also possible to share information from your screen, posting your screen share to a presentation board. If you click the Screen icon to the right of the "File Upload" button.
You'll be asked to confirm that you want to share your desktop. Click "OK"
If you have more than one monitor connected to your computer, World will then ask you which screen you want to share. This is what that window looks like (When the screenshot was taken, I had 3 monitors connected, one of which was set up to be vertical):
Click on the screen that you want to share, and it will be broadcast to the rest of the room.
It's also possible to share your Webcam on the boards in eXp World. To do that, click on the board that you want to present your webcam on, and then click on the camera icon in the presentation tool that appears in the bottom-right:
A window will pop up asking you to confirm that you want to share your webcam. Make sure you're ready to present, then click OK:
As long as your webcam is connected and working, eXp World should then start displaying your webcam on the screen.
If you have any trouble presenting your screen after following these directions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.