Note: Need a webcam, tripod or goose neck? Faculty and staff can request one by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoom's screensharing feature can be used in conjunction with a second webcam or document camera for tabletop demonstrations or showing something with a camera while still using the primary camera to show the presenter's face.
Note: For this demonstration, an external webcam was plugged in to a laptop with a built-in webcam. You will need two webcams in order for this to work, one either built-in to the computer and an external webcam, or two external webcams. Document cameras show up as a webcam within Zoom.
To share a second webcam
- Start your Zoom meeting as normal
- Click on the green Share screen button at the bottom of your zoom meeting
- In the screensharing dialog box, select Advanced and then Content from 2nd Camera and Share
Note: If the content you are sharing is a video demonstration, for example, drawing or playing an instrument, mark the Optimize for Screen Sharing for Video Clip checkbox.
- Your second camera will show up as your screenshare in your meeting
For additional assistance, contact Academic Technology: (415) 405-5555, email@example.com, LIB 80