Mirroring 360 is a program that allows you to share the screen of your personal device with a target computer without any hardware or cables. This program works with iPads, iPhones, Androids, Windows, Mac, and Chromebook computers. Using mirroring 360, you can easily send your screen to a classroom computer, which can then be projected for the whole room to view.
Mirroring 360 is installed on the collaboratory computer in the SILS Lab, as well as in all of the classrooms in Manning Hall, except for 307.
In order to use Mirroring 360, you’ll need to install either an app or extension on the device with the screen you wish to share.
Installing device apps
Download the Mirroring Assist app from the iOS App Store
Chromebook, Mac, PC
Download the Mirroring360 Sender extension from the Chrome Web Store. Please note, you must have the Chrome browser installed on your computer to use mirroring 360.
Download the Mirroring360 Sender app from the Google Play Store.
For more information, please see the following resources:
Setup guide: http://www.mirroring360.com/how-it-works#steps
Instructional Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcrUmg-7P_I&feature=youtu.be&t=112
Once you’ve downloaded the app or extension:
- Go to the target computer (the classroom computer you want to share your device screen with) and right click the Mirroring360 icon in the system tray (at the bottom right corner of the desktop)
- Select Mirroring Assist from the right click menu. This should display a QR code and mirroring id on the screen of the target computer.
- Follow the device specific instructions below
Open the Mirroring Assist app.
At the bottom of the app, you should see the option to scan a QR code or enter a mirroring id. Click on your desired option, and either scan the QR code or enter the mirroring id.
Chromebook, Mac, PC
Open the Chrome browser and click on the Mirroring360 Sender icon to the right of the address bar. This will open the Mirroring360 Sender menu.
Enter the mirroring id and select the content that you would like to mirror (you can choose to mirror only the current tab in the chrome browser, or you can mirror your entire desktop).
Open the Mirroring360 Sender app and click on the red icon in the bottom right corner of the app, which will open a connection menu.
Enter the mirroring id or scan the QR code on the target computer.
If you’ve connected to this target computer before:
If you’ve previously connected to a target computer, it will be saved in a list at the top of the app or menu your device uses. To connect to a computer that you’ve previously connected to, simply select the computer name from the list.
For more help, please see this instructional video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MezvAZqY-vE&feature=youtu.be
Mirroring360 allows you to show up to 4 screens on the target computer at the same time. You can adjust how screens are displayed, including maximizing one screen to temporarily make it the predominant focus. To do this, right click anywhere on the displayed screens, select the screen you wish to maximize, and select “show this screen only.”
You can use Mirroring360 to record the mirrored display. This recording acts similarly to a screen capture on a regular computer—it will capture any actions performed on the device while it’s mirrored, including audio played from the device. However, it will NOT capture external sound (i.e. it will record music playing from your device, but not the sound of your voice when you’re speaking). To do this, right click anywhere on the displayed screen(s), select the screen you wish to maximize, and select “start recording.”
When you’re done mirroring, you can disconnect through your device OR from the target computer. To disconnect from the target computer, right click anywhere on the displayed screen(s), select the screen you wish to disconnect, and select “close connection.” To close all connections, right click and select “close all connections.”
Change Mirroring ID:
You can change the mirroring id code through the mirroring360 program on the target desktop. To do this, right click on the Mirroring360 icon in the system tray, then navigate to the general tab. Under mirroring Assistant, click the blue link that says “Get a new code.”