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How to use VR with a Group over Zoom

Here's how to share the VR labs over Zoom video conferencing.

You'll need Zoom Client for Meetings installed on your PC. Screen and audio share in this guide will not work when running Zoom in your browser.

Once Zoom Client for Meetings is installed, you're welcome to use either of:

Video Walkthrough Guide:

HubSpot Video

 

Written Instructions:

1. On a Zoom call, to share the introductory slides before each lab with your learners.

  • When you have the slide up on your screen that you want them to see, press the green "Share Screen" button at bottom middle

  • Choose to share "Screen 1" (your desktop) OR share the screen labelled "Embodied Labs" where the blue slides appear.

  • Check the checkbox "Share sound". (You won't need the other checkbox "Optimize for video clip" yet.)

  • Press the blue "Share" button at bottom right

 

2. When you reach this "Personalize your fit" screen, press Zoom's red "Stop Share" button.

 

3. To share the VR experience, toggle the switch shown below to ON. 

 

4. Put your hand in front of the headset sensor.

  • Find the sensor in between the two lenses - where you put your eyes - inside of the headset. 
  • After a couple of seconds, you'll see a new window pop up, showing "Thumbs up to begin" on a black screen. 

If the above VR experience window (thumbs up to begin) or the Zoom window mentioned below aren't easy to see, you can bring them up to the foreground by clicking on their icon in the taskbar at lower left of your screen. 

 

4. Navigate back to Zoom for a moment.

  • Press "Screen Share"

  • Check the two little checkboxes at bottom left "Share computer sound" and "Optimize screen sharing for video clip"

  • In the list of shareable window options, find the black screen that shows "Thumbs up to begin".

  • Press the blue "Share" button at bottom right

Go ahead into the lab.

 

What you'll see on your screen:

 

What your learners see (full size of computer screen):

 

5. If you take off the headset to stop mid-experience. 

  • To restart the lab experience, put your headset back on

  • To quit:

    • press "End VR" in the white window OR

    • choose X in the top right corner of the VR experience window

 

Both of the above options will un-share the Zoom screen, and you will see a Zoom confirmation message that screen sharing has been stopped.