Ability to pin shared screen alongside videos in teams meeting
We need a solution for our deaf staff, when their interpreters are connecting to teams meeting.
Currently, we can pin our deaf members video and the interpreters video side by side but if someone want´s to share screen for instance a PowerPoint, the shared screen is taking over.
Dynamic view sounds like it might address this, but doesn't say whether it is for GCC or not:
MRobe, we notice a delay when screen sharing, so bringing the webcam (or Teams meeting window with the Interpreter pinned) into the sharing area doesn't work well, due to the delay.
My hack - I have a second camera ( an ELMO doc cam) running Image Mate software. I can share my screen then size the document and have both (doc & video) on the screen simultaneously.
This is an important feature, probably dupplicate with https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/34366897-seperate-the-shared-screen-and-speaker-viewer
Elizabeth Westveer commented
This is a critical need as well for Deaf students in the educational setting, especially for those who are not fluent in reading written English. If the interpreter is not visible in a reasonably sized picture, then the student has NO access to the material being presented.
Provide better access to the Deaf. Let's make MS Teams inclusive!
This update (above link) does not work when share screen is being done. Please vote for this to be updated. So share screen and spotlight can happen at the same time in the screen.
Hopefully this issue will be solved with Dynamic view. We are very much looking forward to get this feature soon.
Please notice that the spotlight feature still did not solve this issue.
We desperately need the ability for students to see their teacher and interpreter simultaneously with the shared screen. Especially for young students it is too difficult to minimize the shared screen and switch back and forth. Being able to split the screen and view the shared screen alongside the pinned participants is essential!
[Deleted User] commented
Having this feature is a must so the learning environment is inclusive to all students of all abilities.
This would be amazing! We started using Teams for our virtual class meetings, and this is a struggle.
I do see the suggestion below, that could be an ok temp fix.
I’m not sure the younger kids, or some of our less tech savvy parents could do that easily.
Plus, I work in a low income area where internet is not always great, running two videos would be rough.
Being able to pin the terp, speaker, and screen share would be amazing for full access.
This would be a life changer for our service users
please remove this barrier to learning for deaf students.
Matt Quinn commented
As an aside, it's kinda possible to achieve this today...
Join the meeting in Teams Desktop Client, pin the video of the speaker, snap the window to one side.
Join the same meeting in Teams in a browser, mute your mic, speakers etc. and have it show the presentation....
But it's a faff, and having this baked in to the Desktop Client would be amazing
As a Disability Support Officer this function will make a huge difference to the student being able to view and interpreting live.
Deaf students need access to shared screens *and* the interpreter!
patrice Dalton commented
Of course this is needed if we want to be all inclusive and successfully move to a blended learning approach
needed for our Sign-language interpreters.
A permanent pinned view of the speaker is also required for the presenter to support lipreading among our deaf and hard-of hearing students.
Lee Barnard commented
Yes. We need this for our sign-language interpreters - ideally with an indication of their role - along with their name, for example.
I was recently in a session where the sign-language interpreters (who usually work in pairs or in small teams, alternating) had to be announced verbally to bring them to the attention of the deaf-and hard-or-hearing participants.
A permanent pinned view of the speaker is also required for the presenter to support lipreading among the deaf and hard-of hearing community.
David Pollard commented
Hey Microsoft Teams! Love your platform!
I have some deaf students who would really benefit from a change in Teams.
When we share a slide deck/screen, if they could pin their interpreter to the side of the deck in a dual-screen view this would be a life-changer.
Like this! (see awkward pic!)
Currently, when we share screens or slides the students lose sight of their interpreter.
Pinning works amazingly well if there is no screen share as the students pin their interpreter and instructor to their screen. Huge success here!
Likewise, for accessibility & inclusion, having an option in MS Teams Live Events to add two people (maybe a little larger) to the right of the content would give an option for an interpreter alongside a speaker.
Little changes, but would make your platform king! Thank you!
Also on the flip of this, for those with acquired brain injuries, attention deficit challenges, it would be useful to have the option to block or remove the interpreter from the screen as it can be distracting to their experience.