Ability to view both presentation, presenters and attendees in separate windows to utilize a multi-screen setup
During meetings where presentations are required it would be highly appreciated if we had the possibility to both see the presentation, the presenter and other participants separately as larger streams in stead of the small stamp sized pictures
It could be done by being able to detach a specific stream to become a borderless windowed video overlay that can be placed on another screen and maximized if one has more than one monitor or a very large screen.
Javier Mugica Garcia commented
Hate the new teams version I can’t see attendees while presenting
Please, please, please.
In the current configuration, you put the participants at the bottom of the screen, so I am looking as far as possible away from the people I am talking to. This makes conversations very unnatural.
Zoom and ToGoMeeting both have this possiblity. Probably others as well. It seems odd that Teams is not offering this option yet!
This can partially be done with teams conference room equipment, where presentation and attendees can be displayed on a separate monitors. On a PC the presenter can have separate frames; one for his presentation and one for the attendees. HOWEVER, attendees can only see the attendees and the presentation in a single frame in "picture-in-picture" mode. It would be great if they also could see them each in their own frame, and if one has it, on a separate screen/monitor.
Webex has this functionality to break out the participants and presentation to separate windows. This would be very useful. Also allows for the presentation to be on the larger monitor and people on my laptop monitor where my camera is so i'm looking at them vs the other screen.
I am an educational audiologist and one of our educational interpreters has already reported this difficult situation. While in a MS Teams meeting/instruction, our deaf/hard of hearing (DHOH) students cannot see their sign language interpreter and teacher in equal panes on their device. Our students depend on this visual accessibility feature in order to fully participate in on-line learning.
We are asking your team to consider this as a high priority.
This would allow Deaf and hard of hearing students to see their interpreter as the teacher is sharing documents and/or videos. The minimized size of the interpreter with the current set up is too small to read signs or facial expressions.
Jeroen Brink commented
Yes! Strangely when you present something to other participants in the meeting you are able to detach the video stream window from the content you're presenting, but when someone else is presenting something you wind up with a single screen with the video stream below the shared content, and with almost no possibility to see who's speaking!