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Mirroring360 App

All centrally scheduled classrooms on campus now have software that enables instructors to project/cast their devices, such as iPads and phones, onto the projector screen!  Instructors can cast from iPads, iPhones, Chromebooks, Android phones, Android tablets, PCs, and Macs.

“I initially started using Mirroring360 to use both iOS and PC apps at the same time for my online class recordings.  But I quickly realized ‘Hey, this would be great in the classroom.’ It allows me to walk around and project the material to the screen and rather than switching back and forth between the document camera and the computer or the computer and the whiteboard, I can share it all on one screen for the students.  It allows me to use apps that are not available on the standard classroom computers. All in all the mirroring software allows me to do more in the classroom.” 

–Julie Trivitt, Clinical Associate Professor in Economics, Walton College of Business.

Wireless screen projection allows the instructor to walk around while they teach and not stay tethered to the front of the room. It also gives instructors the ability to use both Apple and PC programs at the same time. Not only can instructors cast their devices but they can allow for students to mirror devices to show group work on the main screen!  Up to four devices can be cast to the main screen at the same time!

In addition to casting, Mirroring360 allows the instructor to share their screen with up to 40 student devices! The students go to a website and type in the link that the software provides. Students can then follow along on their own laptops, tablets, or phones. This helps with students who may have visual impairments or in rooms that have obstructed sight lines.

 

Want to try it out? Drop by for teaching innovation and pedagogical support weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at one of two TIPS Center locations: the TIPS Center located in Gibson Annex or TIPS Underground at the Global Campus, 2. E. Center St., on the downtown Fayetteville square. For immediate assistance, go to help.uark.edu.

To Get Started

To get started projecting in the classroom, open the mirroring360 app on the classroom computer.
mirroring360 desktop icon

From a laptop, install the Mirroring360 app on your Windows or Mac computer.

From a device such as a phone or tablet, there are different ways to set up casting.

  • From iOS devices & Macs you need to turn on AirPlay + Mirroring
  • From Android devices you must install the Mirroring360 Sender
  • From Chromebooks or PCs you need to  install the Chrome extension  (Note:  Mirroring a PC or older Mac screen requires the use of a Chrome browser)

See instructions for your device below.

iOS devices - iPad or iPhone
      1. On the classroom computer, click on the mirroring360 icon.
        mirroring360 desktop icon
      2. On your iOS device, go to your “Control Center.”
        NOTE: Depending on the version you have, you can access this by swiping up from the bottom of your screen or swiping down from the top right corner of the screen.
          open control center on ios device
      3. Select the “Screen Mirroring” or “AirPlay” button
        select screen mirroring
      4. Select the classroom computer when it shows up in the list.
        select the computer
      5. Type in the code that appears in the mirroring360 app on the classroom computer or click QR to connect using the QR code.
      6. Your screen will now appear on the classroom computer
        NOTE: If the AirPlay button does not appear in the Control Center or it does not find the classroom computer, mirroring360 recommends that you “try Mirroring Assist from the App Store and follow the step-by-step instructions within the app to connect.”
        ios mirroring assist
Android Devices

NOTE: Android devices will not allow you to play audio through the classroom speakers.  Please take that into account when you are projecting android devices.

  1. On the classroom computer, click on the mirroring360 icon.
    mirroring360 desktop icon
  2. On your device, go to the Play Store to download and install “Mirroring360 Sender Basic
    mirroring360 sender app for android
  3. Launch the app once it downloads.
  4. Be sure your device is on UARK WIFI.
    NOTE: be sure you are not on the guest network or you will get an error message.  If you are on the guest network, forget the newtork.
    wifi error for mirroring 360 app
  5.  The computer should automatically be discovered. Select the computer to connect.
  6. Type in the mirroring ID or scan the QR code that appears on the computer screen to begin casting. It lets you know that it will begin mirroring.
    The app lets you know it will be mirroring
  7. Select stop mirroring to end the session.
    app should find computer
Chromebooks
  1. On the classroom computer, click on the mirroring360 icon.
    mirroring360 desktop icon
  2. On your chromebook, install the chrome extension of the Mirroring360 Sender: Install Chrome Extension. 
    mirroring 360 chrome extension
  3. Open Chrome.
  4. Click on the Mirroring360 Sender icon in the top right of your chrome browser.
    chrome extension icon for mirroring360
  5. Select the computer where you would like to mirror your device.
PCs
  1. On the classroom computer, click on the mirroring360 icon.
    mirroring360 desktop icon
  2. On your laptop, download the chrome extension.
  3. Launch the app on your computer.
  4. Be sure your device is on UARK WIFI (NOTE: be sure you are not on the guest network.  If you are on the guest network, forget the newtork).
  5.  The computer should automatically be discovered. Select the computer to connect.
  6. Type in the mirroring ID or scan the QR code that appears on the computer screen to begin casting.
Macs

For Newer Macs (2011 or later)

  1. Screen share via AirPlay

For Older Macs (2010 or earlier)

  1.   Install Mirroring360 for Mac
Sharing Your Screen on Student Devices

In some cases you may want to share the screen with students on their own devices.  Mirroring360 allows you to share with up to 40 students.  This is helpful for students with visual impairments or in rooms with obstructed sight lines.

  1. In the app, click “Start Sharing”.
  2. Give the “viewit.at” web address to the students.
  3. Students enter the address and can view your screen on their devices.
    mirroring360 share link with students.

Note: The person icon  lets you know how many students are currently viewing your screen. The app supports up to 40 students viewing the screen and cannot exceed the 40.