A student using the Broadcast xtension to annotate over their screen
BroadcastEducationProduct Update

Get annotating with the new Broadcast Extension!

Luke McSorley Apr 11, 2022

Install the Broadcast extension

A new Broadcast Extension has arrived, and with it, you’ll be able to add annotations while sharing your screen with your audience’s devices. This makes it easier than ever to add context to your content and explain concepts to your audience.

What’s even better is that the new extension can be used in not one but two ways, giving you more ways to capture, create and share your digital content.

The Extension is available on the Google Chrome Web Store – you can install it here.

1. Annotate over a live Broadcast

As a Broadcaster, you can now add annotations over the top of your content while sharing your screen with your class. This means that your students can follow along with these annotations on their own devices in real-time.

Why is this useful?

The new annotation tools allow you to draw attention to certain parts of the material and add your own context, helping to deepen your students understanding of a topic. Plus, you can screen capture these annotations and download them to your device – making it easy to share the material with your class at a later point.

2. Annotate over your browser

The new Extension can also be used when you aren’t Broadcasting. You can use the extension to screen capture your tab, browser, or entire screen and then add annotations on top of the image using the tools.

Why is this useful?

Picture this – you’re a science teacher preparing for a class on the nervous system. You come across a helpful image of a nerve synapse on the web that you’d like to include in your lesson. You can use the Broadcast extension to capture this and add your own annotations – maybe you use the pen tool to circle the synaptic cleft. This image can then be downloaded to your device for later use.

See how we’ve used it below!

Other benefits

The new Extension also makes it easier to change the Broadcast source. You can switch between sharing your tab, application, or entire screen during a Broadcast – so you can stay focused on the content that’s important.

How do I get the new Broadcast Extension?

Install the Broadcast extension

Want to add annotations while sharing your screen?

Get our Broadcast Extension from the Chrome Web Store now.

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