Q. How do I share PowerPoint and other files in Collaborate Ultra?


NOTE: To share files with Collaborate you will need the presenter permissions.

Staff with the role of moderator or presenter can always share files. Students will need to be given the role of presenter to be able to share files. Follow the steps below to share PowerPoint, PDF, or Image files.


Open the Collaborate panel at the bottom left of the screen and select the third icon labeled 'Share Content.

Third icon in Collaborate panel highlighted


Select Share Files.

Share files


Either drag and drop the file into the drop area or click the browse button to select the file from your computer.

The add files link is a drop-area as well

During upload, the panel will show the file as first uploading and then converting.

You will not be able to select the file until it becomes a link

Ensure that the file is selected and use the Share Now button underneath it.

The Share Now button is underneath the element containing all files.

Select the thumbnail preview to show the file to all users. If you have uploaded a PDF or PowerPoint file, select the slide or page you wish to show first.

Slides are numbered in sequence

With the file showing to all users in the main window, it is now possible to navigate a PowerPoint or PDF file using the arrow keys below the current image.

Navigation arrows can be selected with keyboard controls and are labeled as Next or Previous Slide.

When you are finished, you can either use the stop sharing button in the top right of the screen or move straight on to share the next resource.



  • Last Updated May 27, 2020
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  • Answered By Tim Guyett

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