Splashtop Classroom

Screen sharing solution to present content on students’ screen.

Splashtop Classroom is a software that allows instructors to share their screen with students and can be used as a replacement for projectors and screens in the classroom. Students can benefit from Splashtop’s collaboration features: once connected, students can view, control and annotate over lesson content directly from their own devices.

This page provides guidance on how to use Splashtop for University of Edinburgh staff and students.

How to Use

Splashtop Classroom provides the flexibility for instructors and students to either use university managed PCs which requires no setup, or install Splashtop on their personal devices for convenience.

Quick start
Instructors can ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​print this image and bring it to the classroom.

Links to install the Splashtop Classroom app on a personal device

Download the relevant app:  AndroidChromeiOS. Ensure Use Splashtop Center setting is enabled, before proceeding in a similar manner to above. More information on how to use the Mobile Apps can be found here.


Instructors need a Splashtop account and the Splashtop Streamer software to start sharing their screen. Once an account has been made, any Windows or Mac PC can be used to start a sharing session as long as the device is connected to Eduroam on university network.

However, no setup is required in ‘Splashtop Enabled’ rooms where Splashtop is already installed and set-up.

Starting a Sharing Session in a Splashtop Enabled Room

Some rooms have designated teaching PCs where Splashtop is installed. It takes less than 30 seconds to start a sharing session from these PCs.
Students can now start viewing the contents of your screen on their PC. The Session Manager shows a summary of the screen sharing session including: number of participants, their names, and the joining details.