This article is written for G Suite for Education Administrators.

Update 10/02/2020: The blocking feature provided by Safe Doc is deprecated. Please use the Google Meet’s built-in Host Controls > Let Everyone Share their screen = OFF option from the recent update of Google Meet in Sep 2020. However, the Host Control is on a session basis. If you prefer a permanent solution for all meetings, please try the following.

Google Meet is widely used in remote learning. One of problems is students can present their screens too and take over the control of presentation. This messed up the class.

This article explains how Safe Doc disable this screen sharing feature in Meet. If you have yet to install Safe Doc, apply 30 days trial.

What's changing

Before applying Safe Doc, the presentation feature appears in 2 places. One is in the "staging" page and the other one is within in the meeting.

Present button prior to joining the meeting in Google Meet
Present button prior to joining the meeting in Google Meet
Present button within the meeting in Google Meet
Present button within the meeting in Google Meet

When you configured Safe Doc to disable the screen sharing feature, you got

Present feature disabled in Google Meet
Present feature disabled in Google Meet
Present feature disabled in Google Meet
Present feature disabled in Google Meet

Who's impacted?

Students in the organization unit where Safe Doc is enabled are restricted to present the screen. Teachers are not restricted.

How to get started?

If you have deployed Safe Doc and read Safe Doc Configuration article, add the following policy to disable the screen sharing feature on students' Chromebooks.

{
  "BlockMeetPresent": {
    "Value": true
  }
}

On / off by default?

Restricting screen sharing is OFF by default.


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