Using Bomgar to Present Your PowerPoint Slides Remotely

Bomgar is a remote assistance software which provides the utility for administrators to connect to remote computers, tablets and smartphones to provide instant tech support. While Bomgar is by and large a remote support and remote assistance software, it also has a lot of utility for presenters, including a presentation-only interface.


What is Bomgar?

Bomgar can be used by network administrators and presenters to remotely access and control devices. Bomgar using a Jump Client, which is an installable software for remotely controlling computers, be it a PC running Windows OS or a Mac or Linux computer. Bomgar also extends remote support for devices like iPads, iPhones and the ones running an Android OS.

If you’re a presenter, you can make use of Bomgar by presenting technical trainings, demos and presenting complex presentations by remotely accessing system resources on a remote device.

What is Bomgar

You can learn more about Bomgar from this introductory video by the developer.

Presentation Only Interface for Technical Trainings

The ‘Presentation Only interface’ of Bomgar provides an intuitive way to conduct complex trainings (e.g. IT trainings) remotely. You can choose between full screen or individual application sharing to initiate your training sessions.

Presentation Only Interface

Join Screen Sharing Sessions without Downloading Heavy Applications

Other than acting as a remote assitance client like TeamViewer, Bomgar can also be used as a remote meeting client such as GoToMeeting. Individuals can join a session without the need to install heavy applications. Making it possible to join online meetings by simply running an executable file. This installs the Bomgar Customer Client for screen sharing and establishing a remote connection.

Join Bomgar Session

Join a Conference via Android, iPad or iPhone

Attendees can join sessions not only from computers but also via AndroidiPad and iPhone devices. The Bomgar client also allows individuals to chat with the presenter and zoom or pan the screen.

Android Presentation using Bomgar

Restrict user Access During Presentations

The presenter can also limit and control interface from other users by disabling the remote user’s keyboard or mouse. Limiting access to ensure a smooth presentation.

Restrict user Access

You can also enable the privacy screen to work on the remote computer. This will result in a courtesy message being displayed to the end user. The user can regain control of the system using CRL+ALT+DEL.

Privacy Screen

You can try out Bomgar on a 7-day trial basis to assess its utility. If you are looking to record the sessions, there are other tools that can help you to accomplish this work, for example TeamViewer has a feature that allows you to record the meeting session in TeamViewer.

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