How do I use TrialPad to present evidence over Zoom?

TrialPad can be used with Zoom to make professional presentations during remote proceedings, such as a deposition, mediation, or trial. And the setup is simple and easy.

Start with a Windows or Mac computer, with the Zoom software installed, and your iPad with TrialPad. (You do not need the Zoom app installed on your iPad as you will not be using the Zoom app on your iPad.)

Next, make sure that your computer and iPad are connected to the same WiFi network. Your iPad should not be physically connected to your computer as you will be using Zoom’s built-in wireless capability.

When you join the Zoom call, make sure that the host has set the Zoom settings to allow all participants to share their screen. This can be done by the host clicking on the small green arrow beside the “Share Screen” button, clicking on “Advanced Sharing Options…”, and under “Who can share?”, selecting “All Participants”.

Launch TrialPad on your iPad and open the case you’ll be using to show your evidence during the Zoom call.

When you’re ready to show your evidence, press the green “Share Screen” button at the bottom of the Zoom window on your computer. You will be presented with a pop-up window that displays the various options available to share with the other participants on the call. Making sure that the “Basic” tab is selected at the top, click on the “iPhone/iPad via AirPlay” option (on Windows it will just say “iPhone/iPad” and a plugin may need to be installed), then click on the blue “Share” button at the bottom of the pop-up window.

Next, on your iPad swipe down from the upper right-hand corner to show the iPad Control Center. Tap on the “Screen Mirroring” button, and then select the “Zoom” option. Tap away from the Control Center to dismiss the popover, and tap your iPad screen again to reveal TrialPad.

TrialPad is now connected to the Zoom call, and when you slide the Output switch to On you’ll see the faint TrialPad for iPad on the shared screen indicating everything is ready to go. At this point you can just tap on a document and press Present to share it as you would in court, utilizing TrialPad’s annotation tools. Video or audio files can be presented in a similar way.

When you’re finished presenting, click on Stop Share at the top of the Zoom window on your computer.