Some of my Teachers need to show their desktop on student monitors because the students a few rows back can't see finer details on the projector.
I tried NetMeeting which seemed to work fine, however no more then 16 students are able to connect. I found a supposed work around that would up the tcp connection limit from 10 to 50, but that didn't work. I then found http://support.microsoft.com/kb/243116
which says that 16 is mac for both XP and server 2003. But that it would be possible to work around it by letting a second person host a meeting and then letting others connect to that person. While that might work it's not a good solution in the classroom. Sadly the students seems to think that chatting and painting genitalia with the white board is more interesting then following the lesson. And the teacher wouldn't have any control over that sub-meeting, as far as I can tell.
Is there a workaround that would let more students connect to the teacher? The kb says bandwidth but they have 1Gbps. or is there an other program that would be better suited? There is at most 36 people including the teacher in anyone classroom. Preferably something free since the schools budget for this is about $0, but any good program is worth knowing for the next budget! :)