Maybe this - rather old - guidance for the FP1 can help you.
It explains how to use a WiFi-dongle, as no cable will do.
I have no idea, how it exactly has to be done, but at least this should work for the FP3 as well:
And here’s another thread for the FP3 (in German) with furthter links (in English) discussing your problem:
I think it’s super simple! Android 9 allows you to cast your screen when you swipe down so all you need is a Chromecast. It connects to your TV via HDMI and it connects to your wifi. It can use the TV as a power source via USB or you can hook it up to a power outlet.
I’m a bit reluctant to spend £25-30 on a Chromecast but I think you might be right that this is the thing with the best chance of working. I can already use the PS3 to stream Netflix etc so it would really only be of use for Zoom. Or maybe I should just get a webcam for my PC
Well, I ordered a Chromecast which finally arrived. However it’s not a real Chromecast and I can’t get it to work. I think it does something with Miracast. My own fault probably for getting something cheap and not checking it out properly.
I haven’t tried with my FP3 yet, but on the FP2, the Android built-in “Cast” feature is Miracast for all I know. I’ve used it together with a Samsung BluRay player, a Conferencing System at work and a Microsoft HDMI display adapter.
Is there a way I could get this Miracast thing to work with my FP3 then? My understanding was that the cast feature of the FP3 was incompatible with Miracast.
Having being burned this time I’m a bit reluctant to buy another piece of hardware that I don’t understand.
My laptop is too old to run zoom and my PC doesn’t have a webcam (it’s also really far away from my TV).
The reason I’m wanting to use Zoom on a bigger screen is for my kid’s science class which has moved online. So it’s not really up to me which programme is used. But I have read about the security concerns and I’m not massively worried. They’ve emailed me about it and tried to address some of those issues. I wouldn’t say I trust them particularly but it doesn’t seem like they are any worse than Facebook.
Both work and I can mirror my phone screen on the TV.
The MS page says, the adapter supports “Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Miracast®” so that obviously works with the FP3
The Samsung manual speaks of “DLNA Cast” which has to be enabled on the device (i.e. the phone). I honestly have no idea if that’s the same thing or not
P.S.: I remember that in the Ubuntu Touch groups a lot of people said that screen mirroring didn’t work well except for the MS adapter and that was true for my FP2: with Android I could connect to both the BluRay player and the Display adapter, but with Ubuntu Touch the connection to the BluRay player froze after roughly 10sec. So it does seem to matter what other device you want to connect to, even if they in general are supposed to support the same technology.
P.P.S.: I think I had to install a firmware update for the MS Display Adapter first and that was only possible from a Windows machine
I teach my English classes in Microsoft Teams using my students’ school accounts for Microsoft 365. What school chooses Zoom as a medium? Seems irresponsible and in the Netherlands it might even be against the latest privacy laws.
I’m also doing a second degree and my university uses Blackboard Ultra, which is amazing. There’s a button for raising your hand if you want to say something and the teacher can split the class up in random discussion groups.
It’s not school-based, it’s a class for pre-schoolers run by a franchise called Mini Professors. As such it’s entirely optional and I could choose not to do the Zoom sessions. I’ve heard Teams is good but obviously you need a licence etc. Most people have the technology to use Zoom on their phone and it’s free up to a point so I guess that’s why it is being so widely used in the current circumstances.