Take a screenshot on your Mac to share your work with your tutor
You can capture the entire screen, a window, or just a portion of the screen to show your math problem.
How to take a screenshot on your Mac
To take a screenshot, press and hold these three keys together: Shift, Command, and 3. You will see a thumbnail in the corner of your screen and the screenshot will automatically save to your desktop.
To capture a portion of your screen, press and hold these three keys together: Shift, Command, and 4. Drag the crosshair to select the area of the screen to capture.
If you see a thumbnail in the corner of your screen, click it to edit the screenshot to highlight your math problem.
Where to find screenshots
By default, screenshots save to your desktop with the name ”Screen Shot [date] at [time].png.”
Take a screenshot on your Windows PC to share your work with your tutor
Simply press the "Print Screen" key on your keyboard to capture a screenshot of your math problem on your screen. It's usually labeled "PrtScn" (or something very similar) and is located in the top row, among or near the Function keys.
Press PrtScn. This copies the entire screen to the clipboard.
Press Alt + PrtScn. This copies the screenshot to the clipboard.
Press the Windows key + Shift + S. The screen will dim and the mouse pointer will change. You can drag to select the portion of the screen which has your math problem to capture. The screenshot will be copied to the clipboard, too.
Press the Windows key + PrtScn. This saves the entire screen as an image file. You can find it in the "Pictures" folder, in a subfolder called "Screenshots."
You can now share the screenshot with your tutor to better explain your math problem.