Choosing the best digital whiteboard
What is a classroom without a board on which to write? And a whiteboard, with its smooth and stick-able surface, provides even more flexibility. Not only can you write on the board, but you can add sticky notes to mix for rearranging and organizing concepts.
A digital whiteboard has even more capabilities: sharing photos as well as text and sketches, highlighting items with a "laser pointer," and converting handwriting to type. Like a physical whiteboard with sticky notes, everything can be moved around, making it ideal for affinity mapping and collaborative projects.
IU supports several different whiteboard options: Google Jamboard, Microsoft Whiteboard, and Zoom Whiteboard. How do you decide which one to use? Why might you choose one over the other?
What you want to use a whiteboard for will likely determine which one will work best for you. All three whiteboard options:
- Can be used synchronously or asynchronously
- Have a variety of sticky note colors
- Can be exported as a file (.png, .pdf, or both)