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Jamboard Tutorial

Setting up and using on a Computer

How to Set up and use Jamboard for Google Meet on a Computer

 Jamboard is an interactive whiteboard Google integration, which has also been built into Google Meet. You can use this in your live lessons to show students something you normally would on your face to face classroom whiteboards – and allow them to collaborate if you wish. Here is a guide on how to use this …


On your Google Meet, click on the three dots on the bottom right hand side and press on ‘Whiteboard’ …

From there, press on ‘Start a new Whiteboard’. If you would like to open a previously saved ‘Jam’ from either yourself of a student you can do so by clicking on ‘Choose from Drive’ …

Before the Jamboard starts, you will be able to amend the sharing permissions. These can be changed later. It might be best for the Teaching Assistant to set up the meeting so they can amend these preferences. It is recommended that the student’s only have ‘View’ access to start with …

Once shared, you will be greeted with the below. The students will be able to see the same as you. Hold down on the pen button on the left hand side to change the pen type / colour. Hold down left click to draw …

 

The eraser tool is below the pen. Once selected, hold down left click to erase …

There are various other tools down the left hand side which allow you to do things such as add Sticky Notes, add Images from either your Google Drive or the internet, draw shapes, and also add Text boxes …

 

You can add ‘Frames’, which are similar to new ‘Slides’ by clicking on the arrows at the top …

To amend the permissions of the Jamboard during the session, which may be a job best suited for your Teaching Assistant, much like with other Google Documents, click on the ‘Share’ button on the top right and amend the permissions that way …

To save your Jamboard for future use, click on the three dots on the top right hand corner, and press on ‘Save frame as image’ …

Any late comers to your meeting may need to request access to the Jamboard. They are able to access the link on the Google Meet page by clicking on the ‘Attachment’ button on the bottom left hand side …

Jamboards will save automatically into your drive. If you would like to reference this Jamboard in future lessons, you will be able to locate it by choosing ‘Choose from Drive’ when starting a new Meet …

It is worth noting that if students need to collaborate on this ‘Live’ when using a tablet, they will need to download the app. The links to this can be found here. By clicking on the link it may kick them out of the live lesson. If you would like students to see what you are doing, it may be worth ‘Presenting’ the Jamboard window rather than having them close the Google Meet /Classroom application …

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