On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, EKU enabled Google Jamboard as part of EKU's G Suite for Education offering. It is located in the Geek Crabbe Library 207 Lab (by Java City).
Google Jamboard is a collaborative digital canvas application. Collaborators can create online interactions (called "Jams") and can collaborate by way of the destop browser and mobile apps. While traditional whiteboards are great for collaborative work, the Jamboard is designed to bridge the gap of distance, while integrating the power and ease of Google apps into the whiteboard experience.
Jamboards allow for natural drawing and sketching, enhanced by Google’s AI, which facilitates transforming handwritten text and doodles into type and images. Search the internet to locate content and images, for example from Google Photos and Maps, to pull them into a Jam. Jamboard’s integration with G Suite for Education allows for incorporating work from Doc, Sheets and Slides and files stored in Drive. Project Jams into Hangouts. Jams are automatically saved to Google Drive.
Additional details can be found here:
- This is Jamboard (YouTube video)
- Jamboard - the whiteboard, reimagined for collaboration in the cloud
- G Suite for Education: Jamboard
- Jamboard Help Center
Incorporating handwriting and shape recognition, Jamboards work like a whiteboard but with a 55-inch, 4k display that enables the best of Google Search as well as access to your work in G Suite. You can grab and place images and content from the web, pull in work from Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, and add content stored in Google Drive. And you can save your work to Drive to share or resume later.
If you have an questions or need assistance, please ask a Geek at the desk. We also have pens and erasers for the device or you can use your finger to write on it or erase on it.