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Use Jamboard Virtual Whiteboard in Google Meet Video Meetings

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Brainstorming, study group, online classes – thanks to video conferencing apps, you can do all these sort of things online. Google Meet allows users host video meetings online even if every participant is from different remote locations. But, what happens if you have to explain and discuss some ideas? Wouldn’t a virtual whiteboard be helpful?

Now, Google Meet makes it possible for participants to have a virtual or digital whiteboard during video meetings. Google Meet is integrating Google’s own Jamboard tool for video conferencing.

What is Google Jamboard

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Many people have not heard of Jamboard. It is another service from Google, which works like your regular whiteboard, only digital. You can use the Jamboard to write down ideas or draw charts to better present what you want to explain.

Each digital whiteboard is called a jam. It is easy to use and offers a large display, so you can use it to present your ideas. With its integration to Google Meet, you will find it easy to visualize your thoughts to the other participants. However, there is more to Jamboard than just your digital whiteboard. It enables a two-way interaction, so other participants can also add or edit something on the whiteboard.

How to Use Jamboard Digital Whiteboard in Google Meet

Before you can start using Jamboard virtual whiteboard on your next Google Meet video meeting, you need to enable the service first.

Enable Jamboard Service in G Suite

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  1. Login to your Google Admin console as an admin.
  2. Navigate to Apps.
  3. Select G Suite and look for Jamboard.
  4. Select the Jamboard Service.
  5. Click the Service status.
  6. To turn on, select On for everyone.
  7. Click Save.

Start a Jamboard Jam in Google Meet Video Meetings

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After you have turned on the Jamboard service, you can now use it anytime during your meeting. You can only use a Jamboard during a call using your computer. If you are using a mobile device, you will get a link to a Jamboard file through the app.

  1. To start a jam, Click the three-dotted icon at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Select Whiteboard.
  3. If you have an existing jams, click Choose form drive and select the jam board file. If you want to start a new jams, click Start a new whiteboard.

The new Jamboard feature is available to all G Suite clients as well as those with personal Google accounts.

What do you think of using Jamboard on your Google Meet video meeting? Let us know in the comments below.

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