Microsoft Whiteboard Available as Free Alternative
Google Jamboard, a cloud-based digital whiteboard app, has been a popular choice for instruction and group collaboration. Along with the announced end of support for Google's Jamboard devices, Google has announced that support for the Jamboard app will wind down in late 2024.
Jamboard Retirement Timing
October 1, 2024 is the last date that it will be possible to create new or edit existing Jams. Existing Jams can be accessed to view or export from October 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024. Please export any Jams you wish to retain by December 31, 2024.
For current Google Jamboard users, Microsoft Whiteboard offers similar features for collaboration in the physical or virtual classroom. Microsoft Whiteboard is available to the UMBC campus as part of the Office 365 suite of apps. The following links are provided if you would like to learn more about Microsoft Whiteboard:
Whiteboard for instruction:
With the addition of the Microsoft Teams integrations in Blackboard, Microsoft Whiteboard may help streamline activities in your course.
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Posted: February 6, 2024, 8:32 AM