Why You Should Use an Interactive Online WhiteboardJan 11, 2021
Picture this: You’re taking an online class or training, or maybe you’re attending a virtual workshop or summit. The presenter is asking for feedback from the group, and so far, no one has responded. Or maybe, people are responding, but the presenter is recording the responses on a Google spreadsheet and can’t quite keep track of what’s what and who’s who.
And let’s be real – online presentations can sometimes be... well... boring.
Enter interactive virtual whiteboards. They are third-party platforms that allow users to collaborate in a remote environment. Of course, that is one con to using virtual whiteboards—you are often asking people to leave your current platform, where it be Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.
However, this is a case where the pros outweigh the cons. Virtual whiteboard platforms typically
Whiteboard features vary from platform to platform but they include recording, live chat, freeform drawing, widgets such as post-it notes and stickers, and the addition of media such as photos, videos and documents. It’s a great way to get your audience engaged and all on the same page – literally. One of the biggest benefits of using a virtual whiteboard is encouraging people to use their “hands” so that they are active participants and retaining imp
Additionally, these whiteboard platforms can record or capture data, so that the presenter (you!) can focus on what's really important – presenting, interacting and building relationships. For example, the platform Mural can integrate with your Google account or OneDrive so that information is automatically organized and placed where you need it.
The best thing about virtual whiteboards? They’re fun! And when it comes to making a memorable presentation or course, it should be fun as well as educational.
See our Tech Tuesday demo of a virtual whiteboard platform below!
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