About OpenBoard

OpenBoard is an open-source whiteboard solution that helps educators interact with students by creating live content utilizing custom stylus lines, highlighters, erasers and more. It enables users to configure the background size, color, and grid and line intensity as per individual requirements.

OpenBoard comes with a built-in library of sounds, videos, images, shapes and animations, allowing teachers to create interactive content and increase student engagement. Schools and universities can upload and store course-specific documents within the platform, ensuring quick access to content for teachers and students. It provides a web browser, which lets tutors make annotations and share webpages from a centralized platform. Additionally, users c...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, Windows 8, Windows 10

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March 2021

Christian from Univ. Claude Bernard Lyon 1

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2021

Full featured whiteboard

I have been using manu other whiteboards, usually shipping with interactive whiteboards, and this one really suits my needs.

Pros

You can write on a standard whiteboard or scribble on top of your desktop, to overlay on your documents and software. This is really nice to setup with a tablet or interactive whiteboard. Unobstrusive icons let you switch from normal use to overlay scribbling.

Cons

Ideal for videoconferences to whether explain something on a board or to add to a document that you are sharing on your screen.

Reasons for Switching to OpenBoard

eBeam is nice but works only with their hardware. Jamboard, Miro and the like don't do overaly on your desktop, they just allow you to write on a whiteboard. OpenBoard allows to write on top of your desktop and this is really an interesting feature.