About Jamboard

Jamboard is a visual collaboration application designed to assists organizations with capturing, discussing and brainstorming ideas in a digital workspace. The platform includes a whiteboard, which lets participants add images, notes, and content from external sources to a shared canvas.

Jamboard comes with co-authoring capabilities, which enable teams to simultaneously comment, draw and highlight content using multiple mobile devices. Features include drawing tools, recent history, sticky notes, access management and more. Additionally, organizations can create custom jams using Kanban board, add agendas, provide suggestions via annotations and invite participants to streamline discussions and assign tasks across teams.

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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)

21 Reviews of Jamboard

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.24 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.0

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(9)

9

4 stars

(10)

10

3 stars

(1)

1

2 stars

(0)

0

1 stars

(1)

1

Likelihood to Recommend

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Showing 1 - 5 of 21 results

January 2021

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2021

My Go-To for Brainstorming!

Overall I have had a great experience with this product, it's very user-friendly!

Pros

Jamboard is great for brainstorming with teammates during virtual meetings. It has been a great solution for us since we have all been working from home during the pandemic. Our Product team also asked me how they would be able to continue doing whiteboarding sessions with candidates since we can no longer do in person interviews. I was happy to be able to recommend this software to them. Jamboard is great for taking notes and presenting concepts in an easy to understand and visually appealing way.

Cons

I would like to be able to write text directly on the board without needing to use a sticky note since that can be distracting.

November 2020

Brandon from School

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2020

Jamboard Great for Education

It allows me to colloborate and work with peers and my students and has brought immersive and lively discussions.

Pros

I liked that you are able to colloborate and share thoughts and responses in a live platform.

Cons

I have used Padlet and it took me a few minutes to discern between Padlet and Jamboard.

Reasons for Switching to Jamboard

A reccommendation of a colleague to a google suite product.

January 2021

Ryan from Church of Jesus Christ

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Religious Institutions

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2021

Jamboard - A great teaching tool

I use Jamboard in a virtual classroom environment with students I teach via Zoom. I can create interactive slides that students can draw and type on to allow them to engage more directly with content.

Pros

It allows me to create interactive and stimulating virtual classroom environments.

Cons

The hardware itself is quite expensive, and not reasonable for non-professional use. The software also is pretty no-frills, which I don't mind for how I use it, but it would be problematic were I to want to try to use it to build a presentation.

Reasons for Switching to Jamboard

Self-instruction to interactive discussion

June 2020

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

June 2020

Collaborative Whiteboard integrated into G-suite - Easy , Simple but just fine

A simple and easy tool for the remote teams who need a collaborative, shared & real-time Whiteboard. Has the necessary features but only the basic ones. It is integrated in G-suite. Google doesn't market this well to users, so not every employee would know about its existence.

Pros

It is already a part of G-suite, so massive effort is saved and little reason to choose any external product. It just acts like any other document or productivity application from Google- easy to collaborate, store in G-Drive, Share with Colleagues, works in Cloud, etc. It is also simple to use and quite straightforward. This application solved our need for a online shared whiteboard requested by team working remotely.

Cons

It is a web application, so you have be online just like other G-suite applications. Further it may be too simple and skimps on certain features. You can't add in files, only images are permitted. The UI is not great as the actual area for working is small due to large headers like other usual applications- Google sheets, Google docs,etc. Further, people didn't knew about this and the IT team had to educate about the existence of this software.

October 2020

Soledad from Ussable

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2020

An easy tool for

Even when my first use wasn't the best, I had curiosity to see if Jamboard evolved to better or it will become a Google Wave Case, so few days ago I checked how was working now and I have the nice surprise that Jamboard has new features.

Pros

Jamboard has a user proof interface. This is really-really great to share ideas when you are in that kind of remote meetings sessions where people never get to an agree. The "shapes" feature added is without any doubts THE FEATURE that Jamboard was needing. Clean to use

Cons

The first time using Jamboard was a bit uncomfortable: Shapes feature wasn't added and the drawing tool wasn't very polished. I tried to share an idea, and sadly my pulse is not the better, so finally my poor draw took the lead rol in the meeting. I guess that the first attempt was almost duplicate the "board" experience, and for that reason that tool wasn't included, but now it's totally comfortable to be used.

Reasons for Switching to Jamboard

Overall, I see great potential in Jamboard, it's easy to use, has the right features, and I think it will be a very good plugin for Presentations and Docs, not just for use in meetings. On the other hand, showing an idea is faster than explaining and trying to make a diagram in Slides, you have fewer tools to choose avoiding in that way paralysis-analysis when drawing. Also you avoid comments based in details more than the ideas you need to resolve.