Google Jamboard

Google Jamboard is both a core service—covered by U-M's contract—and a physical device.

Recording of Intro to Jamboard Webinar (23:05)

Jamboard helps teams collaborate in new ways: 
  • Sketch ideas whiteboard-style while benefiting from the access and connectivity of an interactive and responsive canvas.
  • Drop images, add notes, and pull assets directly from the web or Google Drive.
  • Connect with team members from anywhere around the world in real time.
A session, or "jam," can be joined from a physical Jamboard, desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Jamboard supports up to 16 touchpoints (or interactions) at once on a single “jam”.


  • Shape recognition tool: use a finger or stylus to draw a perfect shape.
  • Handwriting recognition tool: use a finger or stylus to write and it will be converted to text.
  • Insert sticker or stencil tool: add images from the gallery to a jam.
For more information on all the features available, visit Google's documentation or help center.

Integrated Apps

The tablet app and the Jamboard app can be used to perform all of the features available. The phone app has a subset of the editing features. To add files from Google Drive to a jam use the phone or tablet app. To view a jam, use the web viewer.

Request a Jamboard or a Jamboard Demo

Interested in acquiring a Jamboard? Have questions about the Jamboard service? Contact the ITS Service Center.

Watch the recording of the Intro to Jamboard webinar! (23:05)