Google Jamboard

Google will retire the Google Jamboard service/app and physical device support on October 1, 2024, and officially shut down the service on December 31, 2024. Refer to Article ID: 12041 for more information.

Google Jamboard is a core service covered by U-M's contract.

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 desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Jamboard supports up to 16 touchpoints (or interactions) at once on a single jam.
Note: Physical Jamboard kiosks have been discontinued by Google. If you own a physical kiosk, you can continue to use it without issue.

Example Tools

  • 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 Help Center.

Integrated Apps

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

Recording of Intro to Jamboard Webinar (23:05)