What Do We Need to Know About Jamboard’s Google Meetings?

google chromeIf your work necessitates you to have regular use of video conference applications like Google Hangouts Meet, access to a reliable interactive whiteboard like Jamboard Google will prove itself worthy and will bring great value to your work. 

Interactive digital whiteboards, Jamboard Google, in particular, are a great help and you can use them on relaying instructions to people who are not necessarily in the same room or location as you.

Simply put, they can be in some other place or in a remote location, but the Jamboard Google tool functions as a medium to access them and thus build a communication link. Participants in a jamboard online session can brainstorm together.

What we have next is a set of pointers to guide you in creating a Jamboard session, if you haven’t tried before. Once set, you can start sharing it with whoever you want to join your Google Meet session and start collaborating together. 

How to Use Jamboard Online with Google Meet

Step 1: Go to Google Jamboard homepage. For the best experience, we suggest you use Google Chrome. From here, you’d be able to create a Jamboard session. 

Step 2: If you want to create a new Jam, click on the ‘+’ icon, which can be found at the bottom right.  On your screen, if you have a previous Jamboard session, you will see it here or create a new one instead and share it on a Google Meet meeting session.  

How to Add a Jamboard Session to an Active Meeting on Google Meet

Step 1: From your PC, open and start Google Meet and join a meeting. Do this by clicking on “Start a meeting”, and then click on “Join now”. 

Note: If you happen to have an actual Jamboard display, you may tap on this option instead of ‘Join or start a meeting’. You can see this from the Jamboard screen’s top right corner.

Step 2: After you hopped in on a meeting, you can click on the “Present Now” button found at the bottom right of your screen. Then from the list of displayed available options, choose ‘A Chrome tab’.  

Note: If your presentation is originating from an actual Jamboard hardware, you can either select ‘A window” or ‘Your entire screen’.

Depending on what you are trying to do, choose to display your entire screen and then click on the ‘Share’ button. This action will initiate sharing or casting your entire Jamboard screen. 

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Step 3: 

A new window will open, choose the tab with “Google Jamboard open” and then find the ‘Share’ button. You have this in the window’s bottom right corner. And voila! 

You should now have your Jamboard online window up and should be visible to every Google Meet session participant. 

Then, you can just move over to the tab for Jamboard Google so you can start teaching your students (if you are an educator conducting an online learning session) or present your topic if you are using your physical whiteboard for a business meeting.   

Wrapping up!

If you are going to allow your session viewers to download a copy of your Jamboard session, tap on the cogwheel icon. You will find this icon at the top right of the “Share with people and groups” dialogue box.

Tick on the box labeled as “Viewers and commenters can see the option to print, download or copy.”

Alternatively, unchecking the box will keep your session viewers from getting a copy of your Jam session content.