When looking for educational software, we face several challenges, the first of which is often the price of licenses. There are many free and open source programs out there, but they are often limited in terms of features. Fortunately, free and quality solutions exist: this is the case of OpenBoard. In this article, we will tell you in detail about the features of this free interactive whiteboard!
OpenBoard, the perfect learning board
OpenBoard is an open source whiteboard software that helps teachers interact with their students by creating live content. This allows users to customize the background size, color, and intensity of the grid and lines to suit individual needs.
OpenBoard comes with a library of sounds, videos, images, shapes and animations to enable teachers to create interactive content and increase student engagement. Schools and universities can upload and store course-specific materials on the platform, providing quick access to content for faculty and students.
In addition, the software includes several tools for annotating your documents. In particular, you’ll find a pen, a marker, a laser pointer, and a dot-by-dot line drawing tool. Of course, this is all fully customizable. You can choose the color of the pen and highlighter, as well as the thickness.
In addition, it provides a web browser that allows educators to annotate and share web pages from a centralized platform. Users also have access to a wide range of tools: protractor, calculator, clock, stopwatch, world maps and stickers to enhance learning. The icing on the cake is that the program makes it easy to integrate with third-party apps, including GoogleMaps.
If OpenBoard does not meet all the needs of the teaching profession, it perfectly fulfills its role as an interactive whiteboard, constantly updated by several Swiss universities! It works equally well on Windows (starting with Windows 7), macOS (starting with OS 10.9) and Linux (specifically Ubuntu 20.04 and 22.04), which is enough to satisfy a large audience. Of course, the application is multi-supported; it can absolutely be used on a tablet.
What should you remember
OpenBoard is an excellent interactive whiteboard application for schools and universities. The app allows users to share ideas, collaborate and learn in a virtual network.
OpenBoard is designed for use in classrooms, boardrooms, study rooms, and other collaborative spaces. It offers many features that allow users to interact with the content on the screen in real time. These features include: drawing tools, annotation tools, and more.
OpenBoard is easy to use and available on Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems. If you are interested in the software, you know what you need to do 😉 What if you are already using other interactive learning software? If so, feel free to tell us about it in the comments!