Google Jamboard

Image: Jamboard logo


Jamboard is a digital whiteboard that lets you co-author and collaborate in real time in an interactive and connected "jam" or room.

Jamboard is part of Union's G Suite.




On This Page:

What is Jamboard?
What can I do with Jamboard?
How do I get it?
     Desktop computer
     Mobile device
Create a "Jam" board
Now What? How Do I Add Things?


What is Google Jamboard?

Jamboard is an application that's available in Union's G Suite's.

It's a digital whiteboard that allows you to collaborate in real-time, and everyone in the group can collaborate in the Jam anytime and anywhere using their mobile device.


What can I do with Jamboard?

  • Work Together in real time
    • Write and draw with a stylus or your finger
    • Search Google and insert images or webpages
    • Drag and resize text and images
    • Sketch, and the image recognition technology converts your sketch into a polished image
    • Share your Jams with up to 50 collaborators at once.
  • Work with Google Drive
    • Add Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides to a jam
    • View and edit your jam files from anywhere with an internet connection
  • Collaborate with any device
    • Create, edit and share from your computer, smart phone, tablet or computer
    • Open a Jam on a nearby Jamboard with your mobile device
    • Pick up where you let off earlier
    • Email  your Jam session when you're done


How do I get Jamboard?

Jamboard is available as a desktop app for both Windows and Mac, and the mobile app is available for both Android and iOS platforms.

It's part of Union College's G Suite for Education and everyone with a Union email address has access to it.


Desktop Computer

You can simply go to Jamboard in your browser at


Jamboard is a Google App and part of Unions G Suite. You can  access it through the Google Apps icon.

  1. Go to any app in the G Suite such as Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive etc.Image: Google Apps icon
  1. Click on the Google Apps icon in the upper right corner. It looks like a small grid of 9 dots, and is located just to the left of the Union College logo.

Image: Jamboard logo

  1. From the drop-down list, scroll down and click on the Jamboard logo.


That's it, you're done.
The app is web-based so there's nothing to install, and you can access it from wherever you have internet access.


Mobile Device

On your mobile device:

Image: Jamboard logo

  1. Go to your App Store and search for Jamboard. Be sure to look for their official logo.
  1. Install the Jamboard app just like you would any other app.
  1. When you open the app you'll be asked to sign in. Use your college credentials to sign in.



Get Started!


From Your Desktop

  1. In a browser window, open going to Jamboard New Jam button
  1. At the bottom right, click the orange plus sign in the lower right corner.

Your jam automatically saves to your account.


From the Mobile App

Image" Jamboard icon

  1. Open the Jamboard app by tapping the icon on your screen. 


Image: Jamboard mobile "add Jamboard" icon

  1. Tap the multi-colored plus sign in the lower right corner.  

Your jam automatically saves to your account.



Now What?


Image: Jamboard toools


Select a tool by clicking on the icon bar on the left side of your screen and start creating!


Follow these links to the Jamboard Help pages for more information.

Write, draw, and add notes in a jam

Insert images in a jam

Add drive files to a jam

Copy, move, and delete jam frames

Share a jam

Open an existing jam on Jamboard

Tools Reference and Glossary

Join a live jam






If you are having difficulty or you have unanswered questions, please contact the Help Desk through the ITS Service Catalog or call (518) 388-6400.





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