Google Jamboard for Families

Navigating Google Jamboard

Google Jamboard iconGoogle Jamboard is a digital whiteboarding tool that students can use for brainstorming, collaborating, or reflecting. Learn more about accessing and using Google Jamboard by selecting the topics listed below.

Helpful buttons & menus in Jamboard

These are some commonly used buttons and built-in tools within Google Jamboard. A Jamboard file is called a jam.

Jamboard create buttonCreate button - On the Jamboard homepage, use this button in the bottom right corner to create a new jam. If this is part of an assignment, your teacher may have already created one for you in Google Classroom.

Jamboard tool barJamboard tool bar - This tool bar has several buttons that let you add different items to the jam. You can draw with the pen tool, erase with the eraser tool, add a sticky note to type, put in a textbox, add some shapes, or insert an image onto your jam. All of these items can be manipulated, resized, and moved around.

Jamboard pages menuPages menu - Your jam can have multiple pages. Use this menu to add new pages or move between pages.

Jamboard more menuMore menu - This menu allows you to save the jam as a PDF or as an image. This can be helpful if you want to capture the jam from time to time as you work on it.

Turning in a Jamboard to Google Classroom

To turn your Google Jamboard file (called a jam) into Google Classroom, follow these steps:

  1. Open the class in Google Classroom, and go to the Classwork tab. Google Classroom classwork tab
  2. Find the assignment, and click on it to expand it to show the directions. Then click "View assignment". Google Classroom view assignment button
  3. OGoogle Classroom your work spacen the right side, find the spaced titled "Your work". Your jam may already be listed there. If so, skip to step 4. If your jam is not already listed there, use the "Add or create" button to search for it in Google Drive and attach it.
    Note: You can also save your jam as a PDF or as an image file using the More menu, which you can attach to the assignment to turn in.
  4. Click the"Turn in" button to submit your work to your teacher. 

Google Classroom private comments spaceHave questions about the assignment? Use the "Private comments" section under "Your work" to send a private message to your teacher.

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This page was last updated on March 9, 2021