Whiteboarding with Google Hangouts Meet


Using a virtual whiteboard is possible in Google Hangouts Meet.  There is a slight learning curve to the process, however, once the curve is mastered a virtual whiteboard can be a useful tool for the meeting. The virtual whiteboarding program that is most commonly used in the classrooms is Epson Easy Interactive.  Epson provides this software for free. It can be used with or without the Epson Projectors.  Other digital whiteboarding software that instructors use are Microsoft Paint, Miro, Figjam, Jucidspark, etc.  



Step 1:VIsit the Epson BrightLink 710Ui help Page

Step 2 Click Downloads and choose your Operating System
Step 3: Click Utilities and press the corresponding Download button
Step 4: Install the program and open it to use it.


Helpful Tips

Explore the software before you use it in a live class session so you can get familiar with it. Epson Easy Interactive Tools does have a traditional whiteboard, but it also has a "graph paper" whiteboard and "music notation" whiteboard and "writing" whiteboards. You can also annotate directly on your screen. This would be helpful if you had a worksheet that you were working through with your students and needed to annotate on-screen to fill out the worksheet. 

A traditional mouse may be difficult to use with digital whiteboarding
Even a touchscreen laptop can be difficult unless it folds into a tablet. 

What I have found helpful is to have a "Pen Mouse" that functions as a digital dry erase marker. 



Keep in mind that if your device only has USB-C ports, then you may need a USB-C adapter. 


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