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Microsoft Whiteboard - Virtual Smart Board

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Whiteboard with Student Microsoft Whiteboard is a simple virtual smartboard application included with Office 365 for Education . MS Whiteboard can be used with virtually any computer or device to present and/or collaborate course material online. In addition to images, Whiteboard can directly load Word, Powerpoint, and PDF files into your workspace. This application is especially useful when paired with ScreenPal to record your whiteboard lessons in real time.

Whiteboard Demo


  • Easy to use
  • Inlcuded with Office 365
  • Directly import Images, Word, PowerPoint, and PDF files (Windows 10 only)
  • Works with Windows 10 & iOS (iPad & iPhone)
  • Works works OSX, Android, through a web interface (limited functionality)
  • Works great with ScreenPal (screen recorder)

The Windows 10 and iOS apps provide comparable levels of functionality, with some small differences: in iOS, Bing image search is not available, and you cannot ink to invite participants (you must type people’s names). The web currently allows users to create and join boards, create and erase ink, and view stacks, sticky notes, and images that others have added.

Recommended Hardware

Windows 10
Drawing tablet* or Touchscreen computer with a stylus

iOS Mobile Devices (Apple)
Drawing tablet* with a stylus

Mobile devices (Android)

*Example: Amazon - Wacom Drawing Tablet

Tutorials and Help

To use the Windows 10 app, you must sign in with a Microsoft account (Outlook, Hotmail, Live, Xbox, etc.) or an Microsoft Office 365 account (work or school).

Microsoft Office 365 for Education
Microsoft Whiteboard Help

Download MS Whiteboard

Microsoft Whiteboard - Windows 10
Microsoft Whiteboard - iOS
Microsoft Whiteboard - Web Access - OSX & Android

Screen Recording (Screencasting)

ScreenPal Application used to record your whiteboard sessions.