How to use five Jamboard features to create, illustrate and collaborate

Even experienced users of Jamboard may have missed that you may now capture an image with your camera and add it to a board– and likewise move objects in front or behind others.

Image: Andy Wolber/TechRepublic.
Jamboard offers individuals who utilize Google Workspace a collective area to draw, along with include images, notes, shapes and text. If youve utilized Jamboard from your internet browser or the Jamboard Android or iOS app, you likely know that it likewise works well as a collaborative brainstorming tool for groups that utilize Google Meet.
You might utilize your devices cam to add an image to a board. Once youve added an image, you may place a note in front of– or, if you prefer, behind– the image or any other product, then add any proper annotation, as desired.
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To explore the following Jamboard functions, I recommend you utilize Chrome on your laptop or desktop while connected to the web.
Create a Jamboard with
When you have a web connection, open an internet browser such as Chrome on your computer, then type and press get in, as displayed in Figure A.
This takes you to the Jamboard app online and produces a brand-new, blank Jamboard.
Figure A.
Image: Andy Wolber/TechRepublic. Type in Chrome to rapidly develop a new, blank Jamboard.
Choose from six sources to place an image.
Select the Add image icon, then select from 6 prospective sources to include an image to your Jamboard, as revealed in Figure B. The image sources include:.

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You may utilize your gadgets camera to include an image to a board. Once youve added an image, you may place a note in front of– or, if you choose, behind– the image or any other item, then include any suitable annotation, as desired. Figure C.
Image: Andy Wolber/TechRepublic. Tap or click on an image, sticky note or typed text, choose the 3 dot menu, then Order. You may duplicate an image, text box or sticky note on a board (bottom).

Browse (with the right and left arrows near the top of the screen) to the board you wish to duplicate.

You also might choose and replicate a board.

Figure C.
Image: Andy Wolber/TechRepublic. Tap or click an image, sticky note or typed text, select the 3 dot menu, then Order. You may then move the item forward or backward, in relation to other displayed things as preferred

Select the Select tool (the upward pointing arrow).
Click the product you wish to replicate.
Select the three-dot menu that shows, then choose Duplicate, as revealed in Figure D (bottom).
The duplicated item displays in front of– and slightly offset from– your chosen things, and is instantly selected, so you may move it to a preferred area on your Jamboard.

Click to expand the frame bar, near the center-top of the display screen.
Select the three-dot menu that displays, then select Duplicate, as displayed in Figure D (top).
The duplicated board shows as a new board inserted to the right of your existing board.

Give front.
Send out backward.
Send to back.

Figure B.
Image: Andy Wolber/TechRepublic. Place an image to a Jamboard from 6 different sources, including your gadgets cam.
Move a Jamboard object forward or back.
Jamboard lets you move an item forward or backwards so that a product appears to be in front or behind another things. This lets you do things like put text in front of an image or stack images, text or notes.
To customize the layer of a things, tap or click an item on your board, choose the three dot menu and then choose Order, as displayed in Figure C. This provides four options that you may pick:.

Figure D.
Image: Andy Wolber/TechRepublic. You may replicate an image, text box or sticky note on a board (bottom). You likewise might duplicate a whole board (top).
Direct attention with the laser guideline.
When you present to people physically nearby, you may move, point or aim to direct attention. In a traditional meeting, when presenting to people who are all collected in one physical space, each of these actions can convey meaning and clarify content.
The same strategies can work when you provide to an online audience. Select the laser guideline in Jamboard, then click and mark anywhere on your Jamboard to indicate the desired item of attention. A red line briefly displays, then vanishes.
Figure E reveals the words circled with the laser pointer in an inserted image, indicated by the red line. To switch off the laser tip, choose any of the other Jamboard control tools.
Figure E.
Image: Andy Wolber/TechRepublic. Trigger the laser guideline icon (at a loss circle in the left-side Jamboard menu), then click, hold and move your cursor to draw a red line on your board. The line displays briefly, then disappears.
Whats your experience with Jamboard?
How do you use Jamboard? Or is it more of a group brainstorming tool that assists you and your partners capture and speak about topics, much as you might around a conference room board?
Let me understand what function Jamboard plays in your thinking or partnership efforts either with a comment below or on Twitter (@awolber).

Upload, to add an image from your device.
By URL, to include an image from a recognized web link.
Camera, to catch an image with your gadgets cam.
Google image search, to search from an image from the web.
Google Drive, to choose a saved from Google Drive.
Google Photos, to pick any image from Photos.

Duplicate items or boards.
You might choose and duplicate any sticky note, image, text or shape box on a Jamboard.


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