What is a lightboard?

A lightboard is an internal lit sheet of glass. It means when writing on the glass with the markers provided that the light vibrantly pops off the glass. The lightboard is also equipped to flip the content in real-time meaning that the user can write as they can on a conventional whiteboard – and not have to write backwards. It is a fantastic tool, with low effort and a high return to create rich engaging media for teaching and learning.

What are the benefits?

So far the feedback from students is that the lightboard increases engagement with the content they are consuming. The vibrant colours help to make the presentation really stand out. One of the best advantages is that the audience’s focus isn’t broken like a conventional whiteboard. Using a whiteboard the presenter typically has to turn their back to write – when using the lightboard that’s not the case. The presenter can look straight ahead and the audience can follow exactly what’s happening.

The upgraded studio also makes overlaid graphics incredibly easy to implement. Whilst before you needed specific software, and a technician to assist, the new setup can be graphics in a PowerPoint file. Any image with a black background will be stripped out leaving space to write around the graphic. You can also use grey images to blend half visibility.

The dedicated studio space allows ease of use. Feedback monitors, presentation monitors, in-built microphones and lights make the space easy to come in and present.

How can I use it?

If you’d like to come and see the lightboard studio and see just how easy it is to use – contact mediarequests@une.edu.au for a tour of the space.