#239 – FigJam, an Online Whiteboard

Tech Talk For Teachers November 28, 2023 9 min

FigJam, an Online Whiteboard

In today’s episode, we’ll explore FigJam, an online whiteboard that’s a feature-loaded alternative to Google Jamboard, which is sunsetting at the end of 2024.

Read a transcript of this episode.

Paul Beckermann
PreK–12 Digital Learning Specialist
Podcast Host

Features Similar to Jamboard

Many of the features present in Google Jamboard can also be accessed with FigJam:

Features Different from Jamboard

FigJam is also unique from Google Jamboard in a number of ways:

  • Unlimited pages with the Figma design tool
  • Infinite canvas size
  • Music, timer, and voting tools
  • Template gallery
  • Convenient tool palette: pens, highlighters, shapes, sticky notes, text tools
  • “More” options: embed codes, videos, GIFs, images, hyperlinks
  • Widgets and interactive tools: dice, polls, cameras, voice recording, name picker
  • Feedback tool

Integration Ideas

FigJam can be used:

  • As a collaborative space for group projects
  • For whole-class input
  • To organize ideas
  • For demonstration of learning
  • As an exit ticket

For more digital tool options, explore the AVID Open Access resource collection, Digital Tools & Templates.