Ed Tip: FigJam

Familiarize yourself with FigJam, an online whiteboard that offers most of the same features as Google Jamboard—which is sunsetting at the end of 2024—as well as an impressive collection of additional tools.

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Google Jamboard is scheduled to sunset at the end of 2024. In place of this popular tool, Google is recommending several online whiteboard platforms, one of which is FigJam. Not only does FigJam offer most of the same features as Jamboard, but it adds an impressive collection of additional tools.

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 integrated in much the same way as Google Jamboard. The most common use is as a collaborative workspace for group projects. FigJam is also a good option when teachers want to get input from the class. It can be a valuable tool for organizing ideas or demonstrating learning and can even be used as an exit ticket.

How can I learn more?

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