How To Write On The Screen On A Google Meet

Google Meet is one of the most popular video-conferencing platforms out there. Teachers and different organizations use it for virtual meetings and classes. In efforts to improve engagement between teachers and students, Meet adds Jamboard, a platform where participants can write, draw, and share their ideas during live lectures and classes.


Although virtual meetings are great alternatives for physical classes, some limitations can affect the learning process of students. Some teachers find it hard to discuss subjects and topics without a whiteboard where they can write and explain examples.

Thankfully, Google Meet has a feature that can help improve the engagement between students and teachers. With the help of the Jamboard, participants get access to a tool where they can write, draw, and share their ideas in real-time lectures and discussions.

Now, if you’re new to Google Meet and you’re not familiar with its features, don’t worry, we got you covered. We have here a step-by-step guide on how to use the whiteboard in your meetings.

How to use the “Jamboard” on Google Meet

  1. On your computer’s web browser, create or join a video call.
  2. At the bottom right of your screen, click the three vertical dots to open the options.

  3. Click “Whiteboard.”

  4. Choose whether to create a new Jamboard or load one from Google Drive.

After creating a new whiteboard, the Meet automatically sends the link through the chat feature.

Although you can’t create or start a virtual whiteboard through the Google Meet mobile app, you can still access them on your phone. Participants can download and use the Jamboard app so that they can access the tool on their mobile devices.

Share the board with the other participants

If you set your meeting through the Google Calendar, everyone on the invitation list automatically gets access to the Jamboard once you share it. This works for those in the same organization as well.

Unless you’re in the same organization, users who join the meeting after you open the whiteboard needs your permission to access it. To share the Jamboard to new participants, start by clicking the “Share” button beside your profile icon on the board.

You can choose either to invite people directly or to use the link to share it with participants instead. Whichever method you prefer, you can opt to change the permissions and add a limit to what participants can do.

Jamboard toolbar features

Here are some of the basic tools you can use on the virtual whiteboard. With the help of these features, teachers and students can share their ideas during live lectures and classes.

Writing tool

There are four writing tools you can use to write on the Jamboard. You can choose from a pen, marker, highlighter, or brush. Each one of these tools has its own stroke and style that are useful in different situations.


This tool allows users to erase writing and drawings from the four writing tools. Also, the feature doesn’t affect images, sticky notes, and other objects in the whiteboard.


The select tool allows you to manage objects on your whiteboard. After selecting an image, sticky note, or shape, you can use this tool to rotate, resize, and duplicate the object.

Add image

You can also add images on the whiteboard that can help in your discussion with the team. You can choose to upload from your computer, Google Drive, or use the image search from Google.


If you need some circles, rectangles, or arrows, there’s no need to draw them manually using the writing tools. You can use this feature to add shapes to your whiteboard.

Text Box and Sticky Note

If you need to add text or comments on the board, you can use the text box and the sticky note feature. You can also change the size, color, and alignment of the text box if the other participants can’t find it difficult for them to read.


The laser feature is perfect when you’re using the whiteboard to discuss topics with your class or team. It can acts as a pointer that you can use to emphasize certain parts of the board. It allows you to draw the attention of everyone on the whiteboard without affecting the objects on the screen.


With the help of the Jamboard, participants get access to writing and editing tools in which they can use to discuss and share ideas during their virtual meetings. Teachers can use it during the lectures and classes online to improve their engagement and collaboration with students.

Now that you know how to use the virtual whiteboard in Google Meet, its only a matter of time before you get familiar with its different features and tools.

We hope that our guide helped you in learning how to use the Jamboard on your Meet video conferences. For more tips, tricks, and tutorials from us, don’t forget to bookmark our page.