Shannon Butler writes on the Lightboard glass with fluorescent markers

Instructor Shannon Butler of the Sprott School of Business discusses the case analysis framework for BUSI 4008: Advanced Management Accounting and Control

By Mathew Schatkowsky, Instructional Designer, EDC

Do you have a process or a sequence that you need to illustrate for your students? Lightboard might be the answer for you.

Lightboard is a large sheet of glass powered by colourful LED lights. It can be used to create short, engaging videos that showcase the instructor drawing or annotating on the glass with fluorescent markers to help illustrate their message. The tool is especially useful for instructors who want to provide explanations of problems or case studies, review material, or annotate images, videos or physical objects.

Pam Wolff writes on the Lightboard glass with fluorescent markers

Heat and thermal generation with instructor Pam Wolff of the Department of Chemistry.

Lightboard was originally designed by Professor Michael Peshkin at the Northwestern McCormick School of Engineering to support his electronics design course, which was offered both in online and blended learning environments. The tool helped him engage with viewers as he stood facing the camera while drawing sketches and equations. You can learn more about Peshkin and see some examples of a lightboard in action here.

Carleton’s Media Production Centre studio has one of the biggest and most brilliant Lightboards around and it is available to help you bring your class to life, whether you are teaching online, face-to-face or in a blended environment.

See how your colleagues are using Lightboard

Instructor Robin Norris of the Department of English diagramming with intransitive verbs.

Want to learn more?

Sign up for our introductory session to Lightboard on July 25. Located in the Media Production Centre’s studio in Southam Hall, participants will have an opportunity to create a 1-2 minute test video using the Lightboard.

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