Collaboard

Collabaord is a digital whiteboard which offers the most important comprehensive functionalities for creative collaboration and cooperation among students and teachers.

Collaboard is accessible via the Academic Cloud (AC).

Access to all AC services is possible via academiccloud.de and Leuphana email address/account. Instructions and an FAQ for all AC services can be found on the MIZ pages (access allowed only from the Leuphananetz/per VPN).

    Collaboard's Functions

    Collaboard offers basic functions for creative collaboration and the design of the whiteboard:

    •     Sticky notes in different shapes and colors, an instant edit (cursor in the field), and text formatting are possible
    •     Text fields in different fonts and colors, further formatting is possible
    •     Standard shapes in different colors
    •     Insertion of documents (Word, PDF), images and videos by drag&drop
    •     Insertion of URL
    •     Freehand drawing in different line widths and colors
    •     Connection of elements with arrows etc. in different line widths and colors
    •     Various templates, e.g. for team organization

    Collaboard offers numerous functions for navigation, moderation and focusing the attention of participants:

    •     Easy mouse control and scaling of all placed elements
    •     Draw grid to align objects
    •     Lock objects in place
    •     Creating areas with multiple elements
    •     Use quicklinks to elements and areas for direct user guidance
    •     Sessions can be limited in time
    •     Voting on elements 
    •     Commenting on elements (chat)
    •     Presentation mode without interaction of participants 

    The results can be saved by exporting them in several formats (PDF or image).

    Boards are shared via link or QR code, can be password protected and usage permissions can be restricted (read and edit). Guests can be invited directly to the board via email. The number of participants is not limited.

    Possible uses of Collaboard

    Collaboard can be used in the context of courses, but also during conferences or meetings:

    •     Collection of ideas in the form of simple brainstorms/mindmaps
    •     Independent development of topics and exercises
    •     Creation of presentations
    •     Implementation of planning or strategy development
    •     Organization of teamwork

    According to the ARCS model (Keller 1983/1987), student motivation arises from these factors:  

    •     Attracting attention (Attention)
    •     Demonstrating relevance and significance (Relevance)
    •     Enabling prospects for success and confidence in success (Confidence)
    •     Enable satisfaction (Satisfaction)

    By using the digital whiteboard, the factors attention and relevance can be achieved by allowing learners to solve a task collaboratively with others in a self-determined manner. The attention of the participants can be directed via the board functions.

    Due to the great freedom of choice in the design, the manifold possibilities and simple operation, secure results and thus prospects of success and confidence in success among the learners are enabled.

    This way you can achieve a good integration of the participants into a team and control the task level, which in turn results in satisfaction and a sense of competence.

    Last but not least, the features serve to provide fun and variety for students as they create and try things out for themselves.