In 2020, we all learned that schools, universities, businesses, large corporations, and all kinds of organizations could work fully remotely. All of this happened because of the coronavirus pandemic. Most of us had to stay put at home for the good of everyone. But, since the world had to keep on going forward, we all have to keep working, studying, or managing. We cannot abandon our tasks and obligations. Thankfully, there are different varieties of online whiteboard tools out there that can help with remote learning. Whether you are a teacher, a professor, a manager, or a company leader, these tools can be handy.
However, if you have not done any remote leading or teaching, you will probably need a little bit of help to understand the best way to use these online whiteboard tools. These tools come equipped with so many different features; it makes sense that you would want to use all of them.
To help you with that, I decided to write this article that you could use as a guide to get you started.
Make things more interactive.
Whether you are working with your business team or teaching students, it cannot make those online meetings fun or interesting. It is easy to get bored during these meetings, especially those that last for several hours.
Unfortunately, even the best teachers or team leaders have trouble making their meetings more interesting.
Thankfully, with an online whiteboard tool, things could change for the better. It could make all of your meetings more interactive, which will help everyone in the group be more active and awake.
For example, if you show off a certain Excel sheet, that will not be an exciting meeting. Once everyone has direct access to interact with the Excel sheet, things get a little bit more active, making it more interactive for everyone.
The same thing could apply to students. They could interact with certain tasks, drawings, or whatever else you used to teach your students.
As I mentioned previously, an online whiteboard tool provides you access to all kinds of different features. One of those features is the ability to communicate with multiple people. Communication can be formed through video chat or text chat. Of course, you also have the option of communicating with everyone in a group chat or contacting them privately.
Once you have some homework to assign, you can easily do that by sending the homework to the private texting channels.
Keep in mind, there are tons of online whiteboard tools out there, and every single one of them has a unique user interface in style. So, you may need some time to adjust to those settings and user interface. This is why it would be good to research the tool first before you host a meeting.
When your team or your group of students have trouble finding a solution for a certain problem, it is up to you to inspire them and help them see outside the box. Usually, many businesses and schools like to refer to thinking outside of the box as brainstorming.
However, starting such a brainstorming moment is difficult, especially if you are doing all of this over the Internet. But, it is possible to achieve that with the right online whiteboard tool. With such a tool, you could form a certain document that will make it easy for everyone to chip in during the meeting. Of course, you will have to enable live interactions with the document.
Keep in mind, the brainstorming document might not always work, but sometimes even failures are good for the team.
As you can see, an online whiteboard tool could be handy for remote learning or leading, and I hope that this article has given you some insight on how you can use such a tool to your benefit.