In 2020, we all learned that schools, universities, businesses, large corporations, and all kinds of organizations can 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 an online whiteboard tool out there that can help with remote learning. Whether you are a teacher, a professor, a manager, or a leader of a company, these tools can be very useful.
However, if you have not done any kind of remote leading or teaching, you will probably need a little bit of help to understand what is 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 whether you are teaching students, it can be difficult to make those online meetings fun or interesting. It is easy to get bored during these meetings, especially those that managed to 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 be a lot more interactive which will help everyone in the group be more active and awake.
For example, if you are showing off a certain Excel sheet, that will not be a particularly interesting meeting. But, 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. The 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 a good idea 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 to help them see outside of 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 a bit 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 very useful 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.