Students nowadays are using the internet to do their homework, collaborate, and sometimes discuss. They need a virtual place to share their ideas. One such place is an online whiteboard. Many online whiteboards support collaboration and sharing. They allow multiple users in a single session; some even have chatting, audio and video capabilities.
I have chosen the five online whiteboards below because they don’t require login (except 5) and they have variety of uses that may cover the needs of many users. I also find them easy to use.
1.) A Web Whiteboard. A Web Whiteboard or AWW is a free and no login online whiteboard with basic tools: pen, eraser, color, and text. Users can share boards through a URL and download sketches as png file. AWW can also even be embedded in websites. Aww is free if used stand-alone and has an upgrade for shared boards.
Special Feature: You can embed AWWW on your website.
2.) Web Whiteboard. Web Whiteboard is a no login online whiteboard with basic tools such as pen, eraser, and sticky note . You can also share a board using a URL. In addition, it supports read only and password protected whiteboard. As of now, it is still in beta form, and according to the author, basic features will remain free for use.
Special Feature: Individual or groups whiteboard linking.
3.) Twiddla. Twiddla is no login online whiteboard that has a lot of good features. This includes collaboration, sharing, and documents and graphics upload. It also incorporates text and audio chats during sessions. You can also save and export your Twiddla whiteboard.
Special Feature: Unlimited number of users per whiteboard
4.) PixiClip. PixiClip is another no login whiteboard (or more on a canvass as the website describes). It lets you create and audio narration and record your video while creating your sketch.
Special Feature: Audio and Video Recording
5.) RealTimeBoard. RealTimeBoard is a whiteboard that can be stored and shared on the web. This whiteboard enables you to stick images, videos and documents from your device or those from the web. RealTimeWhiteboard offers 3 whiteboard and 100MB of free space for its free plan.
Special Feature: Endless Space
I hope these whiteboard tools will help you in teaching and learning. Have fun collaborating!