Microsoft Whiteboard (Web-Based)

Teachers and students must be logged into their BCPS Office 365 account when accessing online Microsoft tools for use with BCPS related work.


Microsoft Whiteboard Icon

Grade levels: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, High

Whiteboard on the web is focused on real-time inking. The web-based version of the application currently allows users to create and join boards, create and erase ink, and collaborate with others invited to the board. Though the online version is limited, it gives a true "real classroom" version of a face-to-face whiteboard where students can grab a marker and write on the board with classmates!

For Professional/Non-student Use

Microsoft Whiteboard is also an option for collaboration within Microsoft Teams for remote meetings. Staff can select Microsoft Whiteboard from the share option within Microsoft Teams and begin working together and create an area within a meeting to brainstorm synchronously.

Learning How

Getting Started with Microsoft Whiteboard

You can access Whiteboard on the web here, or find it listed in your Office 365 dashboard > All apps.

The Whiteboard app is optimized for touch and stylus input.

Use the resource Getting Started with Microsoft Whiteboard to use your Whiteboard and assist students with access. You can also view the video below. ** Please Note- This video explains logging in through BCPS One, which is no longer available. Users will need to log in through the Office 365 using with their BCPS credentials.**

Intro to Microsoft Whiteboard Web based version.mp4

For Professional/Non-student Use

A created whiteboard is available to all users within a meeting. After a meeting concludes, a whiteboard tab is available, allowing meeting attendees to refer back to the whiteboard.

Use the resource Whiteboard in Microsoft Teams for "Non-Student" Use to assist you with using the whiteboard feature MS Teams.

ISTE Standards for Students

    • Empowered Learner. 1c - Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

    • Knowledge Constructor. 3c - Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.

    • Computational Thinker. 7b - Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.

Ideas for Use

  • Invite students to read a story or watch a video and draw an image that summarizes their understanding, then submit their link in a Schoology Assignment.

  • Place a term in the center of the Whiteboard and ask students to connect other terms or phrases that describe that term in real-time in a virtual classroom.

  • Write a mathematical equation and ask students to solve while you view their attempt to give real-time feedback.

  • Share a link to a Whiteboard (or have students share one with you) to engage in 1:1 coaching sessions with students during virtual meetings.

  • PROFESSIONAL USE: Work with your colleagues in Microsoft Teams and brainstorm ideas to sketch out unit and lesson plans, problem-solve, or visualize new concepts for student achievement.