GVSU Lightboard

The Lightboard is an innovative tool that allows instructors to write while still facing their students. When the markers write on the board they appear to glow, this allows faculty to create engaging visuals that will help drive home instruction. If you are interested in trying out the Lightboard and would like to schedule a recording through the service portal by submitting a ticket.

Lightboards are available on the Allendale Campus in the Kindschi Hall of Science (KHS), downtown in the College of Health Sciences (CHS) and the Seidman College of Business (SCB).

Lightboard Preparation Video

Please watch this video for information on how to best prepare for using the lightboard. Things to keep in mind are:

  • Chunking your content
  • Do not wear a black shirt
  • Do not wear a shirt that has logos or words
  • Make sure your powerpoints have a black background
  • Leave at least 1/3 of the Powerpoint empty for you to stand in
  • Don't be afraid of making mistakes!

You can download a template for use with the lightboard by clicking the link below:

Lightboard Powerpoint Template

How the Lightboard was Built

Constructing the lightboard was a semester long process that involved following in the footsteps of other universities who have developed the concept as well adding in our own ideas and innovations.

For detailed information about our build process, please visit the Lightboard Build Page!

Page last modified September 27, 2023