What is a Lightboard?

A lightboard is a transparent whiteboard that you can write on using markers. Because the lightboard is glass, you can face the camera the entire time, ensuring a better sense of engagement with your students.

How does it work?

You will write or draw on the glass with fluorescent markers, and the writing is illuminated by blacklight LEDs. The board itself is 5.5’x6′ and you have 5 marker color choices. While writing and drawings will appear backwards in the camera during recording, the footage is mirrored in editing, so students will be able to read text and view images exactly as you draw them.


There are many ways you can leverage the lightboard in your course.

Work through math equations and coding.

Walk through or annotate diagrams and tables.

Work through word problems.

You can explore more lightboard videos in our faculty showcase.

How to Prepare

You’ll want to make sure that you work with your media program lead to prepare for your lightboard shoot.


Please provide a brief high-level description of each of the lighboard videos you plan to record. This can be 1-3 sentences.

Sample Drawings

We may ask for sample drawings for some of your videos. This can help with planning what order we shoot your videos in or if we need to pre-draw anything on the board ahead of time.


It is best to wear muted, darker clothing. This helps increase the readability of whatever you write on the board when you stand in front of it.

Published on July 19, 2022 at 4:01:29 pm CDT. Last modified on September 27, 2022 at 9:33:12 am CDT.