What is Lightboard?

A lightboard is simply a transparent whiteboard. You write on it just like a normal whiteboard, but because it is transparent glass you’re able to stay facing students (the camera) the entire time.

How does it work?

You write 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. There is no need to worry about writing backwards because we flip the video recording afterwards.


There are many ways you can leverage the lightboard in your course. Here are a few common examples. This is by no means an exhaustive list.

  • Work through math equations and coding
  • Walk through or annotate diagrams and tables
  • Work through word problems

Here are some examples of past lightboard content. You can see even more lightboard videos in our faculty showcase.

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Human Biology
Blood Flow

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Non-parametric Methods

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Entity Relationship Diagrams

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General Chemistry I
Address Model Quantum Numbers

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 of 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 shaded clothing. This helps increase the readability of whatever you write on the board when you stand in front of it.

Published on October 09, 2018 at 12:34:44 pm CDT. Last modified on October 17, 2019 at 10:07:51 am CDT.