Manage your Jamboards

Use the Jamboard Admin console to view, modify, and update settings for your Jamboard.

Open the Jamboard Admin console

  1. Sign in to the Jamboard Admin console.
  2. At the top, click More More to filter the list by All devices, Unhealthy devices, and Healthy devices
  3. (Optional) Click Search Searchand enter a Jamboard name to search for a specific device. 
  4. Click a device to view and edit the device settings. 

Manage Jamboard settings for your domain

Screensaver Message

To enter a message for the Jamboard screen saver:

  1. At the top of the page, click Settings.
  2. Go to Screensaver Message, and enter a message (up to 120 characters).
  3. Click Send copy.
Owner Acceptance

Owner acceptance requires the owner of a jam to confirm by email. To turn on owner acceptance for your domain:

  1. At the top of the page, click Settings.
  2. Go to Owner Acceptance.
  3. Check the box: The proposed owner of a Jam must accept via email.
Document Timeout

As an administrator, you can set a document timeout value for all Jamboards in your domain. After a Jamboard is inactive for the set period of time, a message is displayed notifying users that they can either keep the jam open or it will be closed immediately. Note: If the jam does not have an owner, it will not be saved.

To set the timeout value:

  1. At the top of the page, click Settings.
  2. Go to Document Timeout, and choose one of the following: 
    • No timeout
    • 1 hour
    • 2 hours
    • 4 hours
    • 8 hours
  3. Click Send copy.

Manage Jamboard settings

Edit device settings

To edit a setting, hover over the setting and click Edit Edit.

You can control whether users can edit a setting from the Jamboard.  Next to the relevant setting, click the lock.

Setting  Details
Board Name

Set a unique name to identify your Jamboard. 

  1. Enter the Jamboard name.
  2. Click Done Done to save.

Enter the location of your Jamboard (such as the conference room where you use it).

  1. Enter the location.
  2. Click Done Done  to save.
Screensaver Timeout (mins)

Set how long (in minutes) the Jamboard can be idle before the screen saver activates. The maximum delay you can set is 1440 minutes (1 day). 

  1. Enter the delay time in minutes. 
    Note: You can only enter whole numbers, so don't include commas or any other syntax.
  2. Click Done Done  to save.
Finger Erasing

Set whether a finger can be used to erase content on the Jamboard. 

  1. Click On On or Off Off to turn it on or off.
  2. Click Done Done to save.

Add the Wi-Fi network name.

  1. Enter the name
  2. Click Done Done to save
Paired Chrome Device for Meetings

Shows the ID of the paired Chromebox or Chromebase for meetings. To add a device:

  1. Click Edit . 
  2. Click Search Search to search for available devices. 
  3. Click the name of the device you want to use and then OK

To remove a device:

  1. Click Edit . 
  2. In the Chrome device for Meeting search box, click Remove Remove to unpair your device. 
Send Log Data to Google 

Choose whether to send data to Google.

See device information

The following device information is displayed:

  • Serial number
  • Build fingerprint—the current hardware version
  • Build signing key
  • Device activated—the date the Jamboard was first activated.
  • Wireless media access control address (MAC address)
  • Wireless IP address
  • Wi-Fi signal strength—received signal strength indicator (RSSI)
  • Wi-Fi link speed (Mbps)
  • Wired MAC address
  • Wired IP Address

Check device health

You can see the connection information for the following peripherals.  You'll see "No" next to any device that's not working correctly. 

  • Camera connected
  • Touch connected
  • Bluetooth® enabled
  • Recent heartbeat
  • Last heartbeat

Add a Jamboard to your domain

To add a jamboard to your domain, you need an activation code. When a Jamboard is powered on for the first time and connected to an open WiFi network, a screen will appear with an 8-digit activation code. 

  1. Sign in to the Jamboard Admin console.
  2. At the bottom, click Add Add.
  3. Enter the board location and device name
  4. Enter the activation code and click Activate Device.

You should see a confirmation. Then, you can take a brief tutorial.

Remove a Jamboard from your domain

To remove a jamboard from your domain:

  1. Sign in to the Jamboard Admin console.
  2. Click the device you want to remove. 
  3. At the top next to the device name, click More More and then Deprovision this device
  4. Click OK to confirm.

Jamboard Admin console limitations

You currently can’t push wireless certificates or remotely setup or manage Wi-Fi using the Jamboard Admin console.

The Jamboard engineering team is actively working on expanding the administration and management capabilities. For updates, see What’s New

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