Set up Jamboard for video meetings

You can set up Jamboard to use in video meetings. You can display upcoming meetings on the board or use it with Hangouts Meet hardware.

Turn on videoconferencing

Skip this step if the Jamboard displays Meet Meet in the top-right corner.

To use video meeting features on the board, turn on videoconferencing in the Google Admin console. you can then use the board as a standalone videoconferencing device. If you want to use Jamboard in larger meeting rooms, pair It with Hangouts Meet hardware or one of our supported peripherals.

If you turn off videoconferencing, you’ll lose any calendar or device pairings, and won’t be able to start video meetings.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console, click Menu Menu and then Devices and then Jamboard.
  3. Click a Jamboard.
  4. Click Device settings to expand the menu.
  5. Click Videoconferencing configuration.
  6. Click Configure Now.
  7. Click Allow full-screen videoconferencing.
  8. Click Save.

 

Note: The following Hangouts Meet features are not available on Jamboard:

  • Dial out to phone numbers
  • Recording meetings
  • Start or watch live streams
  • Pan, tilt, and zoom control on external cameras
  • Streaming both the video and presentation from Jamboard
  • Changing the video layout on your screen
  • Live captions
  • Inviting people to an ongoing meeting

Display Google Calendar events on Jamboard

You can set up a calendar to display upcoming events on Jamboard. You can then tap an event on the board to start or join a video meeting.

Step 1: Add the Jamboard as a Calendar resource

Skip this step if you’ve already added the Jamboard as a Calendar resource.

To display upcoming events on Jamboard, add the board as a calendar resource.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin Console, go to Menu Menu and thenDirectory and thenBuildings and resources and thenManage resources.
  3. Click Add Add.
  4. Fill out information about the meeting room where you set up the Jamboard, such as the building, floor, and name.
  5. Make note of the Auto-generated resource name.
    You’ll need this name when pairing a calendar to a board.
  6. Click Add Resource.

Step 2: Pair a Google Calendar to Jamboard

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console, click Menu Menu and then Devices and then Jamboard.
  3. Click a Jamboard name.
  4. Click Device Settings to expand the menu.
  5. Click Videoconferencing configuration, then select Allow full-screen videoconferencing.
  6. Check Pair to a room calendar.
  7. Enter the name of the resource from the steps above.
  8. Click Save.

You can now add the Jamboard to an event. When editing an event’s options, select the Rooms tab and enter the name of the board or room where the board is located. Jamboard will display upcoming meetings up to 4 hours in advance.

Troubleshoot calendar pairing

If an event doesn't display on the Jamboard agenda, check the calender’s sharing settings. Change the sharing settings to one of the options below.

  • Share all information, but outsiders cannot change calendar
  • Share all information, and outsiders can change calendars
  • Share all information, and allow managing of calendar

Learn more about setting a calendar’s sharing options.

If you get an error when to pairing to a calendar, try these steps:

  • Ask your super administrator to assign you the Services > Calendar role. Learn more about administrator privileges.

  • Check if the room resource has been deleted. If you don’t see the resource listed in the Admin console at Directory and then Buildings and Resources and then Manage Resources, create a new resource, or pair the Jamboard to a an existing resource.

Note: Jamboard does not support Classic Hangouts meetings. Classic Hangouts meetings will be displayed on the calendar agenda, but you will not be able to directly join the meeting on the board.

Use Jamboard with Hangouts Meet hardware

You can use Jamboard and Hangouts Meet hardware together in video meetings. You can pair devices in the same room, then use Jamboard to quickly join meetings and present the screen to the participants. This setup is works well for meeting rooms large enough for 6 or more people. For example, you can adjust the call volume on Meet hardware while your coworker takes notes on the board

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console, click Menu Menu and then Devices and then Jamboard.
  3. Click a Jamboard name.
  4. Click Device Settings to expand the menu.
  5. Click Videoconferencing configuration, then select Pair to a Hangouts Meet hardware device.
  6. Enter the name of the device.
  7. Click Save.

Turn off videoconferencing

You can disable videoconferencing on the Jamboard through the Google Administrator console. If you turn off videoconferencing, you’ll lose any calendar or Meet Hardware pairings with Jamboard.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console, click Menu Menu and then Devices and then Jamboard.
  3. Click a Jamboard.
  4. Click Device settings to expand the menu.
  5. Click Videoconferencing configuration.
  6. Select Turn off videoconferencing.
  7. Click Save.
     

Next steps

Start or join a meeting.

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