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 Google Meet hardware.

Turn on videoconferencing

Skip this step if the Jamboard displays 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 Google 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 Home page, go to Devicesand thenJamboard devices.

    Some features may require having the Jamboard Management privilege.

  3. Click a Jamboardand thenDevice Settings to expand the menu.
  4. Click Videoconferencing configuration.
  5. Click Allow full-screen videoconferencing.
  6. Click Save.

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

  • Dialing out to phone numbers
  • Recording meetings
  • Starting or watching 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 home page, go to Buildings and resourcesand thenManage resources.
  3. Click 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 Home page, go to Devicesand thenJamboard devices.

    Some features may require having the Jamboard Management privilege.

  3. Click a Jamboardand thenDevice Settings to expand the menu.
  4. Click Videoconferencing configuration, then select Allow full-screen videoconferencing.
  5. Check Pair to a room calendar.
  6. Enter the name of the resource from the steps above.
  7. 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.

If you pair the Jamboard to a room calendar, it should display the contents of that room calendar resource on the Jamboard device without requiring you to modify the calendar’s external sharing options.

Troubleshoot calendar pairing

If you get an error when 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 Directoryand thenBuildings and Resourcesand thenManage Resources, create a new resource, or pair the Jamboard to an existing resource.

Use Jamboard with Google Meet hardware

You can use Jamboard and Google 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 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.

Note: Jamboard joins the meeting in presentation mode and does not include the filmstrip that shows other meeting participants.

  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 Home page, go to Devicesand thenJamboard devices.

    Some features may require having the Jamboard Management privilege.

  3. Click a Jamboardand thenDevice Settings to expand the menu.
  4. Click Videoconferencing configuration, then select Pair to a Meet hardware device.
  5. Enter the name of the device.
  6. 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 Home page, go to Devicesand thenJamboard devices.

    Some features may require having the Jamboard Management privilege.

  3. Click a Jamboardand thenDevice Settings to expand the menu.
  4. Click Videoconferencing configuration.
  5. Select Turn off videoconferencing.
  6. Click Save.
     

Next steps

Start or join a meeting.

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