Whiteboard Options

Whiteboarding allows participants in a meeting to share a space in which to collaborate. Zoom, Microsoft, and others have tools to help facilitate online creative collaboration by permitting users to draw, take notes, share images, and rearrange things. Check out this article for ideas on how to use whiteboarding in your course and its benefits, or contact your Instructional Technologist if you'd like to learn more about whiteboarding at LMU.

Zoom Whiteboard 

Zoom whiteboard allows a meeting host to access a whiteboard space during a meeting, and to share that space with meeting participants for collaboration. 




Additional Resources



Microsoft Whiteboard

Microsoft Whiteboard, about which you can find more information below on this page, provides an infinite canvas where imagination has room to grow. Draw, type, or add images. Use sticky notes to organize ideas. Stack things and move them around. Designed for pen, touch, and keyboard, Whiteboard allows you to share ideas naturally. Intelligent ink recognizes shapes and makes creating tables a snap. Because the canvas expands with your creations, you never have to worry about running out of space.



Get Whiteboard

If you can't find the information about Whiteboard you're looking for on this page, try Microsoft's extensive Whiteboard FAQ.


System requirements:

  • Windows 10 version 14393.0 or higher
  • Apple iOS 9 or later, iPhone 5s or later, iPad Mini 3 or later, iPad Air, or iPad Pro


On your computer

If you are already logged in to Office online, visit the Whiteboard site and you will be taken straight to Whiteboard online. If you are not logged in, you can access Whiteboard by logging in to Outlook online.

If you want to download the app rather than use Whiteboard online, follow instructions to add the app to your computer when prompted, after following the instructions below.

  1. Log in to Outlook online
  2. Click on the nine dots next to the LMU logo.



  1. From the menu that appears, select "All apps". 
  2. In the search bar on the next menu, type "White Board".
  3. Click on the Whiteboard icon when it appears and you will be taken to the app or prompted to download it.


On your mobile device

  1. Download the Microsoft Whiteboard app from your app store.
  2. Download the Microsoft Authenticator app from the app store. You don't need to launch the app, it will sit in the background and activate when you launch the Whiteboard.
  3. Launch the Whiteboard app. Authenticator should launch in the background.
  4. Enter your LMU email address as your username.
  5. You will be redirected to the LMU single-sign on page.
  6. Log in using your LMU credentials.
  7. You may be prompted to log in twice, once for Whiteboard and once for Authenticator.