Lightboard FAQs

  • What is a Lightboard
    The lightboard is a great instructional tool that can present class material while allowing the instructor to face the viewer. Instructors can draw diagrams, equations, or formulas the same way they would on a chalkboard or whiteboard. Not to mention, they can also add their lecture presentation slides.
  • Is there any cost associated with a lightboard studio session?
    The use of the practice lightboard studio is free for all Clemson Faculty if used for instruction for Clemson students. However, there are potential costs associated with production studio use and editing if for non-credit courses or non-Clemson students. For more information or to schedule a demonstration, please contact with a subject or attention line directed to Learning and Tech.
  • Why should I use a lightboard?
    A lightboard video can help enhance your online lectures and tutorials. If you have a completely online course, or even use a blended or flipped model, Clemson Online recommends high-quality video productions. A lightboard production can also help increase student engagement.
  • How long will a lightboard session last?
    Typically, you should plan for a two to three hour session at the production studio depending on how many lectures you would like to record. Using the practice room in advance will cut down on production time.
  • Where can I store lightboard videos, and how can my students access them?
    Clemson Online will help upload your videos to your Ensemble library. Through Ensemble, you can embed the videos directly into Canvas or share them through the Ensemble tool within Canvas.

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