I have replaced Google Jamboard with FigJam. It is a better collaborative digital whiteboard. One of the big differences between Google Jamboard and FigJam is the lack of pages. Instead of pages, FigJam has sections. A unique feature is to be able to hide the sections until you are ready for students to use the resources in the section.
Creating Sections in FigJam
I use figjam.new to quickly start a FigJam. My next move is to start creating sections. Use the sections icon in the toolbar at the bottom to “draw rectangles.” You control the size of your sections.
The default title for a section is “Section 1.” You can click on this to rename the section name. However, when you draw a new section or duplicate a section the number will increase. For example, if I rename the section to “Student 1” and duplicate the section, it will automatically be named “Student 2.”
Hiding a Section
Use the selection tool, arrow, to click on the section. You can tell if the section is selected because it shows the resizing handles on the corner of the section. When the section is selected, the section options are visible. You can change the color, rename the section, or hide the section. Click on the eyeball icon to choose to hide the section.
This simple toggle allows you to make the content visible or hidden. When designing a lesson using FigJam you may want to hide the “pages” until you are ready to reveal the elements of the section.
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