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About

OpenBoard is a cross-platform (Linux / Windows / macOS) interactive whiteboard application. It is currently maintained by the Education Department (DIP) of the Canton of Geneva, in Switzerland.

Official site : openboard.ch            Twitter : https://twitter.com/openboard_org

OpenBoard is intended for use primarily in schools, and can be used both with interactive whiteboards or in a dual-screen setup with a touchscreen and secondary display.

Download

Information about the latest release can be found on the Downloads page.

Features

Main features include:

  • Drawing tools (pen, highlighter)
  • Many different elements can be added to the board, including text boxes, pictures, videos, music and widgets (native or HTML/javascript)
  • Easy management of all these elements through a built-in "library" pane
  • Search tools to retrieve pictures from abulEdu.org and Pixabay.com
  • Screencast function
  • Desktop mode, to easily annotate anything outside of OpenBoard
  • Integrated web browser
  • ...

OpenBoard is a fork of Open-Sankoré v2.0. The main differences are that OpenBoard is simpler, having removed some of Open-Sankoré's more complicated features in favour of ease of use, and it is now based on modern libraries (Qt 5.5 on all platforms; Cocoa and AV Foundation for OS X-specific code).

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