Visit and you’ll read: “The Lightboard is a glass chalkboard pumped full of light.  It’s for recording video lecture topics.  You face toward your viewers, and your writing glows in front of you.”

Lightboards are a teaching tool particularly helpful for flipped or hybrid classes where the professor desires to record lecturettes and write without having to lose eye contact with viewers, or do tedious post-production.

Two tricks are necessary to make the effect work. First, the transparent glass panel, placed between the presenter and the camera, is edge-filled with LED lights. Neon dry erase markers catch that light and the writing glows. A second trick reverses the image, so the viewer sees what the professor sees.

Baylor has two lightboards available for public use. One lives in our Video Booth and offers users virtually plug-and-play lightboard capture. Another is smaller, reservable, and great for desktop lightboard capture, or even live streaming. Read more on our lightboard page!