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Lightboard Studio

About the Lightboard Studio


INNOVATION and ENGAGEMENT motivate a team of BU faculty and staff in developing our own Lightboard Studio. Utilizing the funds awarded from the Innovation Grant, the Lightboard Studio is located in Irwin Library IL006.

This innovative technology offers a way to create videos that compliment online or hybrid learning models as well as the “flipped” classroom model. It consists of a glass surface that works like a white board that is positioned between the instructor and the camera.

This set up allows the instructor to face the camera while also writing on the transparent surface. Instructors can then illustrate complex concepts, formulas, diagrams or processes. It’s also possible to integrate a PowerPoint on the Lightboard for annotation. This form of content presentation allows students the opportunity to review information as needed for understanding.

To learn more about lightboard technology and how it can impact learners, visit our blog at

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Butler Faculty Examples

Chemistry Instructor Adam Azman 

Best Practices 

Kim Beck shares her experiences after implementing Lightboard recordings into her class.

Student Outcomes

Kim Beck shares student out comes from using the Lightboard compared to web videos and screen captures.