Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Recognized handwriting editing, GIF support, and more with the latest Jamboard release

More and more G Suite customers like Instrument are using Jamboard to generate and share creative ideas. The latest Jamboard release brings several new features―to both devices and the Jamboard app―to help people create and iterate on their ideas more quickly. We’re also making it easier for admins to monitor their Jamboard devices.

Edit recognized handwriting
People can now edit their recognized handwritten text with the stylus, allowing for the quick deletion, insertion, and merging of text. To delete, simply strike over the letter(s) you would like to remove from a word. To insert letter(s), write these either above or below the word and draw a small arrow to insert them. To merge, select a text object and drag it to another text object.

Text Deletion 

Text Insertion

Merging Text

GIF support
Jamboard now supports adding GIF images via Google Drive, so you can create rich, dynamic images as part of your jam session.

Moving objects to adjacent jam frames
By popular demand, objects can now be moved to adjacent jam frames/pages by selecting and sliding them towards the left or right edge of the screen.

Additional reporting in the Jamboard Admin console
Jamboard admins can now see historical data for Wi-Fi network strength (RSSI), Wi-Fi network speed, and board online/offline status in the Jamboard Admin console.

For a full list of new features and improvements from this month’s release, check out the What’s New in Jamboard page in the Help Center.

Launch Details
Release track:
Launching to both Rapid Release and Scheduled Release

Available to all G Suite Basic, Business, Enterprise, and Education* customers

*G Suite for Education customers will need to satisfy certain requirements in order to purchase Jamboard devices. See the Help Center FAQ for more information.

Rollout pace:
Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility)

All end users

Change management suggested/FYI

More Information
Help Center

Launch release calendar
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