This school year Google’s Jamboard has become one of my go-to tools for hybrid instruction. Yesterday, Google added a feature to Jamboard that I’m excited to finally see. That feature is version history.
Version history in Jamboard works just like version history in Google Docs and Google Slides. To access it simply open the little “three dots” menu next to the share button in Jamboard. Once you open that menu you’ll see a new option for “see version history” at the bottom of the menu. Click on “see version history” and you’ll see a list of time-stamped versions or revisions of the Jamboard.
Just like in Google Docs and Google Slides you can name the different versions of a Google Jamboard. And just like in Docs and Slides you can revert back to previous version with just one click.
Applications for Education
Version history in Jamboard could be useful when students are working together on a brainstorming activity or, as my students were doing yesterday, a flowchart creation activity. Students can work for a while on a Jamboard then stop and talk about the various versions they’ve made. If they decide that a previous version was better, they can quickly revert back to it.