Explain Everything Whiteboard 4+

Teach, record video or present

Explain Everything sp. z o.o.

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Explain Everything Whiteboard now on macOS!

The iPad App Store Trend of the Year 2020 award-winning interactive whiteboard is now also available as a native macOS app.

Join the millions of teachers, students, tutors, creatives, and consultants from around the world who have chosen Explain Everything as their whiteboard. Jump into a multimedia-powered space where you can teach, learn, and share your ideas. Or—if you’re already on board—enjoy the powerful app you know, now with features tailored for macOS.

Replace your physical whiteboard with an infinite digital canvas you can use anywhere. Mix drawing and handwriting with imported documents and multimedia for better learner engagement. Invite students or teachers to the whiteboard during live presentations or to co-create video. Bring static slides to life – record content! Never lose your teaching materials again. Save your time and save paper.

Use the Explain Everything Whiteboard app to:
• Digitize, create, store, and share your teaching materials.
• Draw, write, sketchnote, visualize, Scribble with Apple Pencil, explain, show live in the classroom or online.
• Record and edit whiteboard video lessons for effective blended learning.
• Integrate with popular Learning Management Systems to create various whiteboard assignments.

This digital whiteboard for teachers is a powerhouse of features and integrations:
• Import and Export content through integrations with iCloud, Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, OneDrive, and Evernote.
• Use images, documents, video and audio files, and projects in many formats, like: .png, .gif, .jpg, .pdf, .doc, .pages, .xls, .ppt, .iwb, .mp4, .mov, .mp3, .wav, .m4a, .xpl, .ipt and many more.
• Enrich your materials with images and GIFs, Sticky Notes, Clipart, 3D Models, Shapes, Web Browser, Equations, hyperlinks, text boxes, different backgrounds and patterns, pen and pencil drawings, highlights and more.
• Capture everything that happens on the screen with the easy animation recording. Split, trim, cut, delete, compact, smooth out movement, and see the result immediately. Render and host your videos for you in the Explain Drive cloud, so you can save time and storage. Use Center Stage to include yourself with dynamic video capturing.
• Share your materials as images, PDFs, MP4s, or web video links for instant watch or editable projects.
• Stream your presentations through SharePlay or popular conferencing tools, including Zoom or Microsoft Teams.
• Assign whiteboard lessons, tasks, and videos to students through all the most popular LMSs and class organization tools, like: Google Classroom, Canvas, Moodle, Schoology, Blackboard, and more.
• Present or whiteboard together in real time with voice chat on any device, anywhere. Set up different collaboration scenarios, turn on and off editing tools for your audience, have them follow you or work on a task with or without you.

• Save and share your whiteboard lessons with students.
• Organize your teaching content and use it on any device.
• Create a rich lesson library that you don’t need to carry in a bag.

• Capture every action performed on the canvas.
• Use the Camera Frame for more control over parts that get recorded.
• 3 different recording modes to edit and enrich your recordings.
• Use the recordings to support your blended learning, give feedback and explain.
• Invite students to use whiteboard videos to share their thinking.

• Use the collaborative whiteboard for a virtual classroom and live presentations.
• Share your canvas in the Explain Drive cloud to assign your students tasks or group work.
• Use Explain Everything with popular LMSs to create whiteboard assignments with Explain Everything.
• Create cloud whiteboard teaching materials to make them available from any device, anywhere.

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What’s New

Version 7.1.3

Edpuzzle integration update

We've updated the Edpuzzle integration and fixed some issues so you can continue app smashing it with Explain Everything.

Ratings and Reviews

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Editors’ Notes

The days of teachers wheeling an overhead projector into the classroom are long gone. Explain Everything, which works like an interactive whiteboard, is a more effective way to communicate ideas in class—or anywhere else. We love the app’s collaborative nature. With Explain Everything, educators can share drawings, text, photos, and videos with the entire class in real time.

Jan Hidders ,

Best app on iPad for tutorial videos

This app is the best app there is to make tutorial videos. Period. It allows very easy recording of both quick videos to show exercises, but also the recording of very sophisticated complex movies with animations.

The absolute killer feature for me is that it integrates both recording and editing of the videos in a very intuitive interface. This means you can on-the-fly correct and re-record certain parts without having to go to a separate video editor. Moreover, since the editor is aware of the the whiteboard actions, you can even delete, add or replace single strokes or actions without having to re-record whole sections. It is also possible to re-record certain section but keep the original actions and sounds. For example, you can first record all the drawing and animation actions, and afterwards record your voice over, and while doing that also add new laser pointer actions that point to the things you are talking about. The fact that you can switch so easily between recording, fine-grained editing and re-recording makes it practically possible to produced well-polished and quite complex presentations.

There is however certainly room for improvement. Several things come to mind:

1. There is no serious UNDO for video editing, just for one editing action, and sometimes not even that. This can mean that if you accidentally erase half your recording you have to redo it all. This has cost me close to an hour of work on several occasions. Having a limited undo of just 4 or 5 editing operations would have prevented all of those.

2. The drawing interface is somewhat peculiar and different from conventional drawing and whiteboard apps, so takes some getting used to. A typical action I personally do a lot is "selecting a group of objects" and dragging them collectively to another place on the screen. This is in other apps as simple as (1) selecting lasso action, (2) circling the group of objects and (3) dragging them to another place. In EE this is possible but takes twice as many actions.

3. Another action I use a lot in other drawing programs is reformatting the color of text I have just written. This is possible for graphical objects and typed text in EE, but for some reason not for handwritten text and strokes.

The somewhat awkward drawing interface of EE is the main reason that for live teaching I still use other apps such as Notability. This is unfortunate, since I would prefer it if my life and recorded teaching would both look the same.

But having said all this, for my type of teaching (mathematics and computer science) Explain Everything is the best app there is. By far.

tommy gysenbergs ,


Perfect app with thousands of possibilities !!!!


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