So you want to use your iPad a whiteboard in a Teams meeting? Well this is one way in which you can do this easily. You will need an iPad (obviously), a whiteboard or drawing app and it helps to have another device (main computer) to interact with the meeting as well as using the iPad to draw from.
This post came about after seeing this tweet on the Twitter from Charles Knight.
Is there an easy way to use an ipad as a whiteboard in say teams? Because it would be handy to have a separate device like that…
— Charles Knight (@Charlesknight) May 1, 2020
It got me thinking about whether this was possible, but also how you would do it. So I quickly tried it out and it worked fine. I did tweet a response, but have now written it up as a blog post so others can refer to it (and I can remind myself how to do it as well).
Though you can screenshare direct from the iPad, once you are screen sharing on the iPad, you can’t see the chat or other members on the Teams call.
One solution is to join the meeting from both your main computer and your iPad at the same time.
As well as screen sharing you can also share other content or video from your iPad as well.
So on the main computer start or join a Teams meeting.