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Free online whiteboard tool for teachers and classrooms!

We help you engage your students, both in the physical classroom and during remote teaching.

We know the struggle:

"How to engage every student in the classroom?"

"When asking questions, how can I differentiate between students not knowing the answer, and those just sitting there daydreaming?"

"How can I let everybody answer, including the shy students who normally wouldn't?"

"How can I get an easy overview over all students' misunderstandings and lead them in the right direction in real time?"

Using Whiteboard.fi, you'll take the formative assessment to the next level.

Why is it so awesome?

Whiteboard.fi is a simple tool that can be used instantly. Create a class and let your students join, using a link, room code or QR code.

Everyone will get an individual digital whiteboard, where they can draw, write text, make notations on images, add math equations, and more!

You as a teacher see all your students' whiteboards in real time, so you can follow their progress, while the students only see their own whiteboard and the teacher's.

Whiteboard.fi is an instant formative assessment tool for your classroom, providing you with live feedback and immediate overview over your students.

Engage your whole class, include every student and let everybody answer - including the shy students or students who normally wouldn't bother to answer!

Instant Access

Setting up a new class whiteboard is lightning fast! No registration or logins needed!

Device Independent

Works on any device - no installation or downloads needed.


No personal information is shared with third parties. Everything is deleted after the room is closed.

Access Control

You have full control of who enters your room by using the waiting lobby. There is also an option to lock your room after your class has started, preventing new users from joining.

Live Overview

Ask a question, and let the whole class answer by using Whiteboard.fi. This way you will activate the whole class, and everybody gets the opportunity to answer!

Versatile Tools

Insert images, backgrounds, arrows, shapes and texts! There are many different, versatile tools available.


The Math Editor lets you insert math symbols, expressions and equations using a visual interface and mathematical keyboard.


Insert graphs, angles, pie charts, boxes and different measurement tools.


Including over 1000 emojis that can quickly be inserted into the whiteboard.

Save Whiteboards

You can easily save all your student whiteboard images as a PDF file that can be saved locally to your device.

Push Whiteboards

Easily send your current whiteboard to all students! You can upload an image, and let your students draw on it, make annotations or arrange items.


Assign assignments that your students can work with in their own pace, and receive and review their submissions.


Invite a co-teacher and enjoy a shared session! You both see all students and can collaborate on the same whiteboard.

Upload PDFs

Upload PDFs and insert them as backgrounds, to easily annotate or draw upon your documents.


Prepare, save and reuse your whiteboards - and keep them in your personal library!


Give quick feedback to your students! You can send comments, or quick thumbs up/down or like icons.

Student Session

Join your student's whiteboard session and collaborate / draw on the same whiteboard in realtime!

Made With Love

Made with love and shared for free! Read more why and how this is done...

Subscription license required.


We offer three different plans for Whiteboard.fi. The FREE plan can be used without any user account.
You can choose between annual or monthly billing, and you can purchase individual licenses or multiple licenses for a larger team, school or district. Interested in bulk quotes?

The buyer receives a license code that can be shared with the teachers in order for them to activate their accounts. The purchaser does not need a Whiteboard.fi user account in order to make the purchase.

Testimonials from our users

FAQ and Help

Whiteboard.fi is really easy to use. We have collected answers to frequently asked questions and help topics in our Support portal.


Do you have suggestions or feedback? Please contact us on [email protected]
We appreciate if you check our support page before sending questions about the service.

Check out our Whiteboard.fi blog for tips and tricks on using the service!


Whiteboard.fi is created by Sebastian Laxell and Jaakko Virtanen, and is run by Digital Teaching Tools Finland Ltd - a Kahoot! company. We have experience in teaching and IT-management - so we know the struggle in finding good digital tools.

"It's not about the tools - it's about the teachers. But the best teachers should have the best tools!"

We believe easy, affordable and excellent tools should be available to everyone. Together with Kahoot, we aim to make make learning even more awesome!

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News and Updates

Whiteboard.fi is constantly being improved and updated, and many new features are planned for the future. All new features and releases will be announced below. We also regularly release information on our Whiteboard.fi blog and through our social channels.

October 6th 2021

Clever integration
You can now register or login through Clever.com. Your Clever classes are automatically synchronized to Whiteboard.fi, and the students joining your room are authenticated through Clever.

See more information about using Whiteboard.fi with Clever in this support article!.

October 4th 2021

Improved multiple room functionality
You can now have multiple rooms open simultaneously. Together with the new Assignments feature, you can assign homework for different classes and receive answers even if you are not present as a teacher in the room.
This update also changes the old Persist functionality, as your whiteboards are now stored automatically for each room. Old persisted whiteboards can be found from your library. Please notice that the teacher whiteboard is wiped after 14 days of inactivity. You can preserve your teacher whiteboard content permanently by saving it in your library.

September 13th 2021

Improved Library Sharing
Library items can now be shared with a link, in additional to a library sharing code. The link can easily be shared in social media - and we're excited to see what kind of whiteboards you have created! We will also soon release a set of official and verified shared library items - stay tuned!

August 11th 2021

We are super excited to release another revolutionary feature that you have been waiting for - Assignments!

New feature: Assignments
You can now give assignments to students in your room. This works like the push, but lets the students load and work on the assignments in their own pace. When they have completed the assignment, they can submit it and you get an overview of all submissions.
When using permanent rooms, you can use assignments to give homework to your students. The students can access your permanent room, load and submit the assignments even if you as a teacher are not present in the room. This opens up to a lot of new possibilities, and together with the new Math tool we're sure you'll find many use cases - please let us know on social media!

The submissions can be deleted based on submission date, or are automatically deleted after 30 days.

Read more about this awesome new feature in this support article.

August 6th 2021

We are extremely happy to release a totally new and improved Math tool! Learn how to use it in this support article.

Improved math tool
The math tool has been completely redesigned and many new features have been added, including equations, graphs, angles, boxes, pie charts, a ruler and protractor. You can now select a math object and edit it, which opens up for many new use cases.
  • New virtual keyboard for easily inserting equations.
  • Graph: insert graphs and edit their appearence.
  • Angle: easily insert angles in degrees or radians.
  • Boxes: insert a grid of boxes of a given size.
  • Ruler: insert a ruler to measure objects.
  • Protractor: insert a ruler to measure objects and angels.

Improved polygon tools
You can now insert a polygon with different number of corners. Also, we've added an Arrow tool and a Shape brush, making it easier to draw different shapes.
General improvements
Loads of general improvements under the hood have been made.

June 16th 2021

This release contains loads of improvements under the hood, as well as an updated trial behaviour. We have doubled the trial to 14 days of free Premium!
We've also released some new videos, make sure to check them out at our Youtube channel, and check our blog for new blog posts!

Improved trial
You can now try out the Premium functionality of Whiteboard.fi for 14 days for free! Current trial users will be able to use this as well.
New license portal
If you're managing multiple licenses, you can now view and manage them on the improved license portal. From here, you can also see the used seats for each license.
New Videos
We released some new videos on our Youtube channel.

April 29th 2021

We are happy to announce that Whiteboard.fi has received iKeepSafe.org certifications for FERPA, COPPA and CSPC, meaning we have been thoroughly assessed by iKeepSafe and meet and comply with their extensive data security standards.

FERPA, COPPA and CSPC certified
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Safe Harbor
  • California Student Privacy Certification (CSPC)
Read more in this blog post.
We have launched the Whiteboard.fi Blog where we collect pedagogical tips and tricks when using Whiteboard.fi!

April 10th 2021

This update includes a few bug fixes, improvements to the Library and the possibility to choose data center! See the Release Notes for a full list of changes.

EU Data Center Opened
We have now opened our EU data center for European users! When creating a new free room or when registering, you can choose where you want your data to be stored. Existing users can change the storage location from their user settings (top right user menu from the teacher dashboard, see this article for more information).
Library Improvements
You can now arrange your saved whiteboards into folders in your library, and when inserting from the library you can choose to append instead of replace. You can find more information about using the library in this support article.

February 26th 2021

Whiteboard.fi is super excited to join the Kahoot! family! Together we will continue making learning even more awesome. Read more here.
Many new features are under development, and we hope to be able to share them with you soon. Also, we're working hard on COPPA, FERPA, CSPC and GDPR certificates and compliance - an update on this will follow soon.

January 29th 2021

Multiple rooms
Multiple rooms are now supported, when on the Premium subscription plan! If you want to persist your teacher whiteboard when using multiple rooms, you have to save it using the new Persist button.
See more information in this support article.
Edit account settings
There is a new Account settings page, where you can edit the teacher display name and delete your account.

January 23rd 2021

Join student live session
You can now join the student whiteboard session and draw / make notation directly on the student's whiteboard!
When you join a student session, you collaborate on the same whiteboard and you can see each other's cursors. You can view all the student pages (and download them as PDF if needed), and you can give feedback for specific pages.

This feature is included in the Premium subscription plan.

See this support article for more information.

As we wanted to release this for you as quickly as possible, we've released it to the public during the beta testing of the functionality. We are happy to receive any feedback on [email protected]
New knowledge base articles
We have made loads of updates to our FAQ section and knowledge base. Please visit support.whiteboard.fi for tutorials, guides, and answers to frequently asked questions.

January 13th 2021

Search and filter students
You can now search and filter student whiteboard list by student name. The student list is also sorted more naturally (when using upper and lower cases).

January 9th 2021

This update includes some small improvements, as well as the possibility to purchase monthly subscriptions.

Monthly subscription options added
You can now choose between monthly or annual subscription.
Library items can be shared
You can now share library items with other teachers. See more information in this support article.
Pan tool added
A pan tool has been added to the toolbar, so that you can more easily move around when zoomed in.
Lines can now be dashed or dotted
When creating lines, circles or polygons, the lines and border lines can now be solid, dotted or dashed.
Erase background separately
You can now erase the background while keeping the foreground.
Timeout behaviour improved
There were some occurences of connection timeouts while typing longer texts. This has now been fixed.
Canvas improvements
Loads of general improvements in the whiteboard canvas, including better scaling when pasting large images.

December 3rd 2020

This update fixes some minor bugs and changes the behaviour of the trial period. Coming next, is the possibility to draw on student whiteboards.

/ Sebastian, [email protected]

Trial behvaiour changed
We have updated the behaviour of the trial period, so that it is automatically applied upon registration. During the trial period of 7 days, you can test the premium functionality. You can, either during or after the trial period, purchase the Basic or Premium subscriptions, or attach a license key purchased by your organization.
Library resolution updated
Old library items, stored using the old resolution, are now applied on the larger resolution. This means they might show up smaller on your whiteboard, but you can easily resize them in your library (by selecting everything and stretching out) and save again. This change was done in order to support better quality images.
Fixed some bugs
Some small bugs were fixed, including co-teaching library loads and push improvements.

November 30th 2020

Whiteboards do now have a higher resolution when using the Basic or Premium subscription plans.

/ Sebastian, [email protected]

Improved resolution
When using Basic and Premium plans, the resolution of the whiteboard has been increased. This means better quality PDF uploads and smoother images overall.

November 27th 2020

We have ended the beta testing and opened registrations for anyone. Thank you to all the beta testers - your beta license will expire December 6th 2020. We will shortly send you more information by e-mail.

/ Sebastian, [email protected]

Beta testing ended - registrations are open!
You can now sign up for a teacher account and purchase licenses for our subscription plans. More functionality will be added soon!

November 25th 2020

The first part of the student feedback functionality has been released!

/ Sebastian, [email protected]

Give feedback to students
You can now give feedback to students in different ways: write a comment, give quick like or thumbs up or down icons. The student will receive a popup notification with the feedback. Both the student and the teacher can see previous feedbacks and a small thumbnail of the whiteboard of the time of the feedback.

You find the feedback buttons under the student whiteboard in the student popup. Please note, that this is a subscription feature and requires a premium subscription (currently in beta testing).

Coming up, is the possibility to join a live student session and draw directly on the student's whiteboard!

November 23rd 2020

This release includes some minor general improvements and bugfixes.

/ Sebastian, [email protected]

Bug fixes and improvements
General improvements in push and save functionalities.

November 20th 2020

The beta testing of new premium features continues. The library has now been published and is available for beta testers.

/ Sebastian, [email protected]

Whiteboard library
Create, save and reuse your whiteboards with the new Library function. Easily import any saved whiteboard directly to your session from the library.

November 18th 2020

One of the largest updates ever - including subscription licenses with permanent room URLs, co-teaching and more!

/ Sebastian, [email protected]

Subscription licenses
In addition to the FREE plan we now have BASIC and PREMIUM plans available, with loads of new features.
Teacher accounts
For the subscription plans, teacher accounts are required to manage your room, library or subscription.
You can now invite a co-teacher to your Whiteboard room! The co-teacher sees the same as you, can follow the student progress and you can collaborate on the same whiteboard.
Permanent rooms
You can now create permanent room URLs with your own custom room code. This enables you to keep the same link over the whole semester, for easy sharing with your students. The permanent room can be emptied and closed on demand.
Upload PDFs
When you upload a PDF to your whiteboard, the pages are transformed in to different pages and merged into the background. This way, you can let your students make notations or draw on your PDF or slideshow.
Whiteboard library Coming soon
Create, save and reuse your whiteboards with the new Library function.
Student feedback Coming soon
Give feedback to student by drawing on the student whiteboard, or by giving quick feedback icons or messages.
Choose visible page
The teacher (and co-teacher) can now choose which page of the teacher whiteboard is currently visible to students. This way, the teacher can work on another page and let another page be visible to students.

October 31th 2020

This version comes with a new, massively improved engine - increasing the overall performance of Whiteboard.fi. New exiting Premium functionality is coming soon as well - stay tuned!

/ Sebastian, [email protected]

Performance increase
New storage engine makes the site run smoother.

September 29th 2020

We have successfully moved to new servers (which we had to do earlier than planned). We are currently calibrating them, so there might be some small tweaks during the upcoming days. Thank you for your patience!
Also, we did some small UI improvements (colour picker is easier to find) and re-introduced the eraser tool! :)

/ Sebastian, [email protected]

New automatically scalable servers
We are fine-tuning them the upcoming days to ensure everything runs smoothly.
Eraser tool is back
We heard you :)
Erasing on a vector isn't really what you normally would do, but we reintroduced an alternative eraser tool where you draw using the background color. You can still move objects around, including the erased path, but this should meet your eraser tool expectations.

September 22nd 2020

We are happy to release a completely new version of Whiteboard.fi. See a list of all new features below!
With the release of the new version we're retiring the old 'Simple mode'.

/ Sebastian, [email protected]

New whiteboard editor!
  • Support for multiple pages (add, remove, and switch between pages)
    Please note, that the teacher only sees your current page (and vise versa, the students only see your current active page). This might change with future updates.
  • Undo/redo buttons
  • Paste images directly into canvas
  • Improved stylus support
  • Better support for different screen sizes (and zoom canvas)
  • Faster and smoother
  • Toggle teacher whiteboard (see students on same page)
  • New Push alternatives (push directly as background image)
IP Addresses and Hostnames
You can now view individual student's IP addresses and hostnames. This can be handy in case of abuse. You can find this information when opening a student whiteboard and clicking the Action button. Note: We don't store this information, so it's available for your session only.
"...but what about the Simple Editor? And where's the Eraser tool!?"
It was time to retire the simple editor, as it no longer fulfilled today's standards. This was also done in order to provide a more streamlined user experience.
As we are working with vectors, there is no place for an eraser in the standard sense. As we draw vectors, you can select them, delete them, resize or rotate them. So in case of a mistake, you can either delete the vector or use the new Undo button.

September 15th 2020

We are growing rapidly, and we're in the process of moving our services to a new provider in order to scale even faster.
In this update we've made some improvements, and also added emojis to keep you happy while you wait for new features!

/ Sebastian, [email protected]

You can now add emojis (requires image upload to be enabled)
Scaling in process...
We are improving and scaling everything behind the scenes.

September 7th 2020

A new engine has been installed under the hood! This makes everything run much smoother. We've also introduced a few new features (including music sheets), and reworked the layout a bit moving action buttons to a new toolbar below the whiteboard.
Also, you can now choose to clear only the foreground, keeping the background unchanged. This is especially handy if you're making notations on a background image, and wish to clear it without removing the background. Check out all the new features below!
We're also happy to announce that new Premium accounts are coming soon, including the possiblity to keep permanent and custom room URLs, and possibility to give feedback to student whiteboards! Stay tuned!

/ Sebastian, [email protected]

Improved engine
The new engine is faster and smoother!
Insert music sheet
Quickly insert a blank music sheet.
Copy student whiteboard to teacher whiteboard
Copy the student's current whiteboard and insert it as background on teacher whiteboard.
Improved design
Action buttons have been moved to a new toolbar, and you can now clear the foreground separately.
View user status
You now see icons after the user name, indicating if the user has left the room (a closed door ) or if the user is disconnected/inactive (a user icon with a slash ).
QR codes to join room
QR codes are now available, for easily letting your students join your room.

August 3rd 2020

A quick video guide for how to use the math tool has been released. More tutorial videos are coming in the future!
Also, many new features are under development - and loads of improvements are being made under the hood. Stay tuned for updates!

/ Sebastian, [email protected]

How to use the math tool
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/9snbheLxsvw

May 26th 2020

You can now save all your student whiteboards as a PDF file! You can find the new feature under the main gear menu (look for "Save all whiteboards as PDF"). You can choose whether you wish to include the teacher whiteboard or not, and you can add a custom note that will be saved in the header of the PDF. The current time and date will automatically be added.

/ Sebastian, [email protected]

Save all whiteboards as PDF
Generate a PDF of all whiteboard images and save it to your device.

May 24th 2020

You can now insert mathematical text, symbols or equations using the new Insert math-functionality! This new feature is available for both teachers and students (if insert images is enabled for students). There has also been some minor improvements to the push functionality, making it more stable on slow connections, as well as some general bug fixes.

/ Sebastian, [email protected]

Insert math
Insert math using a simple graphical editor or by using LaTeX code. The math is inserted into the canvas as an image, and can be moved around and resized.