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iLightboard @ Gerstein + MADLab: Home


"iLighboard" is an in-house developed video lecture recording iPad app that also doubles as a live drawing app—a cost-effective and easy-to-use alternative to the increasingly popular teaching tool, Lightboard.


  • Portability and mobility lets users can play with and test the app at home without having to use studio time
  • Continuous recording without cleaning glass between takes
  • Directly export finished recording to iMovie for editing, or directly upload to the web
  • Insert powerpoint slides into the video, enabling live annotation
  • App can be sold on the App Store and distributed to other institutions
  • Leverage users’ familiarity with iPad UI for greater ease-of-use
  • Ability to capture and export notes from a presentation as a pdf for distribution


  • iPad Pro
  • Apple pencil
  • Tripod
  • Wireless microphone
  • Backdrop 

iLightboard Studio

For more information or to try out the ilightboard app in our studio space, email

Sample iLightboard Videos

Erica Lenton, Gerstein Science Information Centre librarian, explains how to search textwords in Ovid Medline. 

Dr. Ju's teaching assistants hijack HBM300 for a Lecture 3 re-CAP. Watch out for the surprise guest at 0:09!