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Twiddla – Online Collaborative White Board That’s Quick and Easy to Use

by Kelly Walsh on March 29, 2015



Did you Know you can Collaboratively Use an Online Whiteboard, and Even Markup Web Pages and Docs, for Free (and Fast)?!

Seriously – enter in a web browser, click on the green Go button …

Twiddla-GO-button … and you’ll land on a White Board page that you can invite people to with ease, and you can use the Drawing, Shape, and Text tools to just draw and create, or you can import and mark up web pages or documents! To invite others to participate, use the Invite function to email them, or just give them the simple URL. It really couldn’t be much easier.

For the video version of this post, here’s a “3 Minute Teaching With Technology Tutorial” I’ve put together for Twiddla:

Twiddla Pricing

So, what we’re showing above is free! Of course, there are plenty of limitations (you have to pay for richer capabilities). While you can’t save your results with the free version, you certainly do a print screen or use the Snipping Tool to capture results. Full plans and more functionality start at $14/month. Click here to check out the full pricing plan and features grid.

Other Online IWBs

To learn about some more online IWBs, check out “6 Free Online Collaborative Interactive White Boards“. Be forewarned though, as I’ve noticed that some of these have turned into fully priced models since this was written a couple years back. It would appear that the free online IWB may be becoming a rarer species. Do you know some good free, easy to use Interactive White Boards? Please comment and tell us about it!

Are you up for a Challenge?

Oh, and one last thing … Twiddla is our Week 5 web app in the Tool in the Try-a-Tool-a-Week Challenge! Are you on board? 600 educators have signed up so far and they’re enjoying learning about a new free tool (most are 100% free) every week through March, April, and May!

If you comment frequently on the new tools you try, you can win one of the great give-aways we’ll award to randomly selected participants when the challenge wraps at the end of May. We’re giving away an annual MobyMax license an annual Gynzy license, a copy of the Flipped Classroom Workshop-in-a-Book, and a free enrollment in our Summer 4 Week Online Flipped Classroom Workshop (or the Fall workshop if you would prefer).

Tool-A-Week edtech teacher challenge

Come have some fun, learn, and take a chance at winning!


Kelly Walsh is Chief Information Officer at The College of Westchester, in White Plains, NY, where he also teaches. In 2009, Walsh founded He frequently delivers presentations and training on a variety of related topics at schools and conferences across the U.S. His eBook, the Flipped Classroom Workshop-in-a-Book is available here. Walsh became the Community Administrator for the Flipped Learning Network in June of 2016. In his "spare time" he also writes, records, and performs original music ... stop by and have a listen!

[Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are my own, or those of other writers, and not those of my employer. - K. Walsh]

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