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Video Production Studio: Lightboard: Overview

Services and details provided by the studio

About Lightboard

The Lightboard feature located in the Video Production Studio will not be re-opening for the 2020 Fall Quarter to students.

As Northwestern adjust to online instruction during this COVID-19 Crisis, University Libraries continues to be committed to bring you the resources you need for your courses. Please visit us to see the latest developments and online access to resources you may need.

If you have questions to this specific resource contact, Ted Quiballo,

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Created by Northwestern Engineering Professor, Michael Peshkin, Lightboard is a glass chalkboard that uses light to allow users to face viewers while writing and recording a lecture. The board is video taped in mirror reflection, giving users a quick and easy way to communicate technical subjects, equations, and sketches, all while engaging with the camera and the viewers. See Lightboard in action

The Lightboard feature is best used for supplemental problems, flipped classroom lectures, and explanations of more complex problems.

Need Help?

First time using the Lightboard? No worries, you got help. If you need a one-one consultation or if you are planning your class to use the lightboard within your curriculum as part of your presentation options, contact the Instructional Technologies Librarian, Ted Quiballo to find out details on how we can provide lightboard instruction for your class.


The Video Production Studio is located in the Mudd Building, second floor. It is within Mudd library, Room 2169 on the northeast corner of the library.

Contact Information

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Ted Quiballo
Computer Science | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Engineering Sciences & Applied Mathematics | Physics & Astronomy
Mudd Library, Office 2167
2233 Tech Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
(847) 467-1090