The Lightboard is the newest addition to the One Button Studio at Penn State. This technology allows faculty, staff and students to record presentations that require hand written notes with the same ease of use as the traditional One Button Studio.

Currently located only in the Pollock Media Commons at University Park, the Lightboard is available by advance appointment.

Make a Reservation

Be sure to select ‘Lightboard’ as the type of assignment when you fill out the form.

Best Practices for Using the Lightboard

  • Be sure to wear light colored clothing. Because the lighting setup is different from the traditional One Button Studio, wearing dark colors may make you difficult to see in the video. For the best results, we recommend wearing white or shirts with a lot of white in them.
  • Plan what you will write ahead of time. Due to limited space that you can write on, you will need to plan what you are going to write ahead of time so that you don’t run out of space while you are recording. The best way to plan for this is to take a piece of paper 8.5″ x 11″ and fold it in half. Then write out each section of notes that you will need on those half pieces of paper.
  • Plan to record in 5-10 minute segments if possible. The markers that the Lightboard uses are not as easy to remove as a traditional white board or chalk board so it takes a few minutes to clean after being used. Once you have used up the maximum amount of space possible, stop recording and then clean off the glass. Once you are finished you can begin recording your next section of notes. When you have finished recording all of the segments that you need, a Media Commons Consultant can help you string the separate videos together by using editing software.


Lightboard Overview

A quick introduction to the Lightboard.