CIS Lightboard Studio Recording Guide



How-to Record, Edit, and Share a Lightboard Video (9:38)

How-to Host a Virtual Meeting using the Lightboard (7:37)


Now that you've booked the Lightboard Studio, there are a few things you should do to prepare for your visit.

Before You Arrive

  • Get familiar with the Lightboard Studio guidance attached to this article.
  • Clothing Guidance: 
    • Don't wear lettering – it will appear backward. 
    • Do wear solid, darker colors - This makes the writing display more clearly in front of presenters. 
    • Don’t wear all black - you’ll look like a floating head. : )
  • If using PowerPoint:
    • Set all backgrounds to BLACK.  
    • Place any graphics to the side of your dominant hand for easier annotation.
    • Want help formatting your slide deck? Submit a DesignPro ticket here: and the CIS Graphic Designer will format your slides for you! Be sure to clarify if you're right or left handed. 

During Presentation

  • Write on the side of your dominant hand, then step to the side to instruct. Don't stand directly behind your writing while instructing if possible. 
  • Don't press the markers too hard, it will make a sqeaky sound. Learn to write gently for a quiet presentation.
  • Look at the camera’s red light while instructing. This will help your viewers feel like you're talking directly to them. 
  • If you make a mistake, DON'T STOP RECORDING. Just pause for a few seconds, take a breath, and start the segment again. Then afterward, use Panopto's web-based editor to remove/edit the mistake. It's easy and can be helpful for longer presentations. For shorter presentations, you may find it's just easier to do another take.
  • If using PPT, slides may be advanced during recording using the keypad next to the marker tray. 

Record, Upload, and Share a Lightboard Video using Panopto:


Using the Lightboard with Webex in a virtual environment:


Helpful Links

If you'd like a tour of the Lightboard Studio, contact CIS.

Recording Equipment in the Video Studio 

  • Industrial-grade, aluminum frame with a 6ft x 4ft custom cut, low-iron glass  
  • 4K camera with position control  
  • LED studio lighting system  
  • 55” LCD confidence monitor   
  • 3-element microphone with digital signal processing  
  • Acoustical treatments  
  • Record using the familiar Panopto Recorder App 

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