These days, everyone has their meetings online.
If you're the one running a meeting, it's no longer enough to know your material—now, you need to be skilled in remote tools too.
For a lot of people, that means using virtual whiteboards. While your meeting is running, your attendees can explore an infinite virtual canvas with sticky notes, scribbles, pictures, and flying cursors for each attendee.
Unfortunately, sometimes these whiteboards are pretty hard to use.
Participants often get lost or confused. Facilitators spend time getting everyone set up and comfortable, which cuts into the actual session. It's hard to keep everyone in the same "place", and the piles of virtual stick notes get messy quick.
Essentially, it's easy for remote tools to be more distracting than helpful. It takes a lot of work from meeting hosts to keep up, and sometimes facilitators are so busy they can't really participate in their own sessions.
Shuffleboard is a new, simpler collaborative meeting tool. Shuffleboard is made to do one thing really well: help facilitators gather responses and foster discussion during remote sessions.
Just like a virtual whiteboard, it works alongside your video call software. It also lets you gather sticky notes from a group—but that's where the similarities end.
Before your session, the facilitator can create slides with questions. But unlike a normal side deck, your participants can add answers to each slide during the session. Facilitators can reorder and combine their ideas.
There are built-in timers to keep your meeting on track, and voting tools to get feedback from the group.
One of the most popular features is the PDF reports that let you share your session with all of your attendees in one click.
Your participants won’t need to download an app or create an account to join your session, and they can participate from any device. Just send the link when you’re ready and you’re good to go.
Most importantly, Shuffleboard is extremely and simple for participants AND facilitators to use. That way, everyone's attention stays on you and your session.
If you’re looking for a better way to run collaborative meetings, try Shuffleboard for free. Full plans for start at $29.
Each slide has an open-ended question that everyone can answer
Typing a response is as simple as sending a text message.
Drag similar ideas together to create a stack, or drag to change the card order.
Foster discussion and get consensus—without letting things get off track.
No more transcribing big walls of sticky notes.
I loved the lightweight experience of Shuffleboard. It felt like Jackbox for a business workshop… and it really did help us get productive input from a large group of people at once. I think I’d want to use this tool even if I was doing an in person session!
The best part of Shuffleboard is how everyone joins just by clicking a link. I can immediately collect everybody's ideas in a transparent way, but stay in control of the chaos and finish the meeting with an actionable, shareable plan.