Boardmaker Online – Training videos

Here at Spectronics, we are super excited to bring you Boardmaker Online (you can read just how excited we are HERE!)


We all know that to use our technology efficiently we need to upskill ourselves…. So this blog post is designed, as your go to place, to access all the links and training videos, so you can learn everything you need to know about Boardmake Online.

First things first…

The Help & Training Centre in Boardmaker Online might be your first port of call. You can access videos and tutorials directly from this centre. And in fact, this is best and fastest place to go to ask a question about Boardmaker Online as well.

So bookmark this link:

Also, we are putting together some quick training videos here at Spectronics too; so be sure to check out Spectronics Online to find the latest videos about Boardmaker Online.


In the meantime here are some essential links, that will help you get started and/or understand the nitty gritty of the Boardmaker Online.

You might like to watch the quick “Teaser” video I put together, to give you an overview.

Boardmaker Online – Teaser


You can access some Recorded Trainings via this link:
Probably the best recorded training there, is this video. It gives a good overview of all of Boardmaker Online and might be a good starting point.


Follow this link:

for Frequently-Asked Questions. If you are asking the question, chances are, someone else has too!


If you like written articles and tutorials (rather than watching videos), then these are the best links for you:


Here are some links to some useful videos from the Help & Training Centre on Boardmaker Online.

The full collection of videos can be found here:, but I have also included some links to a few key videos.


Videos about using the ONLINE EDITOR:

  1. Accessing the Online Editor:
  2. Creating an Activity from Scratch:
  3. Working with Buttons in the Online Editor:
  4. Adding a second symbol to a button:
  5. Importing an image onto a button:
  6. Understanding the Properties Panel:
  7. Creating a popup:

Videos about BOARDMAKER ONLINE interface:

  1. Playing activities:
  2. Uploading an Activity (upload activities you created in Boardmaker Studio, or Boardmaker Version 6, to use within Boardmaker Online):
  3. Using a playlist:


Here are the links to the Spectronics Training Videos:

Overview of the main menus:


Finding and editing activities in the Boardmaker Community:




Creating interactive activities in the Online Editor, using templates:


Keep your activities organised in Boardmaker Online, by using FOLDERS.


Use your fabulous Boardmaker Online activities on your iPAD:



Please contact us if you have any questions or specific training video requests.





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About Amanda Hartmann

Amanda is a Speech Pathologist with over 17 years experience. She has worked within educational settings, as an Inclusive Technology Consultant with Spectronics , and currently focuses her time on her busy private practice.

Amanda is a Key Word Sign/Makaton Presenter, an official Proloquo2Go trainer and an official expert TBoxApps Trainer for Therapy Box. She is also a certified Apple Trainer and regularly runs iPad workshops to help schools integrate iPad technology into the classroom, for all learners.

Amanda has a special interest in supporting and developing communication, literacy and learning for a wide range of diverse learners, often through the use of visual tools, sign language and technology. She has spent many years providing therapy support and teacher/parent training in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for students with complex communication needs, due to disabilities such as: Cerebral palsy and other Physical impairments, Visual impairment, Hearing impairment, Autism, Down Syndrome, Fragile X, Intellectual Impairment, Angelman Syndrome, Rett Syndrome and others. She also has specialist knowledge to support the literacy learning of students with learning difficulties, language impairments and other diverse learning needs. She is passionate about providing interactive and engaging presentations to educators, parents and therapists.

One Response to Boardmaker Online – Training videos

  1. Ley Goodman says:

    Hi i compared the boardmaker CD V6 and the online boardmaker, and i found that the CD has a better print quality than the online boardmaker. The picture online is blurry and hurts the eye when focusing too much. I even when to buy a new printer thinking that was the problem. I have called boardmaker several time and no one knows how to help. I want to migrate to boardmaker online for Mac but with this issue i think i’m better off staying with my CD. do you have any suggestion? i’m using Boardmaker 30 free trial for MAC.

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