Online Bulletin Board Ideas

As many teachers and schools are assessing their first learning experience with online teaching, a thought crossed my mind – do bulletin boards have a place in the “tech smart” classroom?

As I thought about this further, I realized that online bulletin board ideas might not only be relevant but could also play an important role in the development of visual learning skills. In today’s world, learning to present content visually is essential!  PowerPoint presentations, websites, and digital textbooks all require us to present and interact with content through pictures, videos and other graphics.

Creative and engaging bulletin boards, both online and in the classroom, provide ideas and inspiration that help develop visual delineation and presentation skills. Being involved in the process of creating bulletin boards is a great way for students to experiment with layouts and presentation styles. And for us teachers, learning to create engaging and attractive bulletin boards online can help us equip our students to become successful online learners and visual presenters too.

You can even make bulletin boards interactive, such as creating a container for students to drop in shout-outs or express how they’re feeling. If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are 81 fun bulletin board ideas. Imagine how much more interactive a virtual bulletin board can be! Bulletin boards are fun, engaging, and educational – perfect for the 21st century classroom. 

Some food for thought:

  • What steps have you taken to improve visual teaching or learning skills?
  • How can you incorporate online bulletin board ideas into a virtual classroom?

Explore creative and interactive bulletin board ideas with this fun and innovative continuing education class: Bulletin Boards – Ideas for Every Classroom.


About the Author
Ellen Paxton is a respected expert in education and best known as the Chief Learning Officer of Professional Learning Board. As a two-time National Board Certified Teacher, Ellen has successfully published and customized online professional development courses and Learning Management Systems for 20 years to help teachers meet their state continuing education renewal credit requirements. Through, and Ellen has established solutions and maintained partnerships with several accredited universities, higher education institutions, teachers’ unions and state Departments of Education while setting strategic direction that makes a difference and overseeing implementation of popular online PD.