Pencil Spaces beats
Zoom head-to-head

Get more teaching tools, more productivity, and more engaging lessons with Spaces.
Remote, in-person or blended,
Pencil Spaces is packed with features
for the best classroom experience
Real-Time Whiteboard Collaboration
Built-In Scheduling
Record Calls & Meetings
Direct Messaging & Chat Moderation
TutorCruncher Integration
Simultaneous Multi-Person Screen Sharing
Pop-Out Videos in web-based version
Unlimited Spaces & Boards
Built-in Apps for Education
Import files from Google Drive & OneDrive
Collaborative Web Viewer
Top-Tier Classroom Management Tools
Private Boards for Group Tutoring
Breakout Rooms with Saved Boards
Board Folders
Special Needs Capabilities
Always-on Cloud Recording
Resource Library (10,000+ items)
Analytics Dashboard
Attendance Tracking and Aggregation
Distracted Student Alerts
Built-In Question Bank
DOCX & PPT Uploads
Convert Handwriting To Equations
24/7 Free Help & Support
Do more in your online classroom with all the tools you need to teach online.
No paid upgrades required.
Unlimited Participants & Call Length
Pencil allows you to bring as many participants as you please into Spaces and calls, and doesn't impose a limit on call length for free users.
Unlimited Saved Whiteboards
Pencil allows you to create unlimited number of boards and Spaces on our free plan, whereas Zoom limits you to 12 with or without the paid version.
Collaborative Web Viewer
Use the Web Viewer to bring any external website into a Space, creating the perfect opportunity for group learning and virtual field trips!
No additional tabs. No distractions.
Get all the tools you need on one webpage.
Graphing Calculator
With our built-in graphing calculator, create complex graphs and screenshot them onto your board - without changing tabs!
Easy Host Controls
Protect your work from unwanted changes. Pause/Lock your participant’s editing permissions with one button.
Math Formula Editor
Hand-draw your math formulas and embed nicely formatted equations on your board.
Live Customer Support
Click the help button to get an immediate response from our team, available 24/7.
Leader Mode
Bring attention of your class to your view with one click without sacrificing collaboration. It's like screen sharing, but so much better.
Language Localization
Teach in any language you want, Pencil Spaces was built with multiple language support.