AGB OnBoard Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

AGB OnBoard

Board portal & meeting solution for higher education

4.75/5 (4 reviews)

AGB OnBoard overview

AGB OnBoard is a board and committee meeting platform for boards and leadership within the higher education industry that comes pre-loaded with AGB trusted content. The solution helps transform meetings from operational presentations to strategic working sessions, empowering leaders to make intelligent and informed decisions using technology to achieve their institutions’ strategic goals. Key features include a board book builder, search functionality, notes and annotations, a dashboard, eSignatures, and integration with Outlook and Office.

The AGB (Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges) has partnered with Passageways to build AGB OnBoard with the aim of helping board committees to collaborate, prepare, and conduct meetings securely and efficiently. Included within the platform is a set of nine AGB books on best practices, and eight Board of Directors Statements regarding a range of topics including shared governance, fiduciary duties, accountability, innovation, and conflicts of interest.

AGB OnBoard’s board book builder tool enables users to create an intelligent agenda, set time parameters for meetings, invite and manage attendees, list speakers, and attach approvals and other key documents such as annual reports, corporate policies, bylaws, and more to each agenda section. Integration with MS Office means that users can take meeting minutes in Word and have them appear in AGB OnBoard instantly, as well as connect Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents directly.

Board members are also provided with the ability to search through notes and ideas, add comments and annotations to documents, and make changes to items at any time. All modifications are updated in real time and synced across all devices automatically. The dashboard is where users can quickly access their important and relevant board materials, as well as view upcoming meetings and announcements at-a-glance.


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United States, Canada

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AGB OnBoard screenshot: Create a detailed agenda with a table of contents, and view annotations and attendeesThe Future Forward Board and AGB Onboard board portalAGB OnBoard screenshot: Take meeting minutes in Word and they instantly appear in AGB OnBoardAGB OnBoard screenshot: The AGB Board of Directors Statements include critical topics, ranging from shared governance and accountability to innovation, fiduciary duties, and conflicts of interestAGB OnBoard screenshot: Access the calendar to filter through meetings, and view meeting details such as name, address, attendees, and the agendaAGB OnBoard screenshot: Create an intelligent agenda by setting time parameters for each section, who should speak, and attach approvals and key documents to each agenda sectionAGB OnBoard screenshot: AGB OnBoard comes fully loaded with the Effective Committee Toolkit, nine books that provide best practices for board committees

AGB OnBoard reviews


Very good

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support

Excellent value

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-02-20
Review Source: Capterra

The tool has greatly streamlined our board meeting preparation. We use AGB OnBoard as a meeting tool, a materials repository, an orientation resource, a communication tool, and as an organizational hub.AGB OnBoard is a functional tool that is priced right. The customer service and responsiveness is top-notch and the integration of AGB's resources add tremendous value for our board of trustees.

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Jyl Zubiate

Eureka College and OnBoard by Passageways

Used monthly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-02-19
Review Source: Capterra

I have researched many board portals over the last four years. I was very impressed with AGB OnBoard from the first sales call to the final implementation. They were willing to provide any support necessary to ensure that the roll-out for the board members was smooth and timely. The feature that really sold this new board portal to our Board of Trustees was the easy access to the AGB Effective Committee series and other AGB board materials. Eureka College has purchased these reference guides in limited quantities in the past because of our limited budget. Now all our board members have access to these materials through the portal.

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Williams Sherri

Sherri Williams Review

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-02-14
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, my experience with our Board has been great and very productive. I do not want to use any other program and we have had many contact us to get us to change to another program. The software is user-friendly - as I am not a very technical person, this allowed me to watch the provided help tutorial videos to figure out issues - which are rare. Also adding users is so easy. And, I love the ease of uploading the materials for a meeting.

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John Wolfkill

CCA Foundation creates missional moments with ONBoard

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-09-04
Review Source: Capterra

Ninety percent of our board members quickly adopted the portal thanks to the easy interface and simple to navigate features. The OnBoard team was incredibly responsive and helped me understand how to use the tool, walked me through customizing the look and feel of the portal, and helped me build immediate muscle memory for utilizing the tool for multiple board meetings. The ease of meeting agenda creation and document attachment; the use of voting and other actions that improve meeting efficiency; the ability of each reader to annotate documents and be well-prepared for conversations; the AGB board member best practice resources.

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AGB OnBoard pricing

Pricing options
Free trial
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Contact Passageways for a detailed pricing description.

AGB OnBoard features

Activity Dashboard
Attendance Management
Calendar Management

API (69 other apps)
Activity Tracking (44 other apps)
Assessment Management (70 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (59 other apps)
Communication Management (46 other apps)
Course Authoring (50 other apps)
Course Catalog (45 other apps)
Customizable Branding (44 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (45 other apps)
Data Import/Export (51 other apps)
Learning Management (74 other apps)
Progress Tracking (47 other apps)
Records Management (56 other apps)
Registration Management (49 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (65 other apps)
Student Management (41 other apps)
Time & Attendance Tracking (54 other apps)

Security and privacy


Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options

Data policy

Data backup in multiple locations/GEO regions
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Additional information for AGB OnBoard

Key features of AGB OnBoard

  • Faculty / staff management
  • AGB resources
  • Search, notes, & annotations
  • Dashboard
  • Outlook integration
  • eSignatures
  • Board book builder
  • Compliance management
  • Resource center
  • Live integration with Microsoft Office
  • Real-time syncing
  • Azure security
  • RSA 4096 bit encryption
  • Board portal
  • Collaboration tools
  • Meetings management
  • AGB Board of Directors Statements
  • View upcoming meetings
  • Announcements
  • Board materials via the dashboard
  • Surveys / polling / voting
  • Real-time data syncing
  • Auto-save
  • In-app guided training
  • Multi-board & committee support
  • Compliance management
  • Attendance management
  • Mobile apps
  • Calendar management
  • Speaker management
  • Invitations
  • Meeting minutes
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AGB OnBoard includes proprietary intellectual property by the AGB which aims to empower leaders and help them make intelligent and informed decisions to achieve strategic goals.

As multiple people collaborate together within AGB OnBoard, the board book builds and updates in real-time. Never lose data with auto-save and instantly sync work across all devices.

Add thoughts and changes to items and agendas by highlighting, touching, and typing. Notes and ideas are always searchable, private, and accessible, even while on the go via mobile apps.

Live integration with Microsoft Office means that Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents can be built directly into board books.

Built-in eSignatures functionality enables users to sign documents, offering the same legal status and protections as hand-written signatures.