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Use the Zoom Room Whiteboard

This article applies to: Zoom

Tutorial Video: "Using Zoom Rooms: Using the Whiteboard"

Watch this video Using the Whiteboard on Cornell's Center for Teaching Innovation Zoom webpages.

Zoom Room Whiteboard Controls

To start a digital whiteboarding session from the Zoom Room touch interface:

  1. In the control bar, tap Whiteboard.

    This opens a new, blank digital whiteboard screen.
  2. Use the digital whiteboard control bar to tap options for drawing and writing using the stylus.

  • Close
    Close the digital whiteboarding session.
  • Dark background (Moon icon)
    Change the digital whiteboard's background to black.
  • Save (diskette icon)
    Tap to share and email the current digital whiteboard as an image or PDF, and send to meeting participants by email. Participants will receive the annotations image as an attachment to an email from the Zoom Room name. When saving, tap Format Option at the bottom right to select the file format for the annotation image you are sending.
  • Add page (square with plus sign)
    Add a new digital whiteboard page. When you have multiple pages, the number of pages will appear in the middle of the icon. You can then tap the icon to view and delete pages.
  • Colors
    Tap a colored circle to switch to that color for annotations. The default color is black.
  • Erase
    Tap to use the stylus to erase current annotations.
  • Pencil / Shape
    Tap to draw and write with lines, or tap again to toggle with the Shape icon to draw shapes.

    Choose either:
    • Smart Recognition, to have your lines and shapes straightened and made square;
    • Free Form, to retain your lines and shapes as drawn.

For more details, visit Zoom's instructions for Using Drawing Tools.

  • Undo
    Tap to remove the last annotation made.
  • Clear all (trash can icon)
    Tap to clear all drawn annotation from your current shared screen.

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Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 10:13am

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