When will it be available?
It will be gradually rolled out between 26 – 30 July 2021.
What has improved?
- More formatting options: pencil thickness, fonts, shapes, colour fills, arrows
- Usability: no more accidentally erasing the entire whiteboard when you only meant to remove part of an annotation
- Breakout groups: annotate a file in the main room then share it with the breakout groups, and vice versa.
- Annotation persistence: you can now annotate the whiteboard, change slide, and when you navigate back to the previous slide the annotations are still there
The new whiteboard does not include a pointer. Blackboard suggest drawing your own using the arrow tool, then moving it as you need.
A blank multi-page whiteboard
Create a blank file of several pages to have a multi-page whiteboard.