Collaborate annotation tools can be used with:
- Shared Files
- Shared Blank Whiteboard
How do I share Files or Whiteboard
From the Collaborate Menu, bottom right, select the Share Content Button.
Select Share Files or Share Blank Whiteboard.
For further details on sharing files see Share PowerPoint slides and other files.
When a document or blank whiteboard is shared there will now be an annotation menu in the top right-hand corner, the tools in the menu can be used to annotate the document.
It is possible to control whether these tools are available to students.
In settings under Session Settings, Participant permissions, check or uncheck “Draw on whiteboard and files”.
Students will not see the Clear Annotations icon.
Each of the tools can be used in interactive sessions with the students.
Download Whiteboard Annotations
Annotations can now be saved and downloaded until cleared. All users can download a pdf version of the whiteboard or the shared files at any point, and so can have a record of all whiteboard annotations and slides used in the lesson.
It is always possible to take a screen shot if you would use multiple whiteboard or annotation points in the lesson.
MS Snipping Tool is free with your Office 365 account.
Text box with some basic formatting.
Pen, Brush and Eraser.
Lines and shapes.
For more details on the Annotation Tools see the Blackboard Help pages.