In Annotation mode, you have the opportunity to institute a classic approach to teaching using digital annotation tools. Need to accentuate a point, provide helpful visual cues, or just write on a digital whiteboard? It's as simple as can be when using the annotation tools - just click on the 'squiggle' button in the top left corner of the widget bar to switch your widget bar to the annotation bar!

Annotation bar

In the Annotation bar, you'll find a group of annotation tools that you can use. Mix and match these tools for an array of options that can be utilized to freely draw on your screen.


Use the marker to make bold, opaque, lines on your screen. This can be helpful when you need to make notes, cross items out, or draw attention to a widget.


The highlighter creates lines that are partially transparent. This allows you to highlight items while keeping the information underneath visible.


This instrument utilizes a touch-sensitive approach for free-flowing drawings. When you're feeling a bit creative, grab the Brush and add an artistic element to your screen.


Need to delete your work? Just click on the Eraser to remove any markings on your screen. If you delete something by accident, no worries - you can get it right back! Just click on 'Undo' when the popup appears in the lower left-hand corner.

Shapes & lines

Once you have activated the Shapes & lines, you will see new options appear. The options available include line, arrow, square, and circle (colored in and outlined).


Choose from 10 color options to make your designs pop!

Line width

You can select a small, medium, or large line width while you are in annotation mode.


Click on the double-sided arrow at the bottom of an annotation to spin it around! This way, you can modify the angle of its display, anywhere from 0 - 180 degrees.

Exit Annotation mode and erase all

Exit the annotation mode by pressing the Esc key on your keyboard or by clicking the "Stop annotation" button at the top of your screen.

If you need to get rid of all your annotations at once, click on the broom icon (next to Stop annotating) in order to 'Clear all annotations'.

Dots & Lines backgrounds

Now that you're familiar with the appearance and performance of the annotation tools, you might already have ideas on how to make your screens more engaging and fun. Enhance your experience with Annotations by utilizing the corresponding backgrounds that are ideal for taking notes on your screen.

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Whiteboarding template

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