Create a Whiteboard While Not in a Call

When you are not in a call, you can open a whiteboard and start to draw and write.

1

Tap the Whiteboard icon Whiteboard icon on the home screen.


A notification appears to remind you that you can only save your work on whiteboards on calls that are started from a Cisco Webex Teams space.

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Use a stylus or simply use your fingers to draw on the whiteboard. Choose from different colors and remove lines using the eraser. To go back one step, tap . You can bring back what you just removed with the redo button. Tap and then . You can redo steps you have undone during the current whiteboarding session.


 

To change the pen size, tap the pen icon to open the options . Tap to select the line thickness you wish to use.

The whiteboard provides an infinite canvas where you can draw and write without never running out of space. Simply swipe with two fingers in any direction.



To clear the whiteboard, tap the eraser icon twice and tap .

To zoom in and out on the picture, pinch out and in on the touchscreen. You can zoom in up to 3x. While zoomed in, you can move the whiteboard around by pressing with two fingers and swiping to the direction you want to move the picture to.

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Tap Done when you want to leave the whiteboard.

Use the Whiteboard on Calls Started in a Cisco Webex Teams Space

When you use a whiteboard on calls that are started from a Cisco Webex Teams space, the work is saved to that space. You can also open other whiteboards that have previously been saved to that space.

  • Your whiteboard is automatically shared with others on the call. The other participants can then edit the whiteboard, and draw on it at the same time as you.

  • When another participant chooses to share their whiteboard live, that whiteboard opens on your device. You can collaborate and draw at the same time as the participant who shared the whiteboard.

To use whiteboarding in a call, the call must be started from a Webex Teams space, and joined using a paired Webex Teams app or a Cisco Webex room or desk device.

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On the call, tap Whiteboard Whiteboard icon. If you can't see the icon, tap the screen.

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Choose one of these options:

  • Tap New Whiteboard, to go directly into a new whiteboard.
  • Tap All Whiteboards, to choose an existing whiteboard. On the Whiteboards list, tap the thumbnail icon of the whiteboard you want to open and use.
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When you open a whiteboard on a call, you automatically start sharing that whiteboard with others on the call. Use a stylus or your fingers to draw on the whiteboard. Choose from different colors and remove lines using the eraser. To go back one step, tap . You can bring back what you just removed with the redo button. Tap and then . You can redo steps you have undone during the current whiteboarding session. Tap to create a sticky note.


 

To change the pen size, tap the pen icon to open the options . Tap to select the line thickness you wish to use.

The whiteboard provides an infinite canvas where you can draw and write without never running out of space. Simply swipe with two fingers in any direction.



To clear the whiteboard, tap the eraser icon twice and tap .

To zoom in and out on the picture, pinch out and in on the touchscreen. You can zoom in up to 3x. While zoomed in, you can move the whiteboard around by pressing with two fingers and swiping to the direction you want to move the picture to.

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When you are finished, tap Done. Your whiteboard is still shared with the call participants. Tap to get back working on your whiteboard or tap Stop sharing to stop sharing your whiteboard.

Your whiteboard is automatically saved to the Whiteboards menu of the space from which the call was started.

Delete a Whiteboard

You can delete whiteboards while you're on a call that was started in a Cisco Webex Teams space.

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On the call, tap Whiteboard and select All Whiteboards.


Whiteboard menu
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Tap Delete button and select which whiteboards you want to remove.

3

Tap and confirm your choice in the dialog box.

Known Limitations

  • To be able to whiteboard in a call, the call has to be started from Webex Teams, or joined using a paired Cisco Webex device. The whiteboard feature doesn't work if the call is launched or joined using a direct URI, or OBTP.

  • If a whiteboard enabled device or client calls a DX70 or DX80 with a whiteboard enabled, but no one is paired to that DX70 or DX80, the whiteboard fails with a notification. This is because there’s no Cisco Webex Teams space that is associated with this call. The call still goes through.

  • Any call with a Cisco Meeting Server involved, or other SIP-based conferencing devices, fails because they are not Cisco Webex calls.