Using your fingertip or the provided stylus, create drawings, share ideas, and annotate shared content. Collaboration has never been easier: send your whiteboards by email, share them during calls so everybody can work together, or save them to Webex spaces.

Whiteboard Basics

Tap the whiteboard button at the bottom of your touchscreen to open the whiteboard. If you already have some whiteboards in progress, the latest one opens. If not, you'll get a new blank board. When the toolbars appear at the bottom, you're ready to start.

But first, let's look at what the buttons on the left-side toolbar are for:

Open

Open the list of whiteboards from your current session. Tap one to open it.

Create new whiteboard icon

New

Start a new, blank whiteboard.

Copy

Copy the open whiteboard to the whiteboard folder. Tap to find the copy and open it.

Delete

Delete the open whiteboard. The system will ask you to confirm. To delete another whiteboard from your current session, tap . Tap Delete on the whiteboard(s) you want to delete (or choose Select All). Tap the red checkmark and the system will ask you to confirm your choice.

Black Canvas

Change the whiteboard to a black screen. You can set black canvas as the whiteboard's default appearance.

When You're Finished

To exit the whiteboard at any time press the Home button and then tap End Session. Delete your existing work when prompted, and you'll return to the Home screen. Read more about ending your whiteboarding session and cleaning up the board, here.

Whiteboards: Creating Content

Creating content on your whiteboard is easy: just write and draw on the touchscreen with your fingertip or using the provided stylus. More than one person can work on a board at the same time. Pinch and zoom in (up to 3x) on the touchscreen, just like you do on your phone. To move around the whiteboard while you're zoomed in, press and swipe in the direction you want to move. To get an overview of the entire whiteboard, zoom out (up to 10x).

Let's take a look at what you can do, using the buttons on the middle toolbar at the bottom of your screen:

Undo/Redo

Undo/redo your last action(s).

Pen

Change the pen stroke. Tap to select the thickness: . Tap any of the colored buttons to pick a different color.

Eraser

Change your fingertip (or the stylus) to an eraser and rub out mistakes. To clear the whiteboard completely, tap the eraser twice and then tap Clear All.

Sticky Note

Add a sticky note to the whiteboard. Tap the button to get a soft keyboard. Type your text (up to 6 lines), choose a color and tap the checkmark to add the note to the board. Tap any note already on the board to change the color, edit the text or delete it. Press a note and drag with your finger to move it.

Share a Whiteboard in a Call

You can share your whiteboard in a call, and the other participants can edit it from their device or from the Webex app. You'll see the avatar or device initials of the participant editing a shared whiteboard at any time.

1

During a call (or from a call in an open Webex space) press the home button and tap Whiteboard . Your whiteboard is automatically shared live with the call participants. Tap to open a new whiteboard during the call.

2

Tap Done in the left corner of the screen if you're finished working, but remember that your whiteboard is still shared.

3

Tap to keep working or tap Stop sharing to stop others seeing your whiteboard.

4

When your call is over, Save your work appears on the home screen. Tap it to save your whiteboards to a Webex space.

Save and Send Whiteboards

If your board is already connected to the Webex app, just open a space on the board. The whiteboards you create in the current session will be saved automatically to that space, as snapshots in .png format. For more on how to open a space on a board, see Open a Space on a Cisco Webex Board.

If you are not connected to the Webex app, create a new Webex space for the whiteboard:

1

In your active whiteboard, tap and then Create a new space. Or, tap the Home button to open the Save Your Work dialog.

If you have created several whiteboards during the current session, select the ones you want to save in the dialog box.

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Tap Add Recipient to add people to the space. Anyone connected to the board is automatically selected.

3

Tap the checkmark. The whiteboard is saved in the space as a .png-file.

To email the current whiteboard, tap at the bottom right corner. Or, tap and choose one or more whiteboards from the list. In the dialog, enter email addresses or the name(s) of people in your directory. Edit the subject line, and tap the blue checkmark to send. Recipients will receive an email with the whiteboard(s) in .pdf-format.