Windows Toggle Button

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Bus windows.png DesktopMode.png

Click to use Whiteboard tools over the Windows interface. Click again to go back to the Whiteboard canvas.


Click to activate desktop mode. Whiteboard behaves as follows:

  1. Whiteboard hides the canvas and shows the current Windows desktop state. During this time, users are given full access to all functions in Windows. Additionally, Whiteboard ignores any timeout setting set by the user.
  2. Whiteboard is minimized to a persistent compact toolbar to the side of the screen. This compact toolbar displays the following tools only:
    Icon Feature Description
    My-cloud-logo-50.png Canvas Toggle Toggles between desktop mode and canvas.
    MVB Meet.png Casting Displays casting information of the current user.
    CaptureScreen.png Screen capture Displays options for capturing the contents of the canvas.
    Edu-MenuBarMove.png Move toolbar Click and drag to move toolbar to the left, right, or bottom side of the screen.
    Markup.png Annotation tool Freezes the screen and enables Whiteboard annotation tools. Click again to hide Whiteboard annotation tools and return to desktop mode.
    Live-captions-select.svg Live Captions settings Sets the language used by the Live Captions feature.
    Live-captions-on.svg Live Caption tool Displays spoken text as captions during presentation mode.

When you are ready to start annotating on the screen, click the Annotation tool.

  1. Whiteboard 'freezes' the current screen and displays it for annotation.
  2. The toolbar expands and provides access to all tools in Whiteboard. Click any of the tools and start drawing on the 'frozen' screen.
  3. The annotation tool icon is now replaced with a mouse icon. Click the icon to hide the tools and 'unfreeze' the screen. Users are again given full access to all functions in Windows. However, everything drawn before the 'unfreeze' now stays on the screen.
  4. When you are done annotating, click the screenshot tool to take a screenshot and paste it onto the canvas. Taking a screenshot also takes the user out of desktop mode.

If you need to go back to the canvas, click the Windows Toggle button again.

  • Everything drawn on the screen during desktop mode will be lost. Whiteboard does not save any drawings added during desktop mode. Ensure that you take a screenshot of the current session before switching back to the canvas.
  • Once you enter "desktop mode", Whiteboard keyboard shortcuts are disabled to avoid interfering with common Windows hotkeys.

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