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Drawing Overview

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Draw mind-maps, diagrams, and shapes in the Drawings tool.  Drawings can be used to unleash creativity, or to simply brainstorm concepts for an assignment or project. Instructors can even use drawings as a collaborative white board where students can use their devices in class and visually represent their ideas. 

Drawing Tips

  • Hold down the Shift key to draw a perfect circle or square
  • Select an item and click on the paint-format.jpg button. This will expand the toolbar for options to change colors, fonts, line thickness, etc. 
  • Click the arrow on the line-options.jpg button. This will open different options to draw different types of lines: arrows, curves, polylines, and scribbles
  • Select an item, then right click. This will give you more options to rotate, align, and switch the order of objects
  • Want more font options? Click on the more-fonts.jpg button on the bottom of the font list to browse more fonts

Communicating with Drawings

Chat

When multiple collaborators are present in the drawing, click on the chat-(1).jpg button on the top right to chat about your work. The chat box will appear at the bottom right of the drawing. Click on the settings.jpg button to edit notification settings.

Comments

To comment on specific items in a drawing: select the item, right click and press Comment. A comment box will appear on the right side of the page. Collaborators can then reply to a comment, edit their own comments, or resolve a comment. 

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Send Email

Another way to communicate to collaborators, though not directly on the drawing, is to send them an email. Do this by going to File > Email Collaborators. This is a convienent way to send reminders to collaborators who do not check the drawing often.


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Did You Know?

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