Want to brainstorm ideas and take notes during a meeting? Just add a whiteboard object to your Space! Gather's default collaborative whiteboards are powered by http://tryeraser.com/. Eraser has a great interface for note taking, a canvas for drawing, or both! You can then share the link to the whiteboard or export the board as a PDF!
To add a whiteboard to your Space, open the Object Picker using the Build tool in your Space (or the Stamp Tool in the Mapmaker). Search for "whiteboard" in the Object Picker.
Place the whiteboard in the Space. To use the whiteboard, just walk up to it and press "x"!
An Eraser whiteboard displays on your screen. You can add typed notes, use the canvas to draw or annotate content, or show both the notes and the canvas. Changes are shown in real time to those viewing the whiteboard, and multiple people can be adding or editing content at the same time.
If you want to share the content from your whiteboard, you can either copy the URL or export the content as a pdf.
Click Share in the top right corner of the embedded screen. A URL displays, which you can copy and then share with others. Anyone with the URL can view the whiteboard in their browser outside of Gather.
You can also click the ellipses next to the board title to export a copy of the whiteboard as a pdf.
- If you want to keep your whiteboards associated to an Eraser account, click Sign in to Eraser. Eraser will open in a new browser window. You can use the whiteboard in the Eraser browser window, or return to Gather and use the whiteboard there.
- The content on a whiteboard is associated to a specific whiteboard object in Gather. If you want a clean whiteboard, you will need to place a new whiteboard object.