Ability to Copy/Duplicate/Save As a whiteboard. Would also support the idea of templates (along with object locking)
Sara Schreiner commented
Please make this function available! We're trying to use Whiteboard for global corporate team sessions and this is critical in order to deploy this product.
Please make this function availble... the workaround with the 'lasso' or simply CRTL A then CRTL C, open a new whiteboard and then CRTL V is doing it, however very anoying if you created a template and the colleagues want to use this template in multiple and different workshops.... thanks
Camilo Torres commented
Really looking forward to it, any news??
I guess I've found a way to copy a whole board.
If you go to the drawing-tool, you can pick the 'lasso' (don't know it's real name) and then just mark the whole board and copy :)
Then just paste it to a new board
Definitely need this option now that most of us are working in a hybrid model and are using breakout sessions!
this is essential if sharing a whiteboard with classes, as then they can work on it in break out rooms (ie load template in breakout room, so that different groups can work on a task and get different results/answers
When creating templates for whiteboard to use over multiple sessions, it would be great to just hit a button and have the entire thing duplicated.
Sabine Meißner commented
Yes, that would be really helpul.
The template-issue could be easily done by something like
"save as template" to create a layer including all objects.
So it's all "locked" but you could navigat into the template layer to make changes later.
However - first just the possibility to duplicate would be highly apprecheated :-)
Mats Brenner commented
Great if this function will be done. Just copy and have as template!
It would be so great to be able to duplicate whiteboards! Saves a ton of time when trying to make the same document for different small groups.
Alan Kerr commented
Anonymous commented · August 13, 2020 11:29 AM
Good, but not good enough. For example you have to unlock all the items you locked to the whiteboard background before you can copy them.
Jared Bennett commented
Allowing students to create a copy from my template would be very helpful. I can populate the whiteboard with content like the existing templates, or graphics like Math Manipulatives, and allow students to create individual copies of the board to share their thinking.
Create my own templates which I can use later would help. No need to create the same whiteboard from the scratch would save a lot of time.
[Deleted User] commented
I should like it as an export option. Export as a text/word file.
I love what it can do, curse what it can't.
Can just Copy and Paste:
In the whiteboard you want to duplicate: ctrl+a, ctrl+c Go back to all whiteboards, new whiteboard, ctrl+v
Should have all the same as the other whiteboard and free to continue with a copy to keep as an achieve/trail of work.
Great idea! I would love to be able to save my own template (e.g. Weekly Team Meeting, Daily Standup, etc.) and have it show up in the menu along with the other templates (Brainstorming, etc.) for easy access. Would save a ton of time vs copy/paste options.
Emily Burt commented
Seriously?! How is this not an option yet? Your templates can't be edited, I can't create my own and I can't duplicate a white board I've built out to facilitate a meeting? FIGURE IT OUR MICROSOFT!!
I need to be able to make multiple copies of a whiteboard to use in different classes or use with small groups of students...
Wow! How disappointing to find that I can't simply copy a whiteboard and then edit that. CTL-A and paste, just pastes and entire picture with no ability to edit. (I can see this is fine for a set template). For me, I've created complex discussions, which "zoom forever". Then need to extract and tweak certain elements from that lively, complex discussion. If I could copy a file, then I could easily lasso and delete all the areas NOT of focus for next discussion.
Also, I feel shanghaied to learn that these files are off somewhere inaccessible and/or I can't find how to control WHERE they are stored (local hard drive, e.g.). Then... copy would be easy.
Whiteboard is a great app...now getting HUGE minus points.
Devansh Sharma commented
Agree... I have to create multiple versions of my drawing, some point onwards. Unable to copy means hours of repeat work.