i would like to be able to create my templates for whiteboard
i really like the current templates in the app. whiteboard has proven to be the perfect tool for virtual collaboration for our company. one of the current limiting factors is the inability to create our own templates. the 'fixed' grid of the included templates makes them great for organizing sessions as long as the right template is there. i have one main template i would like to create. will there be a way to do that in the future?
I stumbled across this thread as I was looking how to create a template in Whiteboard. I'm a language teacher and would like to save the calendar and maps I use as templates. My students can write and move all the calendar words onto the calendar (days of the week, month, weather clipart, etc), but when we're done, I have to "manually" move them all back before using the whiteboard again. It'd be great to save the calendar as a template to use over and over.
Same with my maps and moving the labels of states & countries onto the maps...I want to save so many things as templates....I've been able to do that with SmartBoards and Promethean flipcharts. Surely with all the online education happening, Microsoft would be figuring this out by now.
I love the idea of being able to customize existing templates, being able to add regions for example. Great idea!
Guy Maslen commented
+1 from me.
As a Scrum Master, I'd like to be able to develop template for key events and sessions, so that I can save time for myself and my community of practice.
- story mapping
- Ichikawa "fishbone" root cause analysis
- themed retrospectives
- feature development canvas
it would be great to have the possibility to define you own grid e.g. by entering max number of notes shown in one line to by able to use "landscape" instead of "portrait"
Jøran Johnsen commented
It would have been perfect to make your owne tamplate. I miss the Business modell Canvas or other canvas that is used in workshops. Wold have be a mega pluss before we lonche this to our firm.
I agree the current template solution is a limiting factor of whiteboard and it really needs the capability to create and share ones own templates.
Patricia Boon commented
I have also voted for the idea to have more options in the brainstorming template. It would be great if there are more categories in a whiteboard where all ideas (via notes) could be added in.
Lori Hull commented
I completely agree. I was just searching for how to add an additional note grid (perhaps one more phase in a timeline) to a template.
great idea, voted!
I had the exact same thought when working with the brainstorming template: right now there's only one Note Grid available (named "Ideas") which is good to just grab ALL ideas as they are produced by people.
the next step is to sort these ideas into categories, which would each be well suited to further Note Grids. now, you can add Note Grids to the canvas, but they are disconnected from the rest of the template, which then does resizing - manipulating a bit clunky.
if more new Note Grids could be added below, say, the Ideas grid that would make it easier to manage the lot.