Draw On Your Kaltura Digital Whiteboard

This article describes how to collaborate with your participants in real time on the Kaltura Live Room Digital Whiteboard.
The Kaltura Live Room Digital Whiteboard is a perfect tool for brainstorming, STEM courses and language learning.

Display Your Digital Whiteboard

  1. Click Tools.
  2. Select Whiteboard.

Whiteboard Tools


Use the cursor tool to select drawn objects then move them, resize them, or edit them.

Laser Arrow

Use the laser arrow to enable your participants to track your cursor as it moves along the whiteboard.

Each participant has their own laser pointer identified by their first name to help you identify who is using the laser pointer.

To Free Draw

  1. Select the Pencil icon. 
  2. Click & drag your cursor to draw.
Use a touch screen device or USB trackpad to more accurately write equations, music, and more.

To Highlight

  1. Select the Highlighter icon.
  2. Click & drag your cursor to highlight text on the whiteboard or slide.

To Type

  1. Select the Text icon.
  2. Click the whiteboard where you want your text box to be.
  3. Enter in your text.
  4. Click outside of the text box to post it.
Edit entered text by double clicking text you posted on the whiteboard.. 

To Draw Shapes

  1. Select the Square icon.
  2. Click the selected Square icon to display a menu of shapes: Circle, Right Triangle, Equilateral Triangle, Square, Pentagon, Hexagon, Heptagon, Octagon, Polygon, Line, Single Headed Arrow, Double Headed Arrow
  3. Click and drag your cursor to draw the shape.


The idea is to draw a full shape. After selecting the tool you can click on the whiteboard to set endpoints of the line you are drawing. The last point should be the same as the first point to complete the shape.

Undo or Redo

  • Click the Undo or Redo arrows to undo or redo previous marks.
  • Undo and Redo applies to up to the last 10 edits committed by you - not by others. Meaning, you cannot undo edits or actions by other participants.
  • Undo and Redo apply to the current session only. You cannot undo or redo marks from previous sessions.

Set Backgrounds

Each board can have backgrounds applied to the whiteboard: two types of Graph Paper, Dot Grid Paper, Vector.

Formatting Tools

Adjust line thickness and colors of your marks.

To Change Color

You can select a color to apply that color to the next marks you draw. You can also change the color of marks you already drew.
  1. Select the Cursor tool.
  2. Select the mark you want to change the color of.
  3. Click the color you want to apply.
Feeling colorful? You might only see 4 color options, but there's a whole lot more. To display them, click the selected color to see a whole swatch of color options!

To Adjust Line Thickness

  • Adjust the thickness of Free Draw, Eraser, Highlighter, Shapes.
  • Simply select the thickness to apply the thicker or thinner line.

Take a Snapshot

Moderators can take snapshots and have them appear on the whiteboard. 
  1. Click the camera icon
  2. Frame yourself and click the camera button below to take the picture.
The picture is automatically placed on the whiteboard.

Delete or Erase Drawn Objects

Moderators can delete any marks drawn on the whiteboard. Participants with Draw on whiteboard permissions are only able to delete objects they drew.

To Delete Specific Marks

Participants can only delete marks they draw.
  1. Select the Cursor tool,
  2. Select the object you want to delete,
  3. Hit the Delete key on your keyboard,

To Erase Drawn Objects

  1. Select the Eraser icon,
  2. Click & drag the eraser over whiteboard marks you want to erase,

To Clear The Board

Clearing the whiteboard is only an option for moderators.
  1. Click the 3 dot menu in the top right of the whiteboard.
  2. Select Clear This Board.
  3. Click Ok to in the Confirm Delete pop-up.

To Reset The Entire Whiteboard

Resetting the whiteboard deletes all boards in the whiteboard and all marks on them. The process cannot be undone!.
  1. Click the 3 dot menu in the top right of the whiteboard.
  2. Select Clear All Boards.
  3. Click Ok to in the Confirm Delete pop-up.

Create Additional Whiteboard Pages

  • Your whiteboard drawings are automatically saved and remain from session to session - unless you delete them.
  • Each whiteboard can support up to 50 pages.
  • Moderators can add additional boards as needed by simply clicking +Add Board in the thumbnail tray to add a new board to the whiteboard.
  • Use the right and left arrow keys to navigate to next or previous boards (available to moderators only).

Dismiss whiteboard

To dismiss the whiteboard, click the x in the top right of the stage or select another app/file to display. Dismissing the whiteboard does not clear it. The whiteboard marks are saved in the room until erased. 
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