Core Tools

The Brightidea Whiteboard contains several Tool components to allow you and your teams to collaborate and brainstorm. The following article details the available tools and their organization within the Whiteboard screen.


Main Tool Bars

You can access your Whitboard's tools through Tool Bars within the interface. These tools allow you to interact with the Whiteboard workspace, collaborate, and personalize your contributions in a shared space. The following details the Tool Bars and the tools contained in each.

Left Tool Bar 

The left toolbar contains the primary objects you can place on your board. It is always available within the Whiteboard, hovering in the middle side of your space. The tools contained in this main Tool Bar are Select/Move, Stickies, Shapes, Text Box, Stamps, Marker, and Images. Each of these elements is described in further detail later in this article.



Right Tool Bar 

The right toolbar appears once you have clicked on an editable object in your Whiteboard space. Within this toolbar, you can customize and edit the selected object. You will be able to: 

  • Adjust location on the board 
  • Adjust height, width, radius
  • Adjust fill 
  • Adjust border 
  • Round corners on certain shapes 



Top Tool Bar 

The top toolbar houses: 

  • The title of your Whiteboard, which you can rename by double-clicking on the text 
  • Menu option with the ability to generate a New Whiteboard, Rename the existing board, Share, Save a Copy, and Preferences to Display Toolbars, Display Sticky authors. The menu includes a list of Keyboard Shortcuts and a link to help articles.


  • Profile images of those who currently have the board open
  • The ability to call a huddle to bring all other users to the position of your mouse on the board
  • Ability to share, you can find details on sharing Whiteboards here



Right Click Editing

Within the board, you can right-click on any object to Send to Back, Front, Group Selection, and Lock functionality.  




You can click on the stickies icon in the main left toolbar and drag and drop any sticky onto your board. Once placed in your space, you can add text and resize the note by adjusting any corners and sides. 

Once an individual note is selected, you can see the sticky via the left toolbar, as detailed above.



Once you have multiple stickies on your board, you can select the desired notes, right-click, and select Organize Stickies; this will automatically align them.  

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You can also turn a sticky into an idea, sending and storing it in your Brightidea pipeline. More details of that functionality here


Select the shape icon from the left toolbar and drag the shape onto the board. Once placed, you can edit the shape within the right toolbar, as detailed above. The Shapes tool allows users to place Rectangle, Circle, Triangle, Star, Line, or Arrow shapes on your Whiteboard.



Text Box 

You can select the "T" icon to bring text onto your board.
Once selected, there are various text stylings, including label, text box, header, and subheader.
When clicking on the text box, you will see additional editing options in the right toolbar, including font styling, font family selection, font positioning, bullets, etc.
You will be able to add working links to text boxes that will automatically take people to a new window when clicked.




You can draw or write on the Whiteboard with the Marker tool. The Marker color will auto-select a color initially when chosen. But you can change the color once a line is drawn by selecting the line and adjusting it in the toolbar on the right side and the object. You can also globally resize and move what you have written with your marker.



Reactions, arrows, headers, and bubbles

Bring multiple forms of expression to your Whiteboard with the Reactions tool by selecting an emoji, arrow, header, or bubble, then dragging it onto your whiteboard space. You can then edit your Reaction by selecting it and using the toolbar on the right side.









The Image tool lets you upload an image from your desktop or use Brightidea's Unsplash integration to find a photo that matches your theme/topic by searching a keyword.


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