Install eduroam for iPhone/iPad (Manually)

This manual will guide you how to connect to eduroam on an iPhone (and iPad) after manual installation of the required certificates.

NOTE! Make sure you have updated iOS/iPadOS to version 15.2 before following this guide.

Step 1

You need to be connected to the internet. If you have 4G/5G you are all set but if you need a temporary internet connection we recommend you connect to the network UmU wlan.

Step 2

Open Safari and go to and click Login.
You will be forwarded to the Umeå University login page. Sign in with you Umu-id and password.

Step 3 – Create certificate

To create your certificate click on Create certificate 1️⃣.
On the page after that you need to give it a comment 2️⃣.
Type whatever you want, for example iPhone, and then click the Create certificate button 3️⃣.
A circular progress animation will let you know that your certificate is being created 4️⃣.

Step 4 – Certificate created

After a while you will see the Certificate created page that has the password for your personal certificate 1️⃣, a link to download you personal certificate 2️⃣ and a link to download the root certificate 3️⃣.

Step 5 – Download and install personal certificate

Copy the password 1️⃣ for the personal certificate and click on the link Download personal certificate 2️⃣.
You will be prompted to allow the downloading of the certificate, this is OK so click Allow 4️⃣.
After the certificate/profile has been downloaded click Close 5️⃣.

Open the Settings app and click on Profile Downloaded 6️⃣.
Click on Install in the upper right corner 7️⃣.
Enter the iPhone passcode 8️⃣.

Click Install 9️⃣ again in the upper right corner then click Install again to verify.
Paste the password 🔟 we copied in the beginning of Step 5 and click Next 1️⃣1️⃣.
When you see the Profile Installed page, click Done 1️⃣2️⃣.

Step 6 – Download and install root certificate

Go back to Safari and click on the link Download root certificate 3️⃣.
As you did in Step 5, Allow 4️⃣ the certificate and Close 5️⃣ when done.

Go back to the Settings app and you should be on the page VPN & Device Management.
Click on UMU-CAROOT-CA 6️⃣ under the header Downloaded Profile.
Click Install 7️⃣ in the upper right corner and verify by clicking Install again.
When you see the page Profile Installed, click Done 8️⃣.

Step 7 – Connect to eduroam

Go back to the main Settings page.
From the VPN & Device Management page you can click < Back 1️⃣ and
then < Settings 2️⃣ in the upper left corner.
On the main Settings page click Wi-Fi 3️⃣.

On the Wi-Fi page, click eduroam 4️⃣.
When it prompts you for Username and Password click on Mode 5️⃣ instead .
Mark the mode EAP-TLS 6️⃣ and go back by clicking < Enter Password 7️ in the upper left corner.

Back on the Enter Password page click on Identity 8️⃣.
Click on the Identity called 9️⃣, if you see more than one click on
the one with the latest expiry date.
Go back by clicking < Enter password 🔟 in the upper left corner.
Back on the Enter Password page you can now click Join 1️⃣1️⃣ in the upper right corner.

A certificate page will be shown, click on Trust 1️⃣2️⃣ in the upper right corner.
Give it a few seconds and you should now see a check mark to the left of the network eduroam and you are now connected.

Digital signature with eduSign

With the service eduSign you can upload and digitally sign PDF- and XML documents. The service is provided by SUNET and is available for all employees at Umeå University with an Umu-id.

The first time you’re logging in

  1. Save the document that you want to sign on your computer. Save it as a PDF or XML.
  2. Go to
  3. The first time you’re using this service you need to fill in the name of the university in the blue field Access through your institution. Type Umeå University.

Upload and sign your document

  1. Login with your Umu-id on eduSigns website.
  2. Click on Browse and choose the document you want to sign, or drag and drop it. Then click Upload.
  3. When the document is uploaded you can choose to preview.
  4. Click Approve to create a digital signature.
  5. A window will appear where you can identify and digitally sign the document. Click on Sign selected documents to approve your signature with your Umu-id and password.

    Login with your Umu-id and password.
  6. You will see the document on your screen once it’s signed. Your sign is on the last page in the document.
  7. Click on Download signed document to download it to your computer. It’s important to download it because it will not be saved on eduSign and your login.

Sign a document with several signatures

  1. Follow the instructions for how to upload and sign a document (see above).
  2. Send the document to the next person that’s going to sign.
  3. That person repeats the process, upload and sign.
  4. Then that person sends it to the next person that’s going to sign. This continues until everyone that’s going to sign has signed.

Validate a digitally signed document

To confirm that a digitally signed document is real and authentic and hasn’t been changed after signatures you can use eduSigns validation service.

  1. Go to
  2. Choose the document you want do validate.
  3. You will now see informations about the document. Check the Status, if it’s a green circle that says All signatures are valid the document is valid. Otherwise, if it isn’t valid you will see a red circle.

Adobe Acrobat Reader will say that the signature isn’t valid.

Adobe Acrobat Reader will say that the signature isn’t valid when you open it. This is because Adobe Acrobat Reader can’t valid documents from eduSign. You need to use eduSigns own validation service.

Install eduroam for macOS (Manually)

This guide is written for manual installation of the certificates needed to connect to the eduroam wireless network on a PC running macOS.

NOTE! The guide is written with the help of an MacBook Pro that has had eduroam before and is running macOS 12 Monterey. If you have had eduroam before on your computer, it is recommended that you uninstall/delete certificates and profiles and perform a reboot before trying to follow this manual. If you are unsure on how to proceed, you can contact Servicedesk.

Step 1

To download the certificates, you need to be connected to the internet. Our recommendation is that you connect to the network called UmU wlan. Select UmU wlan 1️⃣ in the network list and follow the on-screen instructions.

Step 2

Start Safari and go to
Log in with your Umu-id and password.

Step 3 – Create Certificate

Once logged in, you will need to create your certificate. Click Create Certificate 1️⃣.

On the next page, you need to give the certificate a “name” 2️⃣,
then click on the blue Create Certificate button 3️⃣.

It may take a while but eventually you will come to a new page.

Step 4 – Download the certificates

Once the certificates have been created, they need to be downloaded.
In addition to a personal certificate 1️⃣, you also need to download a so-called ROOT certificate 2️⃣.
The personal certificate has also been given a password 3️⃣.

Start by copying the password for the personal certificate 3️⃣. Then click Download Personal Certificate 1️⃣. You will probably then be met by a warning, if so click on Allow. Then click Download Root Certificate 2️⃣.

Step 5 – Install Root Certificate

Open the Downloads folder in Finder 1️⃣. Also open Keychain Access 2️⃣,
suggested via the search function Spotlight.

In Keychain Access click on System 3️⃣ then on Certificates 4️⃣.

Make sure the Downloads folder in the Finder and Keychain Access are open at the same time. You need to drag and drop the UMU-CAROOT-CA2.cer certificate 5️⃣ from Downloads to the Keychain Access 6️⃣.
Then follow the information on the screen. See Tips and Tricks for drag and drop help.

Step 6 – Install Personal Certificate

Change the view in Keychain Access to Login 1️⃣ and Certificate 2️⃣.

Now you need to drag and drop your personal certificate named Umu-id.pfx 3️⃣ from Downloads in Finder to Keychain Access 4️⃣. In the same way dragged and dropped the Root Certificate in Step 5.

You will now be prompted to enter the password you received and copied in Step 4. Paste 5️⃣ and click OK 6️⃣.

Step 7 – Connect to eduroam

Open the list of available networks again and click on eduroam 1️⃣.

If everything is correct, you should now see the window below where you can select your personal certificate ( 2️⃣. Account name and Password can be left blank. Click OK 3️⃣.

NOTE: If you are using an older version of macOS (11 or earlier) you will likely need to change mode to EAP-TLS.

Click Continue 4️⃣.

Type your computer username password 5️⃣ and then it is important you click Always Allow 6️⃣.

Type your computer username password 7️⃣ once more and click Allow 8️⃣.

Give it a few seconds and then you should be connected to eduroam.

Tips and Tricks – Drag and drop the certificate

Click and hold the file and while holding down move the cursor to the destination and then you can release to drop it. Click on the image below for an animated GIF that shows the process.

Change document liberary view in SharePoint

This manual shows you how to change document library view in SharePoint.

  1. In the SharePoint team site, select the Documents tab from the left menu.
  2. Click All Documents.
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  3. Select Compact List to make your document library more compact. It looks like this:
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  4. Select Tiles to turn the documents into larger icons. It looks like this:
    change documentliberary view in sharepoint - Tiles
  5. Observe! If you change the view within a document library and click on a folder in the same document library, that view will remain enabled. If you click down/update the Internet window instead, the view will return to the default view, i.e. List. This means that if you want to see your documents in for example a panel view all the time, you need to click All Documents and change each time you open a document library. To get the view by default, you must be the adminstrator of the SharePoint team site – create a new view – select the view and click Set Current View by Default. (See next heading).

Create new view

You can also create your own views and make them public to all members of the SharePoint team site.

  1. Select Create New View
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Dialog box appears.

  1. Type a name for your new view.
  2. Choose whether you want list view, calendar view, or Gallery (panel) view.
  3. Check the box to make it public to other members of the SharePoint team site.
  4. When you’re done, click Create.
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  5. Your views are collected under the same All Documents tab. The image below shows that I have created three views.
  6. Select your view
  7. Click Save view as to save your view.
  8. Click Set current view as default to make the view by default when the SharePoint document library is opened. (Note that you must be an administrator to do this).
  9. Click Edit current view to edit the view (for example, delete view, add, or sort columns).
  10. Click Format current view to format view (for example, row styles and rules).
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Change color and theme on your form in Forms

Change color on your form

  1. Go to the form you want to change.
  2. Click on Theme.
  3. Then you can choose among different colors or backgrounds. You can also click on + to choose a color by yourself or to upload a your own pictures or files.
  4. You can for example upload a picture on Campus if it matches the theme of the form.

Change theme in the form

The difference between test or form is that a test has themes.

  1. Click on Theme and scroll down in the list to find some you like.
  2. Scroll all the way to the bottom to fins the same theme as a regular form.

Make a branch in Forms

When you create your forms and tests, you can choose to branch questions. This means that the current questions belongs or depends on another questions in the quiz.

  1. Open the form where you want to make a branch.
  2. Choose the questions that you want to branch, click on the three little dots and then Add Branching.
  3. Click on the arrow. In de accordion menu that pops up, choose which question you want to branch the question with.
  4. When you’ve chosen, click on Back to keep editing other question or to finish.

Customize settings for files, maps and library in Sharepoint

This manual describes how you as an administrator or owner of a library, list, or survey, you can change permissions to let the right people access the data they need data while restricting others.

Adjust access for files and maps in SharePoint

If you are the owner of a SharePoint Website you can adjust the settings on maps and files very easy.

  1. Go to the library where you want to adjust settings.
  2. Click on documents in the left menu.
  3. Mark the files/maps where you want to adjust the settings.
  4. Click on the three dots and then Grant access.
  5. A menu to the left will be shown. Scroll down and click on Members and then the arrow.
    • Choose Can edit if you want the members to be able to make changes.
    • Choose Can see if you don’t want the members to be able to edit. The members can only see.
    • Choose Stop Share if you want to remove their access to the files or maps.
    • Choose Advanced if you want to setup advanced settings (Maybe if you want some of the members to be able to edit, but some of them should only be able to see).


How to setup advanced settings

As administrator or owner to a document library you can adjust the settings on a whole document library so that the right people have access and can edit but the rest who shouldn’t is not able to.

  1. Go to the library where you want to control the settings.
  2. Click on the settings wheel in the right corner and choose Library settings.
  3. Under Permissions and management, chose Permissions for this document library.

  4. You will then be sent to the site Permissions.
  5. It may happen that a yellow message will pop up. Here we list what the messages mean:

    Some objects in this list may have unique permissions that’s not controlled from your page. Choose This means that one simple object has earlier been shared with others. If you click one the blue lined Show these objects you will see a list of these objects. You can click on Handle access if you’re the owner and then make the changes that is necessary.
    • There are members with limited access on this site. The members may have limited access if an object or document under the site has been shared with them. This means that if an object has been shared with users, but not the entire list or library, the members permissions is limited to the object that’s been shared with them. Click on Show users to see who they are.
    • When you share an object with a user they will get limited access to the webpage to get full access to the object. If you stop share the object the user will still have limited access to the website (and you will see this message), but they don’t have access to any objects that’s not shared with them.
    • This library inherits permissions from the superior level (name of the library will be shown). This means that the inherit still hasn’t been broken for the list or library. More information on how you do this will follow in this manual.


Stop inheriting permission in Sharepoint

When you break the inherit permissions for a list, library or survey and then define new permission settings for the library, the library will then inherit the objects in it. The objects under the superior object till now get the same settings for permissions and access as the superior object. Do these steps to break the inherit and to share unique permissions instead.

  1. Go to Permissions with help from the steps above.
  2. If you want to break the permissions from the superior object, choose Stop inherit permissions.
  3. A safety box will pop up. Click OK if you want to succeed, or click Stop if you’ve changed your mind.
  4. You have now stop inherit the permissions for this document library. The menu Permissions will now get more options.
  5. Click on Delete unique permissions in the same menu if you want to reinstall inherit permissions again.


Assign unique permissions in SharePoint

You need to break inheritance from the superior site before you can grant unique permissions. Once you’ve broken inheritance like we showed above, you follow these steps to grant unique permissions.

  1. Open the library where you want to assign unique permissions.
  2. Go to the site Permissions with help from the steps above.
  3. Choose Grant permissions. (If the list/library inherit from the superior object, this choice will not be shown).
  4. In the Share dialog box make sure the header Invite people is selected. Then you can start type the names of the people or group you want to grant access to. You can add a personal message if you’d like. Check or uncheck the box Share everything in this folder, even items with unique permissions depending if you want to limit or grant the access to the objects that you already set unique permissions for.
  5. By default, they will get the access to edit. Which means that the people you invite can make changes in the library. If you want to give them another permission level, click on Show options and then Select a permission level. An e-mail will be sent to everyone that’s named in she square Invite people. I you don’t want everyone to receive an email, click on Show options and then uncheck the box Send an email invitation.
  6. When you’ve made all the choices in the Share dialog box, click Share.


Change permissions settings in SharePoint

You need to break the inherit from the superior site before you can change unique permissions. Once you’ve broken the inherit like the steps above you follow these steps to change unique permissions.

  1. Open the library where you want to change permission levels.
  2. Go to the site Permissions for the library.
  3. In the list Names, check the boxes next to the name of the users/group that you want to change access for.
  4. When you’re done, click on Edit user permissions.
  5. Under Permissions, mark the box for the permission level you want for the users/groups you’ve chosen.
  6. Click OK when you’re done.


Remove user permission in SharePoint

To remove permissions from users or groups that you have granted access to, follow these steps.

  1. Go to the library where you want to remove user permissions.
  2. Go to the site Permissions for the list or library (see above if you don’t remember how to).
  3. In the list Name, mark the box next to the name of the user/group that you want to remove permission from.
  4. Choose Remove user permission.
  5. The permission site will be updated and show that the user/group will no longer have permission to the lists.

Get started with the new Whiteboard

Find Whiteboard

  1. Open your browser and go to
  2. In the panel to the left, click on the icon at the bottom More applications.
  3. Choose Whiteboard.

Whiteboard portal

After you’ve clicked on Whiteboard you will get to Whiteboard portal. You’ll se all of your current Whiteboards.

  1. Click on Create a new Whiteboard to create a new.
  2. If you have made Whiteboards before, you can click on them to keep working on them. On the Whiteboards you’ve worked on before, if you click on the three dots you can Delete it or change name. 
  3. If you have a whiteboard with a little blue circle at the corner, you’ve shared the Whiteboard with more people.

Whiteboard settings

  1. Click on the settings wheel in the upper corner on a whiteboard.
  2. Choose Improve the shape of pens automatically (example if you draw a circle, the circle will be adjusted no a nice form automatically).

Whiteboard settings in the left head menu

Before you start using whiteboard it’s good to be familiar with the settings and icons. Here are some of the most used settings.

  1. The arrow is the standard choice. You can move around the canvas, mark and move the objects you’ve created.
  2. If you click on the pen you can choose between different pens on your canvas.
  3. If you click on the + the menu Create will be shown. Here you can choose between different objects that you can place on your canvas. (These will be explained longer down in this manual).
  4. The two arrows next to the little house menas that you can regret something you’ve done. Go backward and then forward if you regret your regret.
  5. Here you can change the name of your Whiteboard.

Whiteboard right menu: Share and settings

In the right corner under your profile there are two icons.

  1. Click on the Share icon to create a link that you can share.
  2. Click on the wheel to see settings. In the menu that pops up if you click on the wheel, you can export your whiteboard as a picture, click on or of automatically lines, change if the participants can edit and more.

Use pen notes

  1. Choose the black pen to make black notes.
  2. Choose the red pen to make red notes.
  3. Choose the multicolored pen to make notes with many colors.
  4. Choose the yellow pen to underline.
  5. Choose the gum to delete your notes..
  6. Choose the ring to mark objects or notes that you want to delete.

Change size, color and create arrows with your notes

  1. Double-click on some of the left pens.
  2. Change size on your notes.
  3. Change color.
  4. Create a one-way arrow
  5. Create a two-way arrow
  6. Stop the arrow.

Create post-it

Go to the right menu, click on the icon to Create and choose Notes.

  1. You can choose simple post-it notes with different colors.
  2. You can create post-it notes in grid with different colors.
  3. Click on Add notes to create more post-is within the grid.

Create text

Go to the right menu, click on the icon for Create and choose Text.

  1. Write your text in the square.
  2. Pull in the lines to make the square bigger or smaller.
  3. Mark the square to:
    -Write in it
    -Change color of the text
    -Delete it
    -Write a text that explains the text in the square
    -Click on the three dots to place the text forward or backward.

Create forms

Go to the right menu, click on the icon for Create and choose Forms.

  1. You can choose between 12 different kind of forms.
  2. Pull in the lines around the form to make the form bigger or smaller.
  3. Mark form to:
    -Change color
    -Delete lines
    -Delete form
    -Write a text to explain the form
    -Click on the thee dots to place it forward or backward.

Create reactions

Go to the right menu, click on the icon for Create and choose Reactions.

  1. You can choose between 8 different kinds of reactions.
  2. Pull in the line to make them bigger och smaller.
  3. Mark the reaction to:
    -Delete it
    -Write a text to explain the reaction
    -Click on the three dots to place it forward or backward.
    Tip! Use reactions to react on post-it notes.

Upload photos

Go to the right menu, click on the icon for Create and choose Photos. Then you’ll choose a photo from your computer.

  1. Pull in the lines to make the photos bigger or smaller.
  2. Mark the photo to:
    -Delete it
    -Write a text to explain the photo
    -Click on the three dots to place it forward or backward.

Use templates

Go to the right menu, click on the icon for Create and choose Templates.

  1. Choose what kind of category you want for your template. You can choose between 9 different categories, and then between 5-10 templates within every category.
  2. Scroll down to se different templates within the category.
  3. When you’ve chosen the template you want, place it on the canvas.

Tip for when using templates

  1. Use the template as a starting point. You can always edit objects like text and colors by mark the object you want to change.
  2. Add object to your template like post-its, text, reactions and forms.
  3. Scroll on you mouse to make the canvas bigger or smaller. You can’t make the whole template bigger och smaller.
  4. Mark an object on your template and press on the delete-button on your keyboard.

Add documents

  1. Go to the right menu, click on the icon for Create, and choose Documents.
  2. A dialog square will show. Here you choose what kind of document you want to upload.
  3. Click on My files to choose files from your OneDrive.
  4. Click on Latest to choose among recent edited files.
  5. Under Quick Access choose what Team/SharePoint document library you want to upload a document from (You can only upload a Powerpoint or PDF).

Create a new site in a current SharePoint webpage

This manual describe how to create a new site in a current SharePoint webpage.

  1. Go to the SharePoint webpage where you want to create a new site.
  2. Click on +New and then site.
  3. Choose a form and then Create site.

Build your SharePoint site

Here we show you how to build your SharePoint site and how to adjust header, sections and webb.

Adjust header

  1. Mark the text header to edit it.
  2. Hover your mouse on the header and four choices will show.
  • Choose the first icon (a pen) if you want to edit the header. Choose picture to choose a new picture. You can also choose a new focus for the picture.
  • Choose the second icon (picture) to change picture on the header.
  • Choose the third icon (focus) to adjust the focus of the picture in the header.
  • Choose the fourth icon (return) to restore to the standard format of the header.

Adjust your layout

  1. Go to the vertical menu to the left on SharePoint.
  2. Click on the plus if you want to add a section and choose the layout you want. You can create more avsnitts, you do that by click on the + under the created avsnitt.

Add to Webb parts

  1.  Click on within the created section and choose Web parts.
  2. There are more web parts to choose among, for example text, picture, files, videos. Search for a part in the search bar or scroll down to see what parts you want to choose.
  3. When you’ve chosen a web part you can edit or adjust if how you want.
  4. In the left menu:
  • Choose the first icon (pen) to edit the web part.
  • Choose the second icon (navigation) to move web parts by drag and drop.
  • Choose the third icon (duplication) to copy a web part.
  • Choose the fourth icon (trashcan) to delete a web part.

5. In the right horisontal menu:

  • Choose the first icon to adjust size on the web part.
  • Choose the second icon to crop the web part.
  • Choose the third icon to adjust length and width.
  • Choose the fourth icon to adjust the place of the web parts.
  • Choose the fifth icon to restore a web part to how it looked from the beginning.
  • Choose the sixth icon to save a web part.

When your done with your site choose Publish or Save as draft if your now ready to publish yet. If you want to keep edit, click Edit.

Whiteboard Frequently asked questions

Who can use Whiteboard?

Whiteboard is currently available to all students and employees. Externals are currently unable to participate in a Whiteboard.

Can I collaborate on Whiteboard?

Yes, you can! Open the Whiteboard you want to collaborate on. In the right corner, click Share Icon. Then select the Deal link  >  copy and send to the person you want to share with.

Observe. Users can currently only collaborate with others within their organization. Microsoft will add options to collaborate with guests outside your organization in the future.

Can I export the result?

Yes, you can export the result to a PNG or SVG. You can also choose to publish to a team, send to a OneNote, or in an email message.

What is the difference between the Whiteboard app and web interface?

Whiteboard has recently been updated. There are no differences between the web and the app.

Where can I find Whiteboard?

There are three ways to use whiteboard. Via app, web or integrated in teams. You can find more information in the manual: Download and install whiteboard app

How do I save my Whiteboard?

All your Whiteboards are automatically saved in your Whiteboard Portal.  Go to the Office 365 portal and select Whiteboard.

Can I use templates in Whiteboard?

Yes, templates are available in Whiteboard. Templates make it easier for you and others to work together in Whiteboard. You can open templates clicking the Templates button in the left menu. This will display the template gallery, where you can browse to browse and select a template.

The following categories are available with more to add as you go:

  1. Brainstorming – exploring creative ideas
  2. Problem solving – analyzing and solving problems
  3. Design and research – deepen customer focus
  4. Strategy – move from strategy to execution faster
  5. Project planning – increase productivity and results
  6. Games – engage and energize groups
  7. Evaluation – reflecting and improving
  8. Workshops – inspire and facilitate groups

Can I use my fingers to use Whiteboard?

Yes, Whiteboard is compatible with touch, computer mouse, and keyboard.

Can I add pictures to the Whiteboard?

Yes, you can insert pictures on your Whiteboard. Click the Create icon, and then click pictures. Unfortunately, you can’t copy or paste pictures into the Whiteboard you have to save the image to your computer and then upload.

Can I react to sticky notes or text boxes?

No, however, you can create reactions and drag and drop them on your sticky notes or text boxes. Click the icon to create and select reactions. There you can choose sometimes heart, thumbs up or down and more. Drag and drop them in the appropriate place to react to text or sticky note.

Can I zoom in and out of my Whiteboard?

Yes, you can – the surface is infinite. With mouse – scroll up and down. With your fingers – pull together or outwards with two fingers.

Can I rename my Whiteboard?

Yes, by going to the Whiteboard portal and then tapping the three dots of the Whiteboard that you want to rename.

Can I remove Whiteboards?

Yes. Go to your Whiteboard portal, click on the three dots of the Whiteboard you want to delete, and then select Delete.

How do I use ink in Whiteboard?

Digital ink is available to everyone, whether you’re using your mouse or pen. The Pen toolbar contains 15 pen colors, 15 highlighters, pen arrows, and different thicknesses.


  1. Select a pen to see the color and thickness drop-down list.
  2. Select arrow mode from the drop-down list to turn your ink strokes into arrows.
  3. To draw straight lines, hold down the Shift key while you make ink.
  4. To convert things you draw to shapes, select your ink and select the shape icon from the shortcut menu.

How do I create straight lines?

The previous ruler has been removed. In Whiteboard, you can add straight lines using shapes in the gallery to create. You can also hold the shift key while you’re doing ink.

How do I use mouse and keyboard in my whiteboard?

Do one of the following:

  1. To pan the workspace, click it, and then drag the canvas with your mouse. You can also hold down the Ctrl key on the keyboard and use the arrow keys.
  2. To quickly zoom in on the workspace, scroll the mouse wheel up or down (if applicable).
  3. To select an item, click it with your mouse. You can also press the Tab key multiple times until the desired item is selected.
  4. To insert an object, such as a picture or text, click the + icon on the toolbar, and then click the item you want to add. You can also use the shortcut menu by clicking Shift+F10. Use the arrow keys to select the item you want to add, and then press Enter.
  5. To draw or delete ink, click the ink icon on the toolbar, select a pen or eraser, and then use the mouse to draw on the canvas or remove ink strokes. To use the keyboard to select tools, press the Tab key several times until the pen icon is selected on the toolbar.
  6. To move the ruler when it appears, click it, and then drag the ruler with your mouse. To use the keyboard, click the ruler, and then move with the arrow keys.
  7. To change the angle of the ruler, hover over the ruler, and then use the scroll wheel — or click to select the ruler, and then hold the Alt key while you press one of the arrow keys on the keyboard.


How do I select, move, and resize content?

  1. When finger painting mode is turned off, you can move objects by selecting it with your finger and easily moving around the canvas.
  2. Select content with your finger or pen — or use the Lasso Selection tool on the toolbar to select multiple items at once. Turn on lasso selection and use the pen to circle the content you want to select. When finger painting mode is enabled for devices that are passive or don’t have a pen, you can turn on Lasso Select and use your finger to dial in content.
  3. If the active pen has a cylinder button, hold down the button to temporarily switch to Lasso Select mode and circle the content to be selected.
  4. When the content is selected, you can move it with your finger or pen. To resize, use two fingers to stretch or minimize the content.

Can I use Whiteboard in the classroom?

Yes, Whiteboard has been designed both for remote learning and in the classroom. In the classroom, students can leave class with a digital version of the whiteboard so they can focus on listening and learning instead of copying content from the whiteboard during class. Teachers can hold more interactive lessons with a shared whiteboard where students can add content or react to content added by others. Whiteboard is a fantastic tool for group projects. All project members can get involved and teachers have the opportunity to observe and provide feedback.

Can I share a Whiteboard where no one else can edit it?

Yes, if you choose whiteboard presentation mode (read-only mode) in Teams meetings, the meeting organizer can choose how to interact with the board. If you choose read-only mode, all other participants will see the whiteboard but without being able to edit. At any time during the meeting, the meeting organizer can switch between read-only mode or allow collaboration from others from the settings menu.

Can I use Whiteboard in a Team meeting?

Yes, Whiteboard is integrated into Teams but can also be used in other digital meeting tools such as Zoom.