Features List

This list is intended as both an informational list of all of the features in Roger’s Math Whiteboard, as well as an informal user’s manual describing how to use these features. Thus, without further ado, here are the features available in Roger’s Math Whiteboard:

In Roger’s Math Whiteboard you can…

1. Import Content From Microsoft PowerPoint:

Note: The information in this section assumes that you already understand how to change the sorting order when opening a group of files. If you don’t know how to do this, please see this animation or this slideshow before going on. 

We know that most teachers already have PowerPoint presentations that cover their course content. Thus, we made sure to provide a way to import this content, so that you can keep right on using the tools that you are familiar with.

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2. Import Content From LibreOffice Impress.

Note: The information in this section assumes that you already understand how to change the sorting order when opening a group of files. If you don’t know how to do this, please see this animation or this slideshow before going on.

For those who don’t have or can’t afford Microsoft PowerPoint, we wanted to provide an alternative method of importing content. LibreOffice Impress, (A free, open-source presentation program), provides just such an alternative. Thus, even if you can’t use Microsoft PowerPoint, you can still easily create and import content into Roger’s Math Whiteboard.

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3. Save Your Drawings as a Set of Images.

In Roger’s Math Whiteboard you can easily save your presentation as a set of images for later use or perhaps distribution to your students.

Note: If you need to know how to add the images to a zip file, please see our FAQ section. The first question & answer set should give you some answers.

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4. Use the Basic Drawing & Erasing Features.

Roger’s Math Whiteboard is designed around a simple and intuitive interface. Here are the basics for how to do basic drawing and erasing within it.

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5. Use Undo and Redo if You’re not Perfect.

Perfection should always be your goal. However, as we all know, humans make mistakes. Luckily, Roger’s Math Whiteboard makes it easy to recover from such mistakes and quickly get back to what you were doing.

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6. Use the Select Tool to Select a Region of the Whiteboard.

Some functions in Roger’s Math Whiteboard require you to select a region of the whiteboard before they can be used. Here is how to do that.

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7. Use Copy and Paste When You Run Out of Space.

The ability to easily copy things is a functionality that a traditional dry erase board simply cannot match. Roger’s Math Whiteboard makes it easy to take full advantage of this ability. Not only can you use copy and paste within a particular page, but you can also copy something from one page and paste it onto another page. Here is how this is done.

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8. Quickly Insert Three Types of New Pages as Needed. Specifically Blank White Pages, Graph Paper Pages and Cartesian Coordinate Plane Pages. 

Yet another functionality that a traditional dry erase board simply cannot match is the ability to easily add more space as needed. Roger’s Math Whiteboard not only allows you to take full advantage of this ability, but also builds on it by placing Graph Paper and the Cartesian Coordinate Plane in convenient locations. This makes inserting these items quick & easy, allowing you to get on with what you were doing. 

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9. Insert Screenshots.

Roger’s Math Whiteboard makes it easy to insert screenshots while you are presenting. Here are two ways to do it:

Method 1:

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Method 2 (Mainly for Windows):

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10. Insert Images.

Roger’s Math Whiteboard makes it easy to insert images as pages. Here is how to do it:

Note: If you need more functionality than this method provides, (image resizing for example), see the section above about inserting screnshots. Those methods provide that additional functionality. 

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11. Insert Templates From the Math Template Library.

Roger’s Math Whiteboard comes with an easily accessible library of 40 built in math templates! This includes many various types of graph paper, Venn Diagrams, Shapes, 3D Shapes, The unit circle, and more! It’s bound to have something you can use. Here’s how to insert templates from this library.

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12. Insert a Page of a Specific Color.

Roger’s Math Whiteboard makes it easy to insert pages with a particular background color. Here’s how to do it.

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13. Duplicate Pages.

Roger’s Math Whiteboard makes it easy to duplicate pages. Here’s how it’s done.

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14. Delete Pages.

It is easy to delete pages in Roger’s Math Whiteboard! Here’s how it’s done.

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15. Easily Navigate Between the Various Pages.

Here’s how page navigation works.

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16. Draw or Fill Perfect Rectangles.

It is often necessary to draw or fill rectangular shapes while doing math. Roger’s Math Whiteboard makes this easy and precise. Here’s how.

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17. Draw or Fill Perfect Ellipses.

It is often necessary to draw or fill ellipse-like shapes while doing math. Roger’s Math Whiteboard makes this easy and precise. Here’s how.

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18. Draw Straight Lines.

While many other whiteboard apps expect you to bring your own ruler and hope that it doesn’t conflict with the touchscreen, Roger’s Math Whiteboard gives you plenty of options for drawing lines. Here is how to draw a standard straight line.

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19. Draw Dashed Lines.

It’s easy to draw dashed lines in Roger’s Math Whiteboard. Here’s how.

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20. Draw Lines Using the Central Line Tool.

While explaining graphing you often need to draw a line that extends in both directions from a central starting point. Roger’s Math Whiteboard makes it easy to do this. Here’s how.

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21. Draw Dashed Lines Using the Dashed Central Line Tool.

In some cases you might need to draw a dashed line that extends in both directions from a central starting point. Roger’s Math Whiteboard makes it easy to do this. Here’s how.

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22. Insert Text and Various Mathematical Characters.

It is often necessary to draw a mathematical formula on the screen and explain it to your students. However, most keyboards only include a few basic mathematical characters. Roger’s Math Whiteboard solves this problem by incorporating these symbols right into the Insert Text functionality. Here’s how.

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23. Explain Things Using the Identifier Tool.

Many common touchscreens do not show the location of your finger when you point to them. This often leaves students in the dark when their teacher points to something on the screen. Roger’s Math Whiteboard provides a way to work around this issue. The Identifier tool allows everyone to see what you are pointing at. Here is how it works.

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24. Show How Graphs are Made Using the Dot Tool.

Students can, understandably, get lost when points appear on a graph out of the ether. Roger’s Math Whiteboard provides a way to clearly show how those points got where they are. Here is how to use this functionality.

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25. Choose a Color.

Some whiteboard programs have multiple color settings for various tools. This can make it unclear exactly which setting controls the color of what tool. Roger’s Math Whiteboard clears away all of these unnecessary color settings and gives you a single global color setting that is used by all tools. Here is how to use it.

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26. Set The Size.

Other whiteboard programs sometimes have several different size settings which each control the size of a different functionality. Roger’s Math Whiteboard simplifies this by providing one global size setting that applies to all tools. Here’s how it works.

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27. Rotate a Page.

In Roger’s Math Whiteboard, it is easy to rotate a page 90 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise. Here’s how.

Note: This will degrade the quality of the image somewhat, so use it sparingly.

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28. Import Images From Your Computer’s Clipboard.

Some programs allow you to copy images to your clipboard. Roger’s Math Whiteboard makes it easy to import these images into your whiteboard. Here’s how it works.

Note: If you are having trouble copying an image to your computer’s clipboard, consult the manual or documentation for the program you are using. This guide assumes that you already have an image on your clipboard.

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29. Export Copied Sections of the Whiteboard to your Computer’s Clipboard.

Many programs allow you to import images from your clipboard. Roger’s Math Whiteboard makes it easy to export something on your whiteboard to your computer’s clipboard so you can use it in these programs. Here’s how it works.

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30. Make the Current Drawing Un-Erasable.

In certain cases it is nice to be able to freeze a certain drawing so that drawings on top of it can be erased easily. Roger’s Math Whiteboard makes this easy. Here’s how.

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31. Use the Resize-Paste Tool.

Sometimes it would be nice to be able to create a smaller or larger copy of an item on the screen. Roger’s Math Whiteboard makes this easy. Here’s how.

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32. Tweak the Settings.

Roger’s Math Whiteboard has several different settings that allow you to customize its behavior. Here is a tour of them.

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33. Enable Autosave.

Nobody likes lost work. Roger’s Math Whiteboard makes it easy to enable autosave. Here’s how.

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34. Enable Keyboard Shortcuts.

While Roger’s Math Whiteboard is designed to be used with a touchscreen or mouse, there are some cases where having keyboard shortcuts can be advantageous. Here’s how to enable them.

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Last updated Dec 24, 2017
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