i3ANNOTATE provides many of the same tools as i3WHITEBOARD, which you can use to interact with the canvas.

i3ANNOTATE Tool menu

The i3ANNOTATE Tool menu is similar to the i3WHITEBOARD one.

  1. Selection tool

  2. Drawing tool

  3. Eraser tool

  4. Shape tool

  5. Text tool

  6. Sticky note

  7. VR tool - available in Education mode

Selection tool

You can use the pointer tool and the selection tool to select objects.

Options for selected objects:

  • Copy → you can paste a copied object via a long press and choose the paste option.

  • Duplicate → instantly create a copy of the object at the same location.

  • Delete - delete the object.

Drawing tool

There are 3 presets available:

  • Pencil

  • Marker

  • Physical pen (pen included with the display)

The pencil and marker preset are purely cosmetic. The marker preset is slightly transparent. Once activated, you can use them to write on the canvas.

The physical pen preset is exclusively for physical pens.

Press a preset's color to customize the preset's color and size.

Press the “+” icon to customize the color more precisely with the color picker.

Eraser tool

You can customize the size of the eraser tool. You can also delete the whole canvas with the trashcan.

You can erase using certain gestures:

  • Four-finger erase → use 4 fingers

  • Palm erase → use the palm of your hand to erase

Palm erase is supported only on the following displays:

  • i3TOUCH EX

  • i3TOUCH PX (only on updated models with palm rejection settings disabled)



Shape tool

Use our shape presets to draw various shapes on the canvas.

You can also customize the color, and line size with the color presets and color picker.

Text tool

Use the text tool to type text on the canvas using the on-screen keyboard.

You can customize the text color with the color presets and color picker.

Sticky note

You can add 4 types of preset sticky notes to the canvas.

 VR Tool

Note: Virtual Reality (VR) tools can be found only in educational device environments. (Set by going through the setup wizard). If you are in the corporate/business environment these tools will not appear in i3WHITEBOARD.

There are three tools: Nautical Protractor Ruler, a Normal Ruler, and a Drawing Compass. These tools will appear on the screen once their toggle is activated. To remove them from the screen, they must be untoggled.

Nautical Protractor Ruler/Triangle Protractor

The nautical protractor ruler can be found as the first option in the VR tools menu.

Besides drawing, this ruler also helps define and measure angles by placing the center of the ruler (bottom) at the starting point of the lines we want to measure.


The second option in the VR Tools menu is the regular ruler. This ruler can draw straight lines or make relative measurements on the device.

Both rulers could extend the drawn line outside their borders as long as the drawing started on the ruler, with all the sides available for drawing.

Drawing compass

The drawing compass is the third option in the VR tools menu. Unlike the other tools, the drawing compass has different sections with which you can interact, namely the handle and the wheels.

For detailed documentation in how to use the VR Tools, see the i3WHITEBOARD documentation: The i3WHITEBOARD Tool menu | VR-Tools