Microsoft Whiteboard gets new toolbar tweaks, accessibility checker refresh

What you need to know

  • A fresh batch of updates is now available for Microsoft Whiteboard on Windows 10.
  • A large portion of the update focuses on the toolbar, which can now be snapped to different parts of the app.
  • There's also a refreshed accessibility checker, along with the ability for EDU users to mute people from the People Picker.

Microsoft Whiteboard has picked up a fresh batch of features on Windows 10. New to the app is the ability to snap the toolbar to different parts of the screen, a refreshed accessibility checker to make sure your brainstorming sessions are legible for everyone, and the option to mute people from the People Picker.

Here's a full rundown of what's new:

  • Toolbar Location: You can change your toolbar location to left, right, or bottom using the settings menu.
  • Tool Tips: Hover over or press and hold on buttons in the toolbar or context menus to see a description of their functionality.
  • Accessibility Checker: There's a full refresh of the accessibility checker which should make it much easier to ensure that your content is understandable for everyone.
  • First Run Experience: We've updated the teaching animations that play when you first install the app to reflect all the growth Whiteboard has had in the last year.
  • EDU: Read-Only Mode: Control the classroom with the new ability to mute particular individuals from the People Picker menu, reducing distraction without embarrassing the student or interrupting the flow of a lesson.

This update follows a similar update that recently rolled out to the iOS version of the app, which also focued on moving the toolbar and the addition of an accessibility checker.

Whiteboard users can check out all of these features now by grabbing the latest version of the app from the Microsoft Store.

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