Frequently asked questions
You can find advanced tools in the second row of the toolbar. You can add shapes like rectangle, ellipse and line, upload PDF and PPT files and highlight parts of the document with the marker tool.
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If you haven’t registered, you are using a basic version of AWW App. You can’t save boards and they will disappear after 2 hours of inactivity. You have access to all tools except voice call, multiple pages, manage participants and PDF upload. Also your PDF exports will have an AWW watermark.Register here to get a premium trial.
Register at awwapp.com to get a 30-day free premium trial. Registration doesn’t require credit card and you can cancel it anytime.
After the trial is over you can continue to use a premium membership or go back to a basic version. If you choose to go back to basic you will have only 3 premium boards available.
If you’re subscribed to any of our plans, you are using a premium version of AWW App. You have access to all tools and you can save the unlimited number of premium boards into your repository. Check our premium plans.
Keyboard shortcuts are a lifesaver! Use these on AWW board:
p = pencil
t = text
e = eraser
u = undo
1 - 5 = tool size
i = invite to board
space = pan
l = line
r = rectangle / filled rectangle
b = ellipse / filled ellipse
d = PDF/PPT upload
h = highlighter
v = select (Hold CMD/Ctrl for temporary select)
n = notes
s = save board
You can duplicate a board by clicking the board menu and choosing a duplicate option.
You can clear a board by clicking the board menu and choosing a delete option.
You can rename a board by clicking the board menu and choosing a rename option.
Click the board menu and choose whether you want to create a new board from scratch or to choose from one of our templates.
Choose a board from your saved boards repository by clicking the board menu and picking the choose from saved boards option.
Click the green Collaborate button in the left upper corner of the screen.
There are three options at your disposal. You can share the board so everyone can draw along, you can allow others only to view the board and you can share a copy of the board, so every person has its own canvas to sketch on.
The last two options are available in premium plans.
Click the board menu and choose the “Manage participants” option. Manage collaborating rights on the board by switching a toggle by the participant’s name.
On a desktop device use a pan tool - it’s a tool that looks like a hand and is placed by the minimap. On a mobile device use two fingers and move them along the screen.
Zooming in and out of the board can be done in 3 ways: Via scroll wheel, if you're using a mouse. By dragging two fingers up and down, if you're using a touchpad. Or by pinching, if you're using a touch display.
Premium boards have an unlimited number of pages. You can switch back and forth between board pages by clicking on the navigation menu in the left down corner of a board.
Check our premium plans.
You can clear the entire page by clicking the trash button in the erase toolbar.
Each user has its name alongside the cursor that shows up where it is on the board in the real time.
You can move objects on the board with a select tool. You can find the select tool at the top of the main toolbar.
To select more objects just click the select tool and drag the cursor on top of each object you want to select.
When selecting the object, the mini menu will show up. Choose the copy option and paste the object wherever you want by clicking the right click on a mouse. If you’re using tablet you can long hold the finger on the screen to open a paste menu. Other than that, you can use keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + C for copying and Ctrl + V for pasting.
When selecting the object, the mini menu will show up. Choose the delete option.
You can edit a text simply by clicking on it again after it has been placed on the board. The text menu will open with options to change size and color. If you wish to delete or duplicate the text, you can do that from text menu, too.
You can upload PDF, PPT and image files onto the board. Click the plus button in the main toolbar and choose between the three options. Note that you can’t upload PDF file unless you’re registered.
You can export your board into a PDF document by navigating to the Export board button next to a board name. The file will be downloaded onto your computer, and we’ll send a copy of the file to your registered email. Note that if you’re not registered, your file will contain an AWW watermark.
To enable sharing to Google Classroom you need to check the option "Enable Google Classroom integration" in your account details. Now, when you’ve created your board, click the invite dialog, choose the option “Share this board” and click the Google Classroom share button. That's it. :)
When first creating a Google Classroom assignment, follow these steps:1) Log into the browser with the Google Classroom account email2) Allow pop-ups from awwapp.com3) Go to awwapp.com/account/details and tick the Google Classroom option4) After creating your board Click the Google Classroom button in the toolbar and follow instructionsStudents should follow the same instructions when first turning in their assignments.
Compare your students’ work in a real-time. Navigate to your account details and choose real-time assignments in the top menu. Check your dashboard with turned in assignments. This feature is available in our premium plans.
To unlock the voice call you need to be registered and share a board with collaborators. Then you need to click the phone icon in the chat and people in the chat will get your call invitation. You can have a voice call with up to five people at the same time.
After you share a board you can chat with collaborators on the board. Also, you can hide a chat widget by clicking x.
Embed an AWW board into your website or LMS system via IFrame link. After you click the collaborate button and choose preferred sharing option, IFrame link will generate. Copy that link and paste it into HTML code.
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