We’ve made some small tweaks to the Whiteboards feature. Nothing too fancy, but very much needed. As a reminder, Whiteboards are an easy way for groups to create simple signup sheets, brainstorm ideas on a particular topic, or to post additional information for members of their hub. Whiteboards have version tracking and members can edit the whiteboard content or leave a comment at the bottom.
One of the most popular ways that Whiteboards are used is “virtual signup sheets”. Often signup sheets are time-sensitive in that they’re tired to an event that members of the group need to signup for. Many users found themselves sending out a Discussion or Announcement to remind members about a Whiteboard signup. We’ve made it much easier for you to send out a reminder. There’s now a link at the bottom of a Whiteboard that allows you to quickly send an email reminder with a personal message and link to the whiteboard. Just click the link to reminder members!
A Wider View
When we created the Whiteboards feature we intentionally created a generic collaboration tool. It’s been fun to learn about all the creative ways this wiki-like feature has been used. They can be signup sheets, notes, documents or blog posts. Now you have 33% more room to continue the creativity. Enjoy the extra space!
Easier to Edit
One usability issue we realized was affecting a lot of users was the location of the Edit button. It was only at the bottom, so as a whiteboard got longer, it was harder to find that Edit button. A simple improvement was to add the Edit button to the top too. We also changed it from blue to grey so it blends into the background better.