NetSupport School - Annotate Screen

To Annotate a Show screen

While the instructor screen is being shown*, the instructor may want to draw the student's attention to a particular area. The Annotate tools can be used to highlight the relevant part of the screen.

*Note: For more information see NetSupport School - Showing to Students

  1. In the lower right corner of the computer locate the Show hidden icons up arrow (typically near the time and date). 
  2. Double click the Double Click to Annotate the Screen icon. (Looks like a screen with a paintbrush).
  3. Select the tool, color etc and use the mouse to draw over the relevant part of the instructor screen.

Note: If the instructor does not want the student's to see the screen being annotated in real-time, click Suspend. This freezes the Show enabling the instructor to continue working in the background. Click Suspend again to restart the Show, this refreshes the display at the student screens.

To Annotate a screen while Viewing

While viewing* a student screen, the instructor can use the annotate tools to highlight a particular area. In Share or Watch Mode, the student can also use the Annotate toolbar options. The instructor can still use the other View window options while annotating, Chat, clipboard, etc. 

*Note: For more information see NetSupport School - View & Control a Student Machine.

  1. View the required student.
  2. Click Annotate.
  3. The Annotate toolbar will appear.
  4. Select the tool, color etc and use the mouse to draw over the relevant part of the student screen.

Note: If the instructor annotates the student screen, the student has the option to save the annotated screen to their X drive. Please refrain from saving files to the computer.

To Annotate a screen while Exhibiting

The screen of a student that is being exhibited* can be annotated in order to draw the attention of the other students to a particular learning point. Depending on the mode being used, both the instructor and/or the exhibited student can use the Annotate options.

*Note: For more information see NetSupport School - Show / Exhibit Student Screen

  1. Exhibit the required Student screen.
  2. Click Annotate.
  3. The Annotate Toolbar will appear.
  4. Select the tool, color etc and use the mouse to draw over the relevant part of the student screen.

Note: If the instructor annotates their own screen, the instructor has the option to save the annotated screen to their X drive. Please refrain from saving files to the computer.

Annotate Toolbar

File

  • Save Screen: Saves the annotated screen to a file. *
  • Save Selection: When the 'select region' tool is active, you can highlight an area of the screen and save it to a file.*
  • Exit: Ends annotate but stays in Show, Exhibit or View mode.

*Note: It is recommended to save to X drive. Please refrain from saving to the computer.

Edit

  • Clear Annotations: Clears the annotations.
  • Undo: Undo the most recent annotation.
  • Redo: Redo an annotation that has been undone.

Tool: Choose from a range of tools with which to annotate the screen. For example, freehand draw, draw arrow, select region.

Color: Sets the pen color.

Width: Sets the width of the line.

Font: Sets text font, style, and size.

Suspend: Suspends the Show allowing return to the Control View window. (Not available when viewing or exhibiting)

End: Ends the Show and returns to Control View window. (Not available when viewing or exhibiting)

Link List

For additional support, contact the Technology Service Desk at 940-898-3971servicedesk@twu.edu, techchat.twu.edu, or submit a request through the Technology Service Catalog.