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This week Xorro releases version 2.2 of its Workbook whiteboarding software, co-branded Alphateach in the UK and Europe. The new version includes features such as PDF import, enhanced design of the ruler tool, added grid functions and much more.

This week, after months of beta testing and progressive improvements of Workbook 2, Xorro finally released this latest version (2.0) of the powerful whiteboarding software Workbook (alternately branded Alphateach).

A simple Sentence Maker activity for your interactive whiteboard or display, using Xorro Workbook / AlphaTeach.

A handy hide and reveal tip demonstrated using Workbook / AlphaTeach.

On the Page Sorter, each page thumbnail offers a menu through which you can access a number of page formatting options.  You can right-click on the thumbnail, or just click on the down-arrow in the upper right corner of the thumbnail to access this menu of options.  Using this menu you ca adjust page size and orientation, background colour (or image i background), set grids and switch them on or off, clear pages of any content, and delete pages altogether from the Workbook.

Video demonstration on how to set the page background…. Backgrounds can be coloured, and they may have an image applied to them in various ways. Putting items in the background means they cannot be changed by mistake while using the canvas. Grids can be sued as well as backgrounds.

Select and use stamps such as tick marks, crosses, happy faces etc, to instantly apply frequently symbols onto the canvas. Drag them to create “magic pen” like streams of your chosen stamp. Great to apply speech bubbles, highlight key items, mark right / wrong etc.

Annotation Mode in Workbook / AlphaTeach is also known as “Glass Mode”. Here’s where you can use your favourite Workbook pens or other tools right over any software or document in your computer. This is a great way to extend the power of Workbook to any other tools on your computer. Mark up documents; draw on images, maps and charts; use the magnifier or the spotlight to focus viewer attention on part of your screen…. It can all be done using Annotation Mode.

The built-in (“internal”) web browser in Workbook / AlphaTeach makes it even easier to integrate web presented materials with your classroom activities. You can manage the view easily, and write or draw over the top of the web page without having to move away from your Workbook whiteboard page. Perhaps best of all for those interactive pages, you can take snapshots to record your progress, and build them up as a “stack” or a storyboard for later….

Workbook’s custom toolbars are the key to making Workbook work for you. Choose just the tools and resource links that you need. Eliminate unwanted clutter & distraction. Share toolbars with colleagues to maximise productivity and ease of use.

Learn how to adjust page properties including size and orientation (portrait versus landscape) in Xorro Workbook / AlphaTeach.

Got to the bottom of the page, and still want more? I nstantly add more room at the bottom of your Workbook / AlphaTeach page with page extend

Add links to any object on your canvas in Workbook / AlphaTeach. Launch URL’s or other files on your computer such as slideshows, spreadsheets, documents, sounds, videos.

Since you’ll be using images a lot in your whiteboarding, it’s only right that Workbook / AlphaTeach will offer some tools which give you a bit more control. This video demonstrates how to crop a selected image using the cropping tool.

Whiteboards are for ink, right? Use Workbook / AlphaTeach to empower your digital whiteboarding. Learn how to set up and use different “pens” (buttons” for different types or colours of lines. Learn about erasing. See how to convert your handwriting into text.

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