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Pro Tip #5: Engaging your Audience by having them Annotate your Zoom Presentation

Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee

We all live in an era where we may need to present to an audience to educate them on a topic, raise awareness, and/or incorporate a fun activity over work. To make your Zoom Meetings more interesting, this month’s ProTip is all about how to incorporate our annotation feature to allow meeting participants to mark-up your activity slide or write their general creative thoughts.


How to annotate on shared content


  1. Start sharing your screen.
  2. Tap the Steph_1-1654093653879.png Annotate on your screen. This will open the annotation tools.Steph_2-1654093653513.png


  3. You should see something like this and have an array of feature options to annotate (e.g., draw and stamp).


  4. Have fun and annotate your page.

  5. Tap the Steph_5-1654093653880.png Annotate button again to close the annotation tools once finished. 


This is a great tool for icebreakers (e.g., favorite food and/or place), emphasizing certain pieces of information, and online board games, such as Jeopardy. As a result, the meeting host may ask their participants to notate their designated presentation slide(s). Once their activity is done, they can clear their slide and move forward with the rest of their deck. For more information, please see our Zoom Support article here.


Please share with us situations where you have incorporated annotation tools into your Zoom Meetings in the comments below!


Zoom Moderator
Zoom Moderator

This is super helpful information! Thanks for sharing @Steph 🏆🔥

Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee

@Steph  you are a rockstar!!!!

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