Collaboration with Whiteboard and Screen Sharing in Video Calls

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In today’s digital age, collaboration has become integral to work and communication. Video calls have emerged as the go-to solution for remote collaboration, allowing people from different locations to connect, communicate and work together seamlessly. 

However, video calls alone may not be enough for effective collaboration. That’s why many video conferencing platforms offer collaboration features like whiteboard and screen-sharing. With these features, video calls can become a highly productive and interactive environment for remote teams, enabling them to work together just as effectively as if they were in the same room. 

Before we get started, it is important to understand what collaboration features are and why they are important. Collaboration features allow participants in a video call to work together in real time, making the call more effective and productive. An enhanced whiteboard allows participants to draw and annotate on a shared canvas, while screen-sharing allows them to share their screens in the call. 


A whiteboard is a digital canvas that enables participants to collaborate and brainstorm ideas in real-time during a video call. It allows users to create, edit, and share content in real-time, using a variety of tools such as pens, markers, shapes, and text. 

EnableX Whiteboard is a real-time collaboration tool that allows users to draw, write, and share ideas on a virtual canvas. It is designed for video conferencing, online meetings, and webinars. 


Screen sharing on a video call is a popular feature that allows participants to share their computer screen or a specific application with others on the call. This feature is commonly used in virtual meetings, webinars, online classes, and remote work settings to enhance collaboration and communication between team members, students, or participants. 

How to implement collaboration features 

There are two ways to utilize collaboration features in a video meeting using enableX. Our low code platform allows for easy integration with just one click, while also providing flexibility for UI customization and configuration. Alternatively, you can build your video meeting application from scratch and add collaboration features through coding. This blog will provide you with a glimpse of both methods so that you can decide which one is the best for you. 

Add collaboration features with Low Code 

Incorporating collaboration features like screen sharing and whiteboarding into your video conferencing platform does not have to be a complicated and time-consuming process. With low code, you can add these essential features to your application with just a click.

To get started: 

  1. Sign-Up for an account with EnableX  
  1. Create a project with video service 
  1. Choose low code as preference. 

We offer a variety of pre-built templates1that come with a range of features2, but we understand that they may not always meet your specific requirements. That’s why we also provide the flexibility to customize existing templates, or you can build a new template from scratch3 to better suit your needs. 

  1. If you build it from scratch, then just enable the collaboration feature of your need. 

Low code enables you to quickly and easily implement powerful collaboration tools that will enhance the productivity and effectiveness of your remote teams. 

Add collaboration features with SDK and API 

How to implement whiteboard 

EnableX offers independent built-in whiteboard library. To use EnableX whiteboard library, follow these steps 

  • Sign-Up for an account with EnableX. 
  • Create a project with video service. 
  • Get the App ID and App Key generated against the Project. 
  • Meet the requirements 
  1. Check your browser compatibility with EnableX . 
  2. Install all project modules. Run npm install. 
  3. Install the project package dependencies. Run yarn install. 
  4. Get the SSL Certificate. 

Integrate Whiteboard into your video Room 

  • Download the EnableX Whiteboard Library from the available resources. 
  • Extract the downloaded file to a suitable location on your computer. 
  • Create a designated folder within the virtual root directory of your website. 
  • Move the EnxWB.js and files to the designated folder within Virtual Root. 
  • In your HTML file, add the following code in the <head> section to link the EnxWB.js file:  <script src=”/path/to/folder/EnxWB.js”></script> 
  • Use the APIs required to create a Whiteboard, implement Whiteboard streaming and collaboration. 

do not want others to hear it.All participants in the call can see the shared screen in real-time, making it easier to collaborate and communicate effectively.: Screen sharing can save time and money by eliminating the need for physical meetings, making it easier to collaborate and communicate remotely. Screen sharing can enhance the learning experience for students in online classes by allowing them to see what is happening on the screen in real-time.Online classes or tutoring sessions: Screen sharing can be used in online classes or tutoring sessions to enhance the learning experience for students by allowing them to see what is happening on the screen in real-time.

Implement Screen sharing 

  • Sign-Up for an account with EnableX  
  • Create a project with video service  
  • Get the App ID and App Key generated against the Project 
  • Configure an application server to provision video room on EnableX server. 
  • Enable Screen-Sharing during Room Creation by setting { “screen_share”: true } in the JSON Payload. 
  • To receive the Shared Screen, subscribe to the Screen-Share Stream ID# 101 and play it on the Video Player.    

Refer our Screenshare documentation for more information. 

Collaboration features like whiteboard and screensharing are essential for effective video conferencing. By using EnableX’s APIs, you can easily implement these features in your video call solution. With a few simple steps, you can create a powerful collaboration tool that will help your team work together more effectively. 

You can learn more about our low code video embed platform here. Ready to try it? Sign up for a trial account here.


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