You should always have the right tools for the job. That means learning what’s in your toolbox! In this video, we’ll cover the Comments, Add Media, Drawing tools, and everything else the Kami Toolbar has to offer.
The annotation toolbar is the backbone to let your creative mind run free. Here you’ll find all the handy tools and features you’ll need to create, collaborate and provide effective feedback to your students in a variety of ways.
The Select Tool functions as a standard mouse, you can use this tool to select annotations and rearrange them around your document. Using the Select tool will also reveal additional options, such as changing the colour of a shape, or deleting your annotation. You can use the Hand tool to scroll through your document by left clicking and moving your mouse up and down. The Select Annotations tool can be used to select multiple annotations at the same time. Here you can copy, paste and delete the selected annotations.
Kami has a built in Oxford dictionary to help your students identify any difficult terms they may encounter. Simply select the dictionary tool and highlight the word you want to define.
The Text-To-Speech tool converts text into audible speech. This tool is particularly useful for Assisted Learning, and it’s as easy as highlighting certain words do you want to read aloud the advanced controls literally go back to the previous sentence. skip to the next one and loop sentences. Play and Stop buttons are there for general control. And by clicking read page Kami will read the entire page from start to finish.
Slow down. Imagine Spring Break, lasting all year round. That’s the life of a sloth.
You also have the option to change the speed of the speech and change the voice.
The Markup tool provides you with four different ways to annotate learning resources in Kami. The Text Highlighter can be used to highlight certain passages of text. The Box Highlighter lets you create a box around a portion of text and automatically highlights everything that you have selected. Perfect for when you need to highlight whole paragraphs. Strikethrough allows you to place a line through text to indicate that it’s been crossed out. The underlined tool lets you underline any text in the document. Note that these actions do not function with text made in text boxes.
The Comment tools enable you to provide feedback for your students in a variety of formats, including Text, Voice, Video, and Screen Capture. To leave a Text comment, you can click anywhere on the page to start typing. Press the enter key to complete. For a more interactive way to give feedback instructions or answers to questions. You can use the Voice comment and Video comments feature. To create a Voice comment. Click anywhere to automatically start recording for up to five minutes. click the stop button to finish recording. To use Video comments, simply click anywhere on your camera document to drop a mark and start recording. There is a red button you can use to pause or stop the recording. Just remember to click Done to save the comment. If you want to record a clip of your entire screen or a particular tab you have open you can do so with the screen capture tool. Simply click anywhere on your document and select the window you wish to record.
The Text Box tool allows you to create text boxes to help leave instructions and feedback on your document. There’s a wide range of rich text editing options you can use with text boxes, such as adjusting the font size, colour of your text, inserting hyperlinks, adding formulas, of course using emojis, and our crowd favourite Speech-To-Text which allows you to type in the document with your voice.
An essential tool for math and science classrooms, the Equation tool will help you create corrections equations for algebra and calculus, insert chemical formulas, and even music symbols. The Equation tool has over 60 symbols to choose from, you have the option to change the font size and text colour here too.
Ignite creativity with the Drawing tool with over 250 colours to choose from, including skin tones, as well as adjustable stroke and transparency levels. You’re in creative control. Kami it’s touchscreen compatible, so you can also use the stylus if you have one handy. If you need to draw a straight line in Kami. Simply hold down the Shift key and draw.
With the Shapes tool, you can create squares, circles, triangles and lines. To create perfect shapes, simply hold the Shift key. For triangles, holding down shift will create right angled triangles. Similar to the other tools you can also change the colour and transparency of your shapes.
Everyone makes mistakes, but you can use the Eraser tool to quickly erase unwanted annotations created in Kami. You can also choose whether you want to erase all types of annotations or just select certain ones such as drawings and shapes. The second option is great to use if you have overlapping annotations.
Use the Add Media tool to insert images, videos and stickers into your document. You can upload images directly from your computer, your Google Drive or from Google Image Search. With videos you can embed any video file from your computer, your Google Drive or by using the YouTube search feature. The Add Media tool is also where you’ll find the stickers tow a fun way to let your students know they’ve done an awesome job.
Should you need to sign a document in Kami simply use the signature tool. You can either upload an image of your signature from your device, draw it in the browser using your mouse or stylus, or use your phone to upload it straight into Kami.