Using the whiteboard during your OnVUE exam

Access the whiteboard by clicking the whiteboard icon at the top of the screen during your exam.

You can use the whiteboard for scratch work, with one area for text and another area for free-form drawing.

Check out the whiteboard before your exam 

A practice online whiteboard is available at the bottom of the page.


With the online whiteboard, you can:

  • Enter text
  • Draw different shapes and lines as needed
  • Erase or clear to start something new, but don’t worry: your work will be accessible in every section during your entire exam
  • Resize or move the whiteboard around your screen

Opening and closing the whiteboard

During an OnVUE testing session, you can open and close the whiteboard as many times as you wish.

Any work that you enter will remain available, even if the whiteboard is closed. When it’s reopened, you can start where you left off.

Whiteboard content loss

If connectivity is lost during the exam, the whiteboard will be wiped clean.

Practice using the whiteboard


The whiteboard drawing features can be used only with your computer’s mouse or trackpad. If you have a touchscreen laptop, you cannot use a stylus, your finger, or other writing apparatus to write on the whiteboard. The whiteboard also cannot be used with a connected writing tablet or pad or dual monitors.

You can practice all text and drawing functionalities with this sample whiteboard. In the true exam environment, you can also resize the whiteboard as needed.