If you'd like to utilize the Screencastify annotation tools, but don't want them fully displayed on your screen, you can use our annotation tools while the annotation toolbar is collapsed or hidden 🥳
You can either do this by:
Collapse the toolbar manually
If you want to simply collapse the toolbar, click the arrow icon pointing to the left. This will keep your tools handy and on screen with a simple click but will not fully remove the toolbar from your screen. To re-open, simply click the arrow icon again.
Use keyboard shortcuts
To fully hide the toolbar (i.e. remove it from your screen entirely) Press Alt + T if you are using a PC/Chromebook or Option + T if you are using a Mac! Even though the toolbar is now hidden, our keyboard shortcuts can still be used to toggle annotation tools on and off. You can also utilize all of the other annotation tools while the toolbar is hidden! Click here for a list of shortcuts you can use!
You can also drag the annotation toolbar around your screen to place it at your convenience if you wish to keep it open but in a different place. Locate the icon on its left, click over to drag the toolbar, and release it to set the toolbar.