The Basics

SolveBoard is tool which allows you to visually organize information and ideas.

There are three central components of the SolveBoard tool.

An Element is a visual representation of information. There are 8 types of Elements in SolveBoard.

A Canvas is a visual space where Elements are arranged. This is the area within the square with the blue outline.

A Model is a collection of Canvasses. When you share a Model with someone, you share all the Canvases that the Model is composed of.

The Element Toolkit is where the 8 Elements are available for use on the Canvas.

The Canvas List is a hierarchical view of all the Canvases within the model.

To use an Element from the Element Toolkit you simply drag the Element you wish to use to the Canvas and drop it.

For each Element, except for the Lasso Element, there is an Information Panel where there are options available. For example with the Note Elements you may wish to explain the Note in more detail in the Panel or you may wish to link the Note to a website. Each Element has it’s own set of options within the Information Panel.

If you wish you can make the Canvas larger or smaller, you can move the Element Toolkit, the Canvas List, and Information Panels as needed to make the space work better for you. Whenever you make a modification to a canvas make sure you Save it by pressing the Save Button. If you try to switch canvases or exit the model without doing this, the system will remind you to do so.

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