Saturday, May 2, 2020

Annotate PDF's Together in Google Meet with Kami

When in a Google Meet video conference with a student, a colleague, or any other participant, sometimes you may need to work on a PDF together.

For example, I have heard from teachers wanting to do tele-therapy sessions with a student where the child needs to practice tracing letters or shapes on exiting PDF worksheets.

There are many tools for annotating a PDF, but what would be great would be something that is free, easy to use, and allows for real time collaboration between people. Well thankfully there is an excellent option with Kami.

Kami is a website for PDF annotation found at It is a great match for this need for many reasons:

  • It can be used on its own or right along side of Google Meet.
  • You can sign in with your existing Google account.
  • You can upload any PDF you would like to work on.
  • You can then send a link to a student, colleague, or other collaborator.
  • That person can access the PDF with just the link you sent, and without having to sign into anything.
  • You and your participant can then write and draw on the PDF in real time.
  • And it is all free!

To help demonstrate all the details of this process, I have recorded a short 5-minute video, which you can view below.

Tutorial Video (5 minutes)

Here is my quick 5-minute video on how to collaboratively annotate a PDF with someone else in a Google Meet using the Kami website.

Note: See all of my Google Meet help videos here:

Post by Eric Curts. Connect with me on Twitter at

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