The Interactive WhiteBoard/Common File Format (IWB/CFF) specification defines a file format to hold content primarily designed to be viewed on a large display. Much of this content will be designed to be interactive, so objects can move around the page.
The primary goal of this format is to establish a format that can be opened, edited, saved and used across many whiteboard applications so that teaching content can be exchanged between establishments. To this goal the format must be simple but extendible in a restricted way to ensure compatibility.
The initial work on the Common File Format was done in 2009 by Becta in the UK. Changes from the Becta specification include:
Figure 1: Example of original CFF file namespace declarations.
Figure 2: Example of converted IMS IWB 1.0 file namespace declarations.
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IMS GLC IWB/CFF Specification Final Specification v1.0 - HTML
IMS GLC IWB/CFF Specification Final v1.0 - PDF
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