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The Cast icon displays options for enabling casting, and selecting which streams you want to view or send to. Features like Throw and Pop Quiz also require casting to be enabled to function properly.


Enabling Casting in myViewBoard for Windows

Casting is only supported in myViewBoard for Windows.


To enable casting:

  1. Open the myViewBoard for Windows program.
  2. Sign in with your myViewBoard account.
  3. Click the Cast icon on the main toolbar.
  4. On the Cast toolbar, verify that casting is enabled.
    • If disabled, the cast icon is red and the myViewBoard name is empty. Click the red cast icon to enable.
    • If enabled, the cast icon is green and the myViewBoard name is displayed.

The Cast icon on the title bar indicates the casting status.

The Cast icon on the title bar indicates the casting status.

Click the red cast icon to enable.

Click the red cast icon to enable.


The myViewBoard for Windows program is now ready to receive and send casts.


Casting is only available for signed in users. If signed in, casting status is visible at the top right of the myViewBoard title bar. Click the cast status icon to show the casting toolbar. The color of the icon indicates the cast status:

Edu CastOut Disconnect.png Disconnected
Edu CastOut Transition.png Changing status
Edu CastOut Connect.png
Connected


To always enable casting, perform the following:

  1. Using a browser, go to http://myviewboard.com.
  2. Sign in with your myViewBoard account.
  3. Click the FollowMe AI icon.
  4. Click Setting.
  5. Toggle the Always enable casting option to on.
  6. Click confirm.

The setting is applied the next time you sign in to the myViewBoard for Windows program.


Prerequisites for Casting

After enabling casting on the myViewBoard target/host, verify that the following requirements have been met on the devices to send/receive the cast:



Casting Your Screen to a myViewBoard for Windows session


To cast your screen to myViewBoard for Windows:


  1. Go to myViewBoard.com.
    1. Click the 'Send your screen to a viewboard' icon.
      Note that you need to install the myViewBoard Extension for Chrome to perform casting.
    2. On the window that appears, provide a name and the the myViewBoard Name of the session that receives the cast.
    3. Click Share.
    4. If using multiple screens, select which screen you want to cast.
    5. Click the message to allow myViewBoard to access your screen.
    6. If successful, the following message appears on your screen.
      myViewBoard.com is sharing your screen.

  2. On the myViewBoard for Windows program, verify that the cast icon is already green.
    1. Click the Cast icon on the main toolbar.
    2. On the Present in tab, click the entry you want to receive.
    3. The cast is displayed in an embedded window.

  3. To stop the cast:
    1. Click the Cast icon on the main toolbar.
    2. On the Present in tab, click the entry you want to stop.
    3. The cast ends immediately.


You can use the Companion App to manage your cast.


To better understand the process, follow the video tutorials below.

The host launches myViewBoard for Windows and enables the casting module to open his ViewBoard name for access. The host shares the ViewBoard name.

Participants sign in to myViewBoard.com, click 'Send your screen to a viewboard', and provide the ViewBoard host name. For multiple screens, they select a screen to share.

Host then selects a participant from the list to receive his screen. The participant's screen displays on the myViewBoard for Windows session.


Casting the myViewBoard for Windows Screen to Another Device


To cast the myViewBoard for Windows screen to another device:


  1. Go to myviewboard.com.
    1. Click the 'Receive a viewboard on your screen' icon.
      Note that you need to install the myViewBoard Extension for Chrome to perform casting.
    2. On the window that appears, provide the myViewBoard Name of the session that sends the cast.
    3. Another window appears with the following message.
      Waiting for streaming

  2. On the myViewBoard for Windows program, verify that the cast icon is already green.
    1. Click the Cast icon on the main toolbar.
    2. On the Present out tab, click the entry you want to cast to.
    3. The myViewBoard screen starts streaming on the other device.

  3. To stop the cast:
    1. Click the Cast icon on the main toolbar.
    2. On the Present out tab, click the entry you want to stop.
    3. The cast ends immediately.


To better understand the process, follow the video tutorials below.

The host launches myViewBoard for Windows and enables the casting module to open his ViewBoard name for access. The host shares the ViewBoard name.
Participants sign in to myViewBoard.com, click 'Receive a viewboard on your screen', and provide the ViewBoard host name.
On myViewBoard for Windows, the host selects a participant from the list to receive the stream.
The participant receives the stream and views all actions performed by the the host on his myViewBoard session.


Managing Casts Remotely

  1. Go to http://myviewboard.com
  2. Sign in with the same account used to sign in with the myViewBoard for Windows
  3. Click the Remote Control icon on the toolbar.
  4. Locate the device that needs to use the cast feature, and click one of the following:
    • Enable casting
    • Log out



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