Classroom is an online and fully browser-based platform for delivering lessons. It is designed to be easy to learn and to reflect a traditional physical classroom. There is no software to install and students do not need to create an account. There is also built-in support for Google Classroom, to easily invite students, and cloud integration, to easily share lesson materials.
Classroom works in two browser tabs/windows, with the initial tab displaying the digital whiteboard canvas, where teachers can import and edit lesson content. The second tab provides a dashboard for student management, with controls for chat and group (huddle) work and notices relating to student attention or students raising their hands. As such, two screens are recommended.
- Go to http://myviewboard.com and sign in with your myViewBoard account (Premium or Entity account required).
- On the main screen, click the Classroom tile .
Digital whiteboard tools
For a printer-friendly overview of all Classroom icons and features on the Classroom whiteboard, see Classroom Toolbar Icons.
The main toolbar contains most of the key tools to create lessons. You can also import lessons from this toolbar. It appears on the right side of the screen by default but can be dragged to either side of the screen.
Teachers have the following tools to create a lesson:
Create, share, import, and export files.
Access cloud and local storage, as well as media and other resources.
Select objects and pictures.
Draw freehand lines. Click again to open pen options.
Erase objects. Click again to open eraser options.
Add sticky notes with text.
Draw shapes with different styles.
Insert and format text.
Zoom the canvas.
Reverse the previous action.
Reverse the previous undo action.
Change the background of one or all pages.
Open, import, and save lessons
Teachers can create a new lesson or open an existing lesson into Classroom. Many file types are supported, so if you have existing lesson materials it is easy to open them in Classroom.
To save/export your lesson, click the File Manager icon in the main toolbar to view the following options:
Note that the current canvas will be discarded if you proceed.
Note the file type must be toggled in the Windows file explorer to view either file type.
You can choose to save to your local or cloud storage.
Note: When bound to a Google Classroom, the option to post your session to the bound Google Class is available.
Students can see the QR code during the Classroom session and scan it to download the PDF file. You may also share the URL to the students.
Files may also be imported through the Magic Box (see below). Students can upload their own content during a Classroom session this way.
Magic Box: tools for interactivity
Click the Magic Box icon on the main toolbar to access the following:
Open files from your device.
Import resources from your connected Google Drive account.
For multi-page files, each page is inserted into its own canvas page.
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Import resources saved from your connected OneDrive account.
For multi-page files, each page is inserted into its own canvas page.
Safely search for images from the web. To insert, drag an image onto the canvas.
Create a quiz with True or False or Multiple Choice answer options.
Insert curated, safe, and certified educational videos.
Search for YouTube videos. To insert, drag a video onto the canvas.
Switch to presentation mode (bottom-left icon) to have the option to play the video.
Embed a web page or a web page link onto the canvas.
Switch to presentation mode to browse the page or open it in a new tab.
Animations that users can insert onto the canvas.
In present mode, users can click on an object to trigger an animation.
Browse millions of 3D models.
Let students explore models at their own pace in present mode.
Create Assessments to be delivered during a lesson with multiple choice, short answer, and essay response options.
Collection of advanced interactive lesson elements like Ladder Shuffle, Dice, Ruler, and more to come.
1Only available in Classroom; i.e. to Premium and Entity account users.
2Available only to Entity account users.
3Features marked with the tag TRIAL are available on a trial basis, free of charge until myViewBoard changes the terms of service.
Classroom supports essential Windows keyboard hotkeys to help teachers navigate Classroom tools for lesson preparation and delivery with ease.
The current page number and total pages are displayed at the center of the class management toolbar at bottom of the screen.
- Click or to navigate across the canvas pages.
- The current page number is displayed over the total number of pages.
- Click the plus icon to add a new page.
Similarly, when in huddle overview, clicking the left and right arrows at the bottom of the page cycles between all huddle pages corresponding to the currently opened teacher page.
Click the students list icon to view all the students currently in this huddle.
To open the page overview, click the page counter displayed at the center of the class management toolbar.
The following actions are available:
- Click a page to navigate to it.
- Click to duplicate a page.
- Select desired pages and click to duplicate a page to huddles.
- Select desired pages and click to export the page(s) to a PDF.
- Select desired pages and click to delete a page.
- Click to add a new page.
- Click and drag pages to reorder them. Note that reordering teacher pages will correspondingly reorder pages for every huddle.
To open the huddle overview, open the page overview and then click the Huddle tab at the top.
Here, you can view and manage all teacher pages corresponding to huddle pages. The following actions are available:
- Click a teacher or huddle page to navigate to it in the teacher canvas.
- Click next to a desired teacher page to duplicate it to huddles.
- Select desired huddle pages and click to duplicate to huddles.
- Select desired pages and click to export the page(s) to a PDF.
Students do not need to create a myViewBoard account to participate in lessons. As well, they can access Classroom directly from a web browser and do not need to download any software.
To invite students:
- The Classroom host can click their ID in the top-right corner of the screen (see image below) to display a pop-up containing a unique session QR code, ID, and URL.
- Students can scan the QR code with the myViewBoard Companion App or another QR code reader, after which the student will be redirected to join the Classroom session. This method is convenient if students are using mobile devices.
- Students can input the URL shared by the teacher in a browser. The URL format is the following:
- Next, the student enters their name and the session password (if a password has been set by the teacher), and can join the Classroom session.
1Tip: Teachers can copy the session URL by clicking the URL.
Importing students via Google Classroom
To import students via Google Classroom, a Google Classroom account must first be bound to the teacher's myViewBoard account. Do this in the Cloud Integration section of the FollowMe settings at myviewboard.com.
After binding the Google Classroom account, follow these steps:
- In Classroom, click the settings icon at the top right of the screen. Go to Cloud Integration click Bind next to Google class.
- In the pop-up window, follow the steps to link your Google Classroom to myViewBoard Classroom. Make sure you sign in to the same Google account that you use for Google Classroom, the same one bound to myViewBoard in the FollowMe Settings area (mentioned above).
- Finally, from the Cloud Integration section in Classroom settings, click the drop down arrow to select which Google Class to bind.
- An invitation to this Google Classroom session will then be posted to the Google Classroom you just selected.
Allowing students to see the teacher as well as hear her voice helps with student engagement.
- First, click the streaming icon at the bottom of the screen.
- Once streaming has begun, your video and audio feed will turn on and be visible to any students who have joined the session.
- Click to stop sharing video from your device camera/webcam.
- Click to reopen video sharing.
- Click to stop sharing audio.
- Click to reopen audio sharing.
- Hide or show the video feed by clicking .
- Drag the video feed mini window around the teacher's canvas by clicking and holding the drag button .
- To end audio and video sharing, click the stop button .
Dashboard: Manage students
Classroom supports up to sixty students. When launching Classroom, only the teacher canvas is visible. To access student management controls, teachers must open the Classroom Dashboard.
In a second tab, teachers can view the dashboard, which displays class information and offers student management controls.
Read more about Dashboard here.
Just as in a physical classroom, myViewBoard Classroom also allows for group discussions. The teacher can switch from lecture mode, which shares the teacher canvas to the whole class, to huddle discussion, which groups students into huddles for discussions.
- First, in the dashboard, make sure to set the number of huddles (from 1 to 60).
- After the huddles have been created, drag and drop students into desired huddles, or simply click the shuffle button to randomly and evenly distribute students into huddles.
- Click the huddle discussion icon in the dashboard (above the video feed box).
- Note: The huddle discussion icon can also be found in the teacher canvas window at the bottom-right.
- Set a timer for the discussion on the pop-up prompt.
- Note: When the timer runs out, all students will be brought back to the teacher's canvas page.
- Now that huddle discussion has started, the teacher can join discussions by clicking the join discussion icon next to the huddle .
- Note: The share camera and audio feature must be enabled before the huddle is initiated for joining discussions to be available.
- Leave a huddle discussion by clicking the button again .
- Extend the huddle discussion period at any time by clicking the timer in the top-right of the dashboard (also available on the teacher canvas at the top-right).
- End the discussion before the timer runs out by clicking the lecture mode icon .
Using video quizzes with Clips
myViewBoard Clips videos and quizzes can be added directly to Classroom. Access Clips from the Magic Box . From here you can search videos and see your existing playlists, collections, and quizzes. Click the Quiz icon to select which quiz to add from the selected video.
To add a Clips quiz to your Classroom session:
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You can record your current session to allow students to review it at a later date. To record your session:
- Click the Record your screen button in the classroom management toolbar.
- If prompted, select the screen that contains the Classroom session and click Share.
- If prompted, grant browser access to your microphone and/or camera.
- Recording should begin immediately. A recording control bar should appear with a timer . Most browsers will also display a dialogue box informing you your screen is being shared, and a record icon will appear in the tab title bar.
- Once the session is over, click the stop button to stop recording.
- A browser pop up will prompt you to choose a save option. The session will save as a WebM or MP41 video.
Note these recording details:
- Sessions recordings are permitted up to a maximum of one hour. After reaching the limit you may save the video and begin a new recording.
- Sessions are saved as WebM or MP41 videos. To open WEBM videos, you can advise your students to do one of the following:
- WebM videos can be played in a web browser.
- WebM videos can also be played in the default Windows video app Movie & TV Player.
- To view on Windows Media Player, install the K-Lite Codec Pack.
- Download and install other media players which have built-in support for WebM, like VLC Media Player or Media Player Classic.
1A session can only be saved as an MP4 if Classroom is being run in Chrome browser.
Create a myViewBoard account
To get the most out of myViewBoard, users can create a myViewBoard account at http://www.myviewboard.com.
Sign up with a Google, Microsoft, or Apple account, or simply with an email address.
Having a myViewBoard account provides the following benefits:
- Host Classroom sessions.1
- Use FollowMe to maintain your personalized settings across devices and sessions.
- Access to files stored in bound cloud storage services.
- Use all the features of Whiteboard and other myViewBoard apps.
1A Premium or Entity account is required to access Classroom.
First select myViewBoard homepage.from the top-right of the
On the next screen you will encounter various sign-up options:
Sign up with an existing Google, Apple, or Microsoft account:
- Click one of the following:
- Sign in with Google
- Sign in with Microsoft
- Sign in with Apple
- On the next window, grant permission for myViewBoard to access the account.
Sign up using a regular email:
- On the myViewBoard sign-up page, enter the following:
- Unique myViewBoard name
- Click Sign Up.
After successfully signing up:
- An activation email will be sent to the account. Click the link in the activation email.
- After activation, sign in and set up the new myViewBoard account.
- On first sign-in, myViewBoard.com prompts the user to update the user's Personal Profile and Account Name.
Integrate with cloud services
Your myViewBoard account and Classroom can be connected to third-party services for cloud storage and lesson management.
- Sign in to http://www.myViewBoard.com.
- Click your avatar, and select FollowMe from the drop-down.
- Click Cloud Integration on the side panel.
- On the Cloud Integration screen, select the cloud storage account you want to bind.
- Sign in to your account and allow myViewBoard to access your account.
After binding, a new folder named myViewBoard is created in the root directory of your cloud storage account. This is where session QR shares and backgrounds are stored, among other files.