Integration with Google Services

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myViewBoard supports integration with Google services. Integration can greatly enhance your workflow by providing access to selected Google services to plan, prepare and present myViewBoard Whiteboard/Classroom sessions. Integration can also provide a more streamlined experience for entities already under Google's 'G Suite for Education' program.

Note that you must be online (preferably with a stable internet connection) to connect and use any Google service.


Sign up using your Google account

You can use your Google credentials to sign up for a myViewBoard account. Once the sign in process is complete, simply use your Google credentials to sign in. For entities already using G Suite, this process can be automated by entity admins.

To integrate an existing Google account:

  1. Go to https://myViewBoard.com.
  2. Click Sign up with Google.
  3. On the next window, grant myViewBoard permission to access the user's Google account. If you are not currently signed in to Google, you may need to sign in to Google first.
  4. Provide any additional details required by the sign up process.


After successful sign-up, perform the following steps:

  1. An activation email will be sent to the account. Activate the account by clicking the link in the activation email.
  2. After activation, sign in and set up the new myViewBoard account.
  3. On first sign in, myViewBoard.com prompts the user to update the user's Personal Profile and Account Name Setting.


Select services to integrate

Google services need to be enabled before they can be used. To select which services to enable, follow the steps below:

  1. Sign in to http://www.myViewBoard.com.
  2. Click your avatar, and select FollowMe from the drop down.
  3. Click Cloud Integration on the side panel.
  4. On the Cloud Integration screen, click Bind on the Google service to integrate.
    • Google Drive
    • Google Classroom
  5. On the new window appears, allow myViewBoard to access your account.
    If you are not currently signed in to Google, you may need to sign in to Google first.


After binding, a new folder named myViewBoard is created at the root directory of your Google Drive account.

By default, the first bound account becomes the default storage account. Contents of all bound storage accounts can be accessed via the Magic Box.


Use Google Drive integration

After enabling Google Drive integration, the following features are available:

Magic Box

Access any file uploaded to your Google Drive account. Binding a Google Drive account allows saving media, lessons and other content to the cloud.

Google Drive integration with the Magic Box is available on all platforms.

Saving myViewBoard files

Once you are done creating your myViewBoard presentation, save your work on Google Drive. Afterwards, you can also continue working on your myViewBoard file on another device where myViewBoard is installed. You also have the option to share your work using Google Drive's sharing features.

Uploading custom backgrounds and pens

To set custom images as backgrounds, use the FollowMe page on myViewBoard.com, or manually upload them to Google Drive. This feature is only available on the following platforms:

  • myViewBoard Whiteboard for Windows
  • myViewBoard Whiteboard for Android

Binding a Google Drive account enables the use of custom images for certain myViewBoard features. myViewBoard automatically creates its own 'system' folder myViewBoard in the integrated cloud storage account. The myViewBoard program loads the contents of this folder whenever a user signs in to a myViewBoard session.

Before performing the following steps, verify that your Google Drive is set as the default cloud account.

  1. Sign in to http://www.myviewboard.com.
  2. Click your avatar, and select FollowMe from the drop down.
  3. On the Setting screen, verify that the myViewBoard default theme is not selected.
  4. On the Cloud Integration screen, verify that the correct cloud storage account is selected as the default.
  5. On the Backgrounds, Magic Line Pens, and Shape Pens screens, perform the following procedures.
    1. Go to the Background, Magic Line Pen, or Shape Pen screen.
    2. Click Update Files to open the cloud storage location for the specified feature.
    3. Select PNG and JPG images to upload to the correct folder.
Images must meet the following dimensions:
Background Any resolution, but 3840 x 2160 (4k resolution) is recommended
Magic Line Pen Should be at least 96 x 96 pixels. Images are tiled to fill the space.
Shape Pen 96 x 96 pixels, all pen images are scaled to this resolution


Use Google Classroom integration

Integration with Google Classroom allows educators to automatically pull Classroom and student details into the myViewBoard session. This feature is only available on the following platforms:

  • myViewBoard Whiteboard
  • myViewBoard Classroom


Integration in myViewBoard Whiteboard

On the Teacher view of myViewBoard Whiteboard, perform the following:

  1. Click on the top right corner.
  2. Note the two options on the bottom of the panel.
    • If this is the first time to connect, click Bind service.
    • If no associated Google account is found, click Authorize binding.
  3. If successful, the panel should display the Google Classroom icon.


Integration in myViewBoard Classroom

On the Teacher view of myViewBoard Classroom, perform the following:

  1. Click on the top right corner.
  2. Click Logo-Google-classroom.svg to open the class selection menu.
    • If this is the first time to connect, click Bind class.
    • If no associated Google account is found, click Authorize binding.
  3. On the new window, click Bind on the Classroom that contains the students to import.
    Click Next to view more classrooms.
  4. If successful, the Student panel automatically populates with a list of student names.