myViewBoard.com Training Guide

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To get the most out of myViewBoard, users need to create a complimentary myViewBoard account at http://www.myviewboard.com. Users can sign up with their Google, Microsoft or a regular email address.

Having a myViewBoard account provides the following benefits:

  • Sign in from anywhere
  • Load personal settings and customizations
  • Access to files stored in linked cloud storage services
  • Use all the features of myViewBoard


System Requirements

myViewBoard.com is accessible online, but works best if used with the following software:


For optimal performance, it is recommended to use the Chrome browser (or any other Chrome-based browser). myViewBoard uses WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) API to achieve screen sharing across various platforms such as Chromebook, PC, and Mac. Currently this can only be supported on Chrome.
To use additional features, install the myViewBoard Extension for Chrome. This extension is available on the Chrome web store.


Signing Up

myViewBoard.com sign-in page

myViewBoard.com sign-in page.
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myViewBoard provides the following options to sign up:


Integrate an existing Google or Microsoft account:

  1. Click one of the following:
    • Sign in with Google
    • Sign in with Microsoft
  2. On the next window, grant permission to myViewBoard to access the user's Google or Microsoft account.

Sign up using an email provider:

  1. On the myViewBoard sign up page, fill up the following details:
    • Unique myViewBoard name
    • Email
    • Password
  2. Select the checkbox for EULA agreement.
  3. Click Sign Up.


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.


If you used the single sign on (SSO) option to sign in, your browser may automatically sign in to myViewBoard.com using the Google or Microsoft account currently logged in on your browser. If you wish to switch accounts, go to the respective Google or Microsoft page first and sign out from there. Once signed out, you should be asked again to provide your credentials the next time you sign in to myViewBoard.com.


Understanding the myViewBoard.com User Interface

Features Available Without Signing In

When users visit myViewBoard.com, the following features are accessible without signing in:

Icon
Feature
Description
Header throw icon.svg
Sends an object to the myViewBoard host specified.
Header send to viewboard icon.svg
Stream the user's screen to the myViewBoard host specified.
Header download icon.svg
Provides links to download the myViewBoard software.
Starts a new session.


Top Toolbar

MyViewBoard.com User Guide


User Information

MyViewBoard.com User Guide


Quick Links

MyViewBoard.com User Guide


myViewBoard.com Tasks

Throw objects to a myViewBoard session.

Use Send Screen to cast your screen to another device.

The Send screen feature allows users to send a live video stream of their screen to others.

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

Inform the host of the myViewBoard session of the name you provided. The host must select your name from the list of senders to view your screen. Note that the host must have casting enabled to view your screen. For more information, see Wireless Presentation.

Manage the session by using the following controls at the bottom of the screen share window:

  • An icon to turn the computer’s microphone on or off
  • A quick switch menu which pulls up other devices and lets you switch to another computer on the fly
  • A screenshot tool allowing you to capture what’s being displayed
  • A full screen button and a button to close the window


Use Receive Screen to receive a stream.

To send the myViewBoard Whiteboard for Windows/Android 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 Wireless Presentation.
    2. On the window that appears, provide the myViewBoard Name of the session that sends the screen.
    3. Another window appears with the following message.
      Waiting for streaming

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

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


Update settings on the FollowMe screen.

Download myViewBoard programs.

To access the download window, go to myViewBoard.com and perform one of the following:

  • To download myViewBoard programs without signing in, click Resources > Downloads on the top menu toolbar.
  • To download myViewBoard programs while signed in, click the Download myViewBoard applications icon on the top toolbar.

This opens a window containing download links to myViewBoard programs.


Join a myViewBoard session.

Entity Management

Read more about Entity Management here.


The Entity Management console on myviewboard.com provides centralized administration and setup options for the myViewBoard Entity (such as a school or company). This console is only accessible to users set up as admins.

Contact your account manager or get in touch with us here if you require access to this service.

Entity admins have access to tools they can use to remotely monitor and manage multiple myViewBoard installations, such as:

  • Show a summary of user and usage data
  • Select which cloud services users can bind to their account
  • Allow remote hardware management of supported devices
  • View and update information on users, subscription, and domains
  • Manage settings for single sign on and software instances
If you wish to sign up for an entity account, please contact us by submitting this form.


Using Custom Images

Users need to have a cloud storage account bound to their myViewBoard account to use their own images.

Bind your cloud storage account to myViewBoard.

  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, select the cloud storage account you want to bind.
  5. Sign in to your account and allow myViewBoard to access your account.

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

Repeat this process for all cloud storage accounts to bind. By default, the first bound account becomes the default storage account. Contents of all bound storage accounts can be accessed via the Magic Box.

Upload your own images for backgrounds, magic line pens, and shape pens.


  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


After uploading, refresh the myViewBoard page to see the new images.

  1. Sign in to Whiteboard for Windows/Android
  2. Select the new backgrounds, magic line pens, and shape pens:
    Menu background.png
    Click the Background menu icon and select your custom background.
    Pen tool no bg.png
    Click the Pen icon and select your custom magic line pens and shape pens.
  3. Start using the backgrounds, magic line pens, and shape pens.


Additional Learning Resources

To search online for additional inspiration for courses, activities and lesson plans, see Open Source Education Resources.

To get more information on how to use myViewBoard.com, visit the myViewBoard wiki at the following link: