myViewBoard Companion App

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The myViewBoard Companion app allows users to control various actions on a myViewBoard session using a mobile phone.

How-to Guides

For an introduction, information and tutorials on using myViewBoard Companion App, see the following guides:

myViewBoard Companion App
Quick Start Guide

This document is a guide to quickly get started with using myViewBoard Companion App after installation.

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User Guide

This document is a guide to using the myViewBoard Companion App user interface.

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Training Guide

This document is a comprehensive guide to using myViewBoard Companion App.

myViewBoard Companion App
Icons

This document aims to be a printable guide that users can use as a quick 'cheat sheet' reference to the myViewBoard icons.


System Requirements

Before installation, verify that the device meets the following requirements:

  • Android devices must be running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher.
  • Apple devices must be running iOS 9 or higher.


To install the app via the app store of your mobile device:

  1. Go to the Google Play or Apple Store app on your mobile device.
  2. Search for the myViewBoard Companion app.
  3. Click Install.


Alternatively, you can use the following links to install myViewBoard Companion app:


The myViewBoard.com web site also provides links to download the myViewBoard Companion app:

  1. Go to http://myViewBoard.com.
  2. Click Downloads.
  3. Depending on your device, click Companion on Google play or Companion on Apple Store link.
  4. Using a QR code reader app, take a picture of the QR code to get the download link.
  5. Open the download link to go to the correct download page of your device's app store.
  6. Click Install, and wait for the installation to complete.


For more information, see Downloads.



Companion App User Interface Before Sign In

After installation, tap on the myViewBoard Companion app icon.

  • Sign in to your myViewBoard account using the email address and password you provided during sign up.
  • If you haven't signed up yet, click Sign Up to open the myViewBoard.com page where you can sign up for a new account.
Companion app landing screen
Companion app sign in screen


If you signed up with a Google or Microsoft account and you need to use the Companion app, you need to create a separate sign in password:

  1. Go to http://myViewBoard.com, and sign in.
  2. Click your avatar, and click Change Password.
  3. Specify a password, and click Confirm.
  4. Afterwards, open the Companion app and sign in using the new password.

After signing in, you get the following screens:


Companion App Top Bar

The Top Bar is available on every selected screen and provides following options:

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User avatar
Displays the avatar associated with the user account.
Click to access Companion app settings.
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Sign Out
Click to Sign Out.


Participation Screen

These options provide access to features related to interaction with other myViewBoard sessions. This is the default screen displayed when opening the companion app.

Companion app interface if user is not signed in to a myViewBoard session
Companion app interface for interacting with other myViewBoard sessions



To access this screen, tap the following icon:

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Participation
Options to send objects and answers to a myViewBoard session

The Participation screen contains following icons:

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Throw
Sends an object to the myViewBoard host specified.
This feature is available even without signing in.
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Pop Quiz
Sends a response to a Pop Quiz.
This feature is available even without signing in.
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QR Signin
Scan a myViewBoard QR code to sign in to a session.
After successful signin, the icon is hidden.



Notable Features

Sign in with QR Code

Use the QR code feature of the myViewBoard Companion app to sign in on the myViewBoard for Windows or Android program.

  1. Launch the myViewBoard Companion app on your mobile device.
  2. Sign in using an email address.
  3. Click the QR Code icon ( ) to open the phone's camera.
  4. Position the phone so that the QR code displayed on the myViewBoard for Windows or Android program is inside the QR 'scanner' of the myViewBoard Companion app.


Using the QR Code features shows the following screens:

QR Code


Throw and Pop Quiz

Sign in is not required to use the Throw feature. Before using these features, ensure that the target myViewBoard session is already active.

  1. Click the Throw icon.
  2. Select an image or video to throw.
  3. On the next screen, provide the Host Name and your name.
    • The Host Name is the name of the myViewBoard session you are throwing to. This should be provided by the user hosting the myViewBoard session.
    • Click the CAnew-Icons-ThrowHistory.jpg icon to see a list of Host Names, you previously sent files to.
  4. Click the icon.

If successful, the myViewBoard host should receive a notification.


Using the Throw feature shows the following screens:

Throw Empty
Throw Picture Edit
Throw Picture Hostname


Installing the app also adds the Throw feature as a sharing option. To use on your mobile phone:

  1. On any app that is capable of performing the "share" action, click Share, or the    icon if available.
  2. From the list of apps, select Companion.
  3. On the next screen, provide the Host Name.
    • The Host Name is the Name of the myViewBoard session you are throwing to. This should be provided by the user hosting the myViewBoard session.
    • Click the CAnew-Icons-ThrowHistory.jpg icon to see a list of Host Names, you previously sent files to.
  4. Click the icon.


To recall a thrown file, go to the settings menu.


Pop Quiz

Sign in is not required to use the Pop Quiz feature. Before using these features, ensure that the target myViewBoard session is already active.

  1. Click Pop Quiz icon.
  2. Use the available tools to answer a Pop Quiz:
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    Folder
    Inserts images stored on the device.
    To delete, drag the image on the screen to the trashcan icon.
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    Move
    If enabled, indicates that any image or text on screen can be moved.
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    Text tool
    Click to add typed text.
    To delete, drag the text on the screen to the trashcan icon.
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    Eraser
    Deletes drawn lines.
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    Pen
    Click to draw an answer by hand.
    To change the width, click the pen icon again.
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    Color
    Changes the active pen color.


  3. Click the icon.
  4. On the next screen, provide the Host Name and your name.
    • The Host Name is the Name of the myViewBoard session you are throwing to. This should be provided by the user hosting the myViewBoard session.
    • Click the CAnew-Icons-ThrowHistory.jpg icon to see a list of Host Names, you previously sent files to.
  5. Click again the icon.


If successful, the myViewBoard host should receive a notification.


Using the Pop Quiz feature shows the following screens:

Pop Quiz 01
Pop Quiz 02




Help and Support

For help and support, kindly contact the following:


If you have any issues on using myViewBoard software, please reach out through the following channels:

Note that you need to sign in to use myViewBoard Support and myViewBoard Community.


To learn more about myViewBoard, check the following resources:


For a quick description of these resource, see here.

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