myViewBoard Companion App Training Guide

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

Sign up for a myViewBoard account

myViewBoard for Windows sign-in panel

To get the most out of myViewBoard, users need to create a complimentary myViewBoard account at http://www.myviewboard.com. Note that myViewBoard for Windows can still be used without signing in. However, some features will be unavailable.

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.


Download and Install

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.


Throw


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



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


ViewBoard Control Screen

This screen contains options for managing ongoing myViewBoard sessions.

Companion app interface for controlling myViewBoard sessions



To access this screen, tap the following icon:

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myViewBoard Control
Options to control the myViewBoard session remotely


The following icons are available under the following conditions:
  • The user is signed in to a myViewBoard session
  • Another user is currently sharing/casting/presenting their screen to the myViewBoard session


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URL
Shows the sharing URL on the screen
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QR Code
Shows a QR Code on the screen
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Laser pointer
Displays a red laser pointer on the screen
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Previous
Go to the previous page, if the file has multiple pages
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Next
Go to the next page, if the file has multiple pages


Wireless Presentation Screen

This screen contains options for managing the wireless presentation feature.

Companion app interface for configuring wireless presentation


To access this screen, tap the following icon:

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Wireless Presentation
Options to control wireless presentation for the logged on account

The following options are available:

Enable Turns the wireless presentation feature on for the signed in account.
After this is turned on, participants can send, cast or share their screen to the user's current myViewBoard session.
Moderation Displays a list of participants requesting access to cast/share/present their screen to the current myViewBoard session.
Click on an entry to grant access.


The following icons are available under the following conditions:
  • The user is signed in to a myViewBoard session
  • Another user is currently sharing/casting/presenting their screen to the myViewBoard session


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Shrink
Reduce the size of the presentation screen
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Enlarge
Enlarge the size of the presentation screen

myViewBoard Settings

The settings screen contains the following options for configuring myViewBoard:

User Avatar

Click on the username to open the myViewBoard account setting page.

Companion App User Avatar screen


FollowMe AI

The Follow Me AI opens the myViewBoard settings.

Companion App FollowMeAI screen


For more information, see FollowMe AI.

Throw History

The Throw History screen shows previously sent files. Click the CAnew-Icons-SettingsThrowHistoryArrow.jpg to recall a file. Recalled files can no longer be inserted in the myViewBoard canvas.

Companion App Throw History screen
Companion App Throw History screen sucess


Info

The information screen contains links to various myViewBoard resources:

Companion App Info screen


This screen has the following options:

Rate our App Open the Companion App Play store entry to rate the app.
Follow on Twitter Redirect to the myViewBoard Twitter page.
Follow on LinkedIn Redirect to the myViewBoard LinkedIn page.
Follow on YouTube Redirect to the myViewBoard YouTube page.
Follow on Facebook Redirect to the myViewBoard Facebook page.
About View the version number of the Companion App currently installed.
Help Redirect to the myViewBoard support web page.
Privacy Policy Redirect to the myViewBoard privacy policy web page.

Entity Admin

The Entity Admin screen provides options to configure the entity account. Some options in this screen are available only for admin accounts.

Companion app Entity Admin screen


The Entity Admin screen has the following options:

Select organization Select the organization where the entity should belong to.
Type ViewBoard name Specify a name for the ViewBoard. Participants use this name to interact with your myViewBoard session.
Select myViewBoard theme Specify a theme that to be loaded for every myViewBoard session.
Activate myViewBoard Approves a myViewBoard for Android installation of an entity account.

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, visit the myViewBoard wiki at the following link:


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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