myViewBoard Companion App User Guide

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This document consolidates all the information related to the myViewBoard Companion App user interface.

Companion App User Interface

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, the myViewBoard Companion app displays the following interface:

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



To manage the Companion app, click the following icons at the top:

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User avatar
Displays the avatar associated with the user account.
Click to access Companion app settings.
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Log out session
Logs the user out of the myViewBoard session.
This does not log you out of the Companion app.

This screen includes the 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.


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

  1. Click the Throw or Pop Quiz icon.
  2. Depending on the feature you selected, perform one of the following:
    • For Throw: select an image or video to throw, and click the icon.
    • For Pop Quiz: Use the pen tool to draw your answer, and click the icon.
  3. On the next screen, provide the following information:
    • Host Name. Name of the myViewBoard session you are throwing to. This should be provided by the user hosting the myViewBoard session.
    • Your Name. Name that identifies you as the sender of this object.
  4. Click the icon.

If successful, the myViewBoard host should receive a notification.


Using the Throw and Pop Quiz features shows the following screens:

Companion app interface for Pop Quiz feature
Companion app interface for the Throw feature
Edit object before throwing
Specify a host name before sending to a myViewBoard session


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 following information:
    • Host Name. Name of the myViewBoard session you are throwing to. This should be provided by the user hosting the myViewBoard session.
    • Your Name. Name that identifies you as the sender of this object.
  4. Click the icon.


Participation Screen

To access this screen, tap the following icon:

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Participation
Options to send objects and answers to a myViewBoard session

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 for interacting with other myViewBoard sessions


This screen includes the following icons:

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


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

  1. Click the Throw or Pop Quiz icon.
  2. Depending on the feature you selected, perform one of the following:
    • For Throw: select an image or video to throw, and click the icon.
    • For Pop Quiz: Use the pen tool to draw your answer, and click the icon.
  3. On the next screen, provide the following information:
    • Host Name. Name of the myViewBoard session you are throwing to. This should be provided by the user hosting the myViewBoard session.
    • Your Name. Name that identifies you as the sender of this object.
  4. Click the icon.

If successful, the myViewBoard host should receive a notification.


Using the Throw and Pop Quiz features shows the following screens:

Companion app interface for Pop Quiz feature
Companion app interface for the Throw feature
Edit object before throwing
Specify a host name before sending to a myViewBoard session


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 following information:
    • Host Name. Name of the myViewBoard session you are throwing to. This should be provided by the user hosting the myViewBoard session.
    • Your Name. Name that identifies you as the sender of this object.
  4. Click the icon.


ViewBoard Control Screen

To access this screen, tap the following icon:

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myViewBoard Control
Options to control the myViewBoard session remotely

This screen contains options for managing ongoing myViewBoard sessions.

Companion app interface for controlling myViewBoard sessions


The following icons are available under the following conditions:

  • The user is currently signed in to a myViewBoard session
  • The user is currently presenting a myViewBoard file with multiple pages
Use the Next and previous buttons to navigate.


Previous
Go to the previous page, if the file has multiple pages
Next
Go to the next page, if the file has multiple pages



URL Screen

To access this screen, tap the following icon:

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myViewBoard Control
Tools that user can activate during presentation

This screen contains tools that you can activate during presentation.


Companion app interface for configuring wireless presentation



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
Shows the sharing URL on the screen
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Enlarge
Displays a red laser pointer on the screen



Wireless Presentation Screen

To access this screen, tap the following icon:

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

This screen contains options for managing the wireless presentation feature.

Companion app interface for configuring wireless presentation


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.
Remote Control 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
Companion app interface for controlling myViewBoard sessions


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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

To access Companion App settings, click your user avatar icon. The settings screen contains the following options for configuring myViewBoard.

Companion app settings screen



FollowMe AI

The Follow Me AI opens the myViewBoard settings.

Companion app FollowMeAI screen


For more information, see FollowMe AI.


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.


Stream

Selects the device to cast on the screen.

Companion App Stream screen
Scan a QR code to add a stream


To add a stream to the list, tap to scan the QR code from the stream source.


Information

The information screen contains links to various myViewBoard resources.

Companion app information 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.