Whiteboard Quick Start Guide
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Participating in a Whiteboard Session
Perform the following steps to participate in a Whiteboard session:
To join a Whiteboard session:
- Go to https://myviewboard.com and click on the 'Join a Whiteboard session' icon. Signing in is not required.
- On the new window, provide a name and a log in code. The log in code is provided by your Whiteboard host.
To host a Whiteboard session:
- Sign in to https://myviewboard.com, and click on the 'Start a Whiteboard session' icon.
- The next window provides three options to join a Whiteboard session:
- Login code - participants who are in the same room as the host
- QR code - best for users who are using mobile devices
- URL link - send through instant messaging.
After signing in, users are presented with a blank canvas. Whiteboard provides the following options to manage the session:
Opens options to change the canvas background.
Adjust zoom options.
Manage participants by placing them in groups.
Displays details required to login to Whiteboard session.
Displays help for common Whiteboard tasks and questions.
Displays version details for Whiteboard
Settings that affect the current session.
Whiteboard Toolbar Icons
For more details about the icons that appear in Whiteboard, see Whiteboard Toolbar Icons.
The main toolbar contains tools that allow users to add annotations to the canvas area. This toolbar is always fixed to the right, left or bottom side of the program window. The appearance of icons in the toolbar vary depending on the selected theme.
Whiteboard includes the following icons in the toolbar:
Click and drag to move toolbar to the side of the screen.
Displays options for importing and exporting PDF files.
Displays various tools that you can insert into the canvas.
Selects objects, text and pictures.
Draws freehand lines and squiggles. Click again to open pen options.
Erases objects, based on the last mode selected. Click again to display eraser options.
Draws lines and shapes with different styles. Click again to display shape options.
Creates a textbox. Click again to switch to handwriting recognition.
Reverses the previous action.
Reverses the previous undo action.
Creates, selects, sorts, and deletes pages.
The Floating Toolbar allows users to perform operations on the canvas. This toolbar can be moved freely around the canvas area.
Drag to move the Floating Toolbar around the canvas.
Activate Present Mode to disable annotation tools.
Activate Create Mode to enable annotation tools.
If the canvas contains multiple pages, displays the previous page.
Switches the canvas to fullscreen mode.
If the canvas contains multiple pages, displays the next page.
Adds a new page to the canvas.
Opens the polling window.
Displays text over the students screen to temporarily prevent interaction.
In Presentation mode, allows zooming and moving the canvas .
Magic Box Icons
For more information, visit the following links: