myViewBoard Training Guide

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myViewBoard is a web based collaborative whiteboard system.

Sign up for a myViewBoard account

myViewBoard for Windows sign-in panel

To use myViewBoard, users need to create a complimentary myViewBoard account at http://www.myviewboard.com.

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.


Participating in a myViewBoard Session

Once your myViewBoard account is active, perform the following steps to participate in a myViewBoard session:


To host a myViewBoard session:

  1. Sign in to https://myviewboard.com, and click on the 'Start a myViewBoard session' icon.
  2. Click on the upper right side to see your session ID. Click the session ID to see more sharing options.
  3. The next window provides three options to join a myViewBoard 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.
  4. Distribute the code to all participants, and wait for them to join the session using one of the options above.



To join a myViewBoard session:

  1. Go to https://myviewboard.com and click on the 'Join a myViewBoard session' icon. Signing in is not required.
  2. On the new window, provide a name and a log in code. The log in code is the session ID provided by your myViewBoard host.


Google Classroom Integration

myViewBoard supports integration with Google Classroom. Integration allows you to associate a lesson you created with a specific Google Classroom class.

The following procedures assume that you already have an existing Google Classroom account set up.


To enable integration, bind your Google Classroom account with myViewBoard first:

  1. Go to the FollowMe AI tool.
  2. Click Cloud Integration on the side menu.
  3. Locate GC-logo.png Google Classroom from the list, and click Authorize.
  4. On the next screen, click Allow.


Afterwards, prepare your lesson on the myViewBoard canvas. Binding associates the lesson with one of your Google Classroom classes, and creates a connection between the open lesson and the Google Classroom class. Use the Magic Box to bind the lesson to a Google Classroom:

  1. On the main toolbar, click the Magic Box icon.
  2. Click the GC-logo.png Google Classroom logo.
  3. Locate the classroom you want to bind with.
  4. Click Bind.


Once complete, you need to provide a name for the lesson:

  1. On the main toolbar, click the File Management icon.
  2. Click the Save icon.
  3. Click the GC-logo.png Google Classroom logo.
  4. Click Bind Google Classroom.
    • If the lesson was not previously bound, myViewBoard displays available Google Classrooms. Select one to bind.
    • If the lesson was previously bound, specify a name for the lesson, then click Post to classroom.
      This automatically creates a post on the Google Classroom stream that your students can click to access the lesson.



When you are ready to present, open the Google Classroom from within myViewBoard:

  1. On the main toolbar, click the File Management icon.
  2. Click the Open File icon.
  3. Click the GC-logo.png Google Classroom logo.
  4. Select a Google Classroom.
  5. Select a lesson to open.


Opening a saved Google Classroom performs the following:

  • The saved lesson is loaded onto the canvas.
  • The List in the side panel is automatically populated with students from your Google Classroom.
    To invite more students, head over to the Google Classroom People tab.



myViewBoard Interface

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After signing in, users are presented with a blank canvas. myViewBoard provides the following options to manage the session:

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Background Management
Opens options to change the canvas background.
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Zoom
Adjust zoom options.
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Huddle
Manage participants by placing them in groups.
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Displays details required to login to myViewBoard session.
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Help
Displays help for common myViewBoard tasks and questions.
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Info
Displays version details for the myViewBoard for Windows program.
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Gear
Settings that affect the current session.



myViewBoard Toolbar Icons

For more details about the icons that appear in myViewBoard, see myViewBoard Toolbar Icons.

Main Toolbar

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.

myViewBoard includes the following icons in the toolbar:

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Move toolbar
Click and drag to move toolbar to the side of the screen.
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File
Displays options for importing and exporting PDF files.
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Magic box
Displays various tools that you can insert into the canvas.
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Selection
Selects objects, text and pictures.
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Pen
Draws freehand lines and squiggles. Click again to open pen options.
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Eraser
Erases objects, based on the last mode selected. Click again to display eraser options.
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Shape/Line
Draws lines and shapes with different styles. Click again to display shape options.
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Text/Handwriting
Creates a textbox. Click again to switch to handwriting recognition.
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Undo
Reverses the previous action.
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Redo
Reverses the previous undo action.
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Page
Creates, selects, sorts, and deletes pages.



Floating Toolbar

The Floating Toolbar allows users to perform operations on the canvas. This toolbar can be moved freely around the canvas area.

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Move Floating toolbar
Drag to move the Floating Toolbar around the canvas.
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Present Mode
Activate Present Mode to disable annotation tools.
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Create Mode
Activate Create Mode to enable annotation tools.
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Previous Page
If the canvas contains multiple pages, displays the previous page.
Presentation Mode
Switches the canvas to fullscreen mode.
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Next Page
If the canvas contains multiple pages, displays the next page.
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New Page
Adds a new page to the canvas.
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Polling
Opens the polling window.
Eyes on me
Displays text over the students screen to temporarily prevent interaction.
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Infinite canvas
In Presentation mode, allows zooming and moving the canvas .


Magic Box Icons

The Magic Box allows you to insert objects from various sources onto the canvas.

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Google Classroom
Binds the current board to the selected Google classroom.
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Google Drive
Inserts objects from a connected Google drive account
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YouTube
Inserts a YouTube video
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Images
Inserts images from Google image search
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Web resources
Inserts a link to a web resource
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Tools
Inserts interactive tools onto the canvas
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Widgets
Inserts interactive widgets


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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.

Canvas.png This page was written by a Google Certified Educator Level 1