Whiteboard for Android Training Guide

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Whiteboard for Android is a digital whiteboard solution designed specifically to be used on an Android device. Whiteboard for Android functions similarly to the Windows version with a few minor differences.

Set Up a myViewBoard Account

Sign up for a myViewBoard account

Whiteboard 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 Whiteboard for Android can still be used without signing in. However, some features will be unavailable.

First select Sign Up from the top-right of the myViewBoard homepage.

On the next screen there are the following options to sign up:

Sign up with an existing Google, Apple or Microsoft account:

  1. Click one of the following:
    • Sign in with Google
    • Sign in with Microsoft
    • Sign in with Apple
  2. On the next window, grant permission for myViewBoard to access the account.

Sign up using a regular email:

  1. On the myViewBoard sign up page, enter the following:
    • Unique myViewBoard name
    • Email
    • Password
  2. Select the checkbox to comply with myViewBoard terms of service and privacy policy agreement.
  3. Click Sign Up.

After successfully signing-up:

  1. An activation email will be sent to the account. Click 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.

Bind a cloud storage account

Next, bind a cloud storage service to the account. Integration connects a Google Drive, Dropbox, Box OneDrive or OneDrive for Business cloud accounts to myViewBoard, and allows media, lessons and other content to be saved to the cloud.

Bind a cloud account on the FollowMe AI page.
  1. Sign in to http://www.myViewBoard.com.
  2. Click your avatar, and select FollowMe from the drop down.
  3. Click Cloud Integration on the side panel.
  4. On the Cloud Integration screen, select the cloud storage account you want to bind.
  5. Sign in to your account and allow myViewBoard to access your account.

After binding, a new folder named myViewBoard is created at the root directory of your cloud storage account.

Binding a cloud storage account provides the following benefits:

  • Allows saving media, lessons and other content to the cloud. If the process is successful, users can use the Magic Box to access the contents of their cloud storage account.
  • Enables the use of custom images for certain Whiteboard features. myViewBoard automatically creates it's own 'system' folder myViewBoard in the integrated cloud storage account. The Whiteboard program loads the contents of this folder whenever a user signs in to a Whiteboard session.

Upload custom images and settings

Upload custom backgrounds on the FollowMe AI page.

One the cloud storage account is ready, upload custom images to customize your Whiteboard experience.

  1. Sign in to http://www.myviewboard.com.
  2. Click your avatar, and select FollowMe from the drop down.
  3. On the Setting screen, verify that the myViewBoard default theme is not selected.
  4. On the Cloud Integration screen, verify that the correct cloud storage account is selected as the default.
  5. On the Backgrounds, Magic Line Pens, and Shape Pens screens, perform the following procedures.
    1. Go to the Background, Magic Line Pen, or Shape Pen screen.
    2. Click Update Files to open the cloud storage location for the specified feature.
    3. Select PNG and JPG images to upload to the correct folder.
Images must meet the following dimensions:
Background Any resolution, but 3840 x 2160 (4k resolution) is recommended
Magic Line Pen Should be at least 96 x 96 pixels. Images are tiled to fill the space.
Shape Pen 96 x 96 pixels, all pen images are scaled to this resolution

Download the program and install

  1. Sign in to http://www.myviewboard.com.
  2. Click your avatar, and select Downloads icon to open a window containing download links to several myViewBoard programs.
  3. Select and download the correct installer for your platform.
  4. Run the installer, and wait for the installation to finish.

Launch Whiteboard for Android

Activate the Whiteboard for Android App

On first run, the android app prompts the user to select the account type to activate.

Whiteboard for Android activation dialog

For a personal account:

  1. Click Personal.
  2. Provide a myViewBoard account to activate the application.
    • myViewBoard Name
    • Email address to receive the activation email.
  3. Specify a Theme.
  4. Click Submit. The app may automatically close at this point.
  5. Before re-opening the Whiteboard for Android app, go to your email client and activate the account by clicking the link in the activation email.
  6. Restart the Whiteboard for Android app, and try signing in.

For entity accounts:

  1. Click Entity.
  2. A QR code will be displayed.
  3. Ask an Entity Admin to use his Companion App to activate the application.
  4. Close and restart the Whiteboard for Android app, and try signing in.

You will need to go through these steps again if the 'Clear data' and "Clear cache' actions was applied to the Whiteboard for Android app.

Sign in to Whiteboard for Android

Whiteboard for Android sign-in panel

Run Whiteboard for Android and sign in with the same Google account, Microsoft account, or email account you used for myViewBoard.com.

  • Sign In with Email
  1. Provide your email and password.
  2. Click .
  • Sign In With Google Or Microsoft
  1. Click one of the following:
    • Sign in with Google
    • Sign in with Microsoft
  2. Provide your email and password.

It is also possible to sign in using the QR code feature of the Companion App.

  • Sign In With QR Code
  1. Launch the 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 Whiteboard for Android program is inside the QR 'scanner' of the companion app.

If you signed up with a Google or Microsoft account and you need to use the Companion App:

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

Customize the Whiteboard Canvas

Background menu options

Use the background menu to change the canvas background.

  1. Click the background menu icon.
  2. Select a background from the following sources:

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    FollowMe AI setting
    Displays custom images uploaded in the cloud storage account.
    Color Palette
    Sets a solid color as the background.
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    Displays backgrounds that come pre-installed with myViewBoard.
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    Local hard drive
    Use images uploaded from the user's hard drive.
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    Upload Image
    Upload images from the local hard drive to myViewBoard.

  3. After selection, specify if the background is only applied to the current page, or to all pages.
  4. (Optional) To display an overlay over the canvas, click one of the options below:
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    Displays a grid over the canvas. The color of the grid changes depending on the background color.
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    Displays a 'confidential' watermark. The watermark may not be visible on certain background colors.
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    Date Time
    Displays the current date and time on the upper side of the canvas. Click to open a floating calendar.

Floating Toolbar

Whiteboard for Android sign-in panel

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

Move Floating toolbar
Drag to move the Floating Toolbar around the canvas.
Presentation Mode
Switches the canvas to fullscreen mode.
Paste from clipboard
Inserts the current clipboard content onto the canvas.
Embedded browser
Opens the built-in browser to access internet resources, which can be dragged onto the canvas.
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Previous Page
If the canvas contains multiple pages, displays the previous page.
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Next Page
If the canvas contains multiple pages, displays the next page.
New Page
Adds a new page to the canvas.

Main Toolbar

Whiteboard for Android sign-in panel

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 for Android includes the following icons in the toolbar:

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Screen capture
Displays options for capturing the contents of the canvas.
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Move toolbar
Click and drag to move toolbar to the side of the screen.
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Displays options for opening, saving, exporting and printing files.
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Magic box
Displays various tools that you can insert into the canvas.
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Infinite canvas
Move the canvas, zoom in/out, and open the infinite canvas overview.
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Selects objects, text and pictures.
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Draws freehand lines and squiggles. Click again to open pen options.
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Erases objects, based on the last mode selected. Click again to display eraser options.
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Draws lines and shapes with different styles. Click again to display shape options.
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Creates a textbox. Click again to switch to handwriting recognition.
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Reverses the previous action
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Reverses the previous undo action.
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Creates, selects, sorts, and deletes pages.

Title Bar

The title bar appears at the topmost section of the Whiteboard program. If logged in, the title bar acts like a toolbar and provides access to the following options:

Lists events logged during the current myViewBoard session
Opens the settings window
Quits the current session and closes the myViewBoard application window

Adorning Menu

The Adorning menu appears whenever an object is clicked, and provides several options to work with the selected object. Options in the Adorning Menu vary depending on the object selected.

All Objects

These options are available for all objects.

Deletes the selected object
Locks the select object and prevents accidental movement. To unlock, click the object and click the Lock Icon on the object.
In presentation mode, click the object to spin.
In presentation mode, click the object to fade.
Links to a file, website, text, audio file, specific page or tool.
Cuts the selected object. Use the Paste icon in the floating toolbar to paste.
Copies the selected object. Use the Paste icon in the floating toolbar to paste.
Drag a copy
Click and drag to create a copy of an object. To deactivate, click the icon in the middle of the object.
Mirror object
Creates a flipped copy of the selected object.
Flip object
Flips the selected object along the selected axis.
Groups the selected objects. Grouped objects move together.

Shapes and Lines

Most options are available for both shapes and lines. Note that some options are available for specific shapes only.

Line thickness
Adjust the line thickness of the line using a slider.
Change the color of the selected lines or text.
Color fill
Change the fill color of an object or the highlight color of text.
Set the transparency of the selected object.
In circle
Draws a circle on the inside of your shape.
Out circle
Draws a circle on the outside of your shape.
Divides a 2D shape into segments, based on the vertices of the shape. Each segment is shaded a darker color of the main Fill Color.
Combine shapes
Merges the multiple selected shapes into a single shape.
Pie or arc
Converts a circle shape into a pie or arc object.
Show measurements
Displays the length and angle of each side of a shape or line object.

Images Only

These options are available for images inserted into the canvas.

Remove color
Removes a specific color in an image.
Set as background
Sets the selected image as the canvas background.
Fit to screen
Resizes the selected image to fill the whole screen.
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Crop image
Remove parts of the selected image.
Save object
Save the selected image, video or audio file to the local hard drive or cloud storage.


Layers are usually available for all objects, except for lines drawn by the pen tool.

Control the stacking order of objects.
Notes layer
Control the stacking order of notes.
Move down
Move the selected object one layer down.
Move to bottom
Move the selected object to the last layer.
Move to top
Move the selected object to the first layer.
Move up
Move the selected object one layer up.


These options are available for specific objects only.

Take video screenshot
Pause a video, and click to insert a screenshot of the video frame into the canvas.
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Text to speech
Reads the selected text.

Whiteboard for Android Settings

To modify settings within Whiteboard for Android, click the gear icon on the titlebar. Changes are applied immediately.

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Settings that affect the current session. The most relevant settings are:

  • Theme. Load different themes to change the icons and default backgrounds available
  • Language. Changes the language used by the UI
  • Text font. Configure default font for the Text tool
  • Text to speech setting. Configure default text-to-speech settings
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Specify how long the Whiteboard for Android program should wait before it logs the current user out.
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Companion App download
Displays QR codes for downloading the Companion Apps.
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Displays help for common myViewBoard tasks and questions.
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Displays version details for the Whiteboard for Android program.

To configure more settings, sign in to myViewBoard.com and go to the FollowMe page.

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 Whiteboard for Android, visit the myViewBoard wiki at the following link:

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