myViewBoard for Android Training Guide

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

Set Up a myViewBoard Account

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.


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 myViewBoard FollowMe AI 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 myViewBoard features. myViewBoard automatically creates it's own 'system' folder myViewBoard in the integrated cloud storage account. The myViewBoard program loads the contents of this folder whenever a user signs in to a myViewBoard 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 myViewBoard experience.

  1. Sign in to http://www.myviewboard.com.
  2. Click your avatar, and select myViewBoard FollowMe AI 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 myViewBoard for Android

Activate the myViewBoard for Android App

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

myViewBoard 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 myViewBoard for Android app, go to your email client and activate the account by clicking the link in the activation email.
  6. Restart the myViewBoard 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 myViewBoard 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 myViewBoard for Android app.


Sign in to myViewBoard for Android

myViewBoard for Android sign-in panel

Run myViewBoard 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 myViewBoard Companion App.

  • Sign In With QR Code
  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 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 myViewBoard 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.
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    Color Palette
    Sets a solid color as the background.
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    Pre-installed
    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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    Grid
    Displays a grid over the canvas. The color of the grid changes depending on the background color.
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    Confidential
    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

myViewBoard 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.

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Move Floating toolbar
Drag to move the Floating Toolbar around the canvas.
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Presentation Mode
Switches the canvas to fullscreen mode.
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Paste from clipboard
Inserts the current clipboard content onto the canvas.
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Embed 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.
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New Page
Adds a new page to the canvas.

Main Toolbar

myViewBoard 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.

myViewBoard 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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File
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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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.

Title Bar

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

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Notifications
Lists events logged during the current myViewBoard session
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Settings
Opens the settings window
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Close
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.

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

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Line thickness
Adjust the line thickness of the line using a slider.
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Color
Change the color of the selected lines or text.
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Color fill
Change the fill color of an object or the highlight color of text.
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Opacity
Set the transparency of the selected object.
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In circle
Draws a circle on the inside of your shape.
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Out circle
Draws a circle on the outside of your shape.
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Segments
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.
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Combine shapes
Merges the multiple selected shapes into a single shape.
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Pie or arc
Converts a circle shape into a pie or arc object.
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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.

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

Layers

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

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

Miscellaneous

These options are available for specific objects only.

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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.


myViewBoard for Android Settings

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

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Gear
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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Timeout
Specify how long the myViewBoard 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 myViewBoard Companion Apps.
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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 Android program.

To configure more settings, sign in to myViewBoard.com and go to the FollowMe AI 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 myViewBoard for Android, visit the myViewBoard wiki at the following link:


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