Whiteboard for Windows
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Whiteboard for Windows is a digital whiteboard solution designed specifically to run on the Windows operating system. Whiteboard for Windows is optimized for interactive displays, but will also run on non-interactive screens, with mouse clicks replacing touch events for interaction. Integration with myViewBoard.com allows unlimited users to share screens, as well as cast-in and out from anywhere in the world. Whiteboard for Windows also lets users write, highlight, edit, and transform documents and images on-screen in real-time, leveraging interactive displays to create more engaging presentations.
Whiteboard for Windows uses advanced AES-256 encryption to protect data from unauthorized access.
- 1 How-to Guides
- 2 System Requirements
- 3 Whiteboard for Windows Working Area
- 4 Whiteboard for Windows Accessibility Features
- 5 Integration with myViewBoard.com
- 6 Integration with Third-party Providers
- 7 myViewBoard lesson ideas
- 8 Help and Support
- 9 Related Media
- 10 Other Tools
For an introduction, information and tutorials on using Whiteboard for Windows, see the following guides:
Before installation, verify that the host system meets the following requirements:
- Whiteboard for Windows system recommended requirements
- Processor: Intel Core i7 x86 CPU with clock rate over 3.6 GHz
- RAM: 16 GB
- OS System: Windows 10 Pro 64 bits
- Disk drive: SSD
- Bandwidth: 25 Mbps or higher; a wired connection is preferred
- Touch Display: ViewSonic ViewBoard®
- Other software required: .NET 4.7.2
- myViewBoard system minimum requirements
- Processor: Intel Core i3 x86 CPU with clock rate over 3.2 GHz
- RAM: 8 GB
- OS System: Windows 10 Home 64 bits
- Disk drive: HDD / SSD
- Bandwidth: 25 Mbps; a wired connection is preferred
- Other software required: .NET 4.7.2
Devices of participants (students, audience, etc) who will interact with the Whiteboard for Windows host must meet the following requirements:
- Operating system: Windows 10, MacOS, ChromeOS
- Bandwidth: 25 Mbps
- At least one of the following browsers:
For more details, see Installing Whiteboard for Windows.
Whiteboard for Windows Working Area
Whiteboard for Windows working area is divided into the following areas:
Main area where users work in. By default, the background of the canvas area is blank. However, this can be customized via the following methods:
- Click the Whiteboard background management menu to specify another solid color, or one of the predefined images as the background.
- Sign in to your myViewBoard account to load your personal preferences, including any customizations applied to backgrounds, shape lines and magic pens.
Resize the canvas area by dragging the handle bar at the right bottom side of the MyViewBoard program.
More information: Floating Toolbar
Toolbar that 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.
Switches the canvas to fullscreen mode, hiding the Windows task bar and title bar.
Paste from clipboard
Inserts the current clipboard content onto the canvas.
Opens the built-in browser to access internet resources.
If the canvas contains multiple pages, displays the previous page.
If the canvas contains multiple pages, displays the next page.
Adds a new page to the canvas.
Displays spoken text as captions.
Select Live Caption language
Sets the language used by the Live Captions feature.
More information: Main Toolbar
Toolbar that allows users to add annotations to the canvas area. This toolbar is always fixed to the right, left or bottom side of the program window.
Windows toggle button
Click to use the myViewBoard tools on the Windows desktop.
Enable and manage casts.
Displays options for capturing the contents of the canvas.
Click and drag to move toolbar to the side of the screen.
Displays options for opening, saving, exporting and printing files.
Displays various tools that you can insert into the canvas.
Drag to move the canvas. Use two hands to zoom in/out.
Selects objects, text and pictures.
Draws freehand lines and squiggles. Click again to open pen options.
Erases objects, based on the last mode selected.
Draws lines and shapes with different styles.
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.
More information: Title bar
A toolbar that appears at the topmost section of the myViewBoard program. If logged in, this toolbar displays the user account currently logged in. It also provides access to the following options:
- Integrated cloud solutions
Whiteboard for Windows Accessibility Features
Whiteboard for Windows supports the following accessibility features:
A form of speech synthesis that converts text into spoken voice input. Text-to-speech systems were first developed to aid the visually impaired by offering a computer generated voice that would "read" text to the user.
- Visual aids
Color filters change the color palette on the screen and help color blind users distinguish between things that differ only by color. The following filters are available:
- - Inverted color
- - Grayscale
- - Deuteranopia
- - Protanopia
- - Tritanopia
- Touch adjustment
Whiteboard for Windows supports multiple touch points. However, for users with mobility issues, or just for anyone who are prone to accidentally lean on or touch the canvas, this can be disabled for easier input.
- - Multiple touch
- - Multi-touch gesture
Integration with myViewBoard.com
To get the most out of myViewBoard, users need to create a complimentary myViewBoard account at http://www.myviewboard.com. Users can sign up with their Google, Microsoft or a regular email address. Having a myViewBoard account provides the following benefits:
- Sign in from anywhere
- Load personal settings and customizations
- Access to files stored in linked cloud storage services
- Use all the features of myViewBoard
Whiteboard for Windows can still be used without signing in. However, some features will be unavailable.
For more information, see signing up for a myViewBoard account.
Integration with Third-party Providers
To provide additional features, myViewBoard supports integration with other third-party providers.
Office messaging programs
Whiteboard for Windows allows users to launch collaboration/meeting programs during a myViewBoard session. Note that to use these programs, they must be first installed on the host machine. Whiteboard for Windows supports the following programs:
Cloud Drive accounts
myViewBoard supports integration with several cloud storage providers. Integration allow users to access their files during myViewBoard sessions.
- Google services (Google Drive and Google Classroom
- OneDrive (Personal)
- OneDrive for Business
To add educational videos to lessons/presentations, users can use myViewBoard Clips. myViewBoard Clips allows users to search, access and insert educational video content onto the canvas. myViewBoard Clips offers 2 million+ educational videos from over 150 premier media brands to safely, seamlessly, and quickly create engaging lessons. myViewBoard Clips is commercial free, copyright-cleared, and curated for educational subjects.
myViewBoard Clips is powered by Boclips. Boclips is a service that collects the best educational videos across all age levels and subjects and puts them on a single platform to give an easier, faster, and safer way to use video in the classroom.
myViewBoard is available as a plugin for Intel Unite. The Intel Unite solution lets users easily create and manage a secure content sharing and collaboration platform. This platform can wirelessly connect displays, employees, and mixed technology environments so that sharing and collaborate is seamless regardless of location.
myViewBoard lesson ideas
myViewBoard provides users with tools that users can use creatively to produce static or interactive lessons/activities that they can present to an audience. A few samples are given below:
Note that for more ideas, head over to the following pages:
- myViewBoard Original Content
myViewBoard Original Content is interactive content that you can use in the classroom, 100% created using myViewBoard tools.
- myViewBoard Original Content Backgrounds
Enhance your lessons by downloading our complimentary backgrounds. Available in Full HD and 4K resolutions.
- myViewBoard Original Content Video-assisted Learning
Increase student engagement by combining myViewBoard Original Content with educational videos.
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.