Throw Tool

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The Throw feature allows others to send images or videos from their device to a myViewBoard session.

Prerequisites

Participants can only throw to active sessions running on myViewBoard Whiteboard for Windows. Before asking participants to throw, prepare the 'target' session first:

  1. Launch the myViewBoard Whiteboard for Windows program.
  2. Sign in using a myViewBoard account.
  3. Provide the myViewBoard Name to the participants.



For more information on casting, see Wireless Presentation.

Throwing to a myViewBoard Session

To Throw a file, users have the following options :


Throw using the myViewBoard.com website

Participants can simply go to myViewBoard.com to throw a file by performing the following:


  1. Go to www.myViewBoard.com.
    Users are not required to sign in to access the feature.
  2. Click the Throw to myViewBoard icon.
  3. A pop-up box opens up.
  4. Provide the following information:
    • Participant's name
    • myViewBoard host name.
      If myViewBoard participants are currently signed in to the myViewBoard website, their Board Name will be used.
  5. Select a supported file from their device:
    • Click "+ Upload" or
    • Drag a file into the box.



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Click the Throw icon.
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Specify a User and ViewBoard name.




Throw using a special Public Portal

When using selected myViewBoard features such as Throw, Pop Quiz, and Poll/Quiz, the host may instruct users to go to a special Public Portal webpage to interact with the active myViewBoard session. To get the Public Portal URL, the host must click the session's myViewBoard Name located on the top right corner of the titlebar to display the Public Portal URL or a QR code to share.

The Public Portal is an online page that users can access without the need to sign in. It is recommended that participants use a Chromium-based browser like Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge to access the public portal.

The Public Portal URL uses the following URL format:

myViewBoard.com/NAME_OF_THE_HOST_VIEWBOARD


After the host gives his Public Portal URL, participants must perform the following:

  1. Go to the host Public Portal.
    Users are not required to sign in to access the feature.
  2. Specify a user name. myViewBoard will record any object you send to the board under this name.
  3. On the next page, do one of the following:
    • Click "+ Upload", or
    • Drag a file into the box.
  4. The selected object is automatically sent.
  5. Wait for a few seconds until the host portal displays a success message.



Viewing Thrown Content

After the participants finish throwing, the myViewBoard host performs the following:

  1. Click the notification bell in the top right of the screen to view the number of successful throws. To access the "thrown" content:
    • Click on the paper airplane icon in the Magic Box.
    • Click one of the notifications. Once the Throw window is open, double click an image, or drag it onto the canvas.
  2. All objects received in a "throw" session are saved in a folder in the cloud. On the connected cloud storage account, go to the myViewBoard folder and locate the "Throw" folder.



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