Throw Tool

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The Throw feature allows others to send images, videos, documents, and links from their devices to a Whiteboard session.


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

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

For more information on casting, see Wireless Presentation.

Summary table of Throw feature restrictions based on account type
Host Basic Premium Entity
Guest 30M, All supported file formats1

1 Supported file formats:

- Images: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .ico, .gif, .tif, .tiff, .bmp, .svg
- Video: .mp4, .wmv, .mpg, .xesc, .3gp, .mov, .mpeg, .mkv, .asf, .avi, .webm, .m4v
- Audio: .mp3, .wma, .wav, .aac
- Documents and presentations: .pptx, .docx, .txt, .pdf, .url, .vboard, .iwb, .enb, .notebook, .one, .flipchart, .url

Throwing to a Whiteboard Session

To Throw a file, users have the following options :

Throw using the website

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

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

Click the throw icon.gif
Click the Throw icon.
Specify a User and Whiteboard name.

Throw using a special Portal

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

The 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 Portal URL uses the following URL format:

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

  1. Go to the host Portal.
    Users are not required to sign in to access the feature.
  2. Specify a user name. Whiteboard 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 Whiteboard 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 I-magic-box-throwtool.svg in the Magic Box.
    • Click one of the notifications. Once the Throw window is open, double click an object, 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.

Related Media


Throw and Pop Quiz from Portal


Throw URLs to Whiteboard using myViewBoard Companion