Whiteboard for iOS

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Whiteboard for iOS is a digital whiteboard designed to run on the iOS and macOS operating systems. This version of Whiteboard is designed to be used on iPad, allowing for touch interactivity, but Mac devices are also supported with mouse clicks replacing touch. Whiteboard works together with myviewboard.com to allow for easy file sharing in a classroom setting and to integrate with cloud services for settings and file management following a user across devices.


Get Whiteboard

System requirements

Recommended specifications Minimum requirements
  • Operating system for iPad: iOS 13 or above1
  • Operating system for macOS: Big Sur or above1
  • Operating system for iPad: iOS 9 or above1
  • Operating system for macOS: 11 or above1

1Whiteboard is currently only available for Mac devices with an ARM-based M1 chip processor.

Download, install, and activate

Download and install

  • Go to myviewboard.com.
    1. Sign in (required).
    2. After signing in, view the Whiteboard tile and click the App Store icon.
      • Note: You may also access this app store link at any time from the top bar by clicking .
    3. Proceed to install myViewBoard Whiteboard from the App Store.
  • Alternatively, from your device's App Store, simply search "myViewBoard Whiteboard" and install.


Activate

  1. Open Whiteboard for iOS.
  2. Click Activate in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
  3. In the new window, enter your email address twice and click Submit.
  4. Open the email and follow the link to activate the software.
    • If activation is successful, a message reading Success: Software Installation Activated Successfully should appear on myviewboard.com.

Congratulations, you can now use Whiteboard for iOS!


If you still have not received the activation email:

  1. Launch Whiteboard for iOS.
  2. Click the Gear icon .
  3. Click the icon.
  4. Click Resend the activation email.


It is not necessary to sign in to access Whiteboard for iOS. However, various features will only be available after signing in. Activation is therefore recommended.
Whiteboard for iOS requires a stable internet connection to activate. Activation only needs to be done once after installation.


Signing in

Whiteboard for iOS sign-in panel

Launch Whiteboard and sign in with the same Google account, Microsoft account, Apple account, or email account used for to sign into myviewboard.com.

The sign-in panel appears at the bottom-right of the screen. If it is hidden, click I-host-information-show.svg to show the sign in panel.

Sign in with your email

  1. Provide your email and password.
  2. Click .


Sign in with your Google, Microsoft, or Apple account

  1. Click one of the following:
    • Click Google.svg to sign in with your Google account.
    • Click Microsoft.svg to sign in with your Microsoft account.
    • Click Apple.svg to sign in with your Apple account.
  2. Provide your email and password and follow subsequent instructions to log in.


Sign in via Companion App with QR Code

  1. Launch myViewBoard Companion App Companion NEW.svg on your mobile device (with internet access).
  2. Sign in using your account on the Companion app.
  3. Tap the QR Code function CompanionQRCode.svg to open the QR reader.
  4. Position the phone so that the QR code displayed in Whiteboard for iOS is inside the QR code scanner of the Companion app.


If you signed up with a Google or Microsoft account and you would like to use the Companion App to sign in, complete the following:

  1. Go to https://www.myviewboard.com.
  2. Click your avatar and click Change Password.
  3. Specify a password and click Confirm.
  4. Sign in using the Companion app.

Whiteboard working area

After opening Whiteboard, you will see the working area and toolbar icons, including Whiteboard session information and Whiteboard settings icons at the upper-left and upper-right corners, and the other tools for interaction hovering over the canvas. Just like a regular whiteboard, you can use the I-main-toolbar-pen.svg Pen tool to write on the board and the I-eraser-menu-eraser.svg Eraser to clear writing. Remember not to use a real pen to draw on the board!

Different from a regular whiteboard:

  • The working area is infinite, allowing for zooming in and out. Move around the canvas using the I-main-toolbar-infinite-canvas.svg Infinite Canvas tool.
  • Add new pages by clicking/tapping I-page-management-page-add.svg New Page in the floating toolbar. It's up to you how you choose to display your materials, whether on different pages or different parts of the same page (or a combination of both).
  • Access a host of interactive tools via the I-main-tool-bar-magic-box.svg Magic Box and I-floating-toolbar-embeded-browser.svg Embedded browser.
  • Import your existing files and content (jump to section).
  • Reset your lesson to its original saved state by clicking the reset lesson icon WB iOS reset session btn.png at the top-center of the title bar.


To see a full list of Whiteboard features, click here: Whiteboard Features Comparison (includes a comparison between Windows, Android, iOS, and online solutions).


Using Whiteboard

Main toolbar icons

This toolbar is always fixed to the right, left, or bottom side of the Whiteboard window.

I-main-toolbar-screen-capture.svg Screen Capture
Screenshot your Whiteboard.
I-main-toolbar-move-canvas.svg Move Toolbar
Click and drag to move toolbar to your preferred position on the screen.
I-file-management-folder.svg File
Open, save, export, and print files.
SVG Resource Off.svg Magic box
Access interactive tools and web content.
I-floating-toolbar-embeded-browser.svg Embedded browser
Open the built-in browser to access the internet. Drag and drop images onto the canvas.
I-main-toolbar-infinite-canvas.svg Infinite Canvas
Drag to move the canvas. Use two hands/fingers to zoom in/out.
SVG Selector Off.svg Selection
Select objects, such as shapes, text, and pictures.
SVG Pen Off.svg Pen
Draw freehand lines.
Click twice for more options.
SVG Eraser Off.svg Eraser
Erase pen lines and objects.
Click twice for more options.
SVG ShapeLine Off.svg Shapes and Lines
Draw lines and shapes with different styles.
Click twice for options.
SVG Redo Off.svg Redo
Reverse the previous action.
SVG Undo Off.svg Undo
Reverse the previous undo action.

Embedded browser

Embedded browser: Limitations

  • The embedded browser does not keep records of previous logins, history, or searches. If you sign out of the program and access it later, it won’t remember any websites you’ve signed into.
  • The embedded browser does not support pop-up pages.
  • Only one embedded browser can be active at a time.
  • During playback of online videos, setting the video to full screen fills up the embedded browser area only.

Whiteboard includes a built-in web browser I-floating-toolbar-embeded-browser.svg.

For further details, see Embedded browser.

Whiteboard for iOS embedded browser


Embedded browser: Limitations

  • The embedded browser does not keep records of previous logins, history, or searches. If you sign out of the program and access it later, it won’t remember any websites you’ve signed into.
  • The embedded browser does not support pop-up pages.
  • Only one embedded browser can be active at a time.
  • During playback of online videos, setting the video to full screen fills up the embedded browser area only.


Magic Box

Import content tools

Import files



Supported file formats
Whiteboard for iOS supported filetypes
Whiteboard files .iwb
Documents .pdf, .txt, .url
Presentations Google Slides
Images .bmp, .gif, .ico, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .svg
Audio .aac, .m4a, .mp3, .wav
Video .m4v, .mov, .mp4



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File management tutorial.1

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Importing previously saved lesson materials tutorial

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1Note: supported file formats mentioned in the video may not be supported. Review the above Supported file formats table for the latest details.


Interactivity with Magic Box

Whiteboard is designed to be flexible and for use in different scenarios. It can be a simple interface for note-taking or a complete lesson tool for creating and giving presentations with a variety of interactive media. Magic Box offers these additional tools.



I-main-tool-bar-magic-box.svgMagic Box: Import files, web content, tools, quizzes, and more
I-magic-box-file.svg
File
Click this icon to access local storage I-file-management-open-local-drive.svg or cloud storage such as Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive. (Click here for cloud integration instructions.)

I-magic-box-sticky-note.svg
Sticky Notes
Click this icon to add sticky notes in various colors to the canvas. Have the option to write text on it or resize it.

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Magic Box Camera
Click the Camera icon to use your device camera and insert the picture directly onto the whiteboard.
Available for Premium and Entity accounts only.

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myViewBoard Clips
Click the icon to browse videos specifically designed and approved for educational use.
Available for Entity accounts only.

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YouTube
Click the icon to browse YouTube videos. Drag and drop the videos onto the whiteboard.

Icon Image-search-05.svg
Image Search
Click the image icon to safely search the web for images, and drag and drop the image onto the canvas.

I-magic-box-throwtool.svg
Throw
Click the icon to browse documents that participants have shared with the whiteboard host session. Participants can do this via myviewboard.com. (Learn more about Throw here.)
Available for Premium and Entity accounts only.

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Pop Quiz
Click the icon to create a quiz, which participants can answer from their devices. The teacher can view answers within this feature.
Available for Premium and Entity accounts only.


Annotation tools: Pen, eraser, shapes, and text

These core digital whiteboard tools are always visible and accessible from the main toolbar.

Double tap/click each icon for extra options listed below. There are also undo and redo features in the main toolbar.


I-main-toolbar-pen.svg Pen tool options
I-pen-marker.svg
Marker
Draw on the canvas with different colors and line sizes.
I-pen-highlighter.svg
Highlighter
Draw over items on the canvas to add emphasis. Five preset colors are available.
I-pen-ai.svg
AI Pen
This option opens a new area drawing area. Begin drawing on the canvas, and the panel on the side displays graphics the AI believes to match the user's drawing. To add a graphic, just drag and drop it onto the whiteboard. Additionally, you can change the graphic's color, undo and redo strokes, and delete all from within the drawing area.
Available for Premium and Entity accounts only.
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Shape Pen
Draws lines as a series of repeating shapes. Choose from preset shapes, and change size and opacity with sliders. (Click here to learn how to add custom images.)
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Magic Line Pen
This pen acts like a background reveal tool. Choose from different presets or upload your own images.
Tip: this tool can be used together with gridlines from the background menu to create a fun guess-the-picture game for participants.

I-eraser-menu-eraser.svg Eraser options
I-eraser-menu-eraser.svg
Click the eraser icon once to use the default eraser. Double-click to access a slider that changes the size of the eraser.
I-eraser-menu-eraser-selection.svg
Draw a circle around objects you wish to erase. All pen marks and other objects within that area will be removed completely. Make sure to draw a completed loop around the entirety of what you wish to erase.
Trash-icon-stroke-ed.svg
This clears only pen strokes for all types of pens on the whiteboard. You can choose to apply this to the current page or every whiteboard page.
I-eraser-menu-trashcan.svg
This clears everything from the whiteboard, including pen strokes, images, and imported documents. You can choose to apply this to the current page or every whiteboard page.

I-shapes-tool.svg
Click this icon twice to access color, width, opacity, and different shapes. You also have the option to fill with color I-shapes-paint-color-bucket.svg.
Note: The Shape Tool icon in the main toolbar changes when different shapes are selected.
I-3d-shapes-cube.svg
Click to create various 3D shapes.
I-lines-arrow-connector-dotted.svg
Click to create lines with different end points and angles.

I-text-editor-T.svg
Click the Text icon once and then click on the whiteboard to add text on that location. An adorning Text Editor window with options to change the font, size, style, and formatting of the text is available over the text field.

Floating toolbar icons

For more information, view Whiteboard Floating Toolbar.

This toolbar can be moved freely around the canvas area.

I-main-toolbar-move-canvas.svg Move Floating toolbar
Drag to move the Floating Toolbar around the canvas.
I-floating-toolbar-presentation-mode.svg Present mode
Switch the canvas to presentation mode, hiding the app title bar.
I-floating-tool-bar-clipboard.svg Paste from clipboard
Insert current clipboard content onto the canvas.
I-floating-toolbar-previous-page.svg Previous Page
If the canvas contains multiple pages, goes to the previous page.
I-floating-toolbar-next-page.svg Next Page
If the canvas contains multiple pages, goes to the next page.
I-page-management-page-add.svg New Page
Add a new page to the canvas.
I-page-blank.svg Pages in Whiteboard
Create, select, sort, and delete pages.


Change the background

Change the background by clicking the I-background-menu.svg icon in the bottom left of the screen. You can import images from local and cloud storage, use myViewBoard custom backgrounds, or set a solid color.

myViewBoard also provides free content for educators to use, accessible from the background management pop-out window. ViewSonic Originals are regularly updated and are also accessible from this page.

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FollowMe Images
Displays custom images uploaded to your cloud storage account.
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Color Palette
Sets a solid or gradient color as the background.
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Pre-installed
Displays backgrounds that come pre-installed with Whiteboard.
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ViewSonic Originals
Displays original backgrounds created by myViewBoard.
LocalAdd BG Off.png
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Local hard drive
Use images from the user's hard drive.
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I-background-menu-select-Image.svg
Select Image
Select images from the local hard drive to use as background.
It is recommended that selected images match your screen's resolution.

There are also the following options for overlays to the background (can be applied in addition to backgrounds):

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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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I-background-menu-confidential.svg
Confidential
Displays a 'confidential' watermark. The watermark may not be visible on certain background colors.
DateTime Off.png
I-background-menu-date-time.svg
Date Time
Displays the current date and time in the top right of the canvas.
Click the icon to show or hide the date and time.

Related media

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Adding Custom Backgrounds


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Screenshot

In the main toolbar, click I-main-toolbar-screen-capture.svg to access tools to take a screenshot.

Icon Description
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Screenshot the entire screen and have it pasted onto the whiteboard.
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Click and drag to draw a rectangle. Release to capture. Image is pasted onto the whiteboard.


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