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<section begin=intro />Whiteboard (browser-based) is a lightweight digital whiteboard that supports [[Magic Box]] features. It is recommended to use [https://https://www.google.com/chrome/ Google Chrome] for both Whiteboard and the wider [[myViewBoard Ecosystem]]. </br></br>See also: [[Whiteboard for Windows]] and [[Whiteboard for Android]].<section end=intro />
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|2=[[MyViewBoard_Whiteboard|myViewBoard Whiteboard]]
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|3=[[Whiteboard|Whiteboard online]]
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==How-to Guides==
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For introduction, information and tutorials on using Whiteboard, see the following guides:
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|2='''[[Whiteboard Quick Start Guide]]'''
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|3=This document is a guide to quickly get started with using Whiteboard.
 
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<section begin=intro />[[File:Whiteboard_full.svg|left|60px|link=]] Whiteboard (web-based) is a fully browser-based digital whiteboard that requires no software to be installed.
 
  
myViewBoard also offers more powerful versions of Whiteboard, available for [https://myviewboard.com/download/ download] on [[Whiteboard for Android|Android]] and [[Whiteboard for Windows|Windows]]. Whiteboard for Windows is the most feature-rich solution, with the web-based solution being a lightweight version.  
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|1=<center><span class="iconify" data-icon="mdi:book-open-outline" data-inline="false" style="color:orange;font-size:120px;position:relative;top:15px;"></span></center>
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|2='''[[Digital Whiteboard Toolbar Icons]]'''
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|3=This document aims to be a printable guide that users can use as a quick 'cheat sheet' reference to the Whiteboard icons.
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''Access Whiteboard from [https://myviewboard.com myviewboard.com] (requires sign-in).''
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==System Requirements==
  
* See also: [[Whiteboard for Windows]] and [[Whiteboard for Android]].<section end=intro />
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Whiteboard is accessible online, and works best if used with the Chrome browser (or any other Chrome-based browser). Digital Whiteboard uses WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) API to achieve screen sharing across various platforms such as Chromebook, PC, and Mac.  
  
* For a printer-friendly list of toolbar icons, see [[Digital Whiteboard Toolbar Icons]].
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Whiteboard does not support Internet Explorer. Users are recommended to upgrade to the latest version of Microsoft Edge to access Whiteboard.
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==Whiteboard Interface==
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<gallery heights="400px" widths="600px">
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Quickboard-UI.png|Whiteboard user interface with labels
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</gallery>
  
==System Requirements==
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After signing in, users are presented with a blank canvas. In the top right of the screen there are the following icons:
* We recommend using a Chromium-based browser, such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Opera.
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* An internet connection (to load the page and elements like image search).
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</div><div class="DTR">
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<div class="DTR">
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<div class="DTC"><center>{{IconBox|[[File:Help Off.png|center|link=]]|50px}}</center></div>
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<div class="DTC">Help <br/>Displays help for common Whiteboard tasks and questions. </div>
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</div><div class="DTR">
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<div class="DTC"><center>{{IconBox|[[File:About off.png|link=]]|50px}}</center></div>
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<div class="DTC">Info <br/>Displays information about the user currently logged in. </div>
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</div><div class="DTR">
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<div class="DTC"><center>{{IconBox|[[File:Setting Off.png|link=]]|50px}}</center></div>
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<div class="DTC">Gear <br/>Settings that affect the current session. </div>
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</div>
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==Whiteboard Toolbar Icons==
  
==Open Whiteboard online==
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For more details about the icons that appear in Whiteboard, see [[Whiteboard_Toolbar_Icons|Whiteboard Icons]].
* Go to [https://myviewboard.com myviewboard.com].
 
* Sign in to your myViewBoard account (read how to create an account [[Signing_Up_for_a_myViewBoard_Account|here]]).
 
* Click the [[File:Whiteboard_full.svg|40px|link=]] Whiteboard tile. Whiteboard will usually open in a new tab.
 
  
==Whiteboard Interface==
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====Main Toolbar====
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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.
  
<gallery heights="320px" widths="600px">
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Whiteboard includes the following icons in the toolbar:
WhiteboardOnlineUIJuly2021.png|Whiteboard user interface with labels
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<div class="TAB">
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<div class="DTR">
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<div class="DTC">{{IconBox|[[File:I-file-management-menu.svg|link=]]}}</div>
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<div class="DTC">[[File Management|File]]<br/>Displays options for importing and exporting PDF files.</div>
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</div><div class="DTR">
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<div class="DTC">{{IconBox|[[File:I-main-tool-bar-magic-box.svg|center|link=]]}}</div>
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<div class="DTC">[[Magic Box|Magic box]]<br/>Displays various tools that you can insert into the canvas.</div>
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</div><div class="DTR">
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<div class="DTC">{{IconBox|[[File:I-main-toolbar-selection-tool.svg|center|link=]]}}</div>
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<div class="DTC">[[Selection]] <br/>Selects objects, text and pictures.</div>
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</div><div class="DTR">
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<div class="DTC">{{IconBox|[[File:I-main-toolbar-pen.svg|center|link=]]}}</div>
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<div class="DTC">[[Pen]]<br/>Draws freehand lines and squiggles. Click again to open pen options.</div>
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</div><div class="DTR">
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<div class="DTC">{{IconBox|[[File:I-eraser-menu-eraser.svg|center|link=]]}}</div>
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<div class="DTC">[[Eraser]] <br/>Erases objects, based on the last mode selected. Click again to display eraser options.</div>
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</div><div class="DTR">
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<div class="DTC">{{IconBox|[[File:I-main-toolbar-shape-tool.svg|center|link=]]}}</div>
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<div class="DTC">[[Shape/Line]] <br/>Draws lines and shapes with different styles. Click again to display shape options.</div>
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</div><div class="DTR">
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<div class="DTC">{{IconBox|[[File:I-text-editor-T.svg|center|link=]]}}</div>
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<div class="DTC">[[Text/Handwriting]]<br/>Creates a textbox. Click on the canvas to type, and edit with the adorning menu.</div>
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</div><div class="DTR">
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<div class="DTC">{{IconBox|[[File:SVG Undo Off.svg|center|link=]]}}</div>
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<div class="DTC">[[Undo]]<br/>Reverses the previous action.</div>
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</div><div class="DTR">
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<div class="DTC">{{IconBox|[[File:SVG Redo Off.svg|center|link=]]}}</div>
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<div class="DTC">[[Redo]]<br/>Reverses the previous undo action.</div>
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</div><div class="DTR">
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</div></div><br/>
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====Floating bar====
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The floating bar shows the current page number and total page count, with navigation arrows to change between pages. After opening whiteboard, the user is in prepare mode which allows editing of the canvas. You can add, move, copy and delete pages from the drop-down menu.</br>
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<gallery widths="450" heights="150">
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Map-page-management-0.png|Use the options on the floating toolbar to manage the canvas.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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|Click {{Icon Image|dashicons:arrow-left-alt2|font-size:1em;|true}} to navigate across the canvas pages. The floating toolbar displays the current page over the total number of pages.
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|Click {{Icon Image|dashicons:arrow-right-alt2|font-size:1em;|false}} to navigate across the canvas pages. The floating toolbar displays the current page over the total number of pages.
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|Click [[File:Classroom_presentation.svg|30px|link=]] to start Presentation mode. In this mode, videos, widgets, and other media become playable and interactive.
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|Click and hold &nbsp;&nbsp;[[File:Classroom presentation toolbar drag icon.svg|30px|link=]]&nbsp;&nbsp; to move the toolbar.
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To add more pages, click {{Icon Image|ic:outline-arrow-drop-down}} to open the page management panel:
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|Click {{Icon Image|ic:outline-arrow-drop-down|font-size:2em;}} on the floating toolbar to open the page management panel. This panel is accessible during presentation and preparation modes.
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|Click {{Icon Image|bx:bxs-plus-circle|font-size:2em;color:#990000}} to create a new page at that location.
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|Click {{Icon Image|bx:bx-x|font-size:2em;}} to delete a page.
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|Click {{Icon Image|mdi:content-duplicate|font-size:2em;}} to duplicate the current page of the canvas.
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The background for one or all canvases can be changed via the background icon [[File:VC-background.svg|30px|link=]] in the floating toolbar. myViewBoard Original Content backgrounds are shown by default, scroll to view categories and other background options shown here:
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|Click [[File:I-image-background.svg|30px|link=]] to search online for a background image.
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|Click [[File:I-google-drive-logo.svg|20px|link=]] to select a background image from the linked Google Drive.
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|Click {{Icon Image|mdi:palette-outline|font-size:1.5em;}} to set a solid color as the background.
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==Related Media==
  
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{{YouTube-box|F0ez3KyCAbY|Whiteboard introduction}} {{BR}}
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{{BR}}
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===Toolbar icons===
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{{DISPLAYTITLE: Whiteboard}}
  
{{Classroom_TB
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<seo metak=" Whiteboard" ogtitle="Whiteboard" ogimage="wiki.myviewboard.com/images/f/fe/Logo-filled.png" ogdescr="Whiteboard is a web based collaborative whiteboard system." />
|1='''[[Move Toolbar]]'''
 
|2='''[[File Management|File Manager]]'''<br><small>''Create, share, import and export files.''</small>
 
|3='''[[Magic_Box|Magic Box]]'''<br/><small>''Access cloud and local storage and other resources.''</small>
 
|4='''[[Selection|Select tool]]'''<br/><small>''Select objects and pictures.''</small>
 
|5='''[[Pen]]'''<br/><small>''Draw freehand lines. Click again to open pen options.''</small>
 
|6='''[[Eraser]]'''<br/><small>''Erase objects. Click again to open eraser options.''</small>
 
|7='''Sticky Note'''</br><small>''Add sticky notes with text.''</small>
 
|8='''[[Shape_Line|Shapes]]'''<br/><small>''Draw shapes with different styles.''</small>
 
|9='''Text'''<br/><small>''Insert and format text.''</small>
 
|9A='''Zoom'''<br/><small>''Zoom the canvas.''</small>
 
|10='''[[Undo]]'''<br/><small>''Reverse the previous action.''</small>
 
|11='''[[Redo]]'''<br/><small>''Reverse the previous undo action.''</small>
 
|12='''Background'''<br/><small>''Change the background of one or all pages.''</small>
 
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[[Category:Digital Whiteboard]]
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[[Category:MyViewBoard]]
 
[[Category:Whiteboard online]]
 
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Revision as of 11:30, 16 December 2020

Whiteboard (browser-based) is a lightweight digital whiteboard that supports Magic Box features. It is recommended to use Google Chrome for both Whiteboard and the wider myViewBoard Visual Learning Platform.

See also: Whiteboard for Windows and Whiteboard for Android.


How-to Guides

For introduction, information and tutorials on using Whiteboard, see the following guides:

Whiteboard Quick Start Guide
This document is a guide to quickly get started with using Whiteboard.

Whiteboard Toolbar Icons
This document aims to be a printable guide that users can use as a quick 'cheat sheet' reference to the Whiteboard icons.


System Requirements

Whiteboard is accessible online, and works best if used with the Chrome browser (or any other Chrome-based browser). Digital Whiteboard uses WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) API to achieve screen sharing across various platforms such as Chromebook, PC, and Mac.

Whiteboard does not support Internet Explorer. Users are recommended to upgrade to the latest version of Microsoft Edge to access Whiteboard.


Whiteboard Interface

After signing in, users are presented with a blank canvas. In the top right of the screen there are the following icons:

Help Off.png
Help
Displays help for common Whiteboard tasks and questions.
About off.png
Info
Displays information about the user currently logged in.
Setting Off.png
Gear
Settings that affect the current session.



Whiteboard Toolbar Icons

For more details about the icons that appear in Whiteboard, see Whiteboard Icons.

Main Toolbar

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.

Whiteboard includes the following icons in the toolbar:

I-file-management-menu.svg
File
Displays options for importing and exporting PDF files.
I-main-tool-bar-magic-box.svg
Magic box
Displays various tools that you can insert into the canvas.
I-main-toolbar-selection-tool.svg
Selection
Selects objects, text and pictures.
I-main-toolbar-pen.svg
Pen
Draws freehand lines and squiggles. Click again to open pen options.
I-eraser-menu-eraser.svg
Eraser
Erases objects, based on the last mode selected. Click again to display eraser options.
I-main-toolbar-shape-tool.svg
Shapes and Lines
Draws lines and shapes with different styles. Click again to display shape options.
I-text-editor-T.svg
Text and Handwriting
Creates a textbox. Click on the canvas to type, and edit with the adorning menu.
SVG Undo Off.svg
Undo
Reverses the previous action.
SVG Redo Off.svg
Redo
Reverses the previous undo action.



Floating bar

The floating bar shows the current page number and total page count, with navigation arrows to change between pages. After opening whiteboard, the user is in prepare mode which allows editing of the canvas. You can add, move, copy and delete pages from the drop-down menu.


Click to navigate across the canvas pages. The floating toolbar displays the current page over the total number of pages.
Click to navigate across the canvas pages. The floating toolbar displays the current page over the total number of pages.
Click Classroom presentation.svg to start Presentation mode. In this mode, videos, widgets, and other media become playable and interactive.
Click and hold   Classroom presentation toolbar drag icon.svg   to move the toolbar.


To add more pages, click to open the page management panel:

Click on the floating toolbar to open the page management panel. This panel is accessible during presentation and preparation modes.
Click to create a new page at that location.
Click to delete a page.
Click to duplicate the current page of the canvas.


The background for one or all canvases can be changed via the background icon VC-background.svg in the floating toolbar. myViewBoard Original Content backgrounds are shown by default, scroll to view categories and other background options shown here:

Click I-image-background.svg to search online for a background image.
Click I-google-drive-logo.svg to select a background image from the linked Google Drive.
Click to set a solid color as the background.


Related Media

F0ez3KyCAbY

Whiteboard introduction



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