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[[File:Icon Classroom.svg|70px|link=]] '''Classroom''' is an online and fully browser-based platform for delivering lessons. It is designed to be as easy as possible to learn, and to be similar to a traditional physical classroom. There is no software to install and students do not need to create an account. There is also built-in support for Google Classroom and cloud integration, to easily invite students and share lesson materials.
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[[File:Classroom_NEW.svg|left|70px|link=]] '''Classroom''' is an online and fully browser-based platform for delivering lessons. It is designed to be easy to learn and to reflect a traditional physical classroom. There is no software to install and students do not need to create an account. There is also built-in support for Google Classroom, to easily invite students, and cloud integration, to easily share lesson materials.
  
Classroom works in two browser tabs (windows) and while not necessary, it is recommended to use two screens. The first tab shows the digital whiteboard, or canvas. This is where lesson content is imported and edited. The second tab is a [[Classroom dashboard|dashboard]] for viewing student information and the chat, group (huddle) work, whether the student is currently viewing the lesson, and whether students have requested speaking privileges to ask questions or share comments.
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Classroom works in two browser tabs/windows, with the initial tab displaying the digital whiteboard canvas, where teachers can import and edit lesson content. The second tab provides a [[Classroom dashboard|dashboard]] for student management, with controls for chat and group (huddle) work and notices relating to student attention or students raising their hands. As such, two screens are recommended.
  
To get started for the first time, please check [[#System requirements|system requirements]] and [[#Create a myViewBoard account|how to create a myViewBoard account]].
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To get started, check [[#System requirements|system requirements]] and [[#Create a myViewBoard account|how to create a myViewBoard account]].
  
Please note, myViewBoard Classroom is available for Premium and [[MyViewBoard_Entity|Entity]] accounts only.
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Please note, myViewBoard Classroom is available to [[MyViewBoard Premium|Premium]] and [[MyViewBoard_Entity|Entity]] user accounts only.
 
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<section end=classroom intro />
  
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{| class="wikitable WikiMat"  
 
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!style="background-color:aliceblue;"|'''Use type (teacher side)'''  
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!style="background-color:aliceblue;"|'''Teacher Scenario'''  
 
!style="background-color:aliceblue;"|'''Recommended Specifications'''
 
!style="background-color:aliceblue;"|'''Recommended Specifications'''
 
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| style="text-align:left;"|Running Classroom to edit lesson content <br>(no students or videostreaming)
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| style="text-align:left;"|Running Classroom to edit lesson content <br>(no students or video streaming)
 
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| style="text-align:left;"|
 
* ''CPU:'' dual-core, Intel i5 6th Gen or above
 
* ''CPU:'' dual-core, Intel i5 6th Gen or above
 
* ''RAM:'' 8GB
 
* ''RAM:'' 8GB
* ''Network:'' 30 Mbps download, 10 Mbps upload, wired connection
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* ''Network:'' 1 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload
* ''Devices:'' PCs and laptops (including Surface Go), ViewSonic ViewBoards with Windows 10
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* ''Devices:'' PCs, laptops (including Surface Go), and ViewSonic ViewBoards with Windows 10
* ''OS:'' Windows 10, MacOS 11, 10.15 (Big Sur, Catalina), and Chrome OS (versions later than 83).  
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* ''OS:'' Windows 10, macOS 10.15 (Catalina) or 11 (Big Sur), and ChromeOS (versions after 83).
* ''Browsers:'' Google Chrome (v83+) or Microsoft Edge (88.0.705.74). Internet Explorer is not supported.
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* ''Browsers''<sup>1</sup>: Google Chrome (v83+) or Microsoft Edge (88.0.705.74)
 
|-
 
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| style="text-align:left;"|Editing lesson content, video streaming, <br> <nowiki><</nowiki>15 students
 
| style="text-align:left;"|Editing lesson content, video streaming, <br> <nowiki><</nowiki>15 students
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* ''CPU:'' dual-core, Intel i5 6th Gen or above
 
* ''CPU:'' dual-core, Intel i5 6th Gen or above
 
* ''RAM:'' 8GB
 
* ''RAM:'' 8GB
* ''Network:'' 60 Mbps download, 20 Mbps upload, wired connection
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* ''Network:'' 13 Mbps download and 13 Mbps upload for a whole classroom
* ''Devices:'' PCs and laptops (including Surface Go), ViewSonic ViewBoards with Windows 10
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* ''Devices:'' PCs, laptops (including Surface Go), and ViewSonic ViewBoards with Windows 10
* ''OS:'' Windows 10, MacOS 11, 10.15 (Big Sur, Catalina), and Chrome OS (versions later than 83).
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* ''OS:'' Windows 10, macOS 10.15 (Catalina) or 11 (Big Sur), and ChromeOS (versions later than 83)
* ''Browsers:'' Google Chrome (v83+) or Microsoft Edge (88.0.705.74). Internet Explorer is not supported.
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* ''Browsers''<sup>1</sup>: Google Chrome (v83+) or Microsoft Edge (88.0.705.74)
 
|-
 
|-
 
| style="text-align:left;"|Editing lesson content, video streaming, <br> <nowiki>></nowiki> 15 students
 
| style="text-align:left;"|Editing lesson content, video streaming, <br> <nowiki>></nowiki> 15 students
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* ''CPU:'' quad-core, Intel i7 or above
 
* ''CPU:'' quad-core, Intel i7 or above
 
* ''RAM:'' 16GB
 
* ''RAM:'' 16GB
* ''Network:'' 100 Mbps download, 40 Mbps upload, wired connection
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* ''Network:'' 25 Mbps download and 25 Mbps upload for a whole classrrom
* ''Devices:'' PCs and laptops (including Surface Go), ViewSonic ViewBoards with Windows 10
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* ''Devices:'' PCs, laptops (including Surface Go), and ViewSonic ViewBoards with Windows 10
* ''OS:'' Windows 10, MacOS 11, 10.15 (Big Sur, Catalina), and Chrome OS (versions later than 83).
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* ''OS:'' Windows 10, macOS 10.15 (Catalina) or 11 (Big Sur), and ChromeOS (versions later than 83)
* ''Browsers:'' Google Chrome (v83+) or Microsoft Edge (88.0.705.74). Internet Explorer is not supported.
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* ''Browsers''<sup>1</sup>: Google Chrome (v83+) or Microsoft Edge (88.0.705.74)
 
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| style="text-align:left;"|For student devices
 
| style="text-align:left;"|For student devices
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* ''CPU:'' dual-core Intel i5 6th gen or above
 
* ''CPU:'' dual-core Intel i5 6th gen or above
 
* ''RAM:'' 8GB
 
* ''RAM:'' 8GB
* ''Network:'' 30 Mbps download, 10 Mbps upload
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* ''Network:'' 2 Mbps download and 256 Kbps upload
* ''Devices:'' PCs and laptops (including Surface Go), ViewSonic ViewBoards with Windows 10, Chromebooks, iPad Pro (all models), iPad (6th gen or above), iPad Air 2 or above, iPad mini 4 or above. We recommend the device is not more than 3 years old.
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* ''Devices''<sup>2</sup>: PCs, laptops (including Surface Go), ViewSonic ViewBoards with Windows 10, Chromebook, iPad Pro (all models), iPad (6th gen or above), iPad Air 2 or above, iPad mini 4 or above
* ''OS:'' Windows 10, MacOS 11, 10.15 (Big Sur, Catalina), Chrome OS (versions later than 83), iPad OS (latest 2 releases), and Android (latest 2 releases).
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* ''OS:'' Windows 10, macOS 10.15 (Catalina) or 11 (Big Sur), ChromeOS (versions later than 83), iPad OS (latest 2 releases), and Android (latest 2 releases)
* ''Browsers:'' Google Chrome (v83+) or Microsoft Edge (88.0.705.74). Internet Explorer is not supported.
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* ''Browsers''<sup>1,3</sup>: Google Chrome (v83+) or Microsoft Edge (88.0.705.74)
 
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|}
 
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<sup>1</sup><span style="font-size:92%;">''Internet Explorer is not supported.''</span><br>
* If you experience performance issues, first close unnecessary programs and browser tabs. Contact your IT department for further support.  
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<sup>2</sup><span style="font-size:92%;">''We recommend the device is not more than 3 years old.''</span><br>
* We recommend a screen resolution of 1920 * 1080 for best usability.
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<sup>3</sup><span style="font-size:92%;">''Safari is strongly recommended for iPad users.''</span>
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* If you experience performance issues, first close unnecessary programs and browser tabs. If your issue is still not resolved, contact your IT department for further support.  
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* We recommend a screen resolution of 1920x1080 for best usability (with 125% zoom recommended).
 
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| style="text-align: left;"|<nowiki/>*.<nowiki/>myviewboard.com
 
| style="text-align: left;"|<nowiki/>*.<nowiki/>myviewboard.com
| style="text-align: left;"|this is required for the web applications ecosystem to function
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| style="text-align: left;"|Required for the web applications ecosystem to function.
 
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|-
 
| style="text-align: left;"|myviewboard.com  
 
| style="text-align: left;"|myviewboard.com  
| style="text-align: left;"|this contains a sub-service ecosystem required to allow wildcard subdomains
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| style="text-align: left;"|Contains a sub-service ecosystem required to allow wildcard subdomains.
 
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|-
 
| style="text-align: left;"|<nowiki/>*.<nowiki/>myviewboard.cloud  
 
| style="text-align: left;"|<nowiki/>*.<nowiki/>myviewboard.cloud  
| style="text-align: left;"|this is required for proper functioning of web service resources
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| style="text-align: left;"|Required for proper functioning of web service resources.
 
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| style="text-align: left;"|myviewboardclips.com
 
| style="text-align: left;"|myviewboardclips.com
| style="text-align: left;"|this allows proper functioning of [[myViewBoard Clips]]
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| style="text-align: left;"|Allows proper functioning of [[myViewBoard Clips]].
 
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|-
 
| style="text-align: left;"|*.visualstudio.com
 
| style="text-align: left;"|*.visualstudio.com
| style="text-align: left;"| VisualStudio API is used to enhance user experience
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| style="text-align: left;"|VisualStudio API is used to enhance user experience.
 
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| style="text-align: left;"| *.pndsn.com
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| style="text-align: left;"|*.pndsn.com
| style="text-align: left;"|Chat Room API
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| style="text-align: left;"|Chat Room API.
 
|}
 
|}
''Asterisks <nowiki/>*<nowiki/> must be included where shown above.''
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'''''Note:''' Asterisks <nowiki/>*<nowiki/> must be included where shown above.''
  
  
'''Please ensure the following compulsory ports are whitelisted'''
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'''Please ensure the following compulsory ports are whitelisted:'''
* Protocol : HTTPS/2 SSL   
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* Protocol: HTTPS/2 SSL   
 
* Port 443 for websocket connection
 
* Port 443 for websocket connection
  
'''It is also strongly recommended to whitelist the following ports'''
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'''It is also strongly recommended to whitelist the following ports:'''
 
* UDP port 40000-65535
 
* UDP port 40000-65535
* port 3478 (UDP and TCP listening)
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* Port 3478 (UDP and TCP listening)
* port 5349 (TLS and DTLS listening port)
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* Port 5349 (TLS and DTLS listening port)
* for STUN servers it is recommended port 19302 (UDP) is whitelisted
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* For STUN servers: Recommended to whitelist port 19302 (UDP)
 
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<div class="mw-collapsible-toggle" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.6;float:none;border-bottom:solid 1px #CCCCCC;">'''Auto timeout'''</div>
 
<div class="mw-collapsible-toggle" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.6;float:none;border-bottom:solid 1px #CCCCCC;">'''Auto timeout'''</div>
 
<div class="mw-collapsible-content">
 
<div class="mw-collapsible-content">
If the Classroom browser tab is not used for 30 minutes, you (the teacher/session host) will be automatically signed out and the session ended. This includes ending the session for students too.  
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If the Classroom browser tab is not used for 30 minutes, you (the teacher/session host) will be automatically signed out and the session will terminate. Student sessions will also terminate.  
  
Please note that this auto-timeout is different to the myviewboard account timeout, which can be configured from the FollowMe settings on [https://myviewboard.com/viewboard/setting myViewBoard.com] (requires sign-in).
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Please note that this auto-timeout is not the same as myViewBoard account timeout, which can be configured from the FollowMe settings on [https://myviewboard.com/viewboard/setting myviewboard.com] (requires sign-in).
 
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<div class="mw-collapsible-content">
  
There is a list of the current limitations that users may encounter when using Classroom.<br>
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Users may encounter the following limitations when using Classroom.
The {{mVB}} team is aware of these limitations and is working to resolve them. <br>
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'''If you notice an issue not listed here, [https://myviewboard.com/main-support please let us know via {{mVB}} Support]'''. This helps us to improve {{mVB}} services.  
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The {{mVB}} team is aware of these limitations and is working to resolve them.
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'''If you notice an issue not listed here while using Classroom, [https://myviewboard.com/main-support please let us know via {{mVB}} Support]'''. With your feedback, we will continue to improve {{mVB}} services.  
 
{{BR}}
 
{{BR}}
  
  
'''General Limitations'''
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'''General Limitations'''<br/>
<br>
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1. On mobile devices, a session will terminate immediately if sent to the background (for example, by switching apps or going to the home screen).  
1. On mobile devices, the session will terminate immediately if sent to the background, for example by switching apps.  
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* Users currently in a session will drop.  
* For users currently in the session, they will be dropped.  
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* The current session automatically terminates for the host.  
* The current session automatically ends for the host.  
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2. Importing files to Classroom sometimes results in formatting issues. These details may result in issues:
 
 
2. Importing files to Classroom sometimes has formatting issues. Here are known issues:
 
 
* Tables with cell spacing
 
* Tables with cell spacing
 
* Page colors and page borders
 
* Page colors and page borders
 
* Images/Fonts: effects, spacing, position
 
* Images/Fonts: effects, spacing, position
 
* Audio, video, and PDF active elements
 
* Audio, video, and PDF active elements
* PPT: effects and animation
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* PPT: effects and animations
 
* PDF: bookmarks, tags, comments
 
* PDF: bookmarks, tags, comments
 
 
3. If text or other elements aren't displaying correctly, consider adjusting the browser zoom level and the system zoom level. On Windows devices, search for ''Scale and layout'' in settings, and adjust to 100% - this may help resolve display issues in Classroom.
 
3. If text or other elements aren't displaying correctly, consider adjusting the browser zoom level and the system zoom level. On Windows devices, search for ''Scale and layout'' in settings, and adjust to 100% - this may help resolve display issues in Classroom.
 
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4. Classroom currently supports up to 60 students per session.
4. Classroom currently supports up to 30 students per session.
 
  
  
 
'''Browser'''
 
'''Browser'''
* ''Chrome'': underlined text sometimes does not display properly.
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* ''Chrome'': Underlined text sometimes does not display properly.
  
  
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* ''iPad'': If a teacher first gives a student permission to talk, and then revokes that permission, students using an iPad may still be able to talk if they click the microphone pop-up after the teacher revokes permission. In other words, the talk permission from the teacher triggers the microphone pop-up on the student's iPad, which remains there until the student clicks ''Cancel'' or ''Allow''. If the student clicks ''Allow'' after the teacher has already revoked speaking permission, the student can still speak to the class. The teacher can disable this by again enabling and then disabling the student's speaking rights.
 
* ''iPad'': If a teacher first gives a student permission to talk, and then revokes that permission, students using an iPad may still be able to talk if they click the microphone pop-up after the teacher revokes permission. In other words, the talk permission from the teacher triggers the microphone pop-up on the student's iPad, which remains there until the student clicks ''Cancel'' or ''Allow''. If the student clicks ''Allow'' after the teacher has already revoked speaking permission, the student can still speak to the class. The teacher can disable this by again enabling and then disabling the student's speaking rights.
 
* ''iPad and Android tablets'': The screen record feature is not supported on Android tablets and iPads.
 
* ''iPad and Android tablets'': The screen record feature is not supported on Android tablets and iPads.
* ''iPad'': mp4 files may not work, due to incompatibility with the browser.
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* ''iPad'': .mp4 files may not work due to incompatibility with the browser.
 
 
 
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==Open Classroom==
 
==Open Classroom==
<div style="60%">Classroom works directly from a suitable web browser, there is no need to download software. We recommend using [https://www.google.com/chrome/ Google Chrome] or a Chromium browser such as [https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge Edge]. Accessing Classroom is simple:
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Classroom works directly from within a suitable web browser. There is no need to download software. We recommend using [https://www.google.com/chrome/ Google Chrome] or a Chromium browser such as [https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge Edge]. Accessing Classroom is simple:
 
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* Go to http://myviewboard.com and sign in with your {{MVB}} account ([[MyViewBoard Premium|Premium]] or [[MyViewBoard_Entity|Entity]] account required).
* Go to http://myviewboard.com and sign in with your {{MVB}} account.
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* On the main screen, click the Classroom tile [[File:Classroom_NEW.svg|30px|link=]].
* On the main screen, click [[File:Icon Classroom.svg|45px|link=]] Classroom.
 
  
 
<gallery widths="490" heights="250">
 
<gallery widths="490" heights="250">
 
VC_user-interface.png|After opening Classroom, teachers are presented with a blank canvas.
 
VC_user-interface.png|After opening Classroom, teachers are presented with a blank canvas.
Classroom dashboard123123213.png|In a second tab teachers can view the dashboard, displaying class information.
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Classroom dashboard123123213.png|Click the dashboard icon [[File:Classroom dashboard btn.svg|25px|link=]] to open a second tab where teachers can view the dashboard, which displays class information.
Classroom student view updated UI (1).png|This is what students see after joining classroom.
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Classroom student view updated UI (1).png|This is the student view after they join a session.
</gallery></div></div>
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</gallery>
  
  
 
==Digital whiteboard tools==
 
==Digital whiteboard tools==
''For a printer-friendly overview of all Classroom icons and features, see [[myViewBoard Classroom Toolbar Icons]].''
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''For a printer-friendly overview of all Classroom icons and features on the Classroom whiteboard, see [[myViewBoard Classroom Toolbar Icons]].''
  
The main toolbar contains most of the key tools to create and import lessons. It appears on the right side of the screen by default but can be dragged to either side of the screen.
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The main toolbar contains most of the key tools to create lessons. You can also import lessons from this toolbar. It appears on the right side of the screen by default but can be dragged to either side of the screen.
  
 
Teachers have the following tools to create a lesson:
 
Teachers have the following tools to create a lesson:
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{{Classroom_TB
 
{{Classroom_TB
 
|1='''[[Move Toolbar]]'''
 
|1='''[[Move Toolbar]]'''
|2='''[[File Management|File Manager]]'''<br><small>''Create, share, import and export files.''</small>
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|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>
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|3='''[[Magic_Box|Magic Box]]'''<br/><small>''Access cloud and local storage, as well as media and other resources.''</small>
 
|4='''[[Selection|Select tool]]'''<br/><small>''Select objects and pictures.''</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>
 
|5='''[[Pen]]'''<br/><small>''Draw freehand lines. Click again to open pen options.''</small>
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==Import and save lessons==
 
Teachers can create a new lesson or import an existing lesson previously created into Classroom. Many filetypes are supported, so if you have existing lesson materials it is easy to open them in Classroom.
 
  
<section begin=Classroom filetypes />
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==Open, import, and save lessons==
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Teachers can create a new lesson or open an existing lesson into Classroom. Many file types are supported, so if you have existing lesson materials it is easy to open them in Classroom.
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{{#lst:File Management|Classroom file manager}}
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<div class="note-yellow" style="background-color: #e4f8fb; border: solid 1px #e4f8fb; border-left:solid 6px #87CEFA; padding:8px; width:99%;">'''Tip:''' Connecting cloud storage such as Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive to your myViewBoard account enables easy access to your files from any device you run Classroom on. It works with other myViewBoard apps like Whiteboard too, and allows easy sharing of lesson content. See the [[Classroom#Integrate with cloud services|below section]] for more information.
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Files may also be imported through the Magic Box [[File:MT 2 Magic Box.svg|40px|link=]] (see below). Students can upload their own content during a Classroom session this way.
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<section begin=Classroom file types />
 
<div class="mw-collapsible mw-collapsed plus-toggle" style="overflow:auto;border:solid 1px #white; padding:8px;">
 
<div class="mw-collapsible mw-collapsed plus-toggle" style="overflow:auto;border:solid 1px #white; padding:8px;">
 
<div class="mw-collapsible-toggle" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.6;float:none;border-bottom:solid 1px #CCCCCC;">'''Supported file formats</div>
 
<div class="mw-collapsible-toggle" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.6;float:none;border-bottom:solid 1px #CCCCCC;">'''Supported file formats</div>
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<section end=Classroom file types />
 
 
To import content from your device or cloud storage, use [[File:MT 2 Magic Box.svg|35px|link=]] Magic Box (as outlined above). To save/export your lesson, use the File Manager icon [[File:MT 1 file.svg|30px|link=]] in the main toolbar for the following options:
 
 
 
<div class="TAB">
 
<div class="DTR" style="background-color:aliceblue;text-align:center;vertical-align:middle;">
 
<div class="DTC">'''Option'''</div>
 
<div class="DTC">'''Description'''</div>
 
</div>
 
<div class="DTR">
 
<div class="DTC" style="background-color:#EDEDED;border-color:#EDEDED;text-align:center;">[[File:New file classroom1.svg|20px|link=]] <br>'''New file'''</div>
 
<div class="DTC" style="vertical-align:middle;>Creates a new blank canvas. <br/>Note that the current canvas is discarded.</div>
 
</div>
 
<div class="DTR">
 
<div class="DTC" style="background-color:#EDEDED;border-color:#EDEDED;text-align:center;">[[File:Open file classroom.svg|20px|link=]] <br>'''Open'''</div>
 
<div class="DTC" style="vertical-align:middle;>Loads the contents of a .qb file from either local drive or cloud storage into the lesson. </div>
 
</div>
 
<div class="DTR">
 
<div class="DTC" style="background-color:#EDEDED;border-color:#EDEDED;text-align:center;">[[File:Export to qb.svg|20px|link=]] <br>'''Export to .qb'''</div>
 
<div class="DTC">A copy of the lesson in .qb format can be saved to local or cloud storage. <br>This lesson can then be loaded in future sessions.</div>
 
</div>
 
<div class="DTR">
 
<div class="DTC" style="background-color:#EDEDED;border-color:#EDEDED;text-align:center;">[[File:Export to .pdf Classroom.svg|20px|link=]] <br>'''Export to .pdf'''</div>
 
<div class="DTC" style="vertical-align:middle;">Saves a copy of the lesson in PDF format to either the local drive or cloud storage.<br>Teachers can distribute the generated PDFs to their students.</div>
 
</div>
 
<div class="DTR">
 
<div class="DTC" style="background-color:#EDEDED;border-color:#EDEDED;text-align:center;"><span class="iconify" data-icon="wpf:qr-code" data-width="23" data-height="23"></span> <br>'''Share by QR Code'''</div>
 
<div class="DTC">Classroom generates a PDF version of the file, uploads it to the connected Google Drive account, and displays a QR code link.<br/> Students will be able to see the QR code during the Classroom session and scan the QR code to download the PDF file.</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
{{BR}}
 
<div class="note-yellow" style="background-color: #e4f8fb; border: solid 1px #e4f8fb; border-left:solid 6px #87CEFA; padding:8px; width:99%;">'''Tip:''' connecting cloud storage such as Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive to your myViewBoard account enables easy access to your files from any device you run Classroom on. It works with other myViewBoard apps like Whiteboard too, and allows easy sharing of lesson content. See [[Classroom#Integrate with cloud services|Integrate with cloud services]] section on this page for more information.
 
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==[[File:MT 2 Magic Box.svg|40px|link=]] Magic Box: tools for interactivity==
 
==[[File:MT 2 Magic Box.svg|40px|link=]] Magic Box: tools for interactivity==
<section begin=MB />
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In [[Magic Box]] you can import content from your device, cloud storage, or the web. YouTube and [[myViewBoard Clips]] videos can also be searched within Magic Box, and added to the canvas.
[[Magic Box]] is where you can import content from your device, cloud storage, or the web. There is also support for adding videos from YouTube and [[myViewBoard Clips]].  
 
  
 
Click the Magic Box icon [[File:MT 2 Magic Box.svg|30px|link=]] on the main toolbar to access the following:
 
Click the Magic Box icon [[File:MT 2 Magic Box.svg|30px|link=]] on the main toolbar to access the following:
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{{#lst:Magic Box|Classroom MB list}}
  
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==Shortcut hotkeys==
!style="background-color:aliceblue; text-align:center;"| '''''Icons'''''
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Classroom supports essential Windows keyboard hotkeys to help teachers navigate Classroom tools for lesson preparation and delivery with ease.
!style="background-color:aliceblue;"| <big>Classroom</big>
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<div class="mw-collapsible-toggle" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.6;float:none;border-bottom:solid 1px #CCCCCC;">'''Hotkeys list'''</div>
!style="background-color:#EDEDED;"|[[File:Classroom 3.0 Magic Box PC icon.svg|50px|link=]]
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<div class="mw-collapsible-content">
|'''This PC'''<br>Insert files from your device.
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{{#lst:Keyboard_Shortcuts|hotkeys}}
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</div></div>
!style="background-color:#EDEDED;"|[[File:Google drive.svg|70px|link=]]
 
|'''Google Drive'''<br>Insert resources saved in the connected Google Drive account.<br>For multipage PDFs, each PDF page is inserted into its own canvas.
 
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!style="background-color:#EDEDED;"|[[File:OneDrive_Classroom.svg|70px|link=]]
 
|'''OneDrive''' & '''OneDrive for Business'''<br>Insert resources saved in the connected OneDrive account.<br>For multipage PDFs, each PDF page is inserted into its own canvas.
 
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!style="background-color:#EDEDED;"|[[File:Classroom 3.0 Magic Box image search.svg|50px|link=Magic_Box_Image_Search]]
 
|'''[[Magic_Box_Image_Search|Images]]'''<br>Safely search for images from the web.To insert, drag them to the canvas.
 
|-
 
!style="background-color:#EDEDED;"|[[File:New_polls_classroom.svg|70px|link=Polls]]
 
|'''[[Polls]]'''<br>Create ''True or False'' or ''Multiple Choice'' quiz.
 
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!style="background-color:#EDEDED;"|[[File:Icon Clips.svg|50px|link=MyViewBoard_Clips]]
 
|'''[[MyViewBoard_Clips|myViewBoard Clips]]'''<sup>1</sup><br>Insert curated, safe and certified educational videos.<br>''<sup>1</sup> Available for [[MyViewBoard_Entity|Entity]] accounts.''
 
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!style="background-color:#EDEDED;"|[[File:Icon YouTube.svg|70px|link=Magic_Box/YouTub]]
 
|colspan="2" |'''[[Magic_Box/YouTube|YouTube]]'''<br>Search for YouTube videos using keywords.<br>To insert, drag them to the canvas.<br>Switch to presentation mode (bottom left icon) to play the video.
 
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!style="background-color:#EDEDED;"|[[File:Icon Webpage.svg|50px|link=]]
 
|colspan="2" |'''Webpage'''<br>Embed a webpage link onto the canvas. Switch to presentation mode to activate.
 
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!style="background-color:#EDEDED;"|[[File:Ladder shuffle.svg|70px|link=Ladder_shuffle]]
 
|colspan="2" |'''[[Ladder_shuffle]]'''<br>Select the students or huddles randomly, assign the tasks, and bring enthusiasm to the class.
 
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!style="background-color:#EDEDED;"|[[File:Icon Animated widget.svg|50px|link=Magic_Box/Online Widgets]]
 
|colspan="2" |'''[[Magic_Box/Online Widgets|Widgets]]'''<br>Animations that users can insert on the canvas.<br>In '''present mode''', users can click on an object to trigger the animation.
 
|-
 
!style="background-color:#EDEDED;"|[[File:Classroom Sketchfab.svg|70px|link=]]
 
|'''Sketchfab*'''<br>Browse millions of 3D models.<br>Let students explore models at their own pace in present mode.
 
|}
 
 
 
''Drag and drop media from the above into the current canvas or different huddles from the Huddle overview menu''
 
 
 
<section end=MB />
 
  
 
==Page management==
 
==Page management==
 
[[File:Classroom 3 Page overview.svg|150px|link=]]<br>
 
[[File:Classroom 3 Page overview.svg|150px|link=]]<br>
The current page number and total pages are displayed at the bottom centre of the screen.
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The current page number and total pages are displayed at the center of the class management toolbar at bottom of the screen.
* Click [[File:Classroom 3.0 page arrow left.svg|25px|link=]] and [[File:Classroom 3.0 page arrow right.svg|25px|link=]] to navigate across the canvas pages. The current page number is displayed over the total number of pages.
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* Click [[File:Classroom 3.0 page arrow left.svg|25px|link=]] or [[File:Classroom 3.0 page arrow right.svg|25px|link=]] to navigate across the canvas pages.
* Click the [[File:Classroom 3.0 Add page main screen.svg|20px|link=]] plus icon to add a new page.
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* The current page number is displayed over the total number of pages.
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* Click the plus icon [[File:Classroom 3.0 Add page main screen.svg|20px|link=]] to add a new page.
  
  
<div class="note-yellow" style="background-color: #e4f8fb; border: solid 1px #e4f8fb; border-left:solid 6px #87CEFA; padding:8px; width:99%;">'''Important note on how pages work in Classroom'''
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[[File:Class huddle bar.svg|200px|link=]]<br>
 
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Similarly, when in huddle overview, clicking the left [[File:Classroom huddle prev btn.svg|8px|link=]] and right [[File:Classroom huddle nxt btn.svg|8px|link=]] arrows at the bottom of the page cycles between all huddle pages corresponding to the currently opened teacher page.
Every page in the teacher canvas has a corresponding page in students' huddles. Adding and deleting pages of the teacher canvas will therefore add and delete corresponding pages for student huddles, and vice versa. For example, if the teacher adds five pages to her canvas, all huddles will automatically get 5 new pages too. If page three of five is deleted from one huddle, the corresponding third page is removed from the teacher and all huddle canvasses too. The same applies to reordering pages.
 
</div>
 
 
 
 
 
Similarly, when in huddle overview, using the left [[File:Classroom 3.0 page arrow left.svg|25px|link=]] and right [[File:Classroom 3.0 page arrow right.svg|25px|link=]] arrows at the bottom of the page will move between all pages simultaneously for the teacher and all huddles, allowing a quick overview of all classwork in one place.
 
  
  
 
===Page overview===
 
===Page overview===
Click the page number to open an overview for all your pages.  
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To open the page overview, click the page counter displayed at the center of the class management toolbar.  
 
<gallery widths="490" heights="250">
 
<gallery widths="490" heights="250">
File:Classroom 2 new UI page overview.png|Click the page number at the bottom of the screen to open an overview of teacher pages.
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File:Classroom 2 new UI page overview.png|Click the page counter on the class management toolbar for an overview of teacher and huddle pages.
 
</gallery><br>
 
</gallery><br>
 
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<!--Update image-->
* Click [[File:Classroom 3.0 Icon duplicate.svg|30px|link=]] to copy (duplicate) the page.
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The following actions are available:
* Click [[File:Classroom 3.0 Apply to huddle icon.svg|35px|link=]] to duplicate the page and apply to one or all huddles.
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* Click a page to navigate to it.
* Click [[File:Classroom 3.0 delete page icon circle red.svg|30px|link=]] to delete a page.
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* Click [[File:Classroom 3.0 Icon duplicate.svg|30px|link=]] to duplicate a page.
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* Select desired pages and click [[File:Classroom 3.0 Apply to huddle icon.svg|30px|link=]] to duplicate a page to huddles.
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* Select desired pages and click [[File:Classroom 3.0 huddle overview download button.svg|30px|link=]] to export the page(s) to a PDF.
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* Select desired pages and click [[File:Classroom 3.0 delete page icon circle red.svg|25px|link=]] to delete a page.
 
* Click [[File:Classroom 3.0 page overview add page plus .svg|30px|link=]] to add a new page.
 
* Click [[File:Classroom 3.0 page overview add page plus .svg|30px|link=]] to add a new page.
* Click and drag to reorder pages. Note that reordering teacher pages will reorder pages for every huddle in the same way.
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* Click and drag pages to reorder them. Note that reordering teacher pages will correspondingly reorder pages for every huddle.
  
  
===Teacher/Huddle overview===
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<div class="note-yellow" style="background-color: #e4f8fb; border: solid 1px #e4f8fb; border-left:solid 6px #87CEFA; padding:8px; width:99%;">'''Important note on how pages work in Classroom'''
[[File:Classroom 3 Teacher icon page overview.svg|100px|link=]]<br>
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Every page created on the teacher's canvas creates a corresponding page in student huddles. Adding and deleting pages on the teacher's canvas will therefore add and delete corresponding pages in student huddles. For example, if the teacher adds 5 pages to her canvas, 5 new pages will automatically be added to all huddles. If page 3 of 5 is deleted by the teacher, the corresponding 3<sup>rd</sup> page is removed from all huddle canvasses, too. The same logic applies to reordering pages.
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</div>
  
Clicking the ''Teacher'' icon (shown above, located in the bottom center of the Classroom screen) opens the Huddle overview. This is similar to the page overview, but allows you to change between viewing and editing the teacher canvas, or Huddle canvasses.
 
  
Use the arrow keys [[File:Classroom 3.0 page arrow left.svg|25px|link=]] [[File:Classroom 3.0 page arrow right.svg|25px|link=]] at the bottom of the screen to switch between pages for all teacher and huddles simultaneously, allowing a quick overview of all content at once.  
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===Huddle overview===
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To open the ''huddle'' overview, open the page overview and then click the '''Huddle''' tab at the top.
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Here, you can view and manage all teacher pages corresponding to huddle pages. The following actions are available:
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* Click a teacher or huddle page to navigate to it in the teacher canvas.
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* Click [[File:Classroom 3.0 Apply to huddle icon.svg|30px|link=]] next to a desired teacher page to duplicate it to huddles.
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* Select desired huddle pages and click [[File:Classroom 3.0 Apply to huddle icon.svg|30px|link=]] to duplicate to huddles.
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* Select desired pages and click [[File:Classroom 3.0 huddle overview download button.svg|30px|link=]] to export the page(s) to a PDF.
  
 
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</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
 
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<div class="note-yellow" style="background-color: #e4f8fb; border: solid 1px #e4f8fb; border-left:solid 6px #87CEFA; padding:8px; width:99%;">'''Note:'''<br/>
<div class="note-yellow" style="background-color: #e4f8fb; border: solid 1px #e4f8fb; border-left:solid 6px #87CEFA; padding:8px; width:99%;">'''Note:''' remember that if you have set the student view to "teacher canvas" in the Dashboard, students will also be viewing the same. This allows the teacher to share to the whole class content from a particular huddle at the same time.
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* ''In lecture mode'': The page view you take on the teacher canvas corresponds to the page visible to your students. For example, you are viewing teacher page 3 of 5. All students, no matter which huddle, will also be viewing teacher page 3 of 5. Likewise, you click into page 3 of Huddle 2. Huddle 2's page will be visible on the teacher canvas as well as visible to all huddles.
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* ''In huddle mode'': The page view you take on the teacher canvas dictates the huddle page visible to your students. For example, you are viewing teacher page 3 of 5. Students in Huddle 1 will view Huddle 1's page corresponding to teacher page 3 of 5. Students in Huddle 2 will view Huddle 2's page corresponding to teacher page 3 of 5, etc.
 
</div>
 
</div>
  
 
==Invite students==
 
==Invite students==
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Students do not need to create a myViewBoard account to participate in lessons. As well, they can access Classroom directly from a web browser and do not need to download any software.
  
Students do not need to create a myViewBoard account to participate in lessons. They can also access Classroom directly from a web browser and do not need to download any software.
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<div class="note-yellow" style="background-color: #fef6e7; border: solid 0px; border-left:solid 6px #fc3; padding:8px; width:99%;">'''Note:''' Classroom supports up to 60<sup>1</sup> students per session.<br/>
 
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<span style="font-size:92%;"><sup>1</sup>Session quality and connectivity may be impacted depending on PC performance, bandwidth, and router configuration.</span>
 
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</div>
''Classroom supports up to 30 students per session.''
 
 
 
  
 
To invite students:
 
To invite students:
  
# The Classroom host can click their ID in the top right corner of the screen to display their unique QR code, session ID, and URL.  
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# The Classroom host can click their ID in the top-right corner of the screen (see image below) to display a pop-up containing a unique session QR code, ID, and URL.  
#* Students can scan the QR code with the [[myViewBoard Companion App]], or another QR code reader, and be redirected to join the Classroom session. This may be convenient if students are using mobile devices.
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#* Students can scan the QR code with the [[myViewBoard Companion App]] or another QR code reader, after which the student will be redirected to join the Classroom session. This method is convenient if students are using mobile devices.
#* Students can go to the URL shared by the teacher, for example <code><nowiki>https://myviewboard.com/classroom/student?c=xxxxxx</nowiki></code>
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#* Students can input the URL shared by the teacher in a browser. The URL format is the following: <code><nowiki>https://myviewboard.com/classroom/student?c=xxxxxx</nowiki></code><sup>1</sup>
 
# Next, the student enters their name and the session password (if a password has been set by the teacher), and can join the Classroom session.
 
# Next, the student enters their name and the session password (if a password has been set by the teacher), and can join the Classroom session.
 
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<span style="font-size: 92%;"><sup>1</sup>''Tip'': Teachers can copy the session URL by clicking the URL.</span>
  
  
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===Importing students via Google Classroom===
 
===Importing students via Google Classroom===
To import students via Google Classroom, the Google Classroom account must first be bound to the myViewBoard account. Do this in the ''Cloud Integration'' section of [https://myviewboard.com/viewboard/setting ''FollowMe settings''] at myviewboard.com.  
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To import students via Google Classroom, a Google Classroom account must first be bound to the teacher's myViewBoard account. Do this in the ''Cloud Integration'' section of the [https://myviewboard.com/viewboard/setting ''FollowMe settings''] at myviewboard.com.  
  
Follow these steps next:
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After binding the Google Classroom account, follow these steps:
# In Classroom, click the gear icon [[File:Classroom 3.0 Settings gear.svg|25px|link=]] at the top right of the screen. Under ''Cloud Integration'' [[File:Classroom 3.0 cloud integration.svg|25px|link=]] click ''Bind'' next to Google class.  
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# In Classroom, click the settings icon [[File:ClassroomSetting232434234.svg|20px|link=]] at the top right of the screen. Go to [[File:Classroom 3.0 cloud integration.svg|25px|link=]] ''Cloud Integration'' click ''Bind'' next to Google class.  
# In the pop-out window, follow the steps to link your Google Classroom to the myViewBoard Classroom. Make sure you sign in to the same Google account that you use for Google Classroom, and which has been bound to myViewBoard in the FollowMe Settings area (mentioned above).  
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# In the pop-up window, follow the steps to link your Google Classroom to myViewBoard Classroom. Make sure you sign in to the same Google account that you use for Google Classroom, the same one bound to myViewBoard in the FollowMe Settings area (mentioned above).
# Finally, from the ''Cloud Integration'' section in Classroom settings, click the drop down arrow to select which Google Class to bind.  
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# Finally, from the ''Cloud Integration'' section in Classroom settings, click the drop down arrow to select which Google Class to bind.
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# An invitation to this Google Classroom session will then be posted to the Google Classroom you just selected.
  
  
 
<gallery widths="400" heights="300">
 
<gallery widths="400" heights="300">
Classroom 3.0 bind Google Classroom account.png|Classes from Google Classroom account will appear in the drop down menu.
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Classroom 3.0 bind Google Classroom account.png|Classes from your Google Classroom account will appear in the drop-down menu.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
<div class="note-yellow" style="background-color: #e4f8fb; border: solid 1px #e4f8fb; border-left:solid 6px #87CEFA; padding:8px; width:99%;">'''Note:''' binding your existing Google Classroom class to myViewBoard Classroom allows you to share lesson materials and invitation links to Google Classroom.
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<div class="note-yellow" style="background-color: #e4f8fb; border: solid 1px #e4f8fb; border-left:solid 6px #87CEFA; padding:8px; width:99%;">'''Note:''' Binding your existing Google Classroom class to myViewBoard Classroom allows you to share invitation links and session materials to Google Classroom.
 
</div>
 
</div>
  
 
==Share your audio and video==
 
==Share your audio and video==
Allowing students to see the teacher as well as hear their voice helps with student engagement.
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Allowing students to see the teacher as well as hear her voice helps with student engagement.
 
 
: First, click the streaming icon [[File:Classroom 3 teacher video audio streaming.svg|30px|link=]] at the bottom of the screen.
 
: Click [[File:Classroom 3.0 video recorder.svg|30px|link=]] to begin sharing video from device camera/webcam. Click again to stop sharing video.
 
:: Click [[File:Classroom 3.0 video recorder off.svg|30px|link=]] to reopen video sharing.
 
: Click [[File:Classroom 3.0 teacher microphone.svg|30px|link=]] to begin sharing audio. Click again to stop.
 
:: Click [[File:Classroom 3.0 teacher microphone off.svg|30px|link=]] to reopen audio sharing.
 
  
: Minimize or Maximize the screen with this button [[File:Classroom streaming maxminimize-2.svg|30px|link=]]
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# First, click the streaming icon [[File:Classroom 3 teacher video audio streaming.svg|30px|link=]] at the bottom of the screen.
: To end audio and video sharing, click the stop button [[File:Classroom streaming end.svg|30px|link=]]
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# Once streaming has begun, your video and audio feed will turn on and be visible to any students who have joined the session.
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#* Click [[File:Classroom 3.0 video recorder.svg|30px|link=]] to stop sharing video from your device camera/webcam.
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#* Click [[File:Classroom_3.0_video_recorder off.svg|30px|link=]] to reopen video sharing.
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#* Click [[File:Classroom 3.0 teacher microphone.svg|30px|link=]] to stop sharing audio.
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#* Click [[File:Classroom 3.0 teacher microphone off.svg|30px|link=]] to reopen audio sharing.
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# Hide or show the video feed by clicking [[File:Classroom streaming maxminimize-2.svg|30px|link=]].
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# Drag the video feed mini window around the teacher's canvas by clicking and holding the drag button [[File:Classroom vid window drag.svg|25px|link=]].
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# To end audio and video sharing, click the stop button [[File:Classroom streaming end.svg|30px|link=]].
  
 
<gallery widths="440" heights="250">
 
<gallery widths="440" heights="250">
Classroom 3.0 videofeed teacher canvas page view.png|This is the video feed box on the main tab.
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Classroom 3.0 videofeed teacher canvas page view.png|Video feed view from within the teacher canvas.
Classroom videofeed teacher dashboard page view.png|This is the video feed box in the dashboard.
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Classroom videofeed teacher dashboard page view.png|Video feed view from in the Dashboard.
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Classroom student view teacher streaming.png|Video feed view from student canvas.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
 
==Dashboard: Manage students==
 
==Dashboard: Manage students==
Classroom supports up to thirty students. The main browser tab (window) that is displayed after opening Classroom is for viewing and editing the canvas. The  '''[[Classroom dashboard|dashboard]]''' can be opened in another tab, which is specifically for viewing and managing students.  
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Classroom supports up to sixty students. When launching Classroom, only the teacher canvas is visible. To access student management controls, teachers must open the '''[[Classroom dashboard|Classroom dashboard]]'''.
  
Open the dashboard by clicking this icon [[File:Classroom 3.0 open dashboard.svg|30px|link=Classroom dashboard]] in the bottom right.
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To access the dashboard, click the dashboard icon [[File:Classroom_dashboard_btn.svg|30px|link=Classroom dashboard]] in the classroom management toolbar.
  
 
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<gallery widths="490" heights="280">
Classroom 3.0 dashboard view.png|In a second tab teachers can view the [[Classroom dashboard|dashboard]], displaying class information.
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Classroom_dashboard123123213.png|In a second tab, teachers can view the [[Classroom dashboard|dashboard]], which displays class information and offers student management controls.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
  
 
'''''<big>Read more about [[Classroom dashboard|Dashboard here]]</big>.'''''
 
'''''<big>Read more about [[Classroom dashboard|Dashboard here]]</big>.'''''
 
  
 
==Huddle discussions==
 
==Huddle discussions==
Just as in a physical classroom, myViewBoard Classroom also allows for group discussions. The teacher can switch from the default discussion with the whole class into group discussions in each huddle.
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Just as in a physical classroom, myViewBoard Classroom also allows for group discussions. The teacher can switch from ''lecture mode'', which shares the teacher canvas to the whole class, to ''huddle discussion'', which groups students into huddles for discussions.
  
  
# In the dashboard, first make sure you have set the number of huddles you want (1-30). Drag and drop students or click the shuffle button [[File:Shuffle huddle.svg|32px|link=]]
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# First, in the dashboard, make sure to set the number of huddles (from 1 to 60).  
# Click the [[File:Huddle_toggle.svg|60px|link=]] the huddle discussion icon in the dashboard (above the video feed box).
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# After the huddles have been created, drag and drop students into desired huddles, or simply click the shuffle button [[File:Shuffle huddle.svg|32px|link=]] to randomly and evenly distribute students into huddles.
# Set a timer for the discussion - when this runs out, all students will be brought back to the teacher's presentation. The timer can be extended once set by clicking it.
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# Click the huddle discussion icon [[File:Classroom toggle lecture to huddle.svg|60px|link=]] in the dashboard (above the video feed box).
# Now that the huddle discussions have started, the teacher can join discussions by clicking the join discussion icon next to the huddle[[File:Classroom Icon join.svg|26px|link=]].
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#* ''Note'': The huddle discussion icon can also be found in the teacher canvas window at the bottom-right.
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# Set a timer for the discussion on the pop-up prompt.
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#* ''Note'': When the timer runs out, all students will be brought back to the teacher's canvas page.
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# Now that huddle discussion has started, the teacher can join discussions by clicking the join discussion icon next to the huddle [[File:Classroom Icon join.svg|26px|link=]].
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#* ''Note'': The '''share camera and audio''' feature must be enabled before the huddle is initiated for joining discussions to be available.
 
# Leave a huddle discussion by clicking the button again [[File:Classroom Icon exit.svg|26px|link=]].
 
# Leave a huddle discussion by clicking the button again [[File:Classroom Icon exit.svg|26px|link=]].
# Extension the huddle discussion by clicking the timer [[File:Classroom discussion timer.svg|60px|link=]] in the top right of the dashboard.
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# Extend the huddle discussion period at any time by clicking the timer [[File:Classroom discussion timer.svg|60px|link=]] in the top-right of the dashboard (also available on the teacher canvas at the top-right).
# End the discussion before the timer runs out by clicking the [[File:Huddle_toggle.svg|60px|link=]] icon again.
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# End the discussion before the timer runs out by clicking the lecture mode icon [[File:Huddle_toggle.svg|60px|link=]].
  
  
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==Using video quizzes with Clips==
 
==Using video quizzes with Clips==
[[myViewBoard Clips]] videos and quizzes can be added directly to CLassroom. Access Clips from the [[File:MT 2 Magic Box.svg|30px|link=]] Magic Box. From here you can search videos, and see your existing playlists, collections, and quizzes. Click the [[File:Clips Quiz.svg|22px|link=]] Quiz icon to select which quiz for the selected video you wish to add.
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[[myViewBoard Clips]] videos and quizzes can be added directly to Classroom. Access Clips from the Magic Box [[File:MT 2 Magic Box.svg|30px|link=]]. From here you can search videos and see your existing playlists, collections, and quizzes. Click the Quiz icon [[File:Clips Quiz.svg|22px|link=]] to select which quiz to add from the selected video.
  
Read the wiki guides for creating a playlist or [[MyViewBoard Clips#Create a quiz in Clips|quiz]] in Clips [[myViewBoard Clips|here]].
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Learn how to create a playlist or [[MyViewBoard Clips#Create a quiz in Clips|quiz]] in Clips [[myViewBoard Clips|here]].
  
  
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{{#lst:MyViewBoard Clips|quiz in classroom}}
  
  
'''To add a Clips quiz to your Classroom session:'''
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'''To add a Clips quiz to your Classroom session:'''<br/>
  
 
<small>''Click to expand images''</small>
 
<small>''Click to expand images''</small>
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File:Classroom clips quiz question pop up.png|4) Enter present mode to play the video. Students and the teacher will view the questions as pop-ups.
 
File:Classroom clips quiz question pop up.png|4) Enter present mode to play the video. Students and the teacher will view the questions as pop-ups.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
 
 
 
  
 
==Record lessons==
 
==Record lessons==
[[File:Classroom 3.0 Record lesson save menu.png|thumb|Upload to Google Drive, save to cloud storage and share by QR Code, or download directly.]]
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[[File:Classroom 3.0 Record lesson save menu.png|thumb|Save to cloud storage and share by QR Code, upload to Google Drive or other bound cloud storage, or download to your local storage.]]
You can record your current session to allow students to review it at a later date.  
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You can record your current session to allow students to review it at a later date. To record your session:
To record your session:
 
  
# Click the ''Record your screen button'' [[File:VC screen record.svg|25px|link=]] in the bottom left of the screen.
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# Click the ''Record your screen button'' [[File:VC screen record.svg|25px|link=]] in the classroom management toolbar.
 
# If prompted, select the screen that contains the Classroom session and click Share.
 
# If prompted, select the screen that contains the Classroom session and click Share.
 
# If prompted, grant browser access to your microphone and/or camera.
 
# If prompted, grant browser access to your microphone and/or camera.
# Recording should begin immediately. The record icon should now be [[File:Classroom 3.0 recording.svg|25px|link=]] and flashing red to indicate recording. Most browsers will also display a dialogue box informing your screen is being shared, and a record icon in the tab title.
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# Recording should begin immediately. A recording control bar should appear with a timer [[File:Classroom screen recording bar.svg|90px|link=]]. Most browsers will also display a dialogue box informing you your screen is being shared, and a record icon will appear in the tab title bar.
# Once the session is over, click the [[File:Classroom 3.0 recording.svg|25px|link=]] button again to stop recording.
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# Once the session is over, click the stop button [[File:Classroom_stop_record_screen.svg|25px|link=]] to stop recording.
# The browser pop up prompts to choose a save option. The session is saved as a WEBM video.  
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# A browser pop up will prompt you to choose a save option. The session will save as a WebM or MP4<sup>1</sup> video.  
  
  
 
<gallery widths="490" heights="260">
 
<gallery widths="490" heights="260">
File:Classroom save record lesson GIF.gif|Record up to an hour at a time (click to expand).
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File:Classroom save record lesson GIF.gif|Record up to an hour at a time.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
'''Note the following:'''
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'''Note these recording details:'''
* Sessions may be recorded up to a maximum of one hour. After reaching the limit you may save the video and begin a new recording.
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* Sessions recordings are permitted up to a maximum of one hour. After reaching the limit you may save the video and begin a new recording.
* Sessions are saved as WEBM videos. To open WEBM videos, you can advise your students to do one of the following:  
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* Sessions are saved as WebM or MP4<sup>1</sup> videos. To open WEBM videos, you can advise your students to do one of the following:  
:: - WEBM videos can be played in a web browser.
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** WebM videos can be played in a web browser.
:: - To use the default Windows Media Player, install the [https://codecguide.com/download_kl.htm K-Lite Codec Pack].  
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Classroom is an online and fully browser-based platform for delivering lessons. It is designed to be easy to learn and to reflect a traditional physical classroom. There is no software to install and students do not need to create an account. There is also built-in support for Google Classroom, to easily invite students, and cloud integration, to easily share lesson materials.

Classroom works in two browser tabs/windows, with the initial tab displaying the digital whiteboard canvas, where teachers can import and edit lesson content. The second tab provides a dashboard for student management, with controls for chat and group (huddle) work and notices relating to student attention or students raising their hands. As such, two screens are recommended.

To get started, check system requirements and how to create a myViewBoard account.

Please note, myViewBoard Classroom is available to Premium and Entity user accounts only.


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System requirements

System requirements
Teacher Scenario Recommended Specifications
Running Classroom to edit lesson content
(no students or video streaming)
  • CPU: dual-core, Intel i5 6th Gen or above
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Network: 1 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload
  • Devices: PCs, laptops (including Surface Go), and ViewSonic ViewBoards with Windows 10
  • OS: Windows 10, macOS 10.15 (Catalina) or 11 (Big Sur), and ChromeOS (versions after 83).
  • Browsers1: Google Chrome (v83+) or Microsoft Edge (88.0.705.74)
Editing lesson content, video streaming,
<15 students
  • CPU: dual-core, Intel i5 6th Gen or above
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Network: 13 Mbps download and 13 Mbps upload for a whole classroom
  • Devices: PCs, laptops (including Surface Go), and ViewSonic ViewBoards with Windows 10
  • OS: Windows 10, macOS 10.15 (Catalina) or 11 (Big Sur), and ChromeOS (versions later than 83)
  • Browsers1: Google Chrome (v83+) or Microsoft Edge (88.0.705.74)
Editing lesson content, video streaming,
> 15 students
  • CPU: quad-core, Intel i7 or above
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Network: 25 Mbps download and 25 Mbps upload for a whole classrrom
  • Devices: PCs, laptops (including Surface Go), and ViewSonic ViewBoards with Windows 10
  • OS: Windows 10, macOS 10.15 (Catalina) or 11 (Big Sur), and ChromeOS (versions later than 83)
  • Browsers1: Google Chrome (v83+) or Microsoft Edge (88.0.705.74)
For student devices
  • CPU: dual-core Intel i5 6th gen or above
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Network: 2 Mbps download and 256 Kbps upload
  • Devices2: PCs, laptops (including Surface Go), ViewSonic ViewBoards with Windows 10, Chromebook, iPad Pro (all models), iPad (6th gen or above), iPad Air 2 or above, iPad mini 4 or above
  • OS: Windows 10, macOS 10.15 (Catalina) or 11 (Big Sur), ChromeOS (versions later than 83), iPad OS (latest 2 releases), and Android (latest 2 releases)
  • Browsers1,3: Google Chrome (v83+) or Microsoft Edge (88.0.705.74)

1Internet Explorer is not supported.
2We recommend the device is not more than 3 years old.
3Safari is strongly recommended for iPad users.

  • If you experience performance issues, first close unnecessary programs and browser tabs. If your issue is still not resolved, contact your IT department for further support.
  • We recommend a screen resolution of 1920x1080 for best usability (with 125% zoom recommended).
Whitelist domains

Whitelisting domains is typically handled by IT administrators.

Domain Description
*.myviewboard.com Required for the web applications ecosystem to function.
myviewboard.com Contains a sub-service ecosystem required to allow wildcard subdomains.
*.myviewboard.cloud Required for proper functioning of web service resources.
myviewboardclips.com Allows proper functioning of myViewBoard Clips.
*.visualstudio.com VisualStudio API is used to enhance user experience.
*.pndsn.com Chat Room API.

Note: Asterisks * must be included where shown above.


Please ensure the following compulsory ports are whitelisted:

  • Protocol: HTTPS/2 SSL
  • Port 443 for websocket connection

It is also strongly recommended to whitelist the following ports:

  • UDP port 40000-65535
  • Port 3478 (UDP and TCP listening)
  • Port 5349 (TLS and DTLS listening port)
  • For STUN servers: Recommended to whitelist port 19302 (UDP)
Auto timeout

If the Classroom browser tab is not used for 30 minutes, you (the teacher/session host) will be automatically signed out and the session will terminate. Student sessions will also terminate.

Please note that this auto-timeout is not the same as myViewBoard account timeout, which can be configured from the FollowMe settings on myviewboard.com (requires sign-in).

Current limitations

Users may encounter the following limitations when using Classroom.

The myViewBoard team is aware of these limitations and is working to resolve them.

If you notice an issue not listed here while using Classroom, please let us know via myViewBoard Support. With your feedback, we will continue to improve myViewBoard services.


General Limitations
1. On mobile devices, a session will terminate immediately if sent to the background (for example, by switching apps or going to the home screen).

  • Users currently in a session will drop.
  • The current session automatically terminates for the host.

2. Importing files to Classroom sometimes results in formatting issues. These details may result in issues:

  • Tables with cell spacing
  • Page colors and page borders
  • Images/Fonts: effects, spacing, position
  • Audio, video, and PDF active elements
  • PPT: effects and animations
  • PDF: bookmarks, tags, comments

3. If text or other elements aren't displaying correctly, consider adjusting the browser zoom level and the system zoom level. On Windows devices, search for Scale and layout in settings, and adjust to 100% - this may help resolve display issues in Classroom. 4. Classroom currently supports up to 60 students per session.


Browser

  • Chrome: Underlined text sometimes does not display properly.


Devices

  • iPad: When a teacher plays both a YouTube clip and a video call, students using iPads may only see the YouTube clip.
  • iPad: If a teacher first gives a student permission to talk, and then revokes that permission, students using an iPad may still be able to talk if they click the microphone pop-up after the teacher revokes permission. In other words, the talk permission from the teacher triggers the microphone pop-up on the student's iPad, which remains there until the student clicks Cancel or Allow. If the student clicks Allow after the teacher has already revoked speaking permission, the student can still speak to the class. The teacher can disable this by again enabling and then disabling the student's speaking rights.
  • iPad and Android tablets: The screen record feature is not supported on Android tablets and iPads.
  • iPad: .mp4 files may not work due to incompatibility with the browser.

Open Classroom

Classroom works directly from within a suitable web browser. There is no need to download software. We recommend using Google Chrome or a Chromium browser such as Edge. Accessing Classroom is simple:


Digital whiteboard tools

For a printer-friendly overview of all Classroom icons and features on the Classroom whiteboard, see Classroom Toolbar Icons.

The main toolbar contains most of the key tools to create lessons. You can also import lessons from this toolbar. It appears on the right side of the screen by default but can be dragged to either side of the screen.

Teachers have the following tools to create a lesson:

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MT 2 Magic Box.svg
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Classroom 3.0 MT 4 Pen.svg
Classroom 3.0 MT 5 eraser.svg
Classroom 3.0 MT 6 sticky.svg
Classroom 3.0 MT 7 shapes.svg
Classroom 3.0 MT 8 text.svg
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Classroom 3.0 MT 9 undo.svg
Classroom 3.0 MT 91 redo.svg
Classroom 3.0 MT 92 background.svg
File Manager
Create, share, import, and export files.
Magic Box
Access cloud and local storage, as well as media and other resources.
Select tool
Select objects and pictures.
Pen
Draw freehand lines. Click again to open pen options.
Eraser
Erase objects. Click again to open eraser options.
Sticky notes
Add sticky notes with text.
Shapes
Draw shapes with different styles.
Text
Insert and format text.
Zoom
Zoom the canvas.
Undo
Reverse the previous action.
Redo
Reverse the previous undo action.
Background
Change the background of one or all pages.
MT 1 file.svg
File Manager
Create, share, import, and export files.
MT 2 Magic Box.svg
Magic Box
Access cloud and local storage, as well as media and other resources.
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Select tool
Select objects and pictures.
Classroom 3.0 MT 4 Pen.svg
Pen
Draw freehand lines. Click again to open pen options.
Classroom 3.0 MT 5 eraser.svg
Eraser
Erase objects. Click again to open eraser options.
Classroom 3.0 MT 6 sticky.svg
Sticky notes
Add sticky notes with text.
Classroom 3.0 MT 7 shapes.svg
Shapes
Draw shapes with different styles.
Classroom 3.0 MT 8 text.svg
Text
Insert and format text.
Zoom-in2.svg
Zoom
Zoom the canvas.
Classroom 3.0 MT 9 undo.svg
Undo
Reverse the previous action.
Classroom 3.0 MT 91 redo.svg
Redo
Reverse the previous undo action.
Classroom 3.0 MT 92 background.svg
Background
Change the background of one or all pages.


Open, import, and save lessons

Teachers can create a new lesson or open an existing lesson into Classroom. Many file types are supported, so if you have existing lesson materials it is easy to open them in Classroom.

To save/export your lesson, click the File Manager icon MT 1 file.svg in the main toolbar to view the following options:

Option
Description
New file classroom1.svg
New file
Creates a new blank canvas.
Note that the current canvas will be discarded if you proceed.
Open file classroom.svg
Open
Loads the contents of a .qb or .olf file from either your local or cloud storage into the lesson.
Note the file type must be toggled in the Windows file explorer to view either file type.
Export to qb.svg
Save
Quick save a lesson you have been working on.
Export to .pdf Classroom.svg
Save as
Saves a copy of the lesson into either .qb, .olf., or .pdf file format.
You can choose to save to your local or cloud storage.
Note: When bound to a Google Classroom, the option to post your session to the bound Google Class is available.

Share by QR Code
Classroom generates a PDF file of the lesson, uploads it to your connected cloud storage account, and displays a QR code and URL.
Students can see the QR code during the Classroom session and scan it to download the PDF file. You may also share the URL to the students.


Tip: Connecting cloud storage such as Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive to your myViewBoard account enables easy access to your files from any device you run Classroom on. It works with other myViewBoard apps like Whiteboard too, and allows easy sharing of lesson content. See the below section for more information.

Files may also be imported through the Magic Box MT 2 Magic Box.svg (see below). Students can upload their own content during a Classroom session this way.

Supported file formats
Type Format (Teacher view) Format (Student view)
Image .JPEG, .PNG, .GIF
Video *.MP4, *.MOV
Audio .*.WAV, *.AAC, *.MP3
Scalable Vector Graphics .SVG
Microsoft Word .DOC, .DOCX n/a
Portable Document Format .PDF n/a
PowerPoint .PPT and .PPTX n/a
Google Jamboard, Google Docs, Slides n/a


MT 2 Magic Box.svg Magic Box: tools for interactivity

In Magic Box you can import content from your device, cloud storage, or the web. YouTube and myViewBoard Clips videos can also be searched within Magic Box, and added to the canvas.

Click the Magic Box icon MT 2 Magic Box.svg on the main toolbar to access the following:

Icon Description
Classroom 3.0 Magic Box PC icon.svg This PC
Open files from your device.
Google drive.svg Google Drive
Import resources from your connected Google Drive account.
For multi-page files, each page is inserted into its own canvas page.
OneDrive Classroom.svg OneDrive & OneDrive for Business
Import resources saved from your connected OneDrive account.
For multi-page files, each page is inserted into its own canvas page.
Classroom 3.0 Magic Box image search.svg Images
Safely search for images from the web. To insert, drag an image onto the canvas.
New polls classroom.svg Polls (Classroom)1
Create a quiz with True or False or Multiple Choice answer options.
Icon Clips.svg myViewBoard Clips2
Insert curated, safe, and certified educational videos.
Icon YouTube.svg YouTube
Search for YouTube videos. To insert, drag a video onto the canvas.
Switch to presentation mode (bottom-left icon) to have the option to play the video.
Icon Webpage.svg Web page
Embed a web page or a web page link onto the canvas.
Switch to presentation mode to browse the page or open it in a new tab.
Icon Animated widget.svg Widgets1,3
Animations that users can insert onto the canvas.
In present mode, users can click on an object to trigger an animation.
Classroom Sketchfab.svg Sketchfab1,3
Browse millions of 3D models.
Let students explore models at their own pace in present mode.
Classroom Assessment.svg Assessments1,3
Create Assessments to be delivered during a lesson with multiple choice, short answer, and essay response options.
Classroom Tools.svg Tools1,3
Collection of advanced interactive lesson elements like Ladder Shuffle, Dice, Ruler, and more to come.

1Only available in Classroom; i.e. to Premium and Entity account users.
2Available only to Entity account users.
3Features marked with the tag TRIAL are available on a trial basis, free of charge until myViewBoard changes the terms of service.


Shortcut hotkeys

Classroom supports essential Windows keyboard hotkeys to help teachers navigate Classroom tools for lesson preparation and delivery with ease.

Hotkeys list
Keys Actions
Home Go to the first page (if the canvas contains multiple pages)
End Go to the last page (if the canvas contains multiple pages)
Ctrl+ Go to the next page (if the canvas contains multiple pages)
Ctrl+ Go to the previous page (if the canvas contains multiple pages)
CTRL+A Select all objects
CTRL+C Copy object
CTRL+V Paste object
CTRL+X Cut object
CTRL+Y Redo
Reapplies an action that was previously undone.
CTRL+Z Undo
Reverses the last action taken.
CTRL+O Open File
Prompts the user to open a file, with auto-save and huddle options following.
CTRL+S Save File
CTRL+ALT+N New File
Informs the user the current canvas will be replaced before opening a file.
CTRL+R Screen recorder
Opens a screen recording prompt.
F12 Save as
Del Delete a selected object.
CTRL+1 File Management
Opens a submenu.
CTRL+2 Magic Box
Opens a submenu.
CTRL+3 Canvas zoom
Opens a window allowing you to select the level of zoom.
CTRL+4 Selection
CTRL+5 Pen
CTRL+6 Eraser
CTRL+7 Shapes and Lines
CTRL+8 Text Editor
CTRL+9 Page Manager
Alt + / / / Move a selected object.

Page management

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The current page number and total pages are displayed at the center of the class management toolbar at bottom of the screen.

  • Click Classroom 3.0 page arrow left.svg or Classroom 3.0 page arrow right.svg to navigate across the canvas pages.
  • The current page number is displayed over the total number of pages.
  • Click the plus icon Classroom 3.0 Add page main screen.svg to add a new page.


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Similarly, when in huddle overview, clicking the left Classroom huddle prev btn.svg and right Classroom huddle nxt btn.svg arrows at the bottom of the page cycles between all huddle pages corresponding to the currently opened teacher page.


Page overview

To open the page overview, click the page counter displayed at the center of the class management toolbar.


The following actions are available:

  • Click a page to navigate to it.
  • Click Classroom 3.0 Icon duplicate.svg to duplicate a page.
  • Select desired pages and click Classroom 3.0 Apply to huddle icon.svg to duplicate a page to huddles.
  • Select desired pages and click Classroom 3.0 huddle overview download button.svg to export the page(s) to a PDF.
  • Select desired pages and click Classroom 3.0 delete page icon circle red.svg to delete a page.
  • Click Classroom 3.0 page overview add page plus .svg to add a new page.
  • Click and drag pages to reorder them. Note that reordering teacher pages will correspondingly reorder pages for every huddle.


Important note on how pages work in Classroom

Every page created on the teacher's canvas creates a corresponding page in student huddles. Adding and deleting pages on the teacher's canvas will therefore add and delete corresponding pages in student huddles. For example, if the teacher adds 5 pages to her canvas, 5 new pages will automatically be added to all huddles. If page 3 of 5 is deleted by the teacher, the corresponding 3rd page is removed from all huddle canvasses, too. The same logic applies to reordering pages.


Huddle overview

To open the huddle overview, open the page overview and then click the Huddle tab at the top.

Here, you can view and manage all teacher pages corresponding to huddle pages. The following actions are available:

  • Click a teacher or huddle page to navigate to it in the teacher canvas.
  • Click Classroom 3.0 Apply to huddle icon.svg next to a desired teacher page to duplicate it to huddles.
  • Select desired huddle pages and click Classroom 3.0 Apply to huddle icon.svg to duplicate to huddles.
  • Select desired pages and click Classroom 3.0 huddle overview download button.svg to export the page(s) to a PDF.
Note:
  • In lecture mode: The page view you take on the teacher canvas corresponds to the page visible to your students. For example, you are viewing teacher page 3 of 5. All students, no matter which huddle, will also be viewing teacher page 3 of 5. Likewise, you click into page 3 of Huddle 2. Huddle 2's page will be visible on the teacher canvas as well as visible to all huddles.
  • In huddle mode: The page view you take on the teacher canvas dictates the huddle page visible to your students. For example, you are viewing teacher page 3 of 5. Students in Huddle 1 will view Huddle 1's page corresponding to teacher page 3 of 5. Students in Huddle 2 will view Huddle 2's page corresponding to teacher page 3 of 5, etc.

Invite students

Students do not need to create a myViewBoard account to participate in lessons. As well, they can access Classroom directly from a web browser and do not need to download any software.

Note: Classroom supports up to 601 students per session.

1Session quality and connectivity may be impacted depending on PC performance, bandwidth, and router configuration.

To invite students:

  1. The Classroom host can click their ID in the top-right corner of the screen (see image below) to display a pop-up containing a unique session QR code, ID, and URL.
    • Students can scan the QR code with the myViewBoard Companion App or another QR code reader, after which the student will be redirected to join the Classroom session. This method is convenient if students are using mobile devices.
    • Students can input the URL shared by the teacher in a browser. The URL format is the following: https://myviewboard.com/classroom/student?c=xxxxxx1
  2. Next, the student enters their name and the session password (if a password has been set by the teacher), and can join the Classroom session.

1Tip: Teachers can copy the session URL by clicking the URL.


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Importing students via Google Classroom

To import students via Google Classroom, a Google Classroom account must first be bound to the teacher's myViewBoard account. Do this in the Cloud Integration section of the FollowMe settings at myviewboard.com.

After binding the Google Classroom account, follow these steps:

  1. In Classroom, click the settings icon ClassroomSetting232434234.svg at the top right of the screen. Go to Classroom 3.0 cloud integration.svg Cloud Integration click Bind next to Google class.
  2. In the pop-up window, follow the steps to link your Google Classroom to myViewBoard Classroom. Make sure you sign in to the same Google account that you use for Google Classroom, the same one bound to myViewBoard in the FollowMe Settings area (mentioned above).
  3. Finally, from the Cloud Integration section in Classroom settings, click the drop down arrow to select which Google Class to bind.
  4. An invitation to this Google Classroom session will then be posted to the Google Classroom you just selected.


Note: Binding your existing Google Classroom class to myViewBoard Classroom allows you to share invitation links and session materials to Google Classroom.

Share your audio and video

Allowing students to see the teacher as well as hear her voice helps with student engagement.

  1. First, click the streaming icon Classroom 3 teacher video audio streaming.svg at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Once streaming has begun, your video and audio feed will turn on and be visible to any students who have joined the session.
    • Click Classroom 3.0 video recorder.svg to stop sharing video from your device camera/webcam.
    • Click Classroom 3.0 video recorder off.svg to reopen video sharing.
    • Click Classroom 3.0 teacher microphone.svg to stop sharing audio.
    • Click Classroom 3.0 teacher microphone off.svg to reopen audio sharing.
  3. Hide or show the video feed by clicking Classroom streaming maxminimize-2.svg.
  4. Drag the video feed mini window around the teacher's canvas by clicking and holding the drag button Classroom vid window drag.svg.
  5. To end audio and video sharing, click the stop button Classroom streaming end.svg.

Dashboard: Manage students

Classroom supports up to sixty students. When launching Classroom, only the teacher canvas is visible. To access student management controls, teachers must open the Classroom Dashboard.

To access the dashboard, click the dashboard icon Classroom dashboard btn.svg in the classroom management toolbar.


Read more about Dashboard here.

Huddle discussions

Just as in a physical classroom, myViewBoard Classroom also allows for group discussions. The teacher can switch from lecture mode, which shares the teacher canvas to the whole class, to huddle discussion, which groups students into huddles for discussions.


  1. First, in the dashboard, make sure to set the number of huddles (from 1 to 60).
  2. After the huddles have been created, drag and drop students into desired huddles, or simply click the shuffle button Shuffle huddle.svg to randomly and evenly distribute students into huddles.
  3. Click the huddle discussion icon Classroom toggle lecture to huddle.svg in the dashboard (above the video feed box).
    • Note: The huddle discussion icon can also be found in the teacher canvas window at the bottom-right.
  4. Set a timer for the discussion on the pop-up prompt.
    • Note: When the timer runs out, all students will be brought back to the teacher's canvas page.
  5. Now that huddle discussion has started, the teacher can join discussions by clicking the join discussion icon next to the huddle Classroom Icon join.svg.
    • Note: The share camera and audio feature must be enabled before the huddle is initiated for joining discussions to be available.
  6. Leave a huddle discussion by clicking the button again Classroom Icon exit.svg.
  7. Extend the huddle discussion period at any time by clicking the timer Classroom discussion timer.svg in the top-right of the dashboard (also available on the teacher canvas at the top-right).
  8. End the discussion before the timer runs out by clicking the lecture mode icon Huddle toggle.svg.


Using video quizzes with Clips

myViewBoard Clips videos and quizzes can be added directly to Classroom. Access Clips from the Magic Box MT 2 Magic Box.svg. From here you can search videos and see your existing playlists, collections, and quizzes. Click the Quiz icon Clips Quiz.svg to select which quiz to add from the selected video.

Learn how to create a playlist or quiz in Clips here.


Note: Quizzes can only be created via a web browser, whether by accessing Clips through the Magic Box on Whiteboard for Windows or through myviewboard.com.


To add a Clips quiz to your Classroom session:

Click to expand images

Record lessons

Save to cloud storage and share by QR Code, upload to Google Drive or other bound cloud storage, or download to your local storage.

You can record your current session to allow students to review it at a later date. To record your session:

  1. Click the Record your screen button VC screen record.svg in the classroom management toolbar.
  2. If prompted, select the screen that contains the Classroom session and click Share.
  3. If prompted, grant browser access to your microphone and/or camera.
  4. Recording should begin immediately. A recording control bar should appear with a timer Classroom screen recording bar.svg. Most browsers will also display a dialogue box informing you your screen is being shared, and a record icon will appear in the tab title bar.
  5. Once the session is over, click the stop button Classroom stop record screen.svg to stop recording.
  6. A browser pop up will prompt you to choose a save option. The session will save as a WebM or MP41 video.


Note these recording details:

  • Sessions recordings are permitted up to a maximum of one hour. After reaching the limit you may save the video and begin a new recording.
  • Sessions are saved as WebM or MP41 videos. To open WEBM videos, you can advise your students to do one of the following:
    • WebM videos can be played in a web browser.
    • WebM videos can also be played in the default Windows video app Movie & TV Player.
    • To view on Windows Media Player, install the K-Lite Codec Pack.
    • Download and install other media players which have built-in support for WebM, like VLC Media Player or Media Player Classic.

1A session can only be saved as an MP4 if Classroom is being run in Chrome browser.

Create a myViewBoard account

To get the most out of myViewBoard, users can create a myViewBoard account at http://www.myviewboard.com.
Sign up with a Google, Microsoft, or Apple account, or simply with an email address.

Having a myViewBoard account provides the following benefits:

  • Host Classroom sessions.1
  • Use FollowMe to maintain your personalized settings across devices and sessions.
  • Access to files stored in bound cloud storage services.
  • Use all the features of Whiteboard and other myViewBoard apps.

1A Premium or Entity account is required to access Classroom.

First select Try now from the top-right of the myViewBoard homepage.

On the next screen you will encounter various sign-up options:


Sign up with an existing Google, Apple, or Microsoft account:

  1. Click one of the following:
    Google.svg Sign in with Google
    Microsoft.svg Sign in with Microsoft
    Apple.svg Sign in with Apple
  2. On the next window, grant permission for myViewBoard to access the account.


Sign up using a regular email:

  1. On the myViewBoard sign-up page, enter the following:
    • Unique myViewBoard name
    • Email
    • Password
  2. Select the checkbox to comply with the myViewBoard terms of service and privacy policy agreement.
  3. Click Sign Up.

After successfully signing up:

  1. An activation email will be sent to the account. Click the link in the activation email.
  2. After activation, sign in and set up the new myViewBoard account.
  3. On first sign-in, myViewBoard.com prompts the user to update the user's Personal Profile and Account Name.


Integrate with cloud services

Your myViewBoard account and Classroom can be connected to third-party services for cloud storage and lesson management.

  1. Sign in to http://www.myViewBoard.com.
  2. Click your avatar, and select FollowMe from the drop-down.
  3. Click Cloud Integration on the side panel.
  4. On the Cloud Integration screen, select the cloud storage account you want to bind.
  5. Sign in to your account and allow myViewBoard to access your account.

After binding, a new folder named myViewBoard is created in the root directory of your cloud storage account. This is where session QR shares and backgrounds are stored, among other files.


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