Icon Classroom.svg 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.

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 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.

To get started for the first time, please check system requirements and how to create a myViewBoard account.

System requirements

System requirements
Device Minimum Specifications
PCs and laptops (including Surface Go)
  • CPU: minimum 1.5 GHz (single-core), recommended 2.8 GHz (dual-core) or above
  • RAM: minimum 2GB, recommended 4+ GB
  • Network bandwidth: minimum 1 Mb/s, recommended 8+ Mb/s
  • a Chromium based browser such as Chrome or Edge
Android tablets
*Not recommended for teacher/host
  • CPU: minimum Snapdragon 650+ or 801+ processor (or equivalent), or above
  • RAM: minimum 3GB RAM.
  • a Chromium based browser such as Chrome or Edge
iPad (iOS)
*Not recommended for teacher/host
  • iPad Pro (all models)
  • iPad (5th generation) or newer
  • iPad Air 2 or newer
  • iPad mini 4 or newer
  • Safari only
ViewSonic ViewBoard IFPs with Windows 10 a Chromium based browser such as Chrome or Edge
*Not recommended for teacher/host
a Chromium based browser such as Chrome or Edge
  • We recommend the Classroom host uses a laptop or PC with a wired ethernet connection, with a download speed of 20 Mbps or higher.
  • For videostreaming, it is recommended to have at least a dual-core processor and 8.0 GB RAM for best results.
  • Device performance will be affected by many factors including the number of programs and browser tabs open, and the network strength - adjust these first if you experience performance issues.
  • We recommend a screen resolution of 1920 * 1080 for best usability.
Whitelist domains

Whitelisting domains is typically handled by IT administrators.

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

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 49152-65535
  • port 3478 (UDP and TCP listening)
  • port 5349 (TLS and DTLS listening port)
  • for STUN servers it is recommended port 19302 (UDP) is whitelisted
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 ended. This includes ending the session for students too.

Please note that this auto-timeout is different to the myviewboard account timeout, which can be configured from the FollowMe settings on myViewBoard.com (requires sign-in).

Current limitations

There is a list of the current limitations that users may encounter 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, please let us know via myViewBoard Support. This helps us to improve myViewBoard services.

General Limitations
1. On mobile devices, the session will terminate immediately if sent to the background, for example by switching apps.

  • For users currently in the session, they will be dropped.
  • The current session automatically ends for the host.

2. Importing files to Classroom sometimes has formatting issues. Here are known issues:

  • Tables with cell spacing
  • Page colors and page borders
  • Images/Fonts: effects, spacing, position
  • Audio, video, and PDF active elements
  • PPT: effects and animation
  • 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.


  • Chrome: underlined text sometimes does not display properly.


  • 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 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:
  • Go to http://myviewboard.com and sign in with your myViewBoard account.
  • On the main screen, click   Classroom.


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

Digital whiteboard tools

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.

Teachers have the following tools to create a lesson:

File Manager
Create, share, import and export files.
Magic Box
Access cloud and local storage and other resources.
Select tool
Select objects and pictures.
Draw freehand lines. Click again to open pen options.
Erase objects. Click again to open eraser options.
Sticky Note
Add sticky notes with text.
Draw shapes with different styles.
Insert and format text.
Reverse the previous action.
Reverse the previous undo action.
Change the background of one or all pages.
File Manager
Create, share, import and export files.
Magic Box
Access cloud and local storage and other resources.
Select tool
Select objects and pictures.
Draw freehand lines. Click again to open pen options.
Erase objects. Click again to open eraser options.
Sticky Note
Add sticky notes with text.
Draw shapes with different styles.
Insert and format text.
Reverse the previous action.
Reverse the previous undo action.
Change the background of one or all pages.

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.

Supported file formats
Type Format
Image .JPEG, .PNG, .GIF
Video *.MP4, *.MOV
Audio .*.WAV, *.AAC, *.MP3
Scalable Vector Graphics .SVG
Microsoft Word .DOC, .DOCX
Portable Document Format .PDF1
PowerPoint .PPT and .PPTX1
Google Jamboard, Google Docs, Slides

1 Only for teachers/host.

To import content from your device or cloud storage, use   Magic Box (as outlined above). To save/export your lesson, use the File Manager icon   in the main toolbar for the following options:

New file
Creates a new blank canvas.
Note that the current canvas is discarded.
Loads the contents of a .qb file from either local drive or cloud storage into the lesson.
Export to .qb
A copy of the lesson in .qb format can be saved to local or cloud storage.
This lesson can then be loaded in future sessions.
Export to .pdf
Saves a copy of the lesson in PDF format to either the local drive or cloud storage.
Teachers can distribute the generated PDFs to their students.

Share by QR Code
Classroom generates a PDF version of the file, uploads it to the connected Google Drive account, and displays a QR code link.
Students will be able to see the QR code during the Classroom session and scan the QR code to download the PDF file.

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 Integrate with cloud services section on this page for more information.

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

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   on the main toolbar to access the following:

This PC
Insert files from your device.
Google Drive
Insert resources saved in the connected Google Drive account.
Note that only supported formats can be inserted.
For multipage PDFs, each PDF page is inserted into its own canvas.
Safely search for images from the web.
To insert, drag them to the canvas.
Insert educational videos."
Search for YouTube videos using keywords.
To insert, drag them to the canvas. Switch to presentation mode (bottom left icon) to play the video.
Embed a webpage link onto the canvas.
Switch to presentation mode to activate.
Animations that users can insert on the canvas.
In present mode, users can click on an object to trigger the animation.
Browse millions of 3D models.
Let students explore the 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

Page management

The current page number and total pages are displayed at the bottom centre of the screen.

  • Click   and   to navigate across the canvas pages. The current page number is displayed over the total number of pages.
  • Click the   plus icon to add a new page.

Important note on how pages work in Classroom

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.

Similarly, when in huddle overview, using the left   and right   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

Click the page number to open an overview for all your pages.

  • Click   to copy (duplicate) the page.
  • Click   to duplicate the page and apply to one or all huddles.
  • Click   to delete a page.
  • Click   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.

Teacher/Huddle overview


Clicking the Teacher icon on the left (above) 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     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. As with the teacher page overview, click and drag to reorder pages - but note that reordering huddle pages in this way also reorders teacher pages.

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.

Invite students

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.

To invite students:

  1. 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.
    • Students can scan the QR code with the Companion, or another QR code reader, and be redirected to join the Classroom session. This may be convenient if students are using mobile devices.
    • Students can go to the URL shared by the teacher, for example https://myviewboard.com/classroom/student?c=xxxxxx
  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.


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 FollowMe settings at myviewboard.com.

Follow these steps next:

  1. In Classroom, click the gear icon   at the top right of the screen. Under Cloud Integration   click Bind next to Google class.
  2. 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).
  3. Finally, from the Cloud Integration section in Classroom settings, click the drop down arrow to select which Google Class to bind.

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

Share your audio and video

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

First, click the streaming icon   at the bottom of the screen.
Click   to begin sharing video from device camera/webcam. Click again to stop sharing video.
Click   to reopen video sharing.
Click   to begin sharing audio. Click again to stop.
Click   to reopen audio sharing.
Minimize or Maximize the screen with this button  
To end audio and video sharing, click the stop button  

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 dashboard can be opened in another tab, which is specifically for viewing and managing students.

Open the dashboard by clicking this icon   in the bottom right.

Read more about Dashboard here.

Using video quizzes with Clips

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

Read the wiki guides for creating a playlist or quiz in Clips here.

To add a Clips quiz to your Classroom session:

Click to expand images

Record lessons

Upload to Google Drive, save to cloud storage and share by QR Code, or download directly.

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   in the bottom left of the screen.
  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. The record icon should now be   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.
  5. Once the session is over, click the   button again to stop recording.
  6. The browser pop up prompts to choose a save option. The session is saved as a WEBM video.

Note the following:

  • 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.
  • Sessions are saved as WEBM 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.
- To use the default 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.

Create a myViewBoard account

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

Having a myViewBoard account provides the following benefits:

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

First select Get started from the top-right of the myViewBoard homepage.

On the next screen there are the following options to sign up:

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

  1. Click one of the following:
      Sign in with Google
      Sign in with Microsoft
      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 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 at the root directory of your cloud storage account.

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