Magic Box

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Magic Box offers powerful tools to make your learning sessions with Whiteboard more engaging.

Magic Box is available in Whiteboard for Windows, Whiteboard for Android, Whiteboard for iOS, and Classroom. Please note available features differ between platforms.

Learn which files Magic Box supports when importing.

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Magic Box in Whiteboard for Windows/Android/iOS

How to open Magic Box in Whiteboard for Windows

Open Magic Box by clicking the   icon in the main toolbar.

How to open Magic Box in Whiteboard for Android

Open Magic Box by clicking the   icon in the main toolbar.

How to open Magic Box in Whiteboard for iOS

Open Magic Box by clicking the   icon in the main toolbar.

Whiteboard is available for Android, Windows, and iOS/macOS, but please note the Windows version supports more features. All ViewBoard IFPs and myViewBoard Box devices come preinstalled with Whiteboard for Android. The Whiteboard for iOS version is a recent addition, with steady improvements incoming. All versions of Whiteboard can be downloaded for free after signing into myviewboard.com.

Note on Magic Box feature availability across Whiteboard versions
  • Whiteboard for Windows supports the most features. It offers more tools found within Tools, and it also supports Online Widgets and Polls, whereas the other versions of Whiteboard do not.
  • Whiteboard for iOS is a recent addition, and as such, features are still being developed for it to match the feature set of the other two versions of Whiteboard. Additionally, some of its features, such as Pop Quiz, offer an enhanced user experience.
  • Review the table below to understand which features are offered across all versions of Whiteboard.
Icons Whiteboard for Windows Whiteboard for Android Whiteboard for iOS
 
 
File
Click this icon to access   local or cloud storage such as
Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive
(click here for cloud integration instructions).
File
Click the local drive icon to access additional folders in your Android device:
         .
Cloud storages icons will appear after   icon.
File
Click the local drive icons to access folders in your iOS/macOS device:
     
Cloud storages icons will appear after   icon.
Sticky Notes
Click here to add sticky notes in various colors to the canvas, with the ability to display text and draw.
Sticky Notes
The same functionality as on the other versions, but sticky notes are resizable.
Tools
Tools that can appear over the whiteboard/desktop such as a clock, timer, compass, calculator,
random dice, graph tool, and more. Some tools are only available in the Windows version of Whiteboard.
Not available
Magic Box Camera1
Click the Camera icon to use your device camera,
and insert the picture directly onto the whiteboard.
Icon is not displayed in the Android version of Whiteboard if no camera is connected to the host device.
myViewBoard Clips2
Click the icon to browse curated, safe, and certified educational videos.
YouTube
Click the icon to browse YouTube videos.
Drag and drop the videos onto the whiteboard.
 
Image Search
Click the image icon to safely search the web for images, and drag and drop them onto the canvas.
Online Widgets
Click the icon to browse animated widgets for a variety of themes.
Not available
Throw1
Click the icon to browse documents that participants have shared with the whiteboard session.
Participants can do this via myviewboard.com - learn more about Throw here.
Pop Quiz1
Click the icon to create a quiz, which participants can answer from their devices.
The teacher can view answers from this icon.
  Polls1
Click this icon to create: multiple choice, true or false,
rating, free response, voting, or random draw polls.
Answers can be saved for future reference.
Not available

1 Available for Entity accounts.

Magic Box in Classroom & Whiteboard online

How to open Magic Box in Whiteboard online

Open Magic Box by clicking the   icon in the main toolbar.

How to open Magic Box in Classroom

Open Magic Box by clicking the   icon in the main toolbar.

Classroom is a distance and hybrid learning solution available for myViewBoard Entity account types. It is fully browser based and requires no software download for teachers or students. Whiteboard (online) is a lightweight version of Classroom without classroom management features.

Icon Description
  This PC
Open files from your device.
  Google Drive
Import resources from your connected Google Drive account.
For multi-page files, each page is inserted into its own canvas page.
  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.
  Images
Safely search for images from the web. To insert, drag an image onto the canvas.
  Polls (Classroom)1
Create a quiz with True or False or Multiple Choice answer options.
  myViewBoard Clips2
Insert curated, safe, and certified educational videos.
  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.
  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.
  Widgets1,3
Animations that users can insert onto the canvas.
In present mode, users can click on an object to trigger an animation.
  Sketchfab1,3
Browse millions of 3D models.
Let students explore models at their own pace in present mode.
  Assessments1,3
Create Assessments to be delivered during a lesson with multiple choice, short answer, and essay response options.
  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.


Supported file types

Whiteboard and Classroom can display files from your device (such as your computer or interactive flat panel running Whiteboard), and from your cloud storage. Simply Open the Magic Box and click the first icon (file icon).

Click here to learn how to link your cloud storage such as Google Drive to your myViewBoard account.


Whiteboard for Windows/Android supported filetypes

Filetypes Whiteboard for Windows Whiteboard for Android Whiteboard for iOS
Whiteboard files .olf & .vboard for myViewBoard, .iwb for multiple brands,
.flipchart for Promethean1, .notebook for SMART1, .enb for Evernote1
.olf for myViewBoard, .iwb for multiple brands .olf for myViewBoard, .iwb for multiple brands
Documents .pdf, .docx, .txt, .one, .url, .pdf, .txt, .url
Presentations .pptx, Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, Jamboard Google Docs, Slides, Jamboard Google Slides
Images .png, .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .gif, .svg, .ico, .tif, .tiff .png, .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .gif, .svg, .ico .png, .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .gif, .svg, .ico
Audio .mp3, .aac, .wma, .wav, .m4a .mp3, .aac, .wav, .m4a
Video .mp4, .3gp, .mov, .mkv, .m4v, .avi, .xesc, .wmv, .mpg, .mpeg .mp4, .3gp, .mov, .mkv, .m4v, .webm, .ts .mp4, .mov, .m4v

1 Please use File Conversion to open these file formats.


Classroom and Whiteboard online supported filetypes

Filetypes Classroom Teacher view and Whiteboard Online Classroom 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
You can see a full comparison list of all Whiteboard features here: Whiteboard Features Comparison.

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