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Use the QR code feature of the myViewBoard Companion app to sign in on the myViewBoard for Windows or Android program.
 
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# Click the <div class="res-img" style="display:inline-block;width:20px;height:20px;">[[File:VBoardMode Logout.png|link=]]</div> icon beside the user avatar to change it into a QR code icon.
 
# Click the <div class="res-img" style="display:inline-block;width:20px;height:20px;">[[File:VBoardMode Logout.png|link=]]</div> icon beside the user avatar to change it into a QR code icon.

Revision as of 13:27, 20 June 2019

The myViewBoard Companion App provides a means to control various actions on the canvas using a mobile phone.

Download and Installation

To install the app via the app store of your mobile device:

  1. Go to the Google Play or Apple store app on your mobile device.
  2. Search for the myViewBoard Companion app.
  3. Click Install.


Alternatively, you can use the following links to install myViewBoard Companion app:


The myViewBoard.com web site also provides links to download the myViewBoard Companion app:

  1. Go to http://myViewBoard.com.
  2. Click Downloads.
  3. Depending on your device, click Companion on Google play or Companion on Apple Store link.
  4. Using a QR code reader app, take a picture of the QR code to get the download link.
  5. Open the download link to go to the correct download page of your device's app store.
  6. Click Install, and wait for the installation to complete.


For more information, see Download.


Companion App User Interface

After installation, tap on the myViewBoard Companion app icon.

  • Sign in to your myViewBoard account using the email address and password you provided during sign up.
  • If you haven't signed up yet, click Sign Up to open the myViewBoard.com page where you can sign up for a new account.
Companion app landing screen
Companion app sign in screen


If you signed up with a Google or Microsoft account and you need to use the Companion app, you need to create a separate sign in password:

  1. Go to http://myViewBoard.com, and sign in.
  2. Click your avatar, and click Change Password.
  3. Specify a password, and click Confirm.
  4. Afterwards, open the Companion app and sign in using the new password.

After signing in, the myViewBoard Companion app displays the following interface:

Companion app icons for interacting with other myViewBoard sessions
Companion app icons for managing myViewBoard cast sessions
Companion app icons for configuring myViewBoard settings


Note that the black icon (pen on board) only appears for admin entity accounts.

To manage the Companion app, click the following icons at the top:

Setting.png
Settings
Displays the settings screen, which contains links to useful resources.
RBBtn On.png
User avatar
Displays the avatar associated with the user account.
Click to log-out of the Companion app.
QR Code Sharing Off.png
QR scanning mode
Activates QR scanning mode.
Scan a myViewBoard QR code to sign in to a session.
VBoardMode Logout.png
Log out session
Logs the user out of the myViewBoard session.
This does not log you out of the Companion app.


Sign in with QR Code

Use the QR code feature of the myViewBoard Companion app to sign in on the myViewBoard for Windows or Android program.

  1. Launch the myViewBoard Companion app on your mobile device.
  2. Sign in using an email address.
  3. Click the
    VBoardMode Logout.png
    icon beside the user avatar to change it into a QR code icon.
  4. Click the QR Code icon to open the phone's camera.
  5. Position the phone so that the QR code displayed on the myViewBoard for Windows or Android program is inside the QR 'scanner' of the myViewBoard Companion app.


myViewBoard Interaction

These options provide access to features related to interaction with other myViewBoard sessions. This is the default screen displayed when opening the companion app.

Companion-icon2.svg
Cast Interaction
Options to send objects and answers to a myViewBoard session
Comp-app-admin.svg
Approve device
Approves a myViewBoard for Android installation of an entity account.
This option is available for admin accounts only.
Throw
Sends an object to the myViewBoard host specified.
This feature is available even without signing in.
Edu-PopQuiz.png
Pop Quiz
Sends a response to a Pop Quiz.
This feature is available even without signing in.


Sign in is not required to use the Throw or Pop Quiz feature. Before using these features, ensure that the target myViewBoard session is already active.

  1. Click the Throw or Pop Quiz icon.
  2. Depending on the feature you selected, perform one of the following:
    • For Throw: select an image or video to throw, and click the icon.
    • For Pop Quiz: Use the pen tool to draw your answer, and click the icon.
  3. On the next screen, provide the following information:
    • Host Name. Name of the myViewBoard session you are throwing to. This should be provided by the user hosting the myViewBoard session.
    • Your Name. Name that identifies you as the sender of this object.
  4. Click the icon.

If successful, the myViewBoard host should receive a notification.

Companion App Pop Quiz screen



myViewBoard Management

These options are for managing ongoing myViewBoard cast sessions.

Present.svg
Cast Management
Options to control the cast session remotely
Cast.svg
Cast
Enable casting for the logged on account
Remote Control
Selects the device to cast on the screen.
Shrink.svg
Shrink
Reduce the size of the casting screen
Enlarge.svg
Enlarge
Enlarge the size of the casting screen
Previous
During presentation mode, go to the previous page if the canvas has multiple pages
Next
During presentation mode, go to the next page if the canvas has multiple pages


myViewBoard Settings

These options are for configuring myViewBoard settings.

myViewBoard Settings
Options to configure myViewBoard settings.

This tab contains the following settings:

Auto log out time How long before the session automatically logs out
Show time Display the current time on the canvas of the current session
Show grid Display a grid as the canvas background of the current session
Show watermark Display a Confidential watermark as the canvas background of the current session
Always enable casting Casting for the logged in account is automatically enabled for every session.

To configure more options, go to the FollowMe page on the myViewBoard.com web site.