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The myViewBoard Companion app allows users to control various actions on a myViewBoard session using a mobile phone.  
 
The myViewBoard Companion app allows users to control various actions on a myViewBoard session using a mobile phone.  
  
==Download and Install==
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==How-to Guides==
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For an introduction and information on using myViewBoard Companion App, see the following guides:
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:* '''[[myViewBoard Companion Apps Quick Start Guide|myViewBoard Companion App Quick Start Guide]]'''
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:: This document is a guide to quickly get started with using myViewBoard Companion App after installation.
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:* '''[[MyViewBoard Companion App User Guide|myViewBoard Companion App User Guide]]'''
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:: This document is a guide to using the myViewBoard Companion App user interface.
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:* '''[[MyViewBoard Companion App Training Guide|myViewBoard Companion App Training Guide]]'''
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:: This document is a comprehensive guide to using myViewBoard Companion App.
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==System Requirements==
 
Before installation, verify that the device meets the following requirements:
 
Before installation, verify that the device meets the following requirements:
 
* Android devices must be running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher.
 
* Android devices must be running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher.
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==Download and Install==
 
To install the app via the app store of your mobile device:
 
To install the app via the app store of your mobile device:
 
# Go to the Google Play or Apple store app on your mobile device.
 
# Go to the Google Play or Apple store app on your mobile device.
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==Companion App User Interface==
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==Notable Features==
 
 
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.
 
 
 
{{IconBox|[[File:Companion-app-landing.png|Companion app landing screen]]|200px;float:left;padding: 5px 5px 20px 5px; border:solid 1px #eee;margin:5px;}}
 
{{IconBox|[[File:Companion-app-signin.png|Companion app sign in screen]]|200px;float:left;padding: 5px 5px 20px 5px; border:solid 1px #eee;margin:5px;}}
 
<br style="clear:both;">
 
 
 
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:
 
# Go to http://myViewBoard.com, and sign in.
 
# Click your avatar, and click Change Password.
 
# Specify a password, and click Confirm.
 
# Afterwards, open the Companion app and sign in using the new password.
 
 
 
After signing in, the myViewBoard Companion app displays the following interface:
 
 
 
{{IconBox|[[File:Companion-app-home.png|Companion app icons for interacting with other myViewBoard sessions]]|200px;float:left;padding: 5px 5px 20px 5px; border:solid 1px #eee;margin:5px;}}
 
{{IconBox|[[File:Companion-app-cast.png|Companion app icons for managing myViewBoard cast sessions]]|200px;float:left;padding: 5px 5px 20px 5px; border:solid 1px #eee;margin:5px;}}
 
{{IconBox|[[File:Companion-app-conf.png|Companion app icons for configuring myViewBoard settings]]|200px;float:left;padding: 5px 5px 20px 5px; border:solid 1px #eee;margin:5px;}}
 
<br style="clear:both;">
 
 
 
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:
 
  
<div class="TAB" style="max-width:700px;">
 
<div class="DTR">
 
<div class="DTC">{{IconBox|[[File:Setting.png|link=]]|50px}}</div>
 
<div class="DTC">Settings</div>
 
<div class="DTC">Displays the settings screen, which contains links to useful resources. </div>
 
</div>
 
<div class="DTR">
 
<div class="DTC">{{IconBox|[[File:RBBtn On.png|link=]]|50px}}</div>
 
<div class="DTC">User avatar</div>
 
<div class="DTC">Displays the avatar associated with the user account. <br/>Click to log-out of the Companion app.</div>
 
</div>
 
<div class="DTR">
 
<div class="DTC">{{IconBox|[[File:QR_Code_Sharing_Off.png|link=]]|50px}}</div>
 
<div class="DTC">QR scanning mode</div>
 
<div class="DTC">Activates QR scanning mode.<br/>Scan a myViewBoard QR code to sign in to a session. </div>
 
</div>
 
<div class="DTR">
 
<div class="DTC">{{IconBox|[[File:VBoardMode Logout.png|link=]]|50px}}</div>
 
<div class="DTC">Log out session</div>
 
<div class="DTC">Logs the user out of the myViewBoard session.<br/>This does not log you out of the Companion app.</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
  
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==Sign in with QR Code==
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===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.
 
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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==myViewBoard Interaction==
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===Throw and Pop Quiz===
 
 
These options provide access to features related to interaction with other myViewBoard sessions. This is the default screen displayed when opening the companion app.
 
 
 
<div class="TAB">
 
<div class="DTR">
 
<div class="DTC">{{IconBox|[[File:Companion-icon2.svg|link=]]|50px}}</div>
 
<div class="DTC">Cast Interaction </div>
 
<div class="DTC">Options to send objects and answers to a myViewBoard session</div>
 
</div>
 
<div class="DTR">
 
<div class="DTC">{{IconBox|[[File:Comp-app-admin.svg|link=]]|50px}}</div>
 
<div class="DTC">Approve device </div>
 
<div class="DTC">Approves a myViewBoard for Android installation of an entity account.<br/>This option is available for admin accounts only.</div>
 
</div>
 
<div class="DTR">
 
<div class="DTC"><i style="color:#990000;font-size:40px;" class="far fa-paper-plane"></i></div>
 
<div class="DTC">Throw</div>
 
<div class="DTC">Sends an object to the myViewBoard host specified.<br/>This feature is available even without signing in.</div>
 
</div>
 
<div class="DTR">
 
<div class="DTC">{{IconBox|[[File:Edu-PopQuiz.png|link=]]|50px}}</div>
 
<div class="DTC">Pop Quiz</div>
 
<div class="DTC">Sends a response to a Pop Quiz.<br/>This feature is available even without signing in.</div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
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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.
 
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.
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If successful, the myViewBoard host should receive a notification.   
 
If successful, the myViewBoard host should receive a notification.   
  
{{IconBox|[[File:Companion-app-popquiz2.png|Companion App Pop Quiz screen]]|200px;float:left;padding: 5px 5px 20px 5px; border:solid 1px #eee;margin:5px;}}
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{{IconBox|[[File:Companion-app-throw.png|Companion App Throw screen]]|200px;float:left;padding: 5px 5px 20px 5px; border:solid 1px #eee;margin:5px;}}
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===Sharing===
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Installing the app also adds the Throw feature as a sharing option. To use on your mobile phone:  
 
Installing the app also adds the Throw feature as a sharing option. To use on your mobile phone:  
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==myViewBoard Management==
 
==myViewBoard Management==
  
These options are for managing ongoing myViewBoard cast sessions.  
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The Companion app provides options for managing ongoing myViewBoard cast sessions.  
  
<div class="TAB">
 
<div class="DTR">
 
<div class="DTC">{{IconBox|[[File:Present.svg|link=]]|50px}}</div>
 
<div class="DTC">Cast Management  </div>
 
<div class="DTC">Options to control the cast session remotely</div>
 
</div>
 
<div class="DTR">
 
<div class="DTC">{{IconBox|[[File:Cast.svg|link=]]|50px}}</div>
 
<div class="DTC">Cast </div>
 
<div class="DTC">Enable casting for the logged on account</div>
 
</div>
 
<div class="DTR">
 
<div class="DTC"><i style="color:#990000;font-size:40px;" class="fas fa-list"></i></div>
 
<div class="DTC">Remote Control </div>
 
<div class="DTC">Selects the device to cast on the screen.</div>
 
</div>
 
<div class="DTR">
 
<div class="DTC">{{IconBox|[[File:Shrink.svg|link=]]|50px}}</div>
 
<div class="DTC">Shrink </div>
 
<div class="DTC">Reduce the size of the casting screen</div>
 
</div>
 
<div class="DTR">
 
<div class="DTC">{{IconBox|[[File:Enlarge.svg|link=]]|50px}}</div>
 
<div class="DTC">Enlarge </div>
 
<div class="DTC">Enlarge the size of the casting screen</div>
 
</div>
 
<div class="DTR">
 
<div class="DTC"><i style="color:#990000;font-size:40px;" class="fas fa-arrow-right"></i></div>
 
<div class="DTC">Previous </div>
 
<div class="DTC">During presentation mode, go to the previous page if the canvas has multiple pages</div>
 
</div>
 
<div class="DTR">
 
<div class="DTC"><i style="color:#990000;font-size:40px;" class="fas fa-arrow-left"></i></div>
 
<div class="DTC">Next </div>
 
<div class="DTC">During presentation mode, go to the next page if the canvas has multiple pages </div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
 
  
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==myViewBoard Settings==
 
==myViewBoard Settings==
  
These options are for configuring myViewBoard settings.
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The Companion app allows users to configure some myViewBoard settings.
 
 
<div class="TAB"><div class="DTR">
 
<div class="DTC" style="padding:10px;"><i style="color:#990000;font-size:47px;" class="fa fa-universal-access"></i></div>
 
<div class="DTC" style="padding:10px;">myViewBoard Settings </div>
 
<div class="DTC" style="padding:10px;">Options to configure myViewBoard settings.</div>
 
</div></div>
 
 
 
This tab contains the following settings:
 
  
 
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Revision as of 20:13, 28 June 2019

The myViewBoard Companion app allows users to control various actions on a myViewBoard session using a mobile phone.

How-to Guides

For an introduction and information on using myViewBoard Companion App, see the following guides:


This document is a guide to quickly get started with using myViewBoard Companion App after installation.
This document is a guide to using the myViewBoard Companion App user interface.
This document is a comprehensive guide to using myViewBoard Companion App.


System Requirements

Before installation, verify that the device meets the following requirements:

  • Android devices must be running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher.
  • Apple devices must be running iOS 9 or higher.


Download and Install

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.


Notable Features

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.


Throw and Pop Quiz

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.


Sharing

Installing the app also adds the Throw feature as a sharing option. To use on your mobile phone:

  1. On any app that is capable of performing the "share" action, click Share, or the    icon if available.
  2. From the list of apps, select Companion.
  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.



myViewBoard Management

The Companion app provides options for managing ongoing myViewBoard cast sessions.


myViewBoard Settings

The Companion app allows users to configure some myViewBoard 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.