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myViewBoard Companion app is available for iOS and Android devices. Users can control their own [[Whiteboard]] session, or  
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myViewBoard Companion app is available for iOS and Android devices. Users can control their own [[Whiteboard]] session, or interact with other Whiteboard sessions.
  
  
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==System Requirements==
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==Get the Companion app==
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<div class="mw-collapsible-toggle" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.6;float:none;border-bottom:solid 1px #CCCCCC;">'''System Requirements'''</div>
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* Android devices must be running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher.
 
* Android devices must be running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher.
 
* Apple devices must be running iOS 9 or higher.
 
* Apple devices must be running iOS 9 or higher.
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'''Download the Companion app'''
  
 
To install the app via the app store of your mobile device:
 
To install the app via the app store of your mobile device:
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<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;">'''Direct download links'''</div><div class="mw-collapsible-content">
 
Alternatively, you can use the following links to install myViewBoard Companion app:  
 
Alternatively, you can use the following links to install myViewBoard Companion app:  
 
* Google Play: <br/>https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.viewsonic.myviewboard
 
* Google Play: <br/>https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.viewsonic.myviewboard
 
* Apple Store: <br/>https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/myviewboard/id1321808551
 
* Apple Store: <br/>https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/myviewboard/id1321808551
 
  
 
The myViewBoard.com web site also provides links to download the myViewBoard Companion app:  
 
The myViewBoard.com web site also provides links to download the myViewBoard Companion app:  
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# Open the download link to go to the correct download page of your device's app store.
 
# Open the download link to go to the correct download page of your device's app store.
 
# Click Install, and wait for the installation to complete.
 
# Click Install, and wait for the installation to complete.
 
  
 
For more information, see [[Downloads]].
 
For more information, see [[Downloads]].
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==Companion app before sign in==  
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==Companion app before sign in==
  
 
After installation, open the Companion app.  
 
After installation, open the Companion app.  
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|c1={{IconBox|[[File:CAnew-Icons-Avatar.jpg|link=]]|50px}}
 
|c2=User avatar
 
|c2=User avatar
|c3=Displays the avatar associated with the user account. <br/>Click to access Companion app settings.
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|c3=Click to access Companion app settings.</br>''Image will vary.''
 
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===Sign in to Whiteboard with Companion app===
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===Sign in to Whiteboard with the Companion app===
  
 
A quick and secure way of signing in to Whiteboard sessions, without having to type an email address or password, is using the Companion app to sign in to the Whiteboard. Users can sign in to Whiteboard by scanning the QR code, using the Companion app (if signed in to the app).  
 
A quick and secure way of signing in to Whiteboard sessions, without having to type an email address or password, is using the Companion app to sign in to the Whiteboard. Users can sign in to Whiteboard by scanning the QR code, using the Companion app (if signed in to the app).  
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===Throw and Pop Quiz===
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===Throw===
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Sign in is not required to use the Throw feature. Before using these features, ensure that the target myViewBoard session is already active.
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# Click the Throw icon.
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# Select an image or video to throw.
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# On the next screen, provide the Host Name and your name.
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#* The Host Name is the name of the myViewBoard session you are throwing to. This should be provided by the user hosting the myViewBoard session.
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#* Click the [[File:CAnew-Icons-ThrowHistory.jpg|16px]] icon to see a list of Host Names, you previously sent files to.
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# Click the {{FA|far fa-paper-plane}} icon.
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If successful, the myViewBoard host should receive a notification. 
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Using the Throw feature shows the following screens:
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{{IconBox|[[File:CAnew-Page-ThrowEmpty.jpg|Throw Empty]]|200px;float:left;padding: 5px 5px 20px 5px; border:solid 1px #eee;margin:5px;}}
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{{IconBox|[[File:CAnew-Page-ThrowPicture.jpg|Throw Picture Edit]]|200px;float:left;padding: 5px 5px 20px 5px; border:solid 1px #eee;margin:5px;}}
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{{IconBox|[[File:CAnew-Page-ThrowPicture02.jpg|Throw Picture Hostname]]|200px;float:left;padding: 5px 5px 20px 5px; border:solid 1px #eee;margin:5px;}}
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Installing the app also adds the Throw feature as a sharing option. To use on your mobile phone:
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# On any app that is capable of performing the "share" action, click Share, or the &nbsp;<i class="fas fa-share-alt"></i>&nbsp; icon if available.
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# From the list of apps, select Companion.
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# On the next screen, provide the Host Name.
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#* The Host Name is the Name of the myViewBoard session you are throwing to. This should be provided by the user hosting the myViewBoard session.
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#* Click the [[File:CAnew-Icons-ThrowHistory.jpg|16px]] icon to see a list of Host Names, you previously sent files to.
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# Click the {{FA|far fa-paper-plane}} icon.
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===Pop Quiz===
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Sign in is not required to use the Pop Quiz feature. Before using these features, ensure that the target myViewBoard session is already active.
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<ol>
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<li>Click Pop Quiz icon.
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<li>Use the available tools to answer a Pop Quiz:
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|c1={{IconBox|[[File:CAnew-Icons-Folder.jpg|link=]]|50px}}
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|c2=Folder
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|c3=Inserts images stored on the device. <br/>To delete, drag the image on the screen to the trashcan icon. 
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}}
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|c1={{IconBox|[[File:CAnew-Icons-Arrows.jpg|link=]]|50px}}
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|c2=Move
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|c3=If enabled, indicates that any image or text on screen can be moved. 
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}}
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|c1={{IconBox|[[File:CAnew-Icons-Texttool.jpg|link=]]|50px}}
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|c2=Text tool
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|c3=Click to add typed text. <br/>To delete, drag the text on the screen to the trashcan icon. 
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}}
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|c1={{IconBox|[[File:CAnew-Icons-Eraser.jpg|link=]]|50px}}
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|c2=Eraser
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|c3=Deletes drawn lines. 
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|c1={{IconBox|[[File:CAnew-Icons-Pen.jpg|link=]]|50px}}
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|c2=Pen
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|c3=Click to draw an answer by hand. <br/>To change the width, click the pen icon again. 
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}}
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|c1={{IconBox|[[File:CAnew-Icons-color.jpg|link=]]|50px}}
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|c2=Color
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|c3=Changes the active pen color.   
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}}
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</div>
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<li>Click the {{FA|far fa-paper-plane}} icon.
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<li>On the next screen, provide the Host Name and your name.
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* The Host Name is the Name of the myViewBoard session you are throwing to. This should be provided by the user hosting the myViewBoard session.
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* Click the [[File:CAnew-Icons-ThrowHistory.jpg|16px]] icon to see a list of Host Names, you previously sent files to.
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<li>Click again the {{FA|far fa-paper-plane}} icon.
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</ol>
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If successful, the myViewBoard host should receive a notification.
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Using the Pop Quiz feature shows the following screens:
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{{IconBox|[[File:CAnew-Page-PopQuizHeart.jpg|Pop Quiz 01]]|200px;float:left;padding: 5px 5px 20px 5px; border:solid 1px #eee;margin:5px;}}
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{{IconBox|[[File:CAnew-Page-PopQuizPicture.jpg|Pop Quiz 02]]|200px;float:left;padding: 5px 5px 20px 5px; border:solid 1px #eee;margin:5px;}}
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{{Note-yellow|To recall a thrown file, go to the [[MyViewBoard_Companion_App_Training_Guide#Throw_History|settings menu]].}}
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==Related Media==
 
==Related Media==

Revision as of 11:43, 13 May 2021

myViewBoard Companion app is available for iOS and Android devices. Users can control their own Whiteboard session, or interact with other Whiteboard sessions.


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

myViewBoard Companion App
Icons

This document aims to be a printable guide that users can use as a quick 'cheat sheet' reference to the myViewBoard icons.



Get the Companion app

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


Download the Companion app

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. Install the app, and sign in (to access all features).


Direct download links

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 before sign in

After installation, open the Companion app.

  • Sign in to your myViewBoard account.
  • 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


After sign in

After signing in, the top bar of the app displays:

CAnew-Icons-Avatar.jpg
User avatar
Click to access Companion app settings.
Image will vary.
CAnew-Icons-LogOut.jpg
Sign Out
Click to Sign Out.


Participate Screen

This screen is for interacting with Whiteboard sessions from other users, for example sharing files or participating in quizzes.



To access this screen, tap the following icon:

Participate
Options to send objects and answers to a Whiteboard session

The participate screen contains following icons:

CA-throw.png
Throw
Sends an object to the Whiteboard host specified.
This feature is available even without signing in.
CA-pquiz.png
Pop Quiz
Sends a response to a Pop Quiz.
This feature is available even without signing in.
CA-PollQuizicon.PNG
Polls
Sends answer to different question types asked by the teacher in Polls.
This feature is available even without signing in.
CA-qrcode.png
QR Signin
Scan a myViewBoard QR code to sign in to a session.
After successful signin, the icon is hidden.


Sign in to Whiteboard with the Companion app

A quick and secure way of signing in to Whiteboard sessions, without having to type an email address or password, is using the Companion app to sign in to the Whiteboard. Users can sign in to Whiteboard by scanning the QR code, using the Companion app (if signed in to the app).

  1. Launch the Companion app.
  2. Sign in, if not already.
  3. Click the QR Code icon ( ) to open the phone's camera.
  4. Position the phone so that the QR code displayed on the Whiteboard for Windows or Android program is inside the QR 'scanner' of the myViewBoard Companion app.


Using the QR Code shows the following screens:

QR Code



Throw


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

  1. Click the Throw icon.
  2. Select an image or video to throw.
  3. On the next screen, provide the Host Name and your name.
    • The Host Name is the name of the myViewBoard session you are throwing to. This should be provided by the user hosting the myViewBoard session.
    • Click the CAnew-Icons-ThrowHistory.jpg icon to see a list of Host Names, you previously sent files to.
  4. Click the icon.

If successful, the myViewBoard host should receive a notification.


Using the Throw feature shows the following screens:

Throw Empty
Throw Picture Edit
Throw Picture Hostname


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 Host Name.
    • The Host Name is the Name of the myViewBoard session you are throwing to. This should be provided by the user hosting the myViewBoard session.
    • Click the CAnew-Icons-ThrowHistory.jpg icon to see a list of Host Names, you previously sent files to.
  4. Click the icon.


Pop Quiz

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

  1. Click Pop Quiz icon.
  2. Use the available tools to answer a Pop Quiz:
    CAnew-Icons-Folder.jpg
    Folder
    Inserts images stored on the device.
    To delete, drag the image on the screen to the trashcan icon.
    CAnew-Icons-Arrows.jpg
    Move
    If enabled, indicates that any image or text on screen can be moved.
    CAnew-Icons-Texttool.jpg
    Text tool
    Click to add typed text.
    To delete, drag the text on the screen to the trashcan icon.
    CAnew-Icons-Eraser.jpg
    Eraser
    Deletes drawn lines.
    CAnew-Icons-Pen.jpg
    Pen
    Click to draw an answer by hand.
    To change the width, click the pen icon again.
    CAnew-Icons-color.jpg
    Color
    Changes the active pen color.


  3. Click the icon.
  4. On the next screen, provide the Host Name and your name.
    • The Host Name is the Name of the myViewBoard session you are throwing to. This should be provided by the user hosting the myViewBoard session.
    • Click the CAnew-Icons-ThrowHistory.jpg icon to see a list of Host Names, you previously sent files to.
  5. Click again the icon.


If successful, the myViewBoard host should receive a notification.


Using the Pop Quiz feature shows the following screens:

Pop Quiz 02



To recall a thrown file, go to the settings menu.



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