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|2='''[[MyViewBoard Companion App Icons|Companion app icons]]'''
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|3=Printer-friendly summary of Companion app features and icons.
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<center> <big>'''[[MyViewBoard Companion App Icons|Companion app icons]]</big>
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<div style="width:99%;text-align:center;height:auto;text-align:center;line-height:30px;border-top:solid 2px #eee;"><span class="iconify" data-icon="ic:baseline-history" data-inline="false"></span>'''[[MyViewBoard_Companion_App_Release_History|Release History]]''' <span class="iconify" data-icon="ic:baseline-history" data-inline="false"></span></div></div></div></div>
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Use the Companion app to control a [[Whiteboard]] session, or interact with other Whiteboard sessions, from an Android or iOS phone.
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'''Companion''' is an app for myViewBoard available for iOS and Android. Use the myViewBoard Companion app to:
 
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* Quickly and securely log in to [[Whiteboard]] sessions by scanning the QR code.
 
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* Remotely control [[Whiteboard]] sessions with page navigation and laser pointer.
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* Interact with other [[Whiteboard]] sessions by sharing files by [[Magic_Box_Throw|Throw]] [[File:I-magic-box-throwtool.svg|30px|link=Magic_Box_Throw]].
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* Take part in polls and quizzes with [[Magic_Box_Pop_Quiz|Pop Quiz]] [[File:I-pop-quiz.svg|30px|link=Pop_Quiz]] and [[Polls_Quiz|Polls]] [[File:I-poll-quiz.svg|25px|link=Polls_Quiz]] features.
  
  
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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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* Allow permissions for camera and file access if using the [[Magic_Box_Throw|Throw]] feature.
 
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# 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.
# Search for the ''myViewBoard Companion app''.
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# Search for the '''myViewBoard Companion'''.
# Install the app, and sign in (to access all features).  
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# Install the app, and sign in to your myView Board account (to access all features).  
  
  
 
<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">
 
<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">
  
* Google Play: <br/>https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.viewsonic.myviewboard
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* [[File:Google-play-icon.svg|20px|link=]] Google Play: <br/>https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.viewsonic.myviewboard
* Apple App Store: <br/>https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/myviewboard/id1321808551
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* [[File:Apple-app-store.svg|20px|link=]] Apple App Store: <br/>https://apps.apple.com/us/app/myviewboard/id1321808551
  
  
 
myViewBoard.com also has links to download Companion:  
 
myViewBoard.com also has links to download Companion:  
 
# Go to http://myViewBoard.com.
 
# Go to http://myViewBoard.com.
# Click <span class="btn"><i class="fa fa-download"></i> Downloads</span>.
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# Click <span class="btn"><i class="fa fa-download"></i> [[Downloads]]</span>.
 
# Click ''Companion on Google play'' or ''Companion on Apple Store''.
 
# Click ''Companion on Google play'' or ''Companion on Apple Store''.
 
# Using a QR code reader, scan the QR code to get the download link.
 
# Using a QR code reader, scan the QR code to get the download link.
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==Companion app before sign in==
 
==Companion app before sign in==
Without signing in, only the [[Throw]], [[Pop Quiz]], and [[Polls_Quiz|Polls]] features are available. These are for interacting with a [[Whiteboard]] session.
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Without signing in, only the [[Magic_Box_Throw|Throw]] [[File:Throw.svg|50px|link=Magic_Box_Throw]], [[Pop Quiz]] [[File:Pop_quiz.svg|50px|link=Pop_Quiz]], and [[Polls_Quiz|Polls]] [[File:Pollquiz.svg|50px|link=Polls_Quiz]] features are available. These are for interacting with a [[MyViewBoard_Whiteboard|Whiteboard]] session - sign in to access remote control features for your own Whiteboard session.
  
 
<gallery widths="200" heights="440">
 
<gallery widths="200" heights="440">
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Once logged in, you will be able to use the Companion app as a remote control for your [[Whiteboard for Windows]] or [[Whiteboard for Android]] sessions.
 
Once logged in, you will be able to use the Companion app as a remote control for your [[Whiteboard for Windows]] or [[Whiteboard for Android]] sessions.
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==After sign in==
 
==After sign in==
 
When signed in, users can access 3 pages:
 
When signed in, users can access 3 pages:
 
  
 
{| class="wikitable WikiMat"
 
{| class="wikitable WikiMat"
| [[File:CA-participation.png|50px|link=]]
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| [[File:Companion_btn_participate.png|50px|link=]]
 
| Participate mode
 
| Participate mode
 
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| [[File:Companion app Whiteboard remote control.jpeg|50px|link=]]
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| [[File:Companion_btn_control.png|50px|link=]]
 
| Remote control
 
| Remote control
 
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| [[File:185836090 2037643116385416 5135394743857717890 n(1)(2).png|50px|link=]]
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| [[File:Companion_btn_cast.png|50px|link=]]
 
| Wireless Presentation
 
| Wireless Presentation
 
|}
 
|}
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<gallery widths="200" heights="440">
 
<gallery widths="200" heights="440">
File:CA-Participationscreen2.PNG|App when signed in
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File:Companion_participate.jpg|App when signed in
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
{{BR}}
 
{{BR}}
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{| class="wikitable wikimat"
 
{| class="wikitable wikimat"
|[[File:Companion app throw icon.png|50px|link=]]
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!center|[[File:Throw.svg|70px|link=Magic_Box_Throw]]
| [[Throw|Throw]] files such as images to a Whiteboard
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| [[Magic_Box_Throw|Throw]] files such as images to a Whiteboard
 
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|-
|[[File:Companion app pop quiz.png|50px|link=]]
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!center|[[File:Pop_quiz.svg|70px|link=Pop Quiz]]
 
| Answer a [[Pop Quiz]]
 
| Answer a [[Pop Quiz]]
 
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|[[File:Companion app polls.png|50px|link=]]
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!center|[[File:Pollquiz.svg|70px|link=Polls_Quiz]]
 
| Answer [[Polls_Quiz|Polls]]
 
| Answer [[Polls_Quiz|Polls]]
 
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|[[File:349t8y3986 yo8hg04857gh029354gh2-53.svg|50px|link=]]
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!center|[[File:Icon_Sens_.svg|50px|link=]]
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| Analyze your presentation effectiveness, audience mood and room environment with [[MyViewBoard_Sens|myViewBoard Sens]].<br>Requires the myViewBoard Sens sensor hardware to function.
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|-
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!center|[[File:349t8y3986 yo8hg04857gh029354gh2-53.svg|50px|link=]]
 
| Log in to a [[Whiteboard]] by scanning a QR code
 
| Log in to a [[Whiteboard]] by scanning a QR code
 
|}
 
|}
  
===Sign in to Whiteboard with the Companion app===
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====Sign in to Whiteboard with the Companion app====
  
 
{{ent:Blue_note
 
{{ent:Blue_note
|1=''Signing in to a whiteboard with the Companion app's QR code function is the quickest and most secure method. You do not need to type out an email or password.''
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|1=''Signing in to a whiteboard with the Companion app's QR code function is quick and secure. You do not need to type out an email or password.''
 
}}
 
}}
  
  
Use the Companion app to sign in to the Whiteboard quickly and securely with the QR code scanner function:
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Use the Companion app to sign in to the Whiteboard with the QR code scanner:
 
# Launch the Companion app.  
 
# Launch the Companion app.  
 
# Sign in to Companion, if not already.
 
# Sign in to Companion, if not already.
# Click the QR Code icon ( {{FA|fas fa-qrcode}} ) to open the phone's camera.
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# Click the QR Code icon [[File:349t8y3986 yo8hg04857gh029354gh2-53.svg|30px|link=]] to open the phone's camera.
 
# Position the phone so that the QR code displayed on the Whiteboard for Windows or Android screen is inside the QR 'scanner' of the Companion app.
 
# Position the phone so that the QR code displayed on the Whiteboard for Windows or Android screen is inside the QR 'scanner' of the Companion app.
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''If you can't find the QR code on the whiteboard, click the icon in the bottom right of the screen to display login options.''
 
''If you can't find the QR code on the whiteboard, click the icon in the bottom right of the screen to display login options.''
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<gallery widths="200" heights="400">
 
<gallery widths="200" heights="400">
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===Throw===
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====[[Magic_Box_Throw|Throw]]====
 
<section begin=CA-throw-popQ />
 
<section begin=CA-throw-popQ />
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[[File:Throw.svg|70px|link=]]
  
 
''Throw'' lets you share files or photos from your phone to a Whiteboard session.  
 
''Throw'' lets you share files or photos from your phone to a Whiteboard session.  
  
# Click the Throw icon.
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# Click the [[Magic_Box_Throw|Throw]] icon.
 
# Select ''Camera'' or ''Browse'', then take your picture or select the file.
 
# Select ''Camera'' or ''Browse'', then take your picture or select the file.
 
# On the next screen, enter the Host Whiteboard name, or scan the QR code of the Whiteboard.
 
# On the next screen, enter the Host Whiteboard name, or scan the QR code of the Whiteboard.
#* The Host Name is the name of the myViewBoard session you are throwing to.
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#* The Host Name is the name of the Whiteboard session you are throwing to.
 
#* Click the [[File:CAnew-Icons-ThrowHistory.jpg|16px]] icon to see a list of Host Names you've previously sent files to.  
 
#* Click the [[File:CAnew-Icons-ThrowHistory.jpg|16px]] icon to see a list of Host Names you've previously sent files to.  
 
# Click the {{FA|far fa-paper-plane}} icon to send the file.
 
# Click the {{FA|far fa-paper-plane}} icon to send the file.
  
If successful, the myViewBoard host should receive a notification.
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If successful, the Whiteboard session host should receive a notification.
  
 
If you are sending the file to your own Whiteboard session (the Companion app and Whiteboard are signed in with the same account), the Companion app will also ask you if you want to open the file on the Whiteboard. If you choose not to, you can always access all thrown files from the notifications icon or Magic Box > Throw.   
 
If you are sending the file to your own Whiteboard session (the Companion app and Whiteboard are signed in with the same account), the Companion app will also ask you if you want to open the file on the Whiteboard. If you choose not to, you can always access all thrown files from the notifications icon or Magic Box > Throw.   
  
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Once Companion is installed, it will also appear under the default Android or iOS ''Share''/''Send'' options alongside other apps and email, etc.
  
  
Once Companion is installed, it will also appear under the default Android or iOS ''Share''/''Send'' options alongside other apps and email, etc. Sharing using this method is the same as above, only instead of first opening Companion and selecting a file, you can first select the file and click the phone's Share or Send icon.
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====Pop Quiz====
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[[File:Pop_quiz.svg|70px|link=]]
  
===Pop Quiz===
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Answer a ''Pop Quiz'' from a [[Whiteboard]] with your Companion app. Users do not need to be signed in to answer.
Answer a Pop Quiz from a [[Whiteboard]] with your Companion app. Users do not need to be signed in to answer.
 
  
# Click Pop Quiz [[File:Companion app pop quiz.png|30px|link=]].
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# Click [[Pop Quiz|Pop Quiz]] icon.
 
# Use the pen, text, or AI pen to draw or write your answer. Alternatively, select a file from your device by clicking the file [[File:878ty320ty304ty2-039t234t324t.svg|20px|link=]] icon.
 
# Use the pen, text, or AI pen to draw or write your answer. Alternatively, select a file from your device by clicking the file [[File:878ty320ty304ty2-039t234t324t.svg|20px|link=]] icon.
 
# Click the paper plane icon {{FA|far fa-paper-plane}} to send your drawing or file to the whiteboard.
 
# Click the paper plane icon {{FA|far fa-paper-plane}} to send your drawing or file to the whiteboard.
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|c1={{IconBox|[[File:CAnew-Icons-Folder.jpg|link=]]|50px}}  
 
|c2=Folder  
 
|c2=Folder  
|c3=Add images from your phone. <br/>To delete, drag the image to the trashcan.   
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|c3=Add images from your phone. <br/>Drag the image to the trashcan to delete.   
 
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|c1={{IconBox|[[File:CAnew-Icons-Texttool.jpg|link=]]|50px}}  
 
|c2=Text tool  
 
|c2=Text tool  
|c3=Click to add typed text. <br/>To delete, drag the text on the screen to the trashcan icon.   
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|c3=Click to add text. <br/>Drag the text on the screen to the trashcan icon to delete.   
 
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|c1={{IconBox|[[File:CAnew-Icons-Eraser.jpg|link=]]|50px}}  
 
|c1={{IconBox|[[File:CAnew-Icons-Eraser.jpg|link=]]|50px}}  
 
|c2=Eraser  
 
|c2=Eraser  
|c3=Deletes drawn lines.   
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|c3=Delete lines.   
 
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|c1={{IconBox|[[File:185884707 948362939279330 92152610935330481 n(1).jpg|link=]]|50px}}  
 
|c1={{IconBox|[[File:185884707 948362939279330 92152610935330481 n(1).jpg|link=]]|50px}}  
 
|c2=AI Pen  
 
|c2=AI Pen  
|c3=AI will generate icons to match your drawing.   
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|c3=AI will generate icons to based on your drawing.   
 
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|c1={{IconBox|[[File:CAnew-Icons-color.jpg|link=]]|50px}}  
 
|c1={{IconBox|[[File:CAnew-Icons-color.jpg|link=]]|50px}}  
 
|c2=Color  
 
|c2=Color  
|c3=Changes the active pen color.     
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|c3=Change active pen color.     
 
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====[[Polls_Quiz|Polls]]====
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[[File:Pollquiz.svg|70px|link=Polls_Quiz]]
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[[Polls_Quiz|Polls]] for [[Whiteboard]] can be answered from the Companion app.
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# Click the Polls icon and then join by either entering the Whiteboard host name, or scanning the QR code for the Poll from the Whiteboard.
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# Enter your name and click ''Join''.
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# When the Poll starts on Whiteboard, Poll questions will appear in the Companion app.
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# Select an answer or multiple answers for each question, and click the {{FA|far fa-paper-plane}} plane icon to submit your answer.
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After you use Companion to answer the Poll, the Whiteboard host can see the results.
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<gallery widths="200" heights="400">
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File:Companion app polls222.png|Answer multiple choice, true or false, free-format and more types of questions from Polls in the Companion app.
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</gallery>
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===Whiteboard remote control===
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You must be signed in to the Whiteboard and the Companion app with the same myViewBoard account to use remote control.
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{{IconBox|[[File:CA-ViewBoard-Control.PNG|Companion app interface for controlling myViewBoard sessions]]|200px;float:left;padding: 5px 5px 20px 5px; border:solid 1px #eee;margin:5px;}}
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{{IconBox|[[File:CA-VBControlLasermode.PNG|Companion app interface for controlling myViewBoard sessions in Laser Stroke Mode]]|200px;float:left;padding: 5px 5px 20px 5px; border:solid 1px #eee;margin:5px;}}
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Default management options:
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<div class="TAB" style="max-width:700px;">
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<div class="DTR">
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<div class="DTC">{{IconBox|[[File:CAnew-Icons-URL.jpg|link=]]|50px}}</div>
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<div class="DTC">URL </div>
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<div class="DTC">Display Whiteboard session URL and QR code for Throw, Pop Quiz, and Polls interaction.</div>
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</div>
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<div class="DTR">
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<div class="DTC">{{IconBox|[[File:CAnew-Icons-QRCode.jpg|link=]]|50px}}</div>
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<div class="DTC">QR Code </div>
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<div class="DTC">Save the Whiteboard session to linked cloud storage, and generate a QR code that links to the file.</div>
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</div>
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<div class="DTR">
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<div class="DTC">{{IconBox|[[File:CAnew-Icons-Laser.jpg|link=]]|50px}}</div>
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<div class="DTC">Laser pointer </div>
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<div class="DTC">Turn your phone into a laser pointer on the device running Whiteboard.</div>
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</div>
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<div class="DTR">
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<div class="DTC">{{IconBox|[[File:CAnew-Icons-Previous.jpg|link=]]|50px}}</div>
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<div class="DTC">Previous </div>
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<div class="DTC">Go to the previous page, if the file has multiple pages.</div>
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</div>
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<div class="DTR">
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<div class="DTC">{{IconBox|[[File:CAnew-Icons-Next.jpg|link=]]|50px}}</div>
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<div class="DTC">Next </div>
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<div class="DTC">Go to the next page, if the file has multiple pages.</div>
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</div>
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</div>
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Toggle ''Laser pointer'' on at the top of the page to use:
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<div class="TAB" style="max-width:700px;">
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<div class="DTR">
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<div class="DTC">{{IconBox|[[File:A-Laserstrokeicon.PNG|link=]]|50px}}</div>
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<div class="DTC">Laser stroke </div>
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<div class="DTC">Touch and hold to draw with a highlighter on the Whiteboard canvas. </div>
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</div>
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<div class="DTR">
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<div class="DTC">{{IconBox|[[File:CA-Centerlasericon.PNG|link=]]|50px}}</div>
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<div class="DTC">Center </div>
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<div class="DTC">Recenter the Laser. </div>
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</div>
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<div class="DTR">
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<div class="DTC">{{IconBox|[[File:CA-Deletestrokeicon.PNG|link=]]|50px}}</div>
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<div class="DTC">Remove strokes </div>
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<div class="DTC">Delete all marks from the laser pointer.</div>
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</div>
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</div>
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===Wireless Presentation Screen===
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Manage the [[Wireless Presentation]] feature of Whiteboard on this page.
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{{IconBox|[[File:Companion_WP.jpg|Companion app interface for configuring wireless presentation]]|200px;float:left;padding: 5px 5px 20px 5px; border:solid 1px #eee;margin:5px;}}
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<br style="clear:both;">
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{| class="wikitable" style="background-color:transparent;"
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|-
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|style="border: solid 1px #eee;" |Enable
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|style="border: solid 1px #eee;" |Turn the wireless presentation feature on for the signed in account. <br/>After this is turned on, participants can send, cast or share their screen to the user's current Whiteboard session.
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|-
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|style="border: solid 1px #eee;" |Moderation
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|style="border: solid 1px #eee;" |Display a list of participants requesting access to share their screen to the current Whiteboard session.<br/>Click on an entry to grant access.
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|}
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The two buttons under ''Frame Resize'' can be used when using the [[Wireless Presentation]] feature of Whiteboard to display participants' screens:
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<div class="TAB" style="max-width:700px;">
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<div class="DTR">
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<div class="DTC">{{IconBox|[[File:CAnew-Icons-Shrink.jpg|link=]]|50px}}</div>
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<div class="DTC">'''''Shrink'''''</div>
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<div class="DTC">Reduce the size of the presentation screen</div>
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</div>
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<div class="DTR">
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<div class="DTC">{{IconBox|[[File:CAnew-Icons-Enlarge.jpg|link=]]|50px}}</div>
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<div class="DTC">'''''Enlarge'''''</div>
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<div class="DTC">Enlarge the size of the presentation screen</div>
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</div>
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</div>
  
  
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Revision as of 16:41, 16 July 2021

Companion is an app for myViewBoard available for iOS and Android. Use the myViewBoard Companion app to:

  • Quickly and securely log in to Whiteboard sessions by scanning the QR code.
  • Remotely control Whiteboard sessions with page navigation and laser pointer.
  • Interact with other Whiteboard sessions by sharing files by Throw I-magic-box-throwtool.svg.
  • Take part in polls and quizzes with Pop Quiz I-pop-quiz.svg and Polls I-poll-quiz.svg features.


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.
  • Allow permissions for camera and file access if using the Throw feature.


Download the Companion app

  1. Go to the Google Play or Apple Store app on your mobile device.
  2. Search for the myViewBoard Companion.
  3. Install the app, and sign in to your myView Board account (to access all features).


Direct download links


myViewBoard.com also has links to download Companion:

  1. Go to http://myViewBoard.com.
  2. Click Download.
  3. Click Companion on Google play or Companion on Apple Store.
  4. Using a QR code reader, scan 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

Without signing in, only the Throw Throw.svg, Pop Quiz Pop quiz.svg, and Polls Pollquiz.svg features are available. These are for interacting with a Whiteboard session - sign in to access remote control features for your own Whiteboard session.


To use all features:

  • Sign in to your myViewBoard account.
  • If you haven't created a myViewBoard account yet, you can do so here.

Once logged in, you will be able to use the Companion app as a remote control for your Whiteboard for Windows or Whiteboard for Android sessions.


After sign in

When signed in, users can access 3 pages:

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Companion btn control.png Remote control
Companion btn cast.png Wireless Presentation


Participate Screen

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

When signed in, you will also see your user profile picture/icon in the top left. Click this for settings and to sign out of the app.




The participate screen contains the following:

Throw.svg Throw files such as images to a Whiteboard
Pop quiz.svg Answer a Pop Quiz
Pollquiz.svg Answer Polls
Icon Sens .svg Analyze your presentation effectiveness, audience mood and room environment with myViewBoard Sens.
Requires the myViewBoard Sens sensor hardware to function.
349t8y3986 yo8hg04857gh029354gh2-53.svg Log in to a Whiteboard by scanning a QR code


Sign in to Whiteboard with the Companion app

Signing in to a whiteboard with the Companion app's QR code function is quick and secure. You do not need to type out an email or password.


Use the Companion app to sign in to the Whiteboard with the QR code scanner:

  1. Launch the Companion app.
  2. Sign in to Companion, if not already.
  3. Click the QR Code icon 349t8y3986 yo8hg04857gh029354gh2-53.svg to open the phone's camera.
  4. Position the phone so that the QR code displayed on the Whiteboard for Windows or Android screen is inside the QR 'scanner' of the Companion app.


If you can't find the QR code on the whiteboard, click the icon in the bottom right of the screen to display login options.



Throw

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Throw lets you share files or photos from your phone to a Whiteboard session.

  1. Click the Throw icon.
  2. Select Camera or Browse, then take your picture or select the file.
  3. On the next screen, enter the Host Whiteboard name, or scan the QR code of the Whiteboard.
    • The Host Name is the name of the Whiteboard session you are throwing to.
    • Click the CAnew-Icons-ThrowHistory.jpg icon to see a list of Host Names you've previously sent files to.
  4. Click the icon to send the file.

If successful, the Whiteboard session host should receive a notification.

If you are sending the file to your own Whiteboard session (the Companion app and Whiteboard are signed in with the same account), the Companion app will also ask you if you want to open the file on the Whiteboard. If you choose not to, you can always access all thrown files from the notifications icon or Magic Box > Throw.

Once Companion is installed, it will also appear under the default Android or iOS Share/Send options alongside other apps and email, etc.


Pop Quiz

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Answer a Pop Quiz from a Whiteboard with your Companion app. Users do not need to be signed in to answer.

  1. Click Pop Quiz icon.
  2. Use the pen, text, or AI pen to draw or write your answer. Alternatively, select a file from your device by clicking the file 878ty320ty304ty2-039t234t324t.svg icon.
  3. Click the paper plane icon to send your drawing or file to the whiteboard.
  4. The whiteboard will receive a notification, showing your file.


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Folder
Add images from your phone.
Drag the image to the trashcan to delete.
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Move
If enabled, indicates that any image or text on screen can be moved.
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Text tool
Click to add text.
Drag the text on the screen to the trashcan icon to delete.
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Eraser
Delete lines.
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Pen
Click to draw an answer by hand.
To change the width, click the pen icon again.
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AI Pen
AI will generate icons to based on your drawing.
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Color
Change active pen color.




To view Throw history and recall files, click your avatar in the top left and then Throw history. Recalling files depends upon network connection.


Polls

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Polls for Whiteboard can be answered from the Companion app.

  1. Click the Polls icon and then join by either entering the Whiteboard host name, or scanning the QR code for the Poll from the Whiteboard.
  2. Enter your name and click Join.
  3. When the Poll starts on Whiteboard, Poll questions will appear in the Companion app.
  4. Select an answer or multiple answers for each question, and click the plane icon to submit your answer.

After you use Companion to answer the Poll, the Whiteboard host can see the results.


Whiteboard remote control

You must be signed in to the Whiteboard and the Companion app with the same myViewBoard account to use remote control.


Companion app interface for controlling myViewBoard sessions
Companion app interface for controlling myViewBoard sessions in Laser Stroke Mode



Default management options:

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URL
Display Whiteboard session URL and QR code for Throw, Pop Quiz, and Polls interaction.
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QR Code
Save the Whiteboard session to linked cloud storage, and generate a QR code that links to the file.
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Laser pointer
Turn your phone into a laser pointer on the device running Whiteboard.
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Previous
Go to the previous page, if the file has multiple pages.
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Next
Go to the next page, if the file has multiple pages.


Toggle Laser pointer on at the top of the page to use:

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Laser stroke
Touch and hold to draw with a highlighter on the Whiteboard canvas.
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Center
Recenter the Laser.
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Remove strokes
Delete all marks from the laser pointer.


Wireless Presentation Screen

Manage the Wireless Presentation feature of Whiteboard on this page.

Companion app interface for configuring wireless presentation


Enable Turn the wireless presentation feature on for the signed in account.
After this is turned on, participants can send, cast or share their screen to the user's current Whiteboard session.
Moderation Display a list of participants requesting access to share their screen to the current Whiteboard session.
Click on an entry to grant access.


The two buttons under Frame Resize can be used when using the Wireless Presentation feature of Whiteboard to display participants' screens:

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Shrink
Reduce the size of the presentation screen
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Enlarge
Enlarge the size of the presentation screen


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