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==Companion app: Home screen==
 
==Companion app: Home screen==
Companion presents its users with a screen that has multiple options to sign in to the app:
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Companion presents its users with a screen that has multiple options to sign in to the app. In addition, the users can see see the [[File:Info.jpg|30px|link=]] icon at the top left of the screen. Click this to get the Settings information and submitting your feedback regarding the app.
  
 
# '''Select your role to sign in''': This means that the user can opt from the following options to log in to the app:
 
# '''Select your role to sign in''': This means that the user can opt from the following options to log in to the app:
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==Signing in to Companion==
 
==Signing in to Companion==
  
'''Selecting the role as a Host/IT admin or Participant''': This will give common login options to both of the users.
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Selecting the role as a Host/IT admin or Participant will give common login options to both of the users.
* Sign in with your email
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* '''Sign in with your Google, Microsoft, or Apple account that you registered with us''':
** Provide your email and password.
 
** Click the Check Mark icon.
 
 
 
* Sign in with your Google, Microsoft, or Apple account that you registered with us
 
 
** [[File:Google.svg|20px|link=]] Sign in with Google
 
** [[File:Google.svg|20px|link=]] Sign in with Google
 
** [[File:Microsoft.svg|20px|link=]] Sign in with Microsoft
 
** [[File:Microsoft.svg|20px|link=]] Sign in with Microsoft
 
** [[File:Apple.svg|20px|link=]] Sign in with Apple
 
** [[File:Apple.svg|20px|link=]] Sign in with Apple
 
** [[File:Single sign-in.png|20px|link=]] Provide your email and password and follow the instructions to use single sign-in service.
 
** [[File:Single sign-in.png|20px|link=]] Provide your email and password and follow the instructions to use single sign-in service.
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* '''Sign in with your email''':
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** Provide your email and password.
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** Click the Check Mark icon.
  
 
'''Note''': Click ''Forgot password?'' to reset the password and an email will be sent to your regular email id.
 
'''Note''': Click ''Forgot password?'' to reset the password and an email will be sent to your regular email id.
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'''Join as a guest''': After entering the required details and clicking the Guest Login tab, a guest can use 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. These are for interacting with a [[MyViewBoard_Whiteboard|Whiteboard]] session.
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==Joining as a guest==
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After entering the required details as stated above and clicking the Guest Login tab, a guest can use 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. These are for interacting with a [[MyViewBoard_Whiteboard|Whiteboard]] session.
 
<gallery widths="200" heights="440">
 
<gallery widths="200" heights="440">
 
File:Guest screen.jpg.png|Guest screen
 
File:Guest screen.jpg.png|Guest screen
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==After signing in==
 
==After signing in==
Once a user have signed in:
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Once a user has signed in:
*A Host/IT admin can see the '''Participate''' screen as the first page.
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*A Host/IT admin can see the '''Participate''' screen as the first page directly.
 
*A participant will get "'''Join a Whiteboard session'''" as the initial screen. Here, the participant needs to enter the Host name (or scan the QR code of the respective Whiteboard session) and their own names in the given fields. Clicking '''Join''' allows the participant to access the same features as are available to hosts/IT admins.
 
*A participant will get "'''Join a Whiteboard session'''" as the initial screen. Here, the participant needs to enter the Host name (or scan the QR code of the respective Whiteboard session) and their own names in the given fields. Clicking '''Join''' allows the participant to access the same features as are available to hosts/IT admins.
  
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The participate screen contains the following:
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The participate screen contains the following for Host/IT admins:
  
 
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'''''Remember that the QR code scanner does not appear on the Participate screen for the users when signed in as a participant. This is because the participants join the Whiteboard sessions before accessing the Participate page.'''''
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'''''Remember that the QR code scanner and Sens do not appear when signed in as a Participant. This is because:
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# The participants join the Whiteboard sessions before accessing the Participate page.
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# Sens is designed to be used by the Hosts and IT admins to monitor the individuals' engagement in the sessions.'''''
  
 
====[[Magic_Box_Throw|Throw]]====
 
====[[Magic_Box_Throw|Throw]]====
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[[File:Throw.svg|70px|link=]]
 
[[File:Throw.svg|70px|link=]]
  
''Throw'' lets you share files or photos from your phone to a Whiteboard session.  
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''Throw'' lets you share files or photos from your phones to a Whiteboard session. Follow the given steps to use this feature:
  
 
# Click the [[Magic_Box_Throw|Throw]] icon.
 
# 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.
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# On the next screen, you can find three different ways to share your files as per your roles:
#* The Host Name is the name of the Whiteboard session you are throwing to.
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## '''Hosts/IT admins''': The Host Name field automatically shows your myViewBoard account email id name. To share the files to any other Whiteboard session, enter the Host Whiteboard name, or scan the QR code of the Whiteboard.
#* Click the [[File:CAnew-Icons-ThrowHistory.jpg|16px]] icon to see a list of Host Names you've previously sent files to.  
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##:* The Host Name is the name of the Whiteboard session you are throwing to.
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##:* Click the [[File:CAnew-Icons-ThrowHistory.jpg|16px]] icon to see a list of Host Names you've previously sent files to.
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## '''Participant''': The Host Name is auto-filled in for the Whiteboard session you are sending the file to.
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## '''Guest''': The Host Name and Your Name are auto-filled in to share the files.  
 
# Click the {{FA|far fa-paper-plane}} icon to send the file.
 
# Click the {{FA|far fa-paper-plane}} icon to send the file.
  
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[[File:Pop_quiz.svg|70px|link=]]  
 
[[File:Pop_quiz.svg|70px|link=]]  
  
Answer a ''Pop Quiz'' from a [[Whiteboard]] with your Companion app. Users do not need to be signed in to answer.
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Answer a ''Pop Quiz'' from a [[Whiteboard]] with your Companion app. Use this feature as a Host/IT admin, Participant, and Guest.
  
 
# Click [[Pop Quiz|Pop Quiz]] icon.
 
# Click [[Pop Quiz|Pop Quiz]] icon.
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[[File:Pollquiz.svg|70px|link=Polls_Quiz]]
 
[[File:Pollquiz.svg|70px|link=Polls_Quiz]]
  
[[Polls_Quiz|Polls]] for [[Whiteboard]] can be answered from the Companion app.  
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[[Polls_Quiz|Polls]] for [[Whiteboard]] can be answered from the Companion app. Polls is available for all users of Companion.
  
 
# 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.  
 
# 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.  

Revision as of 12:50, 25 October 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: Home screen

Companion presents its users with a screen that has multiple options to sign in to the app. In addition, the users can see see the Info.jpg icon at the top left of the screen. Click this to get the Settings information and submitting your feedback regarding the app.

  1. Select your role to sign in: This means that the user can opt from the following options to log in to the app:
    • Host / IT admin: A host can be anyone, such as a teacher and any other professional, who is presenting the canvas. The IT admin can also use the same option for accessing the app.
    • Participant: A participant is the one who wants to join the Whiteboard session presented by a host.
  2. Sign in as a Guest: If you don’t have a myViewBoard account and want to log in to the Companion app as a guest for work collaboration, then you just need to enter the “Host name” and “Your name”. Alternatively, you can scan the QR code shared by the host with you in place of writing the host's name.
  3. Sign Up: If you haven't created a myViewBoard account yet, you can do so here.To use all features, we advise you to sign up and use all features.

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.

Signing in to Companion

Selecting the role as a Host/IT admin or Participant will give common login options to both of the users.

  • Sign in with your Google, Microsoft, or Apple account that you registered with us:
    • Google.svg Sign in with Google
    • Microsoft.svg Sign in with Microsoft
    • Apple.svg Sign in with Apple
    • Single sign-in.png Provide your email and password and follow the instructions to use single sign-in service.
  • Sign in with your email:
    • Provide your email and password.
    • Click the Check Mark icon.

Note: Click Forgot password? to reset the password and an email will be sent to your regular email id.

Joining as a guest

After entering the required details as stated above and clicking the Guest Login tab, a guest can use the Throw Throw.svg, Pop Quiz Pop quiz.svg, and Polls Pollquiz.svg features. These are for interacting with a Whiteboard session.


After signing in

Once a user has signed in:

  • A Host/IT admin can see the Participate screen as the first page directly.
  • A participant will get "Join a Whiteboard session" as the initial screen. Here, the participant needs to enter the Host name (or scan the QR code of the respective Whiteboard session) and their own names in the given fields. Clicking Join allows the participant to access the same features as are available to hosts/IT admins.

Both hosts/IT admins and participants can now access 3 pages:

Companion btn participate.png Participate mode
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 for Host/IT admins:

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.


Remember that the QR code scanner and Sens do not appear when signed in as a Participant. This is because:

  1. The participants join the Whiteboard sessions before accessing the Participate page.
  2. Sens is designed to be used by the Hosts and IT admins to monitor the individuals' engagement in the sessions.

Throw

Throw.svg

Throw lets you share files or photos from your phones to a Whiteboard session. Follow the given steps to use this feature:

  1. Click the Throw icon.
  2. Select Camera or Browse, then take your picture or select the file.
  3. On the next screen, you can find three different ways to share your files as per your roles:
    1. Hosts/IT admins: The Host Name field automatically shows your myViewBoard account email id name. To share the files to any other Whiteboard session, 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.
    2. Participant: The Host Name is auto-filled in for the Whiteboard session you are sending the file to.
    3. Guest: The Host Name and Your Name are auto-filled in to share the files.
  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 I-main-tool-bar-magic-box.svg 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

Pop quiz.svg

Answer a Pop Quiz from a Whiteboard with your Companion app. Use this feature as a Host/IT admin, Participant, and Guest.

  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.
CAnew-Icons-Texttool.jpg
Text tool
Click to add text.
Drag the text on the screen to the trashcan icon to delete.
CAnew-Icons-Eraser.jpg
Eraser
Delete lines.
CAnew-Icons-Pen.jpg
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

Pollquiz.svg

Polls for Whiteboard can be answered from the Companion app. Polls is available for all users of Companion.

  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:

CAnew-Icons-URL.jpg
URL
Display Whiteboard session URL and QR code for Throw, Pop Quiz, and Polls interaction.
CAnew-Icons-QRCode.jpg
QR Code
Save the Whiteboard session to linked cloud storage, and generate a QR code that links to the file.
CAnew-Icons-Laser.jpg
Laser pointer
Turn your phone into a laser pointer on the device running Whiteboard.
CAnew-Icons-Previous.jpg
Previous
Go to the previous page, if the file has multiple pages.
CAnew-Icons-Next.jpg
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.
CA-Centerlasericon.PNG
Center
Recenter the Laser.
CA-Deletestrokeicon.PNG
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:

CAnew-Icons-Shrink.jpg
Shrink
Reduce the size of the presentation screen
CAnew-Icons-Enlarge.jpg
Enlarge
Enlarge the size of the presentation screen


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