Companion app

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


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.



System Requirements

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


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).


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:

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User avatar
Displays the avatar associated with the user account.
Click to access Companion app settings.
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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:

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Throw
Sends an object to the Whiteboard host specified.
This feature is available even without signing in.
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Pop Quiz
Sends a response to a Pop Quiz.
This feature is available even without signing in.
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Polls
Sends answer to different question types asked by the teacher in Polls.
This feature is available even without signing in.
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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 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 and Pop Quiz

MyViewBoard Companion App Training Guide

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