Use the Companion app to control a Whiteboard session, or interact with other Whiteboard sessions, from an Android or iOS phone.
Get the Companion app
Download the Companion app
- Go to the Google Play or Apple Store app on your mobile device.
- Search for the myViewBoard Companion app.
- Install the app, and sign in (to access all features).
Companion app before sign in
To use all features:
- Sign in to your myViewBoard account.
- If you haven't created a myViewBoard account yet, you can do so here.
After sign in
When signed in, users can access 3 pages:
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.
App when signed in
The participate screen contains the following:
|50px||Throw files such as images to a Whiteboard|
|50px||Answer a Pop Quiz|
|Log in to a Whiteboard by scanning a QR code|
Sign in to Whiteboard with the Companion app
Use the Companion app to sign in to the Whiteboard quickly and securely with the QR code scanner function:
- Launch the Companion app.
- Sign in to Companion, if not already.
- Click the QR Code icon ( ) 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.
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.
Use your phone's camera to scan the QR code in the bottom right of the Whiteboard
Throw lets you share files or photos from your phone to a Whiteboard session.
- Click the Throw icon.
- 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.
- 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. 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.
Answer a Pop Quiz from a Whiteboard with your Companion app. Users do not need to be signed in to answer.
- Click Pop Quiz 30px.
- Use the pen, text, or AI pen to draw or write your answer. Alternatively, select a file from your device by clicking the file icon.
- Click the paper plane icon to send your drawing or file to the whiteboard.
- The whiteboard will receive a notification, showing your file.
To delete, drag the image to the trashcan.
To delete, drag the text on the screen to the trashcan icon.
To change the width, click the pen icon again.
Whiteboard remote control
This page allows remote control of a Whiteboard session. You must first be signed in to the Whiteboard.
Default management options:
Option when Laser Stroke is enable:
Wireless Presentation Screen
Manage the Wireless Presentation feature of Whiteboard on this page.
|Enable||Turns 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||Displays a list of participants requesting access to cast/share/present 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: