myViewBoard for Android Quick Start Guide

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myViewBoard for Android is a digital whiteboard solution designed specifically to be used on an Android device. myViewBoard for Android functions similarly to the Windows version with a few minor differences.

Set Up a myViewBoard Account

Sign up for a myViewBoard account

myViewBoard for Windows sign-in panel

To get the most out of myViewBoard, users need to create a complimentary myViewBoard account at http://www.myviewboard.com. Note that myViewBoard for Windows can still be used without signing in. However, some features will be unavailable.

myViewBoard provides the following options to sign up:


Integrate an existing Google or Microsoft account:

  1. Click one of the following:
    • Sign in with Google
    • Sign in with Microsoft
  2. On the next window, grant permission to myViewBoard to access the user's Google or Microsoft account.

Sign up using an email provider:

  1. On the myViewBoard sign up page, fill up the following details:
    • Unique myViewBoard name
    • Email
    • Password
  2. Select the checkbox for EULA agreement.
  3. Click Sign Up.


After successful sign-up, perform the following steps:

  1. An activation email will be sent to the account. Activate the account by clicking the link in the activation email.
  2. After activation, sign in and set up the new myViewBoard account.
  3. On first sign in, myViewBoard.com prompts the user to update the user's Personal Profile and Account Name Setting.


Bind a cloud storage account

Next, bind a cloud storage service to the account. Integration connects a Google Drive, Dropbox, Box OneDrive or OneDrive for Business cloud accounts to myViewBoard, and allows media, lessons and other content to be saved to the cloud.

Bind a cloud account on the FollowMe AI page.
  1. Sign in to http://www.myViewBoard.com.
  2. Click your avatar, and select myViewBoard FollowMe AI from the drop down.
  3. Click Cloud Integration on the side panel.
  4. On the Cloud Integration screen, select the cloud storage account you want to bind.
  5. Sign in to your account and allow myViewBoard to access your account.

After binding, a new folder named myViewBoard is created at the root directory of your cloud storage account.

Binding a cloud storage account provides the following benefits:

  • Allows saving media, lessons and other content to the cloud. If the process is successful, users can use the Magic Box to access the contents of their cloud storage account.
  • Enables the use of custom images for certain myViewBoard features. myViewBoard automatically creates it's own 'system' folder myViewBoard in the integrated cloud storage account. The myViewBoard program loads the contents of this folder whenever a user signs in to a myViewBoard session.


Upload custom images and settings

Upload custom backgrounds on the FollowMe AI page.

One the cloud storage account is ready, upload custom images to customize your myViewBoard experience.

  1. Sign in to http://www.myviewboard.com.
  2. Click your avatar, and select myViewBoard FollowMe AI from the drop down.
  3. On the Setting screen, verify that the myViewBoard default theme is not selected.
  4. On the Cloud Integration screen, verify that the correct cloud storage account is selected as the default.
  5. On the Backgrounds, Magic Line Pens, and Shape Pens screens, perform the following procedures.
    1. Go to the Background, Magic Line Pen, or Shape Pen screen.
    2. Click Update Files to open the cloud storage location for the specified feature.
    3. Select PNG and JPG images to upload to the correct folder.
Images must meet the following dimensions:
Background Any resolution, but 3840 x 2160 (4k resolution) is recommended
Magic Line Pen Should be at least 96 x 96 pixels. Images are tiled to fill the space.
Shape Pen 96 x 96 pixels, all pen images are scaled to this resolution


Download the program and install

  1. Sign in to http://www.myviewboard.com.
  2. Click your avatar, and select Downloads icon to open a window containing download links to several myViewBoard programs.
  3. Select and download the correct installer for your platform.
  4. Run the installer, and wait for the installation to finish.


Launch myViewBoard for Android

Activate the myViewBoard for Android App

On first run, the android app prompts the user to select the account type to activate.

myViewBoard for Android activation dialog


For a personal account:

  1. Click Personal.
  2. Provide a myViewBoard account to activate the application.
    • myViewBoard Name
    • Email address to receive the activation email.
  3. Specify a Theme.
  4. Click Submit. The app may automatically close at this point.
  5. Before re-opening the myViewBoard for Android app, go to your email client and activate the account by clicking the link in the activation email.
  6. Restart the myViewBoard for Android app, and try signing in.

For entity accounts:

  1. Click Entity.
  2. A QR code will be displayed.
  3. Ask an Entity Admin to use his Companion App to activate the application.
  4. Close and restart the myViewBoard for Android app, and try signing in.


You will need to go through these steps again if the 'Clear data' and "Clear cache' actions was applied to the myViewBoard for Android app.


Sign in to myViewBoard for Android

myViewBoard for Android sign-in panel

Run myViewBoard for Android and sign in with the same Google account, Microsoft account, or email account you used for myViewBoard.com.

  • Sign In with Email
  1. Provide your email and password.
  2. Click .
  • Sign In With Google Or Microsoft
  1. Click one of the following:
    • Sign in with Google
    • Sign in with Microsoft
  2. Provide your email and password.

It is also possible to sign in using the QR code feature of the myViewBoard Companion App.

  • Sign In With QR Code
  1. Launch the myViewBoard™ Companion App on your mobile device.
  2. Sign in using an email address.
  3. Click the QR Code icon to open the phone's camera.
  4. Position the phone so that the QR code displayed on the myViewBoard for Android program is inside the QR 'scanner' of the companion app.

If you signed up with a Google or Microsoft account and you need to use the Companion App:

  1. Go to http://myViewBoard.com.
  2. Click your avatar, and click Change Password.
  3. Specify a password, and click Confirm.
  4. Sign in using the Companion App.


Customize the myViewBoard Canvas

Background menu options

Use the background menu to change the canvas background.

  1. Click the background menu icon.
  2. Select a background from the following sources:

    Website Upload Off.png
    FollowMe AI setting
    Displays custom images uploaded in the cloud storage account.
    Edu-Color.png
    Color Palette
    Sets a solid color as the background.
    BuiltIn BG Off.png
    Pre-installed
    Displays backgrounds that come pre-installed with myViewBoard.
    LocalAdd BG Off.png
    Local hard drive
    Use images uploaded from the user's hard drive.
    AddBackground Off.png
    Upload Image
    Upload images from the local hard drive to myViewBoard.


  3. After selection, specify if the background is only applied to the current page, or to all pages.
  4. (Optional) To display an overlay over the canvas, click one of the options below:
    Grid Off.png
    Grid
    Displays a grid over the canvas. The color of the grid changes depending on the background color.
    Watermark Off.png
    Confidential
    Displays a 'confidential' watermark. The watermark may not be visible on certain background colors.
    DateTime Off.png
    Date Time
    Displays the current date and time on the upper side of the canvas. Click to open a floating calendar.


myViewBoard for Android Working Area

The myViewBoard for Android working area is divided into the following areas:

myViewBoard for Android working area, parts labeled

Canvas area

Main area where users work in. By default, the background of the canvas area is blank. However, this can be customized via the following methods:

  • Click the Whiteboard background management menu to specify another solid color, or one of the predefined images as the background.
  • Sign in to your myViewBoard account to load your personal preferences, including any customizations applied to backgrounds, shape lines and magic pens.

Floating toolbar

More information: myViewBoard for Android Floating Toolbar

Toolbar that allows users to perform operations on the canvas. This toolbar can be moved freely around the canvas area.

Icons in the floating toolbar are the same for both the Android and Windows versions of myViewBoard.

Main toolbar

More information: myViewBoard for Android Main Toolbar

Toolbar that allows users to add annotations to the canvas area. This toolbar is always fixed to the right, left or bottom side of the program window.

Title bar

More information: Title bar

A toolbar that appears at the topmost section of the myViewBoard program. If logged in, this toolbar displays the user account currently logged in. It also provides access to the following options:

  • Notifications
  • Settings
  • Close button


Main Toolbar

The toolbar contains tools that allow users to add annotations to the canvas area. This toolbar is always fixed to the right, left or bottom side of the program window. The appearance of icons in the toolbar vary depending on the selected theme.

myViewBoard for Android includes the following icons in the toolbar:


Icon
Name
Description
CaptureScreen On.png
Displays options for capturing the contents of the canvas.
MenuBarMove On.png
Click and drag to move toolbar to the side of the screen.
File On.png
Displays options for opening, saving, exporting and printing files.
Resource On.png
Displays various tools that you can insert into the canvas.
Roaming on.png
Move the canvas, zoom in/out, and open the infinite canvas overview.
Selector On.png
Selects objects, text and pictures.
Pen On.png
Draws freehand lines and squiggles. Click again to open pen options.
Eraser On.png
Erases objects, based on the last mode selected. Click again to display eraser options.
ShapeLine On.png
Draws lines and shapes with different styles. Click again to display shape options.
Text On.png
Creates a textbox.
Undo On.png
Reverses the previous action.
Redo On.png
Reverses the previous undo action.
Page On.png
Creates, selects, sorts, and deletes pages.



Floating Toolbar

The Floating Toolbar allows users to perform operations on the canvas. This toolbar can be moved freely around the canvas area.

The Floating Toolbar contains the following options:


Icon
Name
Description
Edu-MenuBarMove.png
Drag to move the Floating Toolbar around the canvas.
Edu-FullScreenMode.png
Switches the canvas to fullscreen mode.
Edu-clipboard.png
Inserts the current clipboard content onto the canvas.
Edu-Browser.png
Opens the built-in browser to access internet resources, which can be dragged onto the canvas.
NextPage 02.png
If the canvas contains multiple pages, displays the previous page.
NextPage 01.png
If the canvas contains multiple pages, displays the next page.
Edu-PageAdd.png
Adds a new page to the canvas.


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More Information

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