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With the cast tool you can send your screen to others or have others send their screen sent to your board. This can be helpful if you have a large class and everyone needs to be able to see what’s on the ViewBoard. Likewise it can be easier to have kids cast their screen to the board without physically hooking their computer up to the board. The cast window is show below.
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The Send screen feature allows users to send a live video stream of their screen to others. This is useful in the following situations: 
  
; Sending screen to
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* If you have a large audience and everyone needs to see what’s on the myViewBoard screen  
: At any time others can receive your screen to their Chrome device or a device running Google Chrome (note that they’ll need to have the myViewBoard Google Chrome Extension). Users must go to www.MyViewBoard.com and sign in. At the top there’s an icon showing a “Board” to a “Computer Screen” (shown on the right). When they click this they must type in the board name which is displayed at the top of the cast menu OR at the top left of of the myViewBoard window. When someone receives your screen, their name will display under the “Sending screen to” section of the cast menu.  
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* It can be easier to cast a screen to the board without physically hooking a device
Anything the you do on board (including anything you say) is captured via video and audio and sent to the device. Note that you must touch/click the name in the menu to give them access before you can send your screen (their name will display red until you touch/click and then it will turn green).  
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While you are sending your screen users can record a video of your screen or take screenshots.  
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Note that the [[MyViewBoard Extension for Chrome]] is required to use this feature.  
It’s also important to know that users MUST be signed into www.myViewBoard.com to receive a screen from the board.
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==Using Send Screen==
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<ol>
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<li>Go to myViewBoard.com. </li>
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<li>Click the 'Send your screen to a viewboard' icon.<br />Note that you need to install the [[MyViewBoard Extension for Chrome]] to use this feature. </li>
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<li>On the window that appears, provide your name and the myViewBoard Name of the session that receives the cast. <br/>The myViewBoard session must be online.</li>
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<li>Click Share.</li>
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<li>If using multiple screens, select which screen you want to cast.</li>
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<li>Click the message to allow myViewBoard to access your screen.</li>
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<li>If successful, the following message appears on your screen.<br /><code>myViewBoard.com is sharing your screen.</code><br /></li>
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</ol>
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The following controls at the bottom of the screen share window allows you to:
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* an icon to turn the computer’s microphone on or off
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* a quick switch menu (which pulls up other devices and lets you switch to another computer on the fly
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* a screenshot tool (allowing you to capture what’s being displayed
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* a full screen button and a button to close the window
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==Notes==
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* Multiple screens may be displayed at once although network performance may suffer.  
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* While someone is sharing, their screen is displayed live, with some delay depending on the network speed.  
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* Anything the you do on board (including anything you say) is captured via video and audio.  
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* While sending a screen, users can record a video of your screen or take screenshots.  
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* Users are not required to sign in into http://myViewBoard.com to send a screen.

Revision as of 12:38, 29 May 2019

The Send screen feature allows users to send a live video stream of their screen to others. This is useful in the following situations:

  • If you have a large audience and everyone needs to see what’s on the myViewBoard screen
  • It can be easier to cast a screen to the board without physically hooking a device

Note that the myViewBoard Extension for Chrome is required to use this feature.

Using Send Screen

  1. Go to myViewBoard.com.
  2. Click the 'Send your screen to a viewboard' icon.
    Note that you need to install the myViewBoard Extension for Chrome to use this feature.
  3. On the window that appears, provide your name and the myViewBoard Name of the session that receives the cast.
    The myViewBoard session must be online.
  4. Click Share.
  5. If using multiple screens, select which screen you want to cast.
  6. Click the message to allow myViewBoard to access your screen.
  7. If successful, the following message appears on your screen.
    myViewBoard.com is sharing your screen.


The following controls at the bottom of the screen share window allows you to:

  • an icon to turn the computer’s microphone on or off
  • a quick switch menu (which pulls up other devices and lets you switch to another computer on the fly
  • a screenshot tool (allowing you to capture what’s being displayed
  • a full screen button and a button to close the window

Notes

  • Multiple screens may be displayed at once although network performance may suffer.
  • While someone is sharing, their screen is displayed live, with some delay depending on the network speed.
  • Anything the you do on board (including anything you say) is captured via video and audio.
  • While sending a screen, users can record a video of your screen or take screenshots.
  • Users are not required to sign in into http://myViewBoard.com to send a screen.