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* To convert handwritten text into 'typed' text, use the handwriting recognition feature. The feature works both on single words and complete sentences.  
 
* To convert handwritten text into 'typed' text, use the handwriting recognition feature. The feature works both on single words and complete sentences.  
 
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Revision as of 18:21, 11 July 2019


THIS IS A TEST

Adding Text with Writing Tools

  • Click the Text icon to type in text. Use the text editor to change the font, size and color of the text.
Using the text tool to insert text

Using the text tool to insert text
  • To convert handwritten text into 'typed' text, use the handwriting recognition feature. The feature works both on single words and complete sentences.
  • Use the pen to write words on the canvas.
  • To insert long snippets of text, click the magic box and insert a TXT file from a local or cloud resource.
  • For text intended to function as hints, use sticky notes. Sticky notes minimize to a small square that expand when clicked.


Inserting Images, Videos and Documents

  • Use the Magic Box to insert image, videos and document types saved in the user's local drive or cloud storage account. Double-click, or drag-and-drop to insert.
  • Click the Magic Box and open the YouTube icon. Search for a video and drag a video from the results.
  • Click the camera icon to start and display a live stream directly on the canvas.
  • Use the Embed browser to search for images, then drag-and-drop images from the browser onto the canvas.
  • Open the Embed browser, and click the myViewBoard Clips tile. Search for a video, then double-click, or drag-and-drop the video to insert.
  • On the Floating toolbar, click the paste icon to paste clipboard contents onto the canvas. This works for all supported files.


Taking Screenshots

  • Use the options in the Screenshot toolbar to take a picture of the current canvas state.
  • Use the Windows toggle tool to display and take screenshots of the Windows desktop.
  • To take a screenshot of a video inserted into the canvas, click the screenshot icon on the floating frame.


Inserting Shapes and Scribbles

  • Use the pen tool to draw frehand shapes.
  • Use the shape tool to insert 2d and 3d shapes.


Manipulating Objects

Additional edits can be made to the object once it has been placed on the canvas. Select the selection tool, then click on an object to apply additional effects:

  • To re-size and rotate the object, use the handlebars.
  • To move the object, click then drag the object to a new location. Use the infinite canvas tool to adjust the zoom.

The adorning menu provides additional options:

  • Adjust Layers to place the selected object under or above other objects.
  • Select multiple objects, then click Group so the objects move as one.
  • Select an object, then click Lock from the adorning menu to prevent the object from moving.


Adding Animation

  • Click the Magic Box and select widgets. Widgets are animated images that can be added to the canvas. Widgets can include both sound and animation. To hear the sounds, verify that the device speakers are turned on.
  • Also in the Magic Box are Tools, which are interactive objects that can enhance any presentation. To use an item in Tools, double click, or click and drag onto the canvas.
  • Click the Spin and Fade icons to add animation effects to inserted objects.

Click Links to make the selected object perform an action when clicked. Actions include: open a document, launch a website, display a pop-up text, play a media file, insert a tool, or go to another page. Click the object, then click the link icon to perform the action.


Organizing Pages

Presentations, ideas and lessons are best presented using multiple pages. To add another page:

  • On the floating toolbar, click the new page icon.
  • On the main toolbar, click the page management icon, and click the new page icon.

If there are more than 5 pages, click the Grid view icon to show all pages in a grid.

  • To delete a page, click the delete page icon.
  • To rename a page, click the page number and type in a page name
  • To rearrange pages, click and drag pages to a new location on the grid.


Saving Changes and Loading Saved Files

To save your changes:

  1. On the main toolbar, click the File management icon.
  2. Click the Save icon.
  3. Select the save location and specify a file name.
  4. myViewBoard saves the file using the vboard extension.


Presenting to an Audience

To load a previously saved file:

  1. On the main toolbar, click the File management icon.
  2. Click the Open icon.
  3. Locate and click the vboard file to open.


After opening the file, go to Presentation mode. Once Presentation Mode is selected:

  • The canvas covers the whole screen
  • The Windows task bar and the title bar is hidden
  • Only the Next and Previous icons are shown on the Floating Toolbar

Click the Next and Previous icons to navigate between the pages. All features are still available. However, fewer options are provided for some features.

To exit Presentation mode, click the Presentation mode icon again.

Let the Audience Interact with the Content

myViewBoard provides several ways for the audience to interact with the content:

  • The host can have participants use the drawing tools to annotate on the board.
  • Both host and participants can share their screens.
  • Participants can "throw" content to the host's myViewBoard presentation.
  • The Pop Quiz feature allows participants to send answers to the host.


Open Source Lesson Plans

myViewBoard can be used to create engaging content in the classroom. Check the following open source resources for lesson plan ideas: