myViewBoard is a web based collaborative whiteboard system.

How-to Guides

For introduction, information and tutorials on using myViewBoard, see the following guides:

Whiteboard Quick Start Guide
This document is a guide to quickly get started with using myViewBoard.

Whiteboard User Guide
This document is a guide to using the myViewBoard user interface.

Whiteboard Training Guide
This document is a comprehensive guide to using myViewBoard.

Digital Whiteboard Toolbar 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

myViewBoard is accessible online, but works best if used with the Chrome browser (or any other Chrome-based browser). myViewBoard uses WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) API to achieve screen sharing across various platforms such as Chromebook, PC, and Mac. Currently, this can only be supported on Chrome.

myViewBoard does not support Internet Explorer. Users are recommended to upgrade to the latest version of Microsoft Edge to access myViewBoard.

Participating in a myViewBoard Session

Perform the following steps to participate in a myViewBoard session:

To join a myViewBoard session:

  1. Go to and click on the 'Join a myViewBoard session' icon. Signing in is not required.
  2. On the new window, provide a name and a log in code. The log in code is provided by your myViewBoard host.

To host a myViewBoard session:

  1. Sign in to, and click on the 'Start a myViewBoard session' icon.
  2. The next window provides three options to join myViewBoard session:
    • Login code - participants who are in the same room as the host
    • QR code - best for users who are using mobile devices
    • URL link - send through instant messaging.
  3. Distribute the code to all participants, and wait for them to join the session using one of the options above.

myViewBoard Interface

After signing in, users are presented with a blank canvas. myViewBoard provides the following options to manage the session:

Background Management
Opens options to change the canvas background.
Adjust zoom options.
Manage participants by placing them in groups.
myViewBoard information
Displays details required to login to myViewBoard session.
Displays help for common myViewBoard tasks and questions.
Displays information about the user currently logged in.
Settings that affect the current session.

myViewBoard Toolbar Icons

For more details about the icons that appear in myViewBoard, see Digital Whiteboard Toolbar Icons.

Main Toolbar

The main 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 myViewBoard includes the following icons in the toolbar:

Move toolbar
Click and drag to move toolbar to the side of the screen.
Displays options for importing and exporting PDF files.
Magic box
Displays various tools that you can insert into the canvas.
Infinite canvas
In Presentation mode, allows zooming and moving the canvas .
Selects objects, text and pictures.
Draws freehand lines and squiggles. Click again to open pen options.
Erases objects, based on the last mode selected. Click again to display eraser options.
Shapes and Lines
Draws lines and shapes with different styles. Click again to display shape options.
Text and Handwriting
Creates a textbox. Click again to switch to handwriting recognition.
Reverses the previous action.
Reverses the previous undo action.
Pages in Whiteboard
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.

Move Floating toolbar
Drag to move the Floating Toolbar around the canvas.
Present Mode
Activate Present Mode to disable annotation tools.
Create Mode
Activate Create Mode to enable annotation tools.
Previous Page
If the canvas contains multiple pages, displays the previous page.
Present mode
Switches the canvas to fullscreen mode.
Next Page
If the canvas contains multiple pages, displays the next page.
New Page
Adds a new page to the canvas.
Opens the polling window.
Eyes On Me
Displays text over the students screen to temporarily prevent interaction.

Related Media


myViewBoard introduction


Eyes on Me - Settings and Eyes on Me


Get Started with myViewBoard Ecosystem


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