Whiteboard

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Whiteboard is a web based collaborative whiteboard system.


How-to Guides

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

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

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

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

Whiteboard Toolbar Icons
This document aims to be a printable guide that users can use as a quick 'cheat sheet' reference to the Whiteboard icons.


System Requirements

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

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


Participating in a Whiteboard Session

Perform the following steps to participate in a Whiteboard session:


To join a Whiteboard session:

  1. Wait for the teacher to send you the session URL or scan the QR Code provided by the teacher.
  2. Use a web browser to go to the session URL provided by the teacher.
  3. On the new window, provide a name and a log in code if you are a student. The log in code is provided by your Whiteboard host. For guest, the log in code is automatically entered.


To host a Whiteboard session:

  1. Sign in to https://myviewboard.com, and click on the 'Whiteboard' icon.
  2. The next window provides three options to join Whiteboard 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.



Whiteboard Interface

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

 
Background Management
Opens options to change the canvas background.
 
Zoom
Adjust zoom options.
 
Huddle
Manage participants by placing them in groups.
 
Help
Displays help for common Whiteboard tasks and questions.
 
Info
Displays information about the user currently logged in.
 
Gear
Settings that affect the current session.



Whiteboard Toolbar Icons

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

Whiteboard includes the following icons in the toolbar:

 
Move toolbar
Click and drag to move toolbar to the side of the screen.
 
File
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 .
 
Selection
Selects objects, text and pictures.
 
Pen
Draws freehand lines and squiggles. Click again to open pen options.
 
Eraser
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.
 
Undo
Reverses the previous action.
 
Redo
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.
Fullscreen
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.
 
Polling
Opens the polling window.
Eyes On Me
Displays text over the students screen to temporarily prevent interaction.

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