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Whiteboard (browser-based) is a lightweight digital whiteboard that supports Magic Box features. It is recommended to use Google Chrome for both Whiteboard and the wider myViewBoard Visual Learning Platform.

See also: Whiteboard for Windows and Whiteboard for Android.

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 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, and 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.

Whiteboard Interface

After signing in, users are presented with a blank canvas. In the top right of the screen there are the following icons:

Help Off.png
Displays help for common Whiteboard tasks and questions.
About off.png
Displays information about the user currently logged in.
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Settings that affect the current session.

Whiteboard Toolbar Icons

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

Displays options for importing and exporting PDF files.
Magic box
Displays various tools that you can insert into 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 on the canvas to type, and edit with the adorning menu.
SVG Undo Off.svg
Reverses the previous action.
SVG Redo Off.svg
Reverses the previous undo action.

Related Media


Whiteboard introduction