Whiteboard

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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.

For a printer-friendly list of toolbar icons, see Whiteboard Toolbar 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:

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Help
Displays help for common Whiteboard tasks and questions.
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Info
Displays information about the user currently logged in.
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Gear
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:

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File
Displays options for importing and exporting PDF files.
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Magic box
Displays various tools that you can insert into the canvas.
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Selection
Selects objects, text and pictures.
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Pen
Draws freehand lines and squiggles. Click again to open pen options.
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Eraser
Erases objects, based on the last mode selected. Click again to display eraser options.
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Shapes and Lines
Draws lines and shapes with different styles. Click again to display shape options.
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Text and Handwriting
Creates a textbox. Click on the canvas to type, and edit with the adorning menu.
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Undo
Reverses the previous action.
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Redo
Reverses the previous undo action.



Floating bar

The floating bar shows the current page number and total page count, with navigation arrows to change between pages. After opening whiteboard, the user is in prepare mode which allows editing of the canvas. You can add, move, copy and delete pages from the drop-down menu.


Click to navigate across the canvas pages. The floating toolbar displays the current page over the total number of pages.
Click to navigate across the canvas pages. The floating toolbar displays the current page over the total number of pages.
Click Classroom presentation.svg to start Presentation mode. In this mode, videos, widgets, and other media become playable and interactive.
Click and hold   Classroom presentation toolbar drag icon.svg   to move the toolbar.


To add more pages, click to open the page management panel:

Click on the floating toolbar to open the page management panel. This panel is accessible during presentation and preparation modes.
Click to create a new page at that location.
Click to delete a page.
Click to duplicate the current page of the canvas.


The background for one or all canvases can be changed via the background icon VC-background.svg in the floating toolbar. myViewBoard Original Content backgrounds are shown by default, scroll to view categories and other background options shown here:

Click I-image-background.svg to search online for a background image.
Click I-google-drive-logo.svg to select a background image from the linked Google Drive.
Click to set a solid color as the background.


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