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New whiteboard logo.svg Whiteboard for Android is a digital whiteboard designed specifically to be used on Android devices. All ViewSonic Interactive Flat Panel (IFP) displays run a modified version of Android OS (although they can also have a slot-in in Windows PC in addition), and come preinstalled with Whiteboard.

Whiteboard for Android functions similarly to the Windows version with a few minor differences. Both work best on touchscreen devices.


Get Whiteboard

System requirements

Before installation, verify that the device meets the following requirements:

  • The device is running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher. For optimal performance, Android 7.0 (Nougat) is recommended.
  • There is no restriction on screen size. However, a resolution of 1080p or higher is recommended for optimal experience. Some UI elements may become inaccessible on smaller screens.

Download and install

To install the app via the Google Play store:

  1. Go to the Google Play store.
  2. Search for the Whiteboard for Android app.
  3. Click Install.

Alternatively, you can use the following link to install Whiteboard for Android:

To download the APK file, go to myviewboard.com and click Resources > Downloads > Whiteboard for Android, or go directly to https://myviewboard.com/download/#Android. Once the file has downloaded, open it to install - you may need to grant permission to install apps from unknown sources.

Some Interactive Flat Panel displays have Whiteboard for Android installed by default. To launch Whiteboard for Android on these devices, click the side tool bar, and select the myViewBoard logo. Whiteboard for Android automatically starts.


  1. Open Whiteboard if not already open.
  2. Click Activate in the bottom right of the screen.
  3. Click User (Entity Admin is for IT or organization managers).
  4. Next, enter a name1 for this instance of the Whiteboard software and your email address twice and click Submit.
  5. Open the email and follow the link to activate the software.

Congratulations, you can now use Whiteboard!

1Note for admins: Whiteboard name here refers to the software instance name. This is not a user's myViewBoard name. It can be changed by administrators via Entity Management > Software Instances.

Sign in

If you have not yet created a free account, see signing up for a myViewBoard account.

Whiteboard sign-in panel

Launch Whiteboard and sign in with the same Google account, Microsoft account, Apple account, or email account you used for myViewBoard.com.

The sign-in panel appears in the bottom-right of the screen. If it is hidden, click I-host-information-show.svg to show the sign in panel.

Sign in with your email

  1. Provide your email and password.
  2. Click .

Sign in with your Google, Microsoft, or Apple account

  1. Click one of the following:
    • Sign in with Google.svg Google
    • Sign in with Microsoft.svg Microsoft
    • Sign in with Apple.svg Apple
  2. Provide your email and password and follow the instructions to log in.

Sign in via Companion App with QR Code

  1. Launch the Companion Icon companion.svg on your mobile device (with internet access).
  2. Sign in using an email address.
  3. Click the QR Code icon to open the phone's camera.
  4. Position the phone so that the QR code displayed on the whiteboard is inside the QR code scanner of the companion app.

Whiteboard working area

Whiteboard contains an infinite canvas and the ability to add more pages. There is the main toolbar, by default located at the bottom of the screen (it can be snapped to either the sides or bottom), and the floating toolbar, which can be freely dragged around.

For basic digital whiteboarding, there is the pen, shapes, eraser, and text tools. For more advanced interactive media, use I-main-tool-bar-magic-box.svg Magic Box. From here you can import local or cloud files, add sticky notes, mathematical tools, search approved web images, use the device camera, view files shared to the whiteboard via Throw, and host Pop Quizzes.

Using Whiteboard

Main toolbar icons

More information: Whiteboard for Android Main Toolbar

Toolbar that allows users to add annotations to the canvas area. This toolbar is always fixed to the right, left or bottom side of the program window.

Screen capture
Screenshot, record screen, and livestream options.
Move toolbar
Click and drag to move toolbar to the side of the screen.
Open, save, and export files.
Magic box
Access cloud and local storage, sticky notes, web images, quizzes, and more.
Select objects, text and pictures.
Shapes and Lines
Draws lines and shapes with different styles. Click again to display shape options.
Draw freehand lines and squiggles. Click again to open pen options.
Erase objects. Click twice for more options.
Shapes and Lines
Draw lines and shapes with different styles.
SVG Undo Off.svg
Reverse the previous action.
SVG Redo Off.svg
Reverse the previous undo action.
Pages in Whiteboard
View and manage pages. Drag and drop to reorder.

Magic Box I-main-tool-bar-magic-box.svg

Import files

For a full list of supported files for Whiteboard, see this list which shows all supported files for Android operating systems.

Pop Quizzes

From Magic Box, click the I-pop-quiz.svg Pop Quiz icon to create a quiz, which participants can answer from their devices. The teacher can view answers from this icon. Users must be signed in to create Pop Quizzes.

Annotation tools

Pen, eraser, shapes, text tools These core digital whiteboard tools are always visible and accessible from the main toolbar.

Double tap/click each icon for extra options, listed below. There are also undo and redo features in the main toolbar.

I-main-toolbar-pen.svgPen tool options
Draw on the canvas with different colors and line sizes.
Draw over items on the canvas to add emphasis. Five preset colors available.
AI Pen
This opens a new area to draw in. The left panel displays graphics that the AI believes matches the user's drawing. To add a graphic, just drag and drop onto the whiteboard. You can change the color, undo and redo, and delete all from within the drawing area.
Shape Pen
Draws lines as a series of repeating shapes. Choose from preset shapes with sliders for size and opacity. Click here to learn how to add custom images.
Magic Line Pen
The Magic Line pen acts like a background reveal tool. Choose from different presets or upload your own images. Tip: this tool can be used together with gridlines from the background menu to create a fun guess-the-picture game for participants.
I-eraser-menu-eraser.svg Eraser options
The default eraser. There is a slider to change the size.
Draw a circle to erase all pen marks completely within that area. Make sure to draw a complete loop around the entirety of what you wish to erase.
This clears everything from the whiteboard including pen, images, and imported documents. It does not clear widgets or tools. You can choose to apply to the current or every whiteboard page.
Click this icon twice to access color, width, opacity, and types of shapes. There is also the I-shapes-paint-color-bucket.svg fill with color option. Note: shape tool icon in the main toolbar changes when different shapes are selected.
Click for various 3D shapes.
Click for various arrow designs.
Click the Text icon once, and then clicking on the whiteboard, allows you to add text at that location. There is an adorning Text Editor window with options to change the font, size, style and formatting of the text.

Floating toolbar icons

This toolbar can be moved freely around the canvas area.

Move Floating toolbar
Drag to move the Floating Toolbar around the canvas.
Present mode
Switches the canvas to fullscreen mode.
Paste from clipboard
Inserts the current clipboard content onto the canvas.
Embedded browser
Opens the built-in browser to access internet resources.
Previous Page
If the canvas contains multiple pages, displays the previous page.
Next Page
If the canvas contains multiple pages, displays the next page.
New Page
Adds a new page to the canvas.

Embedded browser

Whiteboard includes a built-in web browser. This can be used to access webpages just like any other browser.

Embedded browser notes/limitations
  • The embedded browser does not keep records of previous logins, history or search. If you sign out of the program and access it later, it won’t remember any websites you’ve signed in to.
  • The embedded browser does not support pop-up pages.
  • Only one embedded browser can be active at a time.
  • During playback of online videos, setting the video to fullscreen fills up the whole embedded browser area only.

Change the background

Change the background by clicking the I-background-menu.svg icon in the bottom left of the screen. You can import images from local and cloud storage, use myViewBoard custom backgrounds, or set a solid color.

myViewBoard also provides free content for educators to use, accessible from the background management pop-out window. myViewBoard Originals are regularly updated and are also accessible from this page on the wiki.

FollowMe Images
Display custom images uploaded to your cloud storage account.
Color Palette
Set a solid color as the background.
Display backgrounds that come pre-installed with Whiteboard.
Icon originals.svg
myViewBoard Originals
Display original backgrounds created by myViewBoard.
Local hard drive
Use images from the user's hard drive.
Select Image
Select images from the local hard drive to use as background.
It is recommended that selected images match your screen's resolution.

There are also the following options for overlays to the background (can be applied in addition to backgrounds):

Displays a grid over the canvas. The color of the grid changes depending on the background color.
Displays a 'confidential' watermark. The watermark may not be visible on certain background colors.
Date Time
Displays the current date and time in the top right of the canvas.
Click the icon to show or hide the date and time.

Share and present

Whiteboard can be used to collaborate and present ideas to those onsite, and those online but at a different location. Users can record and stream their screens. Viewers can also wirelessly share files to the whiteboard, without having to install any software.

Record your session
In the main toolbar click the Screen Capture icon I-main-toolbar-screen-capture.svg. From the new window, you will have the following options:

ScreenShot FullScreen.png
Screenshot Full screenshot of current screen, pasted onto canvas.
ScreenShot Rectangle.png
Rectangular screenshot Draw a rectangular area and release to take a screenshot.
The image is pasted onto the canvas.
Icon Recorder.svg
myViewBoard Record Open Record overlay.
Use this to record your screen and save locally.
Requires the Record app to have been installed already.
Icon Live full.svg
myViewBoard Live Open myViewBoard Live as an overlay.
Use this to livestream to sites like YouTube or Facebook.
Requires Live to have been installed already.

Comparison with Whiteboard for Windows

Due to differences between Windows and Android, Whiteboard is slightly different on each OS. The differences are:

Whiteboard for Android does not support Wireless Presentation, the alternative is to use myViewBoard Record or myViewBoard Live. However, selected ViewBoard models may be preinstalled with special IFP versions of the Whiteboard for Android app that support casting.

Videos tutorials


Whiteboard for Android Downloading and Installing


Navigating Whiteboard for Android


Get Started with Whiteboard for Android

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