Whiteboard for Android

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Whiteboard NEW.svg Whiteboard for Android is a digital whiteboard designed specifically to be used on Android devices. All ViewSonic interactive ViewBoards 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

  • Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher.
  • We recommend a minimum screen resolution of 1080p, as buttons may be difficult to see on smaller or lower resolution screens.
  • If using a mobile device, we recommend using a table with a screen size of 10-inches or above.


Download and install

To install the app via the Google Play store:

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

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

To download the APK file:

  1. Go to myviewboard.com.
  2. The file should be downloaded to your local drive.
  3. Open the file to install it.
    • You may need to grant permission to install apps from unknown sources.
Note: ViewBoards or other ViewSonic devices will have Whiteboard for Android installed by default. To launch Whiteboard for Android on these devices, click the side tool bar, and select the Whiteboard logo. Whiteboard for Android will automatically start.


Enrollment

Enrolling your newly installed Whiteboard is not required. Non-entity users can skip ahead to signing in.

Entity users can complete instance enrollment under their Entity by the following methods:

Method 1: Enroll instances with Whiteboard Enrollment Form (any entity user)
  1. Install Whiteboard onto the device (link to download page).
  2. Open the software and sign in with your myViewBoard account.
  3. Click/tap settings and click   for the software information tab.
  4. Click/tap Enroll Software Instance under Entity.
  5. Complete the Whiteboard Enrollment Form by entering a Whiteboard name and a myViewBoard email address.
  6. After inputting the email address, await detection of the corresponding entity.
  7. A prompt should appear informing you of successful enrollment.
Method 2: Enroll instances with Whiteboard Enrollment via QR Code (Entity Admin only)
  1. Install Whiteboard onto the device (link to download page).
  2. Open the software and sign in with your myViewBoard account.
  3. Click/tap settings and click the i button for the software information tab.
  4. Click/tap Enroll Software Instance under Entity.
  5. On the Whiteboard Enrollment Form, click Enroll via QR Code.
  6. Open the Companion app (make sure to be signed in with your Entity Admin account).
  7. Tap the QR code icon to open the scanner.
  8. Scan the QR code displayed on Whiteboard with your mobile device.
  9. On your mobile device, ensure you select your desired entity.
  10. Tap Submit.
  11. A prompt should appear on Whiteboard informing you of successful enrollment.


About signing in: It is not necessary to sign in to access Whiteboard for Android. However, various features will only be available after signing in. To find out more, view the details of our account plans.
About enrollment (entity user type only): For entity users, enrolling Whiteboard is recommended so IT Admin can configure certain Whiteboard settings more easily. Whiteboard for Android requires a stable internet connection to enroll. Enrollment only needs to be done once after installation.


Sign in

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

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   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
    • Sign in with   Microsoft
    • Sign in with   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 myViewBoard Companion App   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   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.

Whiteboard features comparison: To see a full list of Whiteboard features and a comparison chart between versions (Windows, Android, iOS, and online), click here.

Using Whiteboard

Main toolbar icons

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.
 
File
Open, save, and export files.
 
Magic box
Access cloud and local storage, sticky notes, web images, quizzes, and more.
 
Embedded browser
Opens the built-in browser to access internet resources.
 
Infinite canvas
Drag to move the canvas. Use two hands to zoom in/out.
 
Selection
Select objects, text and pictures.
 
Pen
Draw freehand lines and squiggles. Click again to open pen options.
 
Eraser
Erase objects. Click twice for more options.
 
Shapes and Lines
Draws lines and shapes with different styles. Click again to display shape options.
 
 
Undo
Reverse the previous action.
 
Redo
Reverse the previous undo action.


Wireless Presentation   (available on some devices)

Certain ViewBoard models also support Wireless Presentation, which allows screen sharing from the Whiteboard to other devices, and sharing other devices' screens to the Whiteboard (via myviewboard.com).

Unfortunately, not all devices can support this feature. Workarounds:

  • Use myViewBoard Live to share the whiteboard screen to others - this is a separate app, but can share your screen while using Whiteboard.
  • To receive screens from other devices, use myViewBoard Display. This app is preloaded on most ViewBoards. The person sharing their screen does not need to download any software, just go to myviewboard.com/display.


Note: Please make sure your myViewBoard account is Premium or Entity in order to have access to this feature.

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.

Magic Box  

Import lessons and content


Supported file formats
Whiteboard for Android supported filetypes
Whiteboard files .olf for myViewBoard, .iwb for multiple brands
Documents .pdf, .txt, .url
Presentations Google Docs, Slides, Jamboard
Images .png, .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .gif, .svg, .ico
Audio .mp3, .aac, .wma, .wav, .m4a
Video .mp4, .3gp, .mov, .mkv, .m4v, .webm, .ts


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.

 Pen tool options
 
Marker
Draw on the canvas with different colors and line sizes.
 
Highlighter
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.
  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.
  Shapes and Lines options
 
Click this icon twice to access color, width, opacity, and types of shapes. There is also the   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.

Pop Quizzes  

From Magic Box, click the   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.

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.
 
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.
 
Pages in Whiteboard
View and manage pages. Drag and drop to reorder.

Change the background

Change the background by clicking the   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. ViewSonic Originals are regularly updated and are also accessible from this page.

 
 
FollowMe Images
Displays custom images uploaded to your cloud storage account.
 
 
Color Palette
Sets a solid or gradient color as the background.
 
 
Pre-installed
Displays backgrounds that come pre-installed with Whiteboard.
ViewSonic Originals
Displays 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):

 
 
Grid
Displays a grid over the canvas. The color of the grid changes depending on the background color.
 
 
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.


Video tutorials

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Whiteboard for Windows: changing the background tutorial

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Adding Custom Backgrounds



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  . From the new window, you will have the following options:

 
 
Screenshot
Full screenshot of current screen, pasted onto canvas.
 
 
Rectangular screenshot
Draw a rectangular area and release to take a screenshot. The image is pasted onto the canvas.
myViewBoard Record
Open Record overlay.Use this to record your screen and save locally.
Requires the Record app to have been installed already.
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.


Video tutorials

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Whiteboard for Android Downloading and Installing

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Navigating Whiteboard for Android

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Get Started with Whiteboard for Android





 

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