Whiteboard for Android Quick Start Guide

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Whiteboard for Android is a digital whiteboard solution designed specifically to be used on an Android device. Whiteboard for Android functions similarly to the Windows version with a few minor differences.


Sign in to Whiteboard for Android

Whiteboard for Android sign-in panel

Use Whiteboard with the same Google account, Microsoft account, or email account you used for myViewBoard.com.


Sign In with email
  1. Provide your email and password.
  2. Click .

Sign In With 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.

Sign in with QR code
  1. Launch the Companion App on your mobile device.
  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 for Android program is inside the QR 'scanner' of the companion app.

If you signed up with a Google or Microsoft account and you need to use the Companion App:

  1. Go to http://myViewBoard.com.
  2. Click your avatar and click Change Password.
  3. Specify a password and click Confirm.
  4. Sign in using the Companion App.


Customize the Whiteboard Canvas

Background menu options


Click the background menu icon in the bottom left of the screen to change the background. You will see the following options:


FollowMe BG Off.png
I-background-menu-FollowMe-setting.svg
FollowMe Images
Displays custom images uploaded to your cloud storage account.
Color BG Off.png
I-adorning-menu-color.svg
Color Palette
Sets a solid or gradient color as the background.
BuiltIn BG Bis.png
I-background-menu-pre-installed.svg
Pre-installed
Displays backgrounds that come pre-installed with Whiteboard.
Whiteboard for Android business theme originals background.png
Whiteboard for Android education theme originals background.png
myViewBoard Originals
Displays original backgrounds created by myViewBoard.
LocalAdd BG Off.png
I-background-menu-local-harddrive.svg
Local hard drive
Use images from the user's hard drive.
AddBackground.png
I-background-menu-select-Image.svg
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 Off.png
I-background-menu-grid.svg
Grid
Displays a grid over the canvas. The color of the grid changes depending on the background color.
Watermark Off.png
I-background-menu-confidential.svg
Confidential
Displays a 'confidential' watermark. The watermark may not be visible on certain background colors.
DateTime Off.png
I-background-menu-date-time.svg
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.


Whiteboard for Android Working Area

The Whiteboard for Android working area is divided into the following areas:

Whiteboard for Android working area, parts labeled

Canvas area

The main area where users work in. By default, the background of the canvas area is blank. However, this can be customized via the following methods:

  • Click the Whiteboard background management menu to specify another solid color or one of the predefined images as the background.
  • Sign in to your myViewBoard account to load your personal preferences, including any customizations applied to backgrounds, shape lines, and magic pens.

Floating toolbar

More information: Whiteboard for Android Floating Toolbar

The toolbar allows users to perform operations on the canvas. This toolbar can be moved freely around the canvas area.

Icons in the floating toolbar are the same for both the Android and Windows versions of Whiteboard.

Main toolbar

More information: Whiteboard for Android Main Toolbar

The toolbar 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.

Title bar

More information: Title bar

A toolbar that appears at the topmost section of the Whiteboard program. If logged in, this toolbar displays the user account currently logged in. It also provides access to the following options:

  • Notifications
  • Settings
  • Close button


Main Toolbar

The 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 varies depending on the selected theme.

Whiteboard for Android includes the following icons in the toolbar:

Icon
Name
Description
I-main-toolbar-screen-capture.svg
Displays options for capturing the contents of the canvas.
I-main-toolbar-move-canvas.svg
Click and drag to move toolbar to the side of the screen.
I-file-management-menu.svg
Displays options for opening, saving, and exporting files.
I-main-tool-bar-magic-box.svg
Displays various tools that you can insert into the canvas.
I-main-toolbar-infinite-canvas.svg
Move the canvas, zoom in/out, and open the infinite canvas overview.
I-main-toolbar-selection-tool.svg
Selects objects, text and pictures.
I-main-toolbar-pen.svg
Draws freehand lines and squiggles. Click again to open pen options.
I-eraser-menu-eraser.svg
Erases objects, based on the last mode selected. Click again to display eraser options.
I-main-toolbar-shape-tool.svg
Draws lines and shapes with different styles. Click again to display shape options.
I-text-editor-T.svg
Creates a textbox.
SVG Undo Off.svg
Reverses the previous action.
SVG Redo Off.svg
Reverses the previous undo action.
I-page-blank.svg
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.

The Floating Toolbar contains the following options:


Icon
Name
Description
Edu-MenuBarMove.png
Drag to move the Floating Toolbar around the canvas.
Edu-FullScreenMode.png
Switches the canvas to fullscreen mode.
Edu-clipboard.png
Inserts the current clipboard content onto the canvas.
Edu-Browser.png
Opens the built-in browser to access internet resources, which can be dragged onto the canvas.
NextPage 02.png
If the canvas contains multiple pages, displays the previous page.
NextPage 01.png
If the canvas contains multiple pages, displays the next page.
Edu-PageAdd.png
Adds a new page to the canvas.


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More Information

For more information about Whiteboard for Android, visit the following links:



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