myViewBoard for Windows Quick Start Guide

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Create engaging and dynamic lesson with videos! myViewBoard Clips allows users to search, access and insert educational video content onto the canvas. myViewBoard Clips offers 2 million+ educational videos from over 150 premier media brands to safely, seamlessly, and quickly create engaging lessons. myViewBoard Clips is commercial free, copyright-cleared, and curated for educational subjects. myViewBoard Clips is powered by Boclips. Boclips is a service that collects the best educational videos across all age levels and subjects and puts them on a single platform to give an easier, faster, and safer way to use video in the classroom.

myViewBoard for Windows is a digital whiteboard solution designed specifically to run on the Windows operating system. myViewBoard for Windows is optimized for interactive displays, but will also run on non-interactive screens, with mouse clicks replacing touch events for interaction. Integration with allows unlimited users to share screens, as well as cast-in and out from anywhere in the world. myViewBoard for Windows also lets users write, highlight, edit, and transform documents and images on-screen in real-time, leveraging interactive displays to create more engaging presentations.

Sign Up for a myViewBoard Account

myViewBoard for Windows sign-in panel

To get the most out of myViewBoard, users need to create a complimentary myViewBoard account at Note that myViewBoard for Windows can still be used without signing in. However, some features will be unavailable.

Sign In to myViewBoard for Windows

Whiteboard for Windows sign-in panel

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

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 App Companion NEW.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 for Windows/Android program is inside the QR code scanner of the companion app.

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

  1. Go to
  2. Click your avatar and click Change Password.
  3. Specify a password and click Confirm.
  4. Sign in using the Companion.

myViewBoard for Windows User Interface

myViewBoard for Windows displays the following user interface when in use:

The myViewBoard for Windows working area is divided into the following areas.

Main Toolbar Overview

The toolbar contains tools that allow users to add annotations to the Whiteboard 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 Windows and Android include the following icons in the main toolbar:

Click to use the Whiteboard tools over Windows OS
this is only available in Whiteboard for Windows.
Meet Off.png
Enable and manage wireless presentations and video conferencing
this is only available in Whiteboard for Windows.
Screenshot, video, and audio recording.
Click and drag to move toolbar to the side or bottom of the screen.
File Off.png
Open, save, export, and print Whiteboard files.
Resource Off.png
Many tools for adding interactivity, web content, and quizzes.
Browser biz.png
Opens the built-in browser to access internet resources. Text and images from the browser can be dragged onto the canvas.
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Drag to move the canvas. Use two hands to zoom in/out. Click again to open the infinite canvas overview.
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Select objects, text, and other elements on the canvas.
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Draw freehand lines. Click twice for more options, like AI Pen.
Eraser Off.png
Erase objects. Click twice for more options.
ShapeLine Off.png
Draw shapes, arrows, and add tables. Click twice for more options.
Text Off.png
Add a textbox. Click twice to switch to handwriting recognition.
Undo Off.png
SVG Undo Off.svg
Undo (current page).
Redo Off.png
SVG Redo Off.svg
Redo (current page).

Floating Toolbar Overview

In addition to the main toolbar which is fixed to either the sides or bottom of the screen, Whiteboard also has a floating toolbar.
This can be moved around the whiteboard freely, by dragging the move toolbar icon I-main-toolbar-move-canvas.svg.

Whiteboard for Windows, Android, and iOS include the following icons in the main toolbar:

Click and drag to move toolbar to the side or bottom of the screen.
Switch to fullscreen mode, hiding the Windows task bar and title bar. You can still draw and edit the Whiteboard.
Clipboard bus.png
Paste content onto the canvas. Supports text and most filetypes.
Prev Page bus.png
Move to the previous page.
Next Page bus.png
Move to the next page.
New page business.png
Add a new page.
Page Off.png
Create, select, rearrange, copy, and delete pages.
Lice Capture Settings.png
Sets the language used by the Live Captions feature.1, 2
Live capture.png
Displays spoken text as captions during presentation mode.1, 2

1 This feature is available by request for entity account types in Whiteboard for Windows - enquire here.
2 Not currently supported on Whiteboard for iOS.

Shortcut tray (Windows only)
A shortcut tray is also available within the floating toolbar. This is a Whiteboard for Windows-only feature and can be accessed after sign-in. Once tools are added to the tray, they will save to your account and be available every time you sign in.

To find out more, view the Whiteboard for Windows page.

Title Bar Overview

The title bar appears at the topmost section of the myViewBoard program. If logged in, the title bar acts like a toolbar and provides access to the following options:

Login Top-EDU.png
User info
User account currently logged in. Click to display a QR code that users can use to interact with the session.
Cloud Storage.png
Cloud storage
Indicates which cloud storage service provider is enabled. For more information, see Bind your cloud storage account to myViewBoard.
Wireless Presentation
Indicates if Wireless Presentation is enabled. To manage casting for the current session, see Wireless Presentation.
Lists events logged during the current myViewBoard session
Shows help contents. For more information, see Configure Whiteboard Settings.
Opens the settings window. For more information, see Configure Whiteboard Settings.
Minimize the myViewBoard application window to the Windows taskbar
Maximize the myViewBoard application window to occupy the whole screen
Restores the window to the last known size before the maximize button was used
Quits the current session and closes the myViewBoard application window

Customize the myViewBoard Canvas

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. ViewSonic Originals are regularly updated and are also accessible from this page.

FollowMe BG Off.png
FollowMe Images
Displays custom images uploaded to your cloud storage account.
Color BG Off.png
Color Palette
Sets a solid or gradient color as the background.
BuiltIn BG Bis.png
Displays backgrounds that come pre-installed with Whiteboard.
Originals NEW.svg
Originals NEW.svg
ViewSonic Originals
Displays original backgrounds created by myViewBoard.
LocalAdd BG Off.png
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 Off.png
Displays a grid over the canvas. The color of the grid changes depending on the background color.
Watermark Off.png
Displays a 'confidential' watermark. The watermark may not be visible on certain background colors.
DateTime Off.png
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.

Related media


Whiteboard for Windows: changing the background tutorial


Adding Custom Backgrounds

Use Custom Images in myViewBoard for Windows

myViewBoard comes preloaded with a default set of backgrounds. However, users can customize the background using their own images.

You can upload custom images for the background and pen in Whiteboard. Users need to have a cloud storage account bound to their myViewBoard account to use their own images.

Bind your cloud storage account to myViewBoard

  1. Sign in to
  2. Click your avatar, and select FollowMe from the drop-down.
  3. Click Cloud Integration on the side panel.
  4. On the Cloud Integration screen, select the cloud storage account you want to bind.
  5. Sign in to your account and allow myViewBoard to access your account.

After binding, a new folder named myViewBoard is created in the root directory of your cloud storage account. This is where session QR shares and backgrounds are stored, among other files.

Repeat this process for all cloud storage accounts you wish to bind. By default, the first bound account becomes the default storage account. Content in all bound storage accounts can be accessed via the Magic Box.

Upload your own images for backgrounds, magic line pens, and shape pens

  1. Sign in to
  2. Click your avatar, and select FollowMe from the drop down.
  3. Under Settings, ensure that myViewBoard default theme is not selected.
  4. Under Cloud Integration, ensure that the correct cloud storage account is selected as the default.
  5. Under Backgrounds:
    1. Select from linked cloud storage, myViewBoard Originals, or Education preset images to set as the default background (applied to Whiteboard when signed in).
  6. Under Magic Line Pens, and Shape Pens:
    1. Click Update Files to open the relevant folder in your cloud storage.
    2. You can upload PNG and JPG images to this folder.
    3. Back in the previous Magic Line Pens, or Shape Pens settings pages, you can now select default images that will be applied to Whiteboard when signed in to your myViewBoard account.

Images must meet the following dimensions:
Background Any resolution, but 3840 x 2160 (4k resolution) is recommended
Magic Line Pen Should be at least 96 x 96 pixels. Images are tiled to fill the space.
Shape Pen 96 x 96 pixels, all pen images are scaled to this resolution

In Whiteboard

  1. After updating the settings on the myViewBoard website, sign in to Whiteboard for Windows/Android
  2. Select the new backgrounds, magic line pens, and shape pens:
    Menu background.png
    Click the Background menu icon and select your custom background.
    Pen tool no bg.png
    Click the Pen icon and select your custom magic line pens and shape pens.
  3. Start using the backgrounds, magic line pens, and shape pens.

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