Whiteboard for Android

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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 Interative 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.



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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 fil 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 slide tool bar, and select the myViewBoard logo. Whiteboard for Android automatically starts.

Activate

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Activate Whiteboard for Android


  1. Open Whiteboard if not already open.
  2. Click Activate in the bottom right of the screen.
  3. Next, enter your email address twice and click Submit.
  4. Open the email and follow the link to activate the software.

Congratulations, you can now use Whiteboard!

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:
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    • 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 myViewBoard 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 (Magic Box), 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.


Import files and content

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


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
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Marker
Draw on the canvas with different colors and line sizes.
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Highlighter
Draw over items on the canvas to add emphasis. Five preset colors available.
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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.
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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.
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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
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The default eraser. There is a slider to change the size.
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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.
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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.
I-main-toolbar-shape-tool.svg Shape/Line options
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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.
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Click for various 3D shapes.
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Click for various arrow designs.
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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.

I-main-toolbar-move-canvas.svg Move Floating toolbar
Drag to move the Floating Toolbar around the canvas.
I-floating-toolbar-presentation-mode.svg Present mode
Switches the canvas to fullscreen mode.
I-floating-tool-bar-clipboard.svg Paste from clipboard
Inserts the current clipboard content onto the canvas.
I-floating-toolbar-embeded-browser.svg Embedded browser
Opens the built-in browser to access internet resources.
I-floating-toolbar-previous-page.svg Previous Page
If the canvas contains multiple pages, displays the previous page.
I-floating-toolbar-next-page.svg Next Page
If the canvas contains multiple pages, displays the next page.
I-page-management-page-add.svg 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.

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FollowMe Images
Displays custom images uploaded to your cloud storage account.
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Color Palette
Sets a solid or gradient color as the background.
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Pre-installed
Displays backgrounds that come pre-installed with Whiteboard.
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myViewBoard Originals
Displays original backgrounds created by myViewBoard.
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Local hard drive
Use images from the user's hard drive.
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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):

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Grid
Displays a grid over the canvas. The color of the grid changes depending on the background color.
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Confidential
Displays a 'confidential' watermark. The watermark may not be visible on certain background colors.
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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:

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

Whiteboard for Android includes almost the same features as the Whiteboard for Windows program, except for the following:


More Information

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




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