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myViewBoard Whiteboard


A digital whiteboard for Windows, Android, iOS and online.

myViewBoard Whiteboard

A digital whiteboard for Windows, Android, iOS and online.

Background Management

The Background Management feature allows users to customize myViewBoard Whiteboard canvas backgrounds. Press  at the bottom-left of the screen to browse a variety of background options.

Users can import images from local and cloud storage, use ViewSonic Originals backgrounds, or simply set a solid color background to the current canvas or to all canvas pages.

Example of applying a solid color background and a pre-set background onto the canvas. User opens Background Management and applies a solid color background and then a default background.

An open Background Management pop-up window, with the solid color selection menu open.

Primary options

The Background Management menu includes the following options:

FollowMe Images

Select from custom images uploaded by you to your FollowMe Background Settings, accessible after signing in to your myViewBoard account.
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Background Color Selection

Set a solid or color gradient as the background.
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Preinstalled Backgrounds

Select from backgrounds that come pre-installed with myViewBoard Whiteboard.
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ViewSonic Originals Backgrounds

ViewSonic Originals provides regularly updated and ready-made content for educators to use. These backgrounds can also be viewed on the Originals Backgrounds page. Read more down below.

Select from ViewSonic Originals backgrounds created by ViewSonic.
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Saved Backgrounds

Select images from ones previously uploaded from your local drive.
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Upload Background

Select images from your local hard drive to use as a background.
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REMEMBER

Select images that match your screen's resolution to ensure best presentation results.

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Applying a background

When applying a background image from the FollowMe Images, Background Color Selection, Preinstalled Backgrounds, and Originals menus, you will have the following options:

  • Apply to All Pages: Select to apply the background image to all created pages within your Whiteboard session.
  • This Page: Select to apply the background image only to your current canvas page.

Prompt when applying a background image.

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APPLY IMAGE AS AN EDITABLE OBJECT (WINDOWS-ONLY)

For FollowMe Images, Preinstalled Backgrounds, and Originals, you also have an additional option:

  • Place the background image as a foreground object:
    • Check the box to apply the background as an image that can be selected, moved, resized, and more, just as any other image added to the canvas.
    • Note that images will be added as locked objects.

Prompt when applying a background image within FollowMe Images, Preinstalled Backgrounds, and Originals menus (Windows version).

Additional options

Grid

Select a grid on the canvas. Strokes and objects created will display over the grid.

The color of the grid changes depending on your chosen background color.

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Date & Time

Display the current date and time in the top-right of the canvas. 

Pressing  will toggle between showing or hiding the current date and time.

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ViewSonic Originals backgrounds

ViewSonic Originals is a digital content library designed for educators that offers a range of resources at various subscription levels, including free options. Some of the resources can be accessed without signing in, while others require a myViewBoard subscription.

To access the Originals backgrounds, follow these steps:

Pre-sign-in

For users who wish not to sign in to myViewBoard Whiteboard, a set of Originals backgrounds is still accessible.

  1. Press  to open the Background Management menu.
  2. Press .
  3. The Embedded Browser will appear and open the Originals Backgrounds page.
  4. Choose a category (the Windows version allows the user to filter the content within the different tiers) where an Open Access background is available.
  5. Press the background of your choice and select Full HD or 4K to apply it as a background. (You will be prompted to add it to all pages or the current page of the canvas.)

Users selects the Originals icon in the Background Management menu, which takes them to the Originals Backgrounds Picker. From there, they filter for Math Subject on the left-hand side and apply a desired background to the current canvas page (Windows version of the Whiteboard illustrated).

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After sign-in

To access more Originals backgrounds, a myViewBoard account is required. Depending on the subscription plan tied to a user's account, different background content will be accessible.

  1. Press  to open the Background Management menu.
  2. Press .
  3. An embedded browser will pop up and redirect you to the Backgrounds page on the ViewSonic Originals website.
  4. Choose your desired categories.
    • Make sure to filter by your subscription tier to view content you can access. Learn more.
  5. Select your desired background.
  6. Press the background of your choice and select Full HD or 4K to apply it as a background. (You will be prompted to add it to all pages or the current page of the canvas.)

User accesses Background Management, filtered Entity tier content, and applies a background to the canvas page. They then add a new page and reopen the Embedded Browser to add a different background (Windows version of the Whiteboard illustrated).

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CONTENT AVAILABILITY

The availability of resources may vary depending on your myViewBoard subscription plan. Learn more about content tiers.Delete


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NOTE ON WHITEBOARD VERSIONS AND ACCESSING ORIGINALS

Accessing tiered content through Backgrounds Management is supported starting at the following versions of Whiteboard:

  • Windows: v2.66
  • Android & iOS: v2.12

If the version of Whiteboard you're currently using is below the above-listed versions, you will only be able to access Open Access backgrounds.

Learn more about Originals content tiers.

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