Similar to a traditional classroom, myViewBoard Classroom enables students to actively participate in a session. If authorized, students can write on the teacher's canvas, access their own canvas during a group discussion, and experiment with the various tools provided.
Annotate the canvas
During a live session, a student may be granted permission to make edits to the teacher's canvas and add annotations. With the tools available on the main toolbar, they can perform a range of actions, such as searching for images online and importing them, as well as sketching, creating shapes, inserting text, and selecting unlocked objects within the canvas.
In order to let a student edit or access the canvas, teachers must:
- Press to open the dashboard.
- There are three options for enabling editing privileges:
- For huddles: For your desired huddle, press over a given huddle to enable editing privileges for all students in the huddle.
- For individual students: Locate your desired student within their assigned huddle and press inside their box.
- For the entire class: On the dashboard settings bar, press to enable editing for all students in your session.
After a teacher has enabled editing privileges, the affected students can edit the teacher's canvas (in lecture mode) or their huddle's canvas (in huddle discussion) using the tools inside the main toolbar.
Just as in a physical classroom, myViewBoard Classroom also allows for group discussions. The teacher can switch from lecture mode, which shares the teacher canvas to the whole class, to huddle discussion, which groups students into their huddles for discussions.
To enable huddle discussion mode, do the following:
- Ensure students have been grouped into huddles.
- Ensure editing privileges have been enabled for each huddle.
- Press (at the bottom-right of the screen).
- Set a duration for the discussion.
- When the timer expires, all students will be brought back to the teacher's canvas view.
- Extend time by pressing the timer at any time.
- Students will now be able to annotate their huddle's canvas page.
To monitor student progress, do the following:
- Press for an overview of all huddles.
- Press a desired huddle to view their canvas.
- Navigate to the next/previous huddle canvas through .
- Switch back to huddle overview by pressing .
- End the discussion and go back to lecture mode before the timer runs out by pressing .
After the teacher has enabled huddle discussion mode, the students inside the huddle can start working together by annotating the canvas using the tools in the main toolbar.